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264 sunesta Chaparral bow rider deck boat w/ Volvo inboard outboard stern drive I /O

This is about as good as they come for room and ride in a bow rider deck boat. LOA is 26’ 4” and her beam is 8’ 6” with a dry weight of 5,400. Use a big V-8 from Volvo Penta with a Dup Prop stern drive I/O (inboard outboard).

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278 Super Sport Monterey w/ Volvo Duo Prop inboard outboard

Standard is a Volvo / Chevy engine mated to a Volvo Duo Prop inboard outboard two propeller on one shaft drive. This is the drive invented for modern boating that changed boating for craft over 20’. The top power package uses the same drive with a bigger torque and Hp engine. Volvo uses the Chevy big block in their marine package to get high Hp (425 Hp) without using any catalysts to be emissions legal for 2010.

Monterey molded their 278 SS bow rider at 28’ 10” LOA. The beam is 8’ 6” for easy towing across the USA. The 278 Super Sport Monterey bow rider has a dry weight of 5,510 lbs.

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234 FS Monterey bow rider with Volvo Duo Prop inboard outboard stern drive

24’ LOA in a Monterey bow rider craft gives a big, spacious boat. She comes with a 62 gallon gas tank as the standard unit for bigger days on bigger waters. This plus Monterey’s designer ability to design cockpits to comfortably accommodate the whole family means she is best powered with a 5.7 Volvo engine and a matching Volvo Duo-Prop I/O.

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2700 Bow Rider Boat w/ Volvo inboard outboard

Why does this Regal run faster with 50 less Hp than other 24 degree deep, deep vees?

Their work on fine tuning this hull. She has a very deep vee for a soft ride and wave splitting. That usually means that a bow rider takes MORE Hp to run at the same speed as a similar size boat with less of a deep vee.

So how does Regal do it? They took a race boat idea that has been around for 100 years, but banned from sanctioned races for much of that time, as it proved to be the way to make a boat faster at WOT and even lessen how much fuel a racer used.

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