Regulator 28 Build - Shrink wrapped and on the way

Well, two mates and I were having a beer at the MAAC club (JohnF, Langa and Den) discussing boats and nek minute.........

 

All three of us were already contemplating upgrading existing our boats, either with new engines, new electronics etc or new boats, and it appeared none of us alone could get the existing boats to what we wanted and new boats are getting rediculously expensive, so it was decided we would chip in some money each and go 1/3 in a new boat. Aim was for a no compromise fishing boat that would run hard in rough seas. 

We looked at every boat out there, and being a fishing only boat, it had to be a centre console and deep V. Compromises (there are always compromises) with such a boat were a wet ride and lack of stability at rest......In the end all of us could not get past the Regulator's reputation for ride quality, with deep 24 degree V (ride quality), huge carolina flair (drier ride and mitigates risk of bow submerging on big seas), heavy stringer design (improves ride quality AND stability as a lot fo weight is below the water line)....a true blue water battleship. Front and sides clears package eases the pain with the wet ride that any centre console has.  

 

Well, after getting over the sticker shock (it makes it easier when you have two other fools as dumb as you to share the financial load with.....) and going for a run on a Reg 23 and Reg 34 in Perth thanks to the local Regulator Dealer One Brokerage in Claremont (thanks Evan), we agreed on a 28 Regulator. 

 

We managed to secure a gap in the production line and the boat is currently in build to our spec and should be inPerth in September. Spec of the boat is:

- 32.6 ft long overall. The Yanks like to understate length.......

- 2 x 300 hp Yammies - top speed 52 knots. Fuel burn.......dont ask, this thing will be terrible!

- 24 degree deadrise, and up to 50 degrees at the bow. 

- 2 x 16 inch Garmin MFDs and B275 LHW CHIRP tranny. 

 

A few photos of the beast in production. 

 

 

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Boston Whaler 235 Conquest......getting the flogging it was built for.

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Awesome

Mon, 2018-06-18 10:32

Just looked online. Awesome boat. 

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nice one

Mon, 2018-06-18 11:04

 looks a beast John ! love it mate.

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Good stuff

Mon, 2018-06-18 11:26

 Look forward to seeing more build pics as it comes together.

What colour are you going for?

 

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It’s alll good John

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:28

 They pull oil out of the ground for one reason, that’s to burn the sh*t and go fast. Hahaha

I’ll buy you guys some rubber heat shrink as a christening present for the boat. (Sinkers vs gelcoat = bad times)

 

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expensive beers

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:53

that turned out to be an expensive round of beers lol...

nice looking boat

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 Can’t wait to see it on the

Mon, 2018-06-18 14:04

 Can’t wait to see it on the water mate! 

Youve changed from a B265 to the L-HW tranny eh? Planning on more trolling?

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 a fool and his money is soon

Mon, 2018-06-18 14:07

 a fool and his money is soon parted, must be why all us fishos  do things like this. looks like its going to be one mean mother on the water. abrolis trips will be fast ones.

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just awesome

Tue, 2018-06-19 06:16

 just Awesome, will be a short trip to where you want to fish in that thing. Heard they are built like tanks 

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 I wonder how long it will

Tue, 2018-06-19 12:31

 I wonder how long it will take for those 300s to get the retune treatment....

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 Nismo kit. 

Tue, 2018-06-19 13:03

 Nismo kit. 

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Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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 What no Verados?

Tue, 2018-06-19 12:45

 What no Verados?

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 Reckon it will help you

Tue, 2018-06-19 15:40

 Reckon it will help you catch more fish ? :D

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 That is one serious

Tue, 2018-06-19 21:25

 That is one serious weapon!!!!!!

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So very envious

Wed, 2018-06-20 00:50

Very very envious, what a great looking craft, well done guys keep us up dated with pics as it takes on a life/

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 Very very nice boat

Thu, 2018-06-21 20:49

 Very very nice boat

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 Recent photos added.

Mon, 2018-06-25 08:51

 Recent photos added.

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Boston Whaler 235 Conquest......getting the flogging it was built for.

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hull

Mon, 2018-06-25 08:56

 jesus that hull is like a knife! awesome ride in chop no doubt John , i might have to start looking online for a second hand one!

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Looking good

Mon, 2018-06-25 09:27

 Wonder if one outboard is trimmed out more than the other. Engine cover seams don't line up so assuming it is engine trim making it look that way?

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 look at the cav plates

Mon, 2018-06-25 20:15

 look at the cav plates

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Oooh dear

Mon, 2018-06-25 19:17

 What were the lotto numbers, id like to try them too. What a beauty

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 Boat has been shrink wrapped

Thu, 2018-06-28 10:28

 Boat has been shrink wrapped and should be heading to Oz on the slow boat as we speak. Excited!

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Sick boat mate

Thu, 2018-06-28 11:30

 I trawl the Hull Truth for sale forum drooling over Regs, Contenders and GW, good on ya