Regency Bennington or Harris?

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ebackscheider
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Regency Bennington or Harris?

#1 Post by ebackscheider » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:30 am

Hi Everyone, My wife and I are looking at Tritoons. 22-23 feet with 250 HP or more. The Regency drives a good price, but I'm worried about the long term. The Bennington (23RCL) is a BEAUTIFUL boat, but it's about $23K more than the Regency. Anyone with a Regency 220 le3 or 254 le3 for a few years want to weigh in on how it has held up? I've read all the posts I can find. I know the prop may not be right from the factory, but nothing other than "Look at my shiny new boat". Tracker had a bad rep for a long time, but has that changed? Also most are with a Merc Verado, any reason to avoid this? Is the Yamaha a lot better?

Our goal is a nice boat that we will tube and wakeboard with for many many years to come. It will be in a covered slip on a lift almost year round.


Thanks All!

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Re: Regency Bennington or Harris?

#2 Post by captain28570 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:34 pm

Most 22 to 23 footers will do well with a 150. Run close to 40 and cruise mid 20's to 30 mph easily.

To me a 250 is more useful on boats bigger than 23 foot.

Most people buying 22 or 23 footers aren't rigging a 250 on them. Because you can put a 250 on a 25 footer for a little more money.

So when you resale IMO you will have a harder time getting your money back out of a 22 or 23 footer with a 250.

My boat is 22 foot and runs over 40 with a 150. I can cruise mid 20's with most any loads.

Guy on here has a Benn 25 with a 150. Does close to 40.

I thought Regency was the BPS top of the line model. The pricing I saw on them was as much as high end boats.

Noway the Benn should be that much more than the Regency.
2017 22 Manitou Aurora LE SHP Tritoon Evinrude G2 HO 150

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Re: Regency Bennington or Harris?

#3 Post by gmdfst » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:02 am

I own a Regency 220Dl3 bought new in 2015 0 issues and great warranty
The boat is 25'4'" plus motor this is a very heavy boat well built solid boat I have the Verado 200 ho
Max speed 43 GPS with 2 adults (and a dog)
With 6 adults you'll drop to 37 mph I think the 250 hp option would be a better fit
When I was shopping this was the best value with all the options and about $20K less than the Bennington. I got and end of season price Boat Motor Trailer full cover $44500
Good luck with your new boat
2015 Regency 220DL3 Verado 200

ron nh
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Re: Regency Bennington or Harris?

#4 Post by ron nh » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:36 pm

For 23k difference I would buy the Regency in a second. Which series is the Bennington? S,G, R?
2015 Qwest LS 818XRE Tri-toon w/mercury 115.

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