The way these Regulators run is no small part of their appeal. The smooth ride is a result of a combination of hull shape and rugged hand-laid construction, including a foam-cored internal grillage frame that supports the hull and deck and provides both fore-and-aft and transverse stiffness. The running surface, designed by naval architect Lou Codega, is a modified-V with 24 degrees of transom dead-rise. The forefoot cuts through the waves and knocks down the spray, thanks to a chine that carries forward nearly to the bow.
The 34 is powered by a pair of 350-horsepower Yamaha V-8 outboards mounted on an Armstrong bracket. The bracket gives you a complete, finished hull from front to back—that gives you confidence when things get rough. The bracket was designed specifically for the Yamaha 350s, and it goes a long way toward managing the outboard rigging—hoses pass into the bracket rather than the transom. The bracket advantage gives you cleaner water at the props, which lets the engines work more efficiently.
There's a head compartment beneath the console that gives you stand-up space, plenty of room to maneuver, a service panel for the helm dashboard, and a double berth stretching forward beneath the foredeck. Accessed from a portside door, the compartment has single-strut access stairs with rounded steps large enough to make you feel comfortable going below in choppy seas, but not too large to intrude on the space. It’s a place to get out of the sun if need be, and it’s air conditioned.
The boat has a roomy cockpit, with in-deck stowage. Another hatch farther aft offers access to pumps, transducers, and equipment. The aft seat folds flat against the transom, truly out of the way, and when it’s deployed it’s a real, usable seat. The transom has a walk-through tuna door out to the bracket. The transom also has a full-length insulated fish box.
The standard leaning post offers tackle stowage, a finished live well, a sink, and a cutting board. A pair of helm seats converts into leaning bolsters by folding up the forward edge of the seat cushion.
The T-top is both functional and sleek. It comes with a molded-in electronics box, fore and aft LED lights, and pre welded outrigger bases. A three-sided enclosure runs from the top to the covering boards on either side, lending easy access to the head compartment even with the enclosure in place.
The foredeck has recessed grab rails and cushioned seating. Big stowage boxes beneath those benches have rod holder storage brackets.