We Say: Regulator’s 34 Center Console may be the company’s best model yet. This overbuilt boat rides much bigger than its advertised length, thanks to the standard Armstrong engine bracket, which allows for a longer cockpit and a closed transom compared with boats with integrated motor brackets.
With twin Yamaha F350 outboards we hit 57.7 mph at wide-open throttle. Pulling back, the 34 CC gobbled up a confused chop without a shudder and cruised at 36.3 miles per hour while sipping 27.8 gallons of gas. Handling is sure and effortless with the Teleflex Optimus power-assisted steering.
Blue-water anglers will love the abundant insulated and lockable stowage. The leaning-post tackle center is handy too, with a big livewell, rigging station and tackle boxes. Keep the catch of the day iced down in the 272-quart transom fish box.
Sweet fishing machine aside, the 34 CC is not without creature comforts. The roomy console is equipped with an electric head and holding tank, hand-held shower and a cozy bunk for two. Console air conditioning and bow cushions top the list of many available options.
Who'd' Want One: Hard-core anglers will appreciate the layout and soft ride, but there are enough amenities to keep the family happy too.
Another Choice: Sea-trial Grady-White’s Canyon 336 ($263,165 powered like our test boat).
Bottom Line: $254,995; regulatormarine.com