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Regulator 37 Boat Review

Full-time fish boat meets full-time family-fun vessel.

June 21, 2021
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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.

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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.

Regulator 37 running to fishing grounds offshore
The Regulator 37 test boat came with triple Yamaha 425 XTOs and a transom bracket that extends the length of the boat to 43 feet 5 inches. Courtesy Regulator Marine

Sport Handling

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.

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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.

Regulator 37 cockpit with fish box open
The cockpit features twin livewells and three fish boxes as well as a big-boat-style pump room. Courtesy Regulator Marine

Extra Comfort

Additional seating includes a dual lounge ahead of the console and wraparound seating in the bow, with port and starboard fold up back rests.

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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.

Regulator 37 layout
The 37’s layout is packed full of fishing and family comfort features. Courtesy Regulator Marine

Specifications

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)
Fuel: 507 gal.
Max HP: 1,275
Base Price: $749,995 (w/ engines, as tested)

Performance

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)

Regulator Marine

Edenton, NC

252-482-3837

regulatormarine.com

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