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Regulator 37 Fishability Test

DATE POSTED:July 20, 2021
With triple 425 XTOs, the Regulator burns 46 gph at 4,000 rpm, doing over 37 mph.
With triple 425 XTOs, the Regulator burns 46 gph at 4,000 rpm, doing over 37 mph. (Courtesy Regulator Marine/)

Overview

With sleek lines, seaworthy sheer, and square transom, the new Regulator 37 looks like a lethal fishing machine from every angle. Powered by three Yamaha 425 XTOs and equipped with Yamaha’s Helm Master control system, the latest Regulator ranges hundreds of miles to engage the quarry and return quickly to port, handling like a cutting horse and swiftly responding to the skipper’s commands.

Fishability

Tournament enthusiasts will love the way the boat handles bumpy seas, whether abeam, ahead or astern. Dual 33-gallon live wells on the transom flank a 322-quart fish box. A pair of plumbed in-deck fish boxes add another 311 quarts of storage each.

A spacious lazarette provides comfortable access to the bilge and various service points.
A spacious lazarette provides comfortable access to the bilge and various service points. (Courtesy Regulator Marine/)

Six flush-mount rod holders on the gunwales come standard, and Regulator will gladly add more. Cabinets on each side of the aft-facing bench seat provide storage and space for tackle and rigging.

Spaciousness and easy access are traits of Regulator boats, and the 37 has plenty of both. At the bow, a dedicated anchor locker houses the windlass with controls, a through-stem bow roller, and a washdown beneath.

Cockpit bench seating incorporates tackle storage and combo drink/rod holders.
Cockpit bench seating incorporates tackle storage and combo drink/rod holders. (Courtesy Regulator Marine/)

Amenities

Comfort and luxury touches making the 37 a pleasurable day cruiser when fishing moves to the back burner.

Wraparound bow seating features pop-up backrests for reclining. A table rises from the sole, or at half height turns the bow seating into a sun pad. Dual lounges on the console front let two passengers enjoy the ride, with three more riding in comfort by folding out the transom lounge in the cockpit, where an optional electric grill lets the skipper and crew enjoy a hot lunch on the water.

An optional electric grill serves up hot lunches on the water and neatly stores in a drawer.
An optional electric grill serves up hot lunches on the water and neatly stores in a drawer. (Courtesy Regulator Marine/)

Handling/Running

With an east wind kicking up serious seas, we opted to conduct our sea trial inshore, where a heavy chop still posed a significant test, yet the crew remained comfortable and secure at 60 mph behind the extra-wide helm station.

The wide dash accommodates a pair of 22-inch MFDs and much more.
The wide dash accommodates a pair of 22-inch MFDs and much more. (Courtesy Regulator Marine/)

The optional Seakeeper 5, powered by an upgraded 13.5 kW genset, replacing the standard Onan 9 kW model, assures comfort in any conditions.

In addition to the Garmin Offshore 37 electronics package, which includes dual 22-inch multifunction displays with radar and CHIRP sonar, our test boat had the Offshore Command Center with digital switching for all onboard components, including the optional Seakeeper 5.

Performance

The 37 owes its smooth ride to the fact that every bit of its length is running surface.

Regulator’s classic bracket sets the motors back nearly three feet behind the transom, placing the props in clean water, which minimizes slip and maximizes efficiency and handling. That extra bite on the props holds in sharp turns without dumping off plane. With triple 425 XTOs, the Regulator burns 46 gph at 4,000 rpm, doing over 37 mph.

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Test Conditions

  • Location: Stuart, Florida
  • Weather: Cloudy, 65 degrees
  • Sea State: Choppy
  • Test Load: Three adults 500 gallons of fuel, 100 pounds of gear

Pricing and Specifications

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Contact: Regulator Marine - regulatormarine.com