Serious About Fishing

Regulator is celebrating its birthday, and boaters are reaping the rewards.

Lead Boat Regulator 41

Anglers looking for an upgraded center console can take advantage of Regulator Marine’s 30th anniversary to score a fishing machine with new features. The Regulator 41 has been a solid fishing platform for the builder, often equipped with three or four outboards, for when speed is necessary, but the already well-equipped sportfisher picked up some new bling.

Most notable is the standard Seakeeper gyro, which virtually eliminates roll underway and while drifting or at anchor. The helm — fully equipped with up to three 17-inch MFDs, a Yamaha CL7 touchscreen display, Helm Master joystick control, an Edson wheel and a lot more — is fronted by triple captain’s chairs and is now climate controlled. A starboard dive door delivers easy boarding, a forward settee is big enough for two people to lounge on and has storage underneath, and the console houses a double berth, a galley and an enclosed head with a shower.

For fishing, there’s a deluxe tackle center with a grill in the cockpit and an 84-gallon fishbox and two 40-gallon livewells in the transom, and a transom shower. Forward are twin 54-gallon insulated fishboxes/dry storage and a 156-gallon in-deck fishbox/rod storage. A tower with another driving station is optional and adds to the fishing amenities. Rod holders abound, and the coaming pad encircles the interior, for thigh-saving comfort all around.

Bracketed to the swim platform are four Yamaha F350s. That’s 1,400 hp of throttle-controlled fury — Yamaha tests yielded a 63.5 mph top speed — that can also be surprisingly gentle in close quarters when controlled by the joystick. One of Yamaha’s newest innovations, Set Point, allows operators to select one of three modes — for stationary fishing, drift fishing or keeping station while waiting for a bridge or a fuel dock to open — and let the engines and the GPS do the rest. Kusler Yachts in San Diego ( is the West Coast Dealer.

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