Regulator Marine 31: 2021 Boat Buyers Guide

Regulator’s 31 is built to handle rough seas while satisfying the needs of a variety of anglers.
Regulator 31 on its way out fishing
The Regulator 31 mixes a solid ride with loads of fishing features. Courtesy Regulator Marine

In our survey, Regulator was among the handful of respected brands current boat owners were most likely to consider for their next purchase.

It’s no wonder, with hand-built Lou Codega-designed hulls, their four components crafted and then polybonded, fiberglassed and foam-filled to create a single no-wood unit free of noise, creaking, soft spots, leaking, cracks and caulk. A boat ready for the brand’s signature, “Offshore Life.”

Standard are fiberglass hardtops, which 23 percent of offshore CC owners list as the most important convenience feature in a boat like theirs. Those hardtops welcome options such as Taco Grand Slam outriggers. Other options include Yamaha Helm Master EX controls that include autopilot, waypoint deceleration, and Multimode Set Point to hold the boat in desired position.


Regulator Marine 31

One can arm this massive center-console with a pair of twin Yamaha 300s, but an exciting new option is dual Yamaha 425s, producing a top speed of 64 mph, making this the fastest boat in the swift Regulator fleet.

The helm is served by a factory-installed Garmin Offshore Package electronics suite to complement the Yamaha CL5 display. Seakeeper 2 gyroscopic stabilization is an option, controllable via the Garmin or CL5 displays. Seakeeper is sought by 32 percent of those surveyed.

Helm-seating and tackle-center options include a new 3X Deluxe Mezzanine Tackle Center, with rear-facing seating in addition to twin forward-facing console seating.


Angling is enabled by the 31′s massive cockpit, with four gunwale-mounted rod holders that meet the demands of 33 percent of survey respondents; tackle center, in-deck fishbox and T-Top hold more.

Forward are three 200-plus-quart fish or gear compartments within seats, plus a 500-quart in-deck compartment that can also provide the lockable rod storage that 28 percent of CC survey respondents request. Within the transom are a 228-quart fish box and a 36-gallon livewell, which meets the needs of 69 percent of survey respondents.

Survey Says: On Target

  • Cockpit and forward SunShade options
  • Stand-up head with rod storage on the 31

Owners Say

  • The ride in rough seas is fantastic
  • Well-laid-out boat; comfortable in the water

Brand Says

  • Tested against in the conditions of the Outer Banks
  • Maximum versatility
  • When nothing is moving beneath your feet, you know you are on a boat built to handle the high seas

Reader Response

  • “Good riding, dry, with tons of storage”


LOA: 31′4″


Beam: 10′4″

Fuel Capacity: 300 gal.

Dry Weight: 10,800 lb. with power


Max HP: 850

Certifications: NMMA

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