I ran the boat back to the inlet, taking the seas quartering and abeam and varying the cruise from 35 to 45 mph. The hull performs particularly well at faster speeds, and the boat has plenty of speed to offer, with a top end of just over 60 mph. At 4,100 rpm, the 300 Yamahas were making 41 mph, delivering 1.5 mpg, quite respectable for a fully loaded boat that tipped the scales around 11,000 pounds. The deep-V hull worked in concert with the bracketed outboards to provide a soft, dry ride that was just what the doctor ordered for my tender back. The Regulator 28 FS is not only the heir apparent to the still-popular 26, but for this scribe, it's the new reigning champion in this size range.