MORE SPEED, MORE AMENITIES, MORE CHOICE
The latest fishing boats try to offer it all – storage for the toys, pylons for tow sports,
bow ladders to hit the beach more easily. Here are a few of the most noteworthy models
BOATS JUST LAUNCHED BY Michael Vatalaro
REGULATOR 25 For their 25th anniversary, regulator is rolling out a replacement for their much-loved
26 footer. the new 25, which is 25’ 2” inches on deck, stretches to 30 feet when you add in the bracket-mounted outboards.
While the presence of more than a dozen cup holders and forward seating shows regulator’s growing acceptance of non-fishing
needs aboard, the full transom is but one indication that they still prioritize the desires of serious offshore fishermen in their designs.
SEA VEE 390Z Sea Vee’s Z line is a new stepped hull design available on three of their center consoles, including
the 390Z, shown here.
Stepped hulls increase efficiency by introducing air under the running surfaces of the boat, but this can play havoc with
sonar and livewells. Sea Vee’s design focused on maintaining enough “clean” water under the hull for livewell intakes and sonar
transducers to still function properly at speed. www.seaveeboats.com
28 | BoatU.S. Magazine APRIL | MAY 2014
to view the hull up close and
personal, see this article online