Regulator 32 FS (2006-)
(w/ 2 x 250-hp Yamaha four-stroke (outboards))

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Regulator is well known in the offshore fishing circuit as a solid performing boat with outstanding fit and finish. The 32 is the largest in the company’s offshore fishing series and now is available in a forward seating version. With the new 32FS a fishing family can run offshore in more comfort, or just cruise around the bays to give their fishing gear a rest.

Key Features

  • 310-gallon fuel tank
  • 4 stainless steel rod holders
  • 35-gallon freshwater system
  • Lenco 14 x 22 black powder-coated trim tabs
  • 64-quart insulated cooler under forward console seat

Specifications

Regulator 32 FS (2006-) Specifications
Length Overall 32' 0'' Dry Weight 7,500 lbs.
Beam 10' 5'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 2' (engines up) Fuel Cap 310 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 24 deg. Water Cap 35 gal.
Max Headroom N/A Bridge Clearance N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Regulator 32 FS (2006-) Engine options
Std. Power 2 x 250-hp Yamaha 4-stroke (outboards)
Tested Power 2 x 250-hp Yamaha four-stroke (outboards)
Opt. Power Not Available

Regulator 32 FS (2006-) Line Drawing

Regulator 32 FS (2006-) Photo Gallery

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Offshore Fishability

At a 29.2 mph cruise speed she turned 4000 rpm burning 19.0 gph, delivering a cruising range of 429 miles.

Prep Station

Across the back of the leaning post is a faucet, prep well, and stored Plano tackle boxes.

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Fishing Features

Back here are more fishing features with the 130-quart bait box to port and a 40-gallon livewell in the middle.

Transom Door

The starboard side has a walkthrough transom door with access to the stern platform.

Regulator 32 FS (2006-) Captain's Report

Regulator’s Flagship Delivers on Performance, Quality, and Fishability

By Capt. Bob Smith

Regulator Marine is located in Edenton, NC and we recently visited to run to test a couple new models and to tour the plant to see just how they build these well-respected workhorses. The 32 is Regulator Marine’s largest model in their line of offshore capable fishing machines. The FS or “Forward Seating” version adds family-friendly seating to the front of the boat, without taking away any of the fishing features of this North Carolina built boat.

Bow Features

Starting at the front of the boat, the wide gunwales join to form a handy high casting point. Pop-up cleats and a bow light keep the edges smooth. A large locker in the bow handles the anchor and line. The forward seating consists of two large facing bench seats with comfortable cushions for seat bottoms, and coaming pads for the seat backs. Beneath each of the cushions are large 210-quart capacity storage boxes that double as insulated fish boxes.

Fishing Amenities

In the sole is a huge 645-quart insulated box for the majority of your catch. This fish box is outfitted with a pump out and macerator and none of the contents drain into the bilge, so your boat will not smell like last month’s catch. When not used for fish, this box doubles as a rod organizer. Every lid on this boat has locking latches, resin transfer molded lids that are strong and durable with stainless steel pneumatic arms.

In front of the center console is another comfortable bench seat with a flip-up bottom that reveals another 64-quart insulated cooler. Next to the console are step lockers on both sides, which can store your rods.

Helm and T-Top

Everything on the helm falls right where you would need it. The standard Yamaha gauges are clustered on the top right corner, Lenco 14 x 22 black powder-coated trim tabs are to the left of the wheel, and there is a flush mounted electronics panel located in front of the Edson wheel. Telefex Seastar Hydraulic steering is standard, but the power assist option, which our test boat had sure made driving this boat a lot easier.

The fiberglass T-top has another electronics box, a flush mounted electronics panel, LED lighting, and a built-in 18’ Lee Sidewinder Outrigger base. The windshield offers plenty of protection from the elements. The only complaint I have on this boat is the way the stainless steel bracing is set up at the windshield. It creates a bit of a blind spot where the bars are located. I would compare this to a blind spot from the side frame of a car windshield. It doesn't prevent visibility, you just have to lean or tilt around it. The positive side to the bracing design is that it adds extra strength to the T-top and can sustain years of offshore abuse, and hard running.

The Head

The head has over 6 feet of headroom inside. There is easy access to the battery switches, which are located just inside the door. Access panels to the backs of the electronics and to the batteries are also inside. A sink, storage drawers and an electric head make up the amenities inside.

Leaning Post

Each side of the leaning post rigging station is equipped with three drawers for tackle and tools. Across the back is a faucet, prep well, and stored Plano tackle boxes. Just aft the rigging station is another 32-gallon livewell in the sole. The bilges are located just aft of the livewell. Across the stern on the port side is a 130-quart bait box, and in the center is a 40-gallon livewell. The starboard side has a walkthrough transom door with access to the stern platform, which allows you to check the engines, or take a dip in the water.

Specifications

This model measures 32’0” length overall with a stable 10’5” beam. The FS version weighs 7,500 lbs which is only 100 pounds more than her sister ship, the 32. This model carries 310 gallons of fuel so you can run well offshore to chase the big fish. She has a maximum rated engine horsepower of 600 with twin outboards. Her wide Carolina bow flare and 24 degrees of deadrise deliver a wave-slicing smooth, dry ride and with the outboards trimmed all the way up she draws 24” and 32’’with them down.

Performance

On our test ride the 32 FS was quickly on plane in just 4.6 seconds and up to 30 mph in only 8.2 seconds. I found her top end at 49.7 mph turning 6050 rpm. At a 29.2 mph cruise speed she turned 4000 rpm burning 19.0 gph, for a cruising range of 429 miles on a full tank of fuel.

The 32 FS delivered a solid performance and had top-notch fishability, fit and overall finish. If a new offshore center console fishing rig with family features is in your future, I wouldn’t pass on the opportunity to test ride this model next time your at a boat show.

Regulator 32 FS (2006-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Regulator 32 FS (2006-) is 49.7 mph (80 kph), burning 44.8 gallons per hour (gph) or 169.57 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Regulator 32 FS (2006-) is 29.2 mph (47 kph), and the boat gets 1.54 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.65 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 429 miles (690.41 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 250-hp Yamaha four-stroke (outboards).
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Regulator 32 FS (2006-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Battery Charger/Converter Optional
Head: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard
Trim Tabs Standard Lenco
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Standard
Exterior Features
Hardtop Optional
Swim Ladder Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Regulator 32 FS (2006-) Warranty

Regulator 32 FS (2006-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes


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