Regulator 25

Regulator 25

The Regulator 25 is the result of 25 years of experience.

Ocean Runner

Twenty-five years ago, Joan and Owen Maxwell founded Regulator Marine with their stalwart 26-footer, and it was that one model that launched the company to success. After a quarter century the inaugural model needed revamping, and numerological luck and diligent engineering led to the all-new Regulator 25 just in time to commemorate the company’s 25th anniversary.

“The new 25 is the result of 25 years of experience,” said Joan Maxwell while lounging in the boat’s bow at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last fall. “Our designer, Lou Codega—along with the input of customers and dealers—created a boat that fits in perfectly with the line and replaces the 26.”

Regulator boats are first and foremost fishing machines geared for angler performance. Based in Edenton, North Carolina, near the Albemarle Sound and 60 miles from the open water of the Atlantic Ocean, the builder’s lineup includes seven center console models from 23 to 34 feet. For its size, the 25 Center Console offers enough amenities to satisfy families, such as a stand-up head under the center console that’s accessed by a starboard-side door. But it’s the fishing features and accessories built into the rugged 25 that are the real draw. It all starts with the hull and deep-V entry with a 24-degree deadrise.

Regulator’s reputation for a solid ride begins with what it calls the “grillage system”—a molded fiberglass stringer system that enhances hull strength. The grillage system is bonded to the hull to reduce stress at the deck, liner and hull joint, and foam injected into the grillage voids to add strength and lessen noise. Using a high-strength polybond adhesive system, the grillage, deck and hull are joined to act as a solid unit. When boat captains take on the big offshore water of the Atlantic and launch off waves, nothing creaks or rattles underfoot.