The redesigned Regulator 23 was introduced at the 2014 Miami Show and offers the amenities serious anglers have come to expect, including two 160-quart forward seat fish/dry boxes, 350-quart in-deck fish box/locking rod storage, a 23-gallon transom livewell, and a 120-quart transom fish box.
Powered by a single Yamaha F300, the Regulator 23 tops out at 46.9 mph, is stoutly constructed with a flush liner for enhanced fishability and utilizes the “grillage system” for a soft ride. The grillage is a rugged, molded fiberglass stringer system that adds strength to the hull and eliminates much of the stress at the deck, liner and hull joint. The grillage is bonded to the hull with a high-strength polybond adhesive system. The grillage is then pressed into place with heavy weights in strategic locations, and bi-axial fiberglass is applied to the edges. To add strength and reduce noise, foam is injected into the grillage voids.
Built at the Regulator plant in Edenton, North Carolina, the 23-foot, 5-inch long boat is available with options such as a head and 55-quart cooler seat forward of the center console pod. There’s also plenty of seating in the bow with a U-shaped bench seat built in as well as a fold-down transom seat. (252) 482-3837; regulatormarine.com
By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine July 2014