The Regulator 34 is one center console fishing boat that can flatten out rough seas. In fact, the ability to charge through big waves is probably what Regulators are best known for. We found one at the docks during the Miami Boat Show, and jumped aboard for a ride.
As you can see, the triple Yamaha F300 outboards gracing the transom of this boat provide plenty of pep and power. And that's another thing you expect from this builder, from the diminutive Regulator 23 to the 28 FS and right on through the line-up. For more detail, read Gary Reich's review: Regulator 34 CC: Blaze Your Own Trail.
So it's all about the ride and the running, right? Sort of—but there is, of course, more to this story. And you can gain a lot of insight into the design and development of Regulator boats, by sitting down for a chat with company President Joan Maxwell. She's been running the show for over 25 years now, and a little while back she shared her thoughts with us, in Talking Boats with Regulator's Joan Maxwell.
Our one regret, after running the 34? That we couldn't take a spin on the new Regulator 41. This is the biggest Regulator yet, and it comes out of the gate with either triple or quad outboards, and a displacement of around 20,000 pounds. Unfortunately, it was land-locked in the convention center during the boat show. We're drooling with anticipation of the first boat ride on this beast, but for the moment, if you want more info on the 41 you'll have to visit Regulator.
In the meantime, there is a lot more to check out in the world of big, bodacious center consoles introduced at the show. While we were there we sea trialed and shot a video on the Edgewater 368; read Edgewater 368: Commanding Center Console to get the full story. We also took a close up look at the new Hydra-Sports 53 Suenos, the world's largest center console fishing boat. And of course, the Boston Whaler 420 Outrage (originally introduced at the Fort Lauderdale show last fall) was another highlight entry into the center console market.
Stay tuned folks, there are more videos and reviews coming yet, from the new boats we saw at Miami! Meanwhile, if the 34 gets your vote you can check out some Regulator 34 listings.