Regulator 41: 2019 Boat Buyers Guide

Regulator's 41 serves up a comfortable ride in seas, hardcore fishability and near-opulent comfort.

Regulator 41: 2019 Boat Buyers Guide
LOA: 41'3" | Beam: 12'6" | Fuel Capacity: 600 gal. | Dry Weight: 21,100 lb. with power | Max HP: 1,700 | Certifications: NMMACourtesy Regulator Marine

Regulator Marine sets three distinct goals for its line of offshore boats from 23 to 41 feet: comfortable ride in seas, hardcore fishability and near-opulent comfort. Attaining and blending them has helped the company achieve its status as one of the most highly regarded brands among center-console boaters.

That doesn’t mean the company rests on its laurels though.

Navigating its fourth decade of boatbuilding, Regulator added new features to its entire line, such as a Yamaha CL7 touchscreen display, the availability of Set Point Technology station keeping, and Lenco Marine Auto Glide trim-tab control to reduce bow rise, smooth the ride, and maximize fuel efficiency.

All that is in service to Regulator’s trademark proud bow flare and confident — make that legendary — ride.

Regulator 41: 2019 Boat Buyers Guide
The new hardtop design allows better access to an upper station, a sharper look and shade.Courtesy Regulator Marine

Regulator 41
When Regulator Marine refreshed its biggest offshore fishing boat, it added an integrated wraparound windshield to provide more captain and crew protection at the helm, and redesigned the tower access — now from the side, easing the climb. There's even an aft mezzanine seat with a bait prep and tackle center beneath retractable SureShade protection.

Below, an enlarged, air-conditioned cabin offers dual berth, galley kitchen, and spacious head with shower. Even an LED TV is standard. An 8 kW Fischer Panda diesel generator provides power.

The 41 is stunningly powered by a quad squad of Yamaha’s new XF425 engines with digital-control HelmMaster with Set Point. Center-console owners told our survey that a stable, dry ride is a must-have; on the Regulator 41, the abusive power of the sea is tamed by a standard gyroscopic Seakeeper 6 stabilization system.

Reading through the 41’s attributes is like checking off items on our survey participants’ checklists. Soft, solid ride in rough water, the top demand? Check. Brand reputation? Check. Unsinkable construction? Check. Cockpit space? Oh yeah, plenty of check. And Regulator comes in above it; 68 percent of center-console boaters said they needed room for two or more nav displays. The Regulator 41 has space for up to three 17-inchers!

Massive standard livewell and fish-box capacity includes a 624-quart fish box and locking rod-storage area.

The available-options menu includes Taco Grand Slam 380XL outrigger bases and 20-foot-long carbon-fiber telescoping poles, plus a dual-station tower with controls and hardtop.

Survey Says: On Target

  • Seakeeper 6 gyroscope delivers stabilized ride in rolling seas, keeping crew comfortable all day
  • Seating options generously exceed the typical crew size of six anglers

Owners Say

  • An amazing ride and great layout for fishing inshore and offshore
  • Ideal for day trips with family, fishing with friends
  • The softest dry and comfortable-riding boat I have owned — awesome quality

Regulator Says

  • Built to handle the roughest conditions dished out by the Outer Banks
  • Additional cockpit seating without compromising fishing amenities
  • More weather protection at the helm