|Regulator 23 FS: Deep-V Done Right.|
|Like other Regulators the 23 FS is a pure fishing boat, through and through. Forward seats close over 125-quart stowage boxes that are insulated so they can double as fishboxes. A pair of 48-quart bait boxes flank the transom. But the real fish hawg is a 695-quart fishbox in the deck, just forward of the console. What’s that hatch in the aft deck all about? That one hides a 25-gallon livewell. In-deck livewells can be a pain to use since you need to stoop and bend every time you need a bait, but remember what this boat is all about – that awesome ride – and it makes sense. 25 gallons of water is 200 pounds of weight, and keeping that weight low and centered is advantageous when you start chopping through rough seas.
What about fit and finish? Hatches are the smooth, sturdy, light RTM variety, gunwale holders are Lee’s, and all hardware is 316-grade stainless steel. That this boat looks good and is built well is beyond debate. Now, consider the hull design, and there really isn’t much left to argue about.
You can see more of the 23 FS atwww.regulatormarine.com.
LOA – 23’4”
Beam – 8’4”
Draft – 2’5”
Dry weight – 3,900
Fuel capacity – 160
Max. HP – 350
Price – A hair over $80,000.