Regulator 34: 2022 Boat Buyers Guide

Regulator's 34 combines a solid ride with many fishing luxuries.
Regulator 34 turning offshore
The 34 combines power with comfort. Courtesy Regulator

Since the first Regulator—a 26-foot center-console—was launched in 1990 from its North Carolina factory and tested in harsh conditions in the Outer Banks, Regulator Marine has become famous for its “Legendary Ride.” 

Across more than 30 years of innovation and evolution, each Regulator is still hand-built with consistency that the company says had led to customer-satisfaction scores consistently over 95 percent, as well as customer warranty claims on far less than 1 percent of boats sold.

Regulator 34

The Regulator 34 pledges ultimate performance in a true center-console design that produces space maximized to rival its 39-foot competitors.


Anglers endorse the boat’s massive forward deck, 42-gallon transom livewell and 220-quart transom fish box. (Another 400-quart cockpit in-deck fish box stands ready.) The 3X Deluxe tackle center bears a rocket-launcher rod holder. Fishing-minded options include transom rod holders, Taco Grand Slam 390 outrigger bases with 20-foot carbon-fiber telescoping poles, and additional fish boxes, livewells and rod holders. 

An optional 3X Deluxe Mezzanine tackle center/rigging station combines additional seating, storage and optional dual-flanking rocket launchers.

Regulator 34 tackle station
There’s an optional 3X Deluxe Mezzanine tackle center/rigging station. Courtesy Regulator

Belowdecks, the berth sleeps two and features rod rack storage, a stand-up head with a solid-surface countertop, and other comfort amenities.


Up top, the captain and crew ride in comfort behind an integrated wraparound windshield beneath a standard fiberglass T-top with navigation, dock, spreader and interior lighting. Other comfort and fun features include Fusion entertainment, starboard boarding door with a dive ladder.

The Regulator 34 comes standard with triple Yamaha F300s (twin F425s optional) directed through Yamaha’s next-generation digital boat control that comprises electric steering, digital electronic control, an autopilot and a touchscreen display. Also standard is a factory-installed Garmin Offshore electronics package. 

Manufacturer’s Remark

The ultimate combination of deck space, power, comfort and range deliver outsized performance at every turn.


Performance Data

  • Test Power: Triple Yamaha F300s
  • Test Props: Yamaha Saltwater Series 15” x 21” stainless steel
  • Test Load: 15,590 lb.   
  • Test Speed: 61 mph @ 5,900 rpm 
  • Max Range: 406 mi. @ 35.3 mph, 3,500 rpm 


LOA: 33’10”
Beam: 10’11”
Fuel Capacity: 350 gal.
Dry Weight: 13,250 lb. with power
Max HP: 900 hp
Certifications: NMMA

Editor Says

Regulator lists its boat model based on the usable space, which does not include the transom bracket and outboard power. The hull proper of the 34 is 33 feet, 10 inches, but the boat stretches to 39 feet, 4 inches with bracket and motors. Keep this in mind when comparing the 34 with other models. – Jim Hendricks, Staff Editor, Fishing Group

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