Like all Regulators, the new model is built like the proverbial tank. It’s constructed with premium components and a unitized four-part design for a tough finish and exceptional detail. Everything fits tightly and snugly, so don’t expect to hear any creaks or rattles. With its sweeping bow flare, aggressive stem and transom deadrise, the hull cuts through waves with ease. It’s also rock solid at rest. Despite its size, however, this boat handles like a sports car. It responds well to tab adjustment, and steering is effortless with the Teleflex Optimus power assistance. I wouldn’t hesitate running out to the Gulf Stream and back with it in seas that might keep others at the dock.