The new Regulator 23 ranks as one of the biggest 23-foot center-consoles around. From bow to transom, it measures 23 feet 5 inches. Yet with an Armstrong outboard bracket, it tapes out with a length overall of 27½ feet. Dry weight with a single Yamaha F300 outboard is 6,200 pounds.
Regulator’s beefy “grillage” construction includes a molded-fiberglass stringer system bonded to the inner hull. The deep-V hull — combined with the wave-crushing heft — provides a remarkably smooth ride. A Carolina-flare bow also helps toss seas aside to keep the interior dry. Standard Lenco trim tabs help you adjust the running angle.
A covered 23-gallon transom livewell resides on the starboard side, with a compartment on the opposite side serving as an insulated fish box, which, like all compartments on the 23, drains overboard. A bench seat folds out from the transom interior to accommodate at least two adults, yet quickly stows when it’s time to fish.
The 23 comes standard with a leaning-post helm seat with room for a cooler underneath, but you can replace this unit with an optional 2X Deluxe tackle-center seating module with amenities such as high-back helm seats, angled rod storage, tackle cabinet, side drawers, drink holders and more.
Forward of the console is padded seating for two and a 55-quart insulated cooler below. Snap-on vinyl pads for the U-shaped elevated foredeck create extra seating in the bow when fishing is not a priority.
A head compartment in the console comes with a standard portable marine toilet, but you can order instead a permanent head with a holding tank as an option.
You can also add a fiberglass T-top that includes molded-in LED spreader and dome lights. An optional rocket launcher for the top will hold five rods across the back.
Regulator offers the 23 with a Raymarine premium fishing package, which includes a pair of Raymarine e125 multifunction displays, a Ray 55 VHF radio, an Evolution EV-200 autopilot, a Raymarine RD424 4 kW digital radome and a B60 transducer.
With an 8½-foot beam, the Regulator can still be towed on a trailer, yet once on the water, it becomes the biggest 23-footer you’ve ever skippered.
*Deep-V hull knifes through waves.
*Hawsepipes lead to the beefy 10-inch stainless-steel cleats.
*All compartments and lockers drain overboard.
*Coaming pads encircle the interior.
*Recessed bow rail prevents snagged lines and nets while fishing.
*Fold-out transom bench seat quickly creates extra seating for two.
*Snap-on pads turn the elevated, U-shaped foredeck into a lounging area.
How We Tested
Engine: Single Yamaha 300 hp F300
Drive/Prop: Outboard/15½” x 17″ Yamaha Saltwater Series II 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 60 gal.
Crew Weight: 590 lb.
$124,940 (as tested)
Regulator Marine Edenton, North Carolina; 252-482-3837; regulatormarine.com