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BOAT TESTS

Regulator 25

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 73°F; humidity: 74%; seas: 1-2'; wind: 5-7 knots

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

80 gal. fuel, no water, 2 persons, 40 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/200-hp four-stroke Yamaha F200 outboards

Transmission/Ratio: Yamaha 1.86:1 gear ratio

Props: 14 1/4 x 18 Reliance Series SDS, polished stainless steel

The Numbers

Regulator 25 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM Knots GPH Range dB(A)
1000 5.0 1.4 514 65
2000 7.9 4.4 259 76
3000 12.7 10.9 168 84
4000 27.7 15.7 254 90
5000 36.7 26.4 200 93
6000 44.8 39.8 162 98
Speeds are two-way averages measured with Garmin handheld GPS. GPH taken via Yamaha engine display. Range is based on 90 percent of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

On Location

Better Boat: Different Strokes

a pair of 200-horsepower Yamaha four-stroke outboards

The Regulator 25 came rigged with a pair of 200-horsepower Yamaha four-stroke outboards and you’d be hard-pressed to track down a new-ish specimen of this hull that doesn’t toe the Yamaha line. This outboard is an in-line four-cylinder four-stroke with 2.8-liter displacement, and it tips the scales at 489 pounds. Compare that with the 150-horsepower four-stroke weighing 480 pounds, or the 225-horsepower V-6 that weighs in at 562 pounds and displaces 3.4 liters. These outboards fit in the slot nicely, and, mounted on the Regulator 25’s Armstrong bracket, let that hull jump out of the hole and get to speed in a hurry.

This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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