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Designer Lou Codega has yet to pen a hull that didn't perform exceptionally well. The 30 EX proves no exception. The quality and performance of Regulator, one of the finest boats on the market today.
The Hull is actually 30' 5" but when adding engines and bracket comes to 38 overall. Shes a big 30.
Aqua Mist hull color
Hardtop with enclosure and drop curtain
Lee lay-down carbon fiber outriggers
Center rigger (carbon fiber)
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Sporting the legendary soft, dry ride for which Regulator is famous, the 30 Express is the first in an expanding line of models that will appeal to the serious angler who demands the top fishing platform combined with awesome cruising comforts and functionality of a forward cabin. Created by renowned naval architect Lou Codega, it's built with Regulator's exclusive Fiberglass Grillage System, a feature that gives the Express an edge in this niche. Constructed with an Armstrong bracket, the designers took back the transom and maximized precious deck space. Plus the brackets deliver less resistance in the water allowing you to get to those fishing grounds faster. An extra boost of offshore confidence is delivered by her standard Yamaha V8 F350 outboard engines. These four-stroke motors utilize power steering and electronic controls which make them highly maneuverable for their size and the ideal power plant for the 30 Express.
“I’m very pleased with this boat,” says Codega, who also has designed vessels for Cabo, Rybovich and Carolina Classic. “It’s got a big-boat feel to it … a big express boat.”
Three things contribute to a smooth ride at sea: waterline length, weight and bottom design. Regulator builds comparatively heavy boats - a good thing. And famous designer Lou Codega has yet to pen a hull that didn't perform exceptionally well. The 30 EX proves no exception.
BOAT TEST RESULTS A pair of massive 350 hp Yamaha V-8 four-strokes on an Armstrong bracket lifted us onto plane in just under eight seconds and then pushed us along at 56 mph, burning 70.4 gph while turning 6,000 rpm. (Imagine what triples would do.) At the other end of the spectrum, 1,000 rpm equals 6.7 mph with no surface and very little subsurface turbulence: very clean for slow trolling. A comfortable cruising speed at 35 mph and 4,500 rpm uses 31 gph.
I discovered one of the most impressive characteristics when I turned the wheel hard over at cruising speed: At 30 mph, we bled speed quickly and leaned hard into the turn, accomplishing a 180-degree turn in less than two boat lengths and with virtually no centrifugal force.
The reverse chines and deep-V belie the remarkably short roll moment in the 2- to 3-foot seas we encountered.
Back in 1988 (when they were practically just kids), Joan and Owen Maxwell started Regulator Marine in an old A&P; grocery store in Edenton, North Carolina. The company now operates from a state-of-the-art, manufacturing facility.
Regulator, one of the finest quality and performance boats on the market today. The heritage of this boat comes steeped in brute Oregon Inlet strength. So, when you go fishing on this Regulator, worry only about your own skills, not the boat's abilities.
Regulator eliminates one of the most common problems with this boat style - getting safely to the bow to fish. Molded steps in each forward cockpit corner and secure handholds make the transit comfortable.
You'll find six rod holders on the stanchion legs, augmenting two more in each gunwale and places for two under each gunwale. The transom sports a fish box. Regulator also supplies tackle storage in the starboard module under the sink and a second, 35-gallon baitwell under the molded-in, aft-facing seat.
The vessel drifts beautifully and is stable, but I offer one suggestion: While the 30 EX turns on a fish reasonably well by putting one engine in forward and the other in reverse, don't bother. You'll out-maneuver any fish alive by turning the wheel hard over and gunning the engines. Those 350s offer some monumental torque!
I defy anyone to find a cleaner, more organized factory than Regulator's. And that attention to detail carries over to each boat the company builds. They don't just look good on the outside. Those who know understand that a Regulator's beauty goes all the way to the bone.
Woodwork below is all teak laminate over MDO board (Medium Density Overlay - a marine plywood with a weather-resistant resin overlay bonded to the wood by heat and pressure). In the bow you'll find a nice double berth with a rounded coaming bar that functions as back support for people when seated around the hi-lo dinette table. When low, the latter acts as an insert for the berth. And the midship berth provides plenty of room even for large folk.
The galley includes Corian counters, a polished stainless-steel sink, microwave and single-burner ceramic cooktop as well as an Isotherm refrigerator drawer with a stand-up head opposite. For easy maintenance, all bulkheads are finished in glossy fiberglass.
It's still a two-part construction process with vacuum-bagged Divinycell coring. You'll instantly notice the absence of squeaks, groans and creaks when running in rough seas, thanks to both the weight and the incredibly solid construction.
It's with good reason that so many manufacturers use Regulators as benchmarks. The company's quality, design and performance are all things to which others can aspire.
Regulator certainly packs into the 30 all the ingredients you’d find in the cockpit of an express: a transom door with beefy hardware, out-of-the-way cleats, and cavernous fishboxes and live wells. Thick rubber gaskets rim all hatch openings, and the lids, which lift and lower with the help of stainless-steel gas struts, are gelcoated on both sides.