Regulator 31: 2024 Boat Buyers Guide

The 31 mixes angler-focused features with a solid build.
Regulator 31 overhead
A half-dozen stainless-steel rod holders line the gunwales, and many more are optional. Courtesy Regulator

Built in Edenton, North Carolina, since 1988, Regulator tests all of its boats, from the Regulator 23 to the Regulator 41, plus the new XO Series of center-­console crossovers, against the challenging conditions of the Outer Banks. 

The company announced new upgrades and features throughout its fleet for the 2024 model year. Several Regulator models are now available with Yamaha XTO Offshore 450s. More rod holders have been added throughout the fleet. New options include a half station tower for the 26XO, with more features throughout the line.

Regulator is one of two center-console builders to offer Siren Trident, which lets Yamaha digital electronic control outboard owners monitor and track multiple critical boat and engine systems, including battery voltage, bilge-pump activity, location, engine run time and maintenance intervals, with push or email notifications sent to the boater. 

Regulator 31 mezzanine seating
An oversized tackle station is just one of many fishing features. Courtesy Regulator

Regulator 31

The Regulator 31, fastest in the company’s fleet, is now equipped with twin Yamaha 450s. Optional Yamaha Helm Master EX control provides handling power and flexibility, and the Seakeeper 2 option adds an extra element of stability. Also new is Siren Trident with the Siren 3 Pro monitoring system standard.

The massive cockpit is setup for a serious day of sport fishing and includes an oversize tackle center; huge fish boxes, livewells and storage boxes; and optional outrigger bases with 22-foot carbon-fiber collapsible poles. A half-dozen stainless-steel rod holders line the gunwales, and many more are optional.

Other angler-focused options include transom fish-box refrigeration, additional 228-quart transom livewell, and a deluxe mezzanine tackle-center upgrade for additional seating, storage, and dual-flanking rocket launchers. 

Handy features include a starboard boarding and dive door, flip-up forward seat backrests, and optional forward and rear sunshades.

Other new options include an undergunwale gaff holder, hose coil racks for raw and freshwater washdowns, clear fish-box and livewell lids, eight additional forward gunwale conventional or cup/rod holders, diamond-quilted upholstery, teak seating accents, and more. 

Editor’s Tip 

Regulator is one of the few boat brands that labels its models based on the hull length versus the length overall. As a result, the 31 boasts a 31-foot, 4-inch hull. Adding in the heavy-duty bracket and motors brings the length overall to 36 feet, 5 inches. -Jim Hendricks, Staff Editor, Boating and Fishing Group

Performance Data

  • Test Power: Yamaha 450 XTO
  • Test Props: XTO Offshore, 16 1/8 x 22
  • Test Load: Two people, 150 gal. fuel, three batteries, safety and test equipment
  • Test Speed: 33.6 mph at 3,500 rpm
  • Max Range: 370 mi.

Specifications

LOA:36’5″
Beam:10’4″
Fuel Capacity:300 gal.
Dry Weight With Power:11,140 lb.
Max HP:900
Certifications:NMMA
Powered By:Yamaha

Regulator Marine – Edenton, North Carolina; regulatormarine.com

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