Regulator 37 Boat Review
Courtesy Regulator Marine
Regulator has a way of combining hardcore fishing machismo with family-friendly comfort in a boat that is dinner-cruise stylish and stormproof reliable. As I boarded the new center console in Stuart, Florida, last month, I noted that the 37 perfects that approach.
To deliver performance, Regulator designs around Yamaha outboards mounted on a lightweight aluminum transom bracket. The bracket optimizes cockpit space. All 37 feet 7 inches of LOA on this model is boat, not bustled transom.Advertisement
The outboards and bracket stretch that length to 43 feet 5 inches. The design means more comfort and fishability while minimizing weight and maximizing performance.
My test boat’s three Yamaha 425 XTO outboards came with the complete Helm Master control system with a joystick that’s among the most responsive in the industry. Underway, the power steering and electronic throttle and shift remain smooth and steady, making the 37-footer feel like a sport boat at the helm.
The 24-degree deadrise at the transom and sharp stem make it cleave waves. Its wide beam settles nicely in rolling seas, smoothing rough water for a family-friendly ride.Advertisement
Anglers will appreciate the wide-open cockpit with its foldaway transom seat for up to three passengers. Dual 33-gallon livewells flank an 80-gallon fish box—all in the transom. Two more fish lockers in the floor total 78 gallons each, and a forward under-seat 39-gallon compartment is insulated for use as a cooler or fish box.
Regulator placed tackle storage for rigging in either side of the leaning-post seats, providing drawers and utility-box slots. On the port side, the leaning post features a slide-out electric grill for feeding the crew.
Additional seating includes a dual lounge ahead of the console and wraparound seating in the bow, with port and starboard fold up back rests.Advertisement
The cabin below the center console provides a dual berth for snoozing, a full head with shower and porcelain toilet, and an open galley area with microwave, refrigerator and sink.
The hard top not only provides a durable platform for rod holders and outriggers, its electrically activated slide-out shade provides sun relief in the cockpit.
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The Regulator 37 is designed for comfortable fishing, and each boat leaves the factory Sea Keeper 5-ready. My test boat had the gyro, plus a diesel genset to run it and other systems on board.
Serious fishermen can be confident family members will be happy, cozy and comfortable on board. A starboard side door assists in boarding passengers or that big yellowfin you wrestled to the boat.
|Length:||37 ft. 7 in. (43 ft. 5 in. w/ engines and bracket)|
|Beam:||12 ft. 7 in.|
|Transom Deadrise:||24 deg.|
|Draft:||2 ft. 10 in.|
|Dry Weight:||19,000 lb. (w/ engines)|
|Base Price:||$749,995 (w/ engines, as tested)|
|Engines:||Triple Yamaha 425 XTOs|
|Load:||Fuel, water, gear, three crew|
|Time to 20 MPH:||5.6 sec|
|Top Speed:||60.2 mph @ 6,000 rpm|
|Best MPG:||.81 mpg @ 37.3 mph (4,000 rpm)|