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Old 08-27-2018, 05:20 PM
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Default 2019 23 with Twins vs 25

Hello guys.
I have owner regulators since 2004 and never knew this site existed. I'm thinking about purchasing the the new 23 Regulator with the twin 150hps, boat will fill 90% of my boating needs. The 10% will be offshore about 10 miles and maybe One or Two trips per year more than that.
Question for guys that have been on both boats, do you think the 25 will be a noticeable ride difference for those longer trips ( 10 plus mile runs)?

Thanks for the help
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:18 AM
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I don't know if ten trips are worth the $ difference, but going from a 24 Regulator to a 25 for me was a quantum difference. the 25 has an loa of 30' which makes for a great ride. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 09-01-2018, 06:41 AM
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The 25 is an awesome ride, every time I take it out I am continually impressed by how well it handles the seas, and turning it at speed is flat out fun.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:47 PM
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I think either boat will fulfill your needs. The 25 is about 1,000 lbs heavier which adds to ride quality. However, I doubt the ride would be significantly different considering that both boats should only be offshore under similar conditions; meaning if you would not go in the 23, the 25 does not make it doable.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:45 AM
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Looking at the same boat and for the same uses but my handful of offshore trips will be 50 miles offshore. Buddy of mine that is very familiar with Regulatirs told me to stay away from the 23 because it is a wet boat and to get the 26 or 25.

Iíve owned a 26 and the ride speaks for itself. Curious to hear feedback about the 23 versus 25. 25 is much more money and not nearly as easy to trailer. Regulator has really stepped up the creature comforts on their newer models.
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Old 01-01-2019, 04:20 PM
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Buddy of mine that is very familiar with Regulatirs told me to stay away from the 23 because it is a wet boat and to get the 26 or 25.
The 23 is a smaller boat but I wouldn't call it a "wet" boat except for that difference, but my 23 is a 2011, so it is a different boat than the new one. Between the current 23 and 25, two boats with basically the same design scaled up/down, the bigger boat will be drier and a better ride just because of size. Either way, you can't go bad.


But, in your decision, factor in any towing, marina costs, maintenance costs with one-vs-two engines, operating/fuel costs, etc, versus your actual, not dream, usage.
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:12 AM
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The 23 is a smaller boat but I wouldn't call it a "wet" boat except for that difference, but my 23 is a 2011, so it is a different boat than the new one. Between the current 23 and 25, two boats with basically the same design scaled up/down, the bigger boat will be drier and a better ride just because of size. Either way, you can't go bad.


But, in your decision, factor in any towing, marina costs, maintenance costs with one-vs-two engines, operating/fuel costs, etc, versus your actual, not dream, usage.
Iíve heard the 23 w a bracket runs a little better than the non bracket version bc there is a slightly larger running surface. We have a 32 boat now and before that the 26 Reg so smaller is preferred but I want to make sure the boat is comfortable running offshore and for the occasional Bahamas crossing.

For me, Iíll get a new 23 or as new as possible 26. The 25 looks like a great boat but this model doesnít make sense to me for the price. I like the 28 much better. I think Reg should offer the 25 w a single 350 or 400.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:07 AM
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The 23 is a Beast inshore boat true length with bracket is 27'6" beam 8' 6" you can go offshore but you should pick your days. The 25 as noted 30' with bracket beam 8'10", 7,640 pounds and 1,000 pounds heavier than the 23, it's a different boat.

One thing to really think about is that you can pull the 23 with a max tow package on a 1500 truck but your not doing that with the 25.

For your use I would go with the 23.
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