The Regulator 30XO Impresses Inshore & Offshore Enthusiasts Alike

Jun 30, 2023 | Magazine, News, Regulator Boats | 0 comments

When Regulator Marine introduces a new model, they do so based on demand—not simply going off a hunch that buyers will be interested in the new product. The innovations unveiled throughout the history of Regulator’s model line-up have been informed by many conversations between Regulator and their customers and dealers. “Regulator is always listening and considering input, and that is how each model is shaped and born,” explains Bluewater Sales Professional Scott James.

Regulator Marine’s latest new release, and now flagship of the XO (inshore-offshore crossover) line, was unveiled to the world at the 2023 Miami International Boat Show. The 30XO was announced only three weeks prior to this international debut. It would seem Regulator is just as good at keeping a secret as they are at building premium center console boats!

If it’s not readily obvious, the XO series is designed for double duty—provide the rock-solid offshore ride that Regulator has always been known for, plus be capable of switching gears and targeting inshore, backwater fisheries.

Designed from the Hull Up

The new 30XO is not simply a supersized 26XO, the model that kicked-off this hybrid series four years ago. The 30XO boasts a 15° deadrise and draws only 21 inches with her twin Yamaha 300 horsepower engines up. However, at almost 10,000 pounds and a 10-foot, 2-inch beam, this boat is every bit a Regulator: built strong, built to last, and ready for offshore duty.


“This model has brought several new ground-breaking features while staying true to Regulator’s superb engineering.”

“This includes a full gelcoat finish and LED lighting in all storage lockers and bilge areas,” James says. This boat is loaded with thoughtful features including an optional second livewell in place of the standard storage box. In this same generous space are three comfortable pop-up seats that also conceal a storage space with custom removable bucket to port and starboard. The center of the aft casting platform lifts to reveal a tidy, lighted and super-clean bilge space that provides easy access to the fuel filters, sea strainers, macerating pump and more. A freshwater shower is also available in this space, connected to a 23-gallon tank.

The twin outboard engines from Yamaha are flanked by two Power Pole anchors. Skinny water stalking can also be fulfilled with an optional 8’ bow-mounted trolling motor, which is also easily removable. The bow resembles the forward seating of other Regulator models, with flip-up backrests and durable upholstery. The cushions can be removed to reveal a large non-skid casting platform and plenty of additional storage.


Big Boat Features for the Crossover

A first for the XO series, but previously introduced on the Regulator 41 and 37, the 30XO features deluxe lounge seats immediately forward of the console. James describes the details, “this generous seating space conceals an insulated drinkbox with drain to the bilge and includes arm rests for added comfort, plus the length and slope of the leg area is extremely comfortable.”

While the helm, seating, digital switching and wrap-around windshield are all familiar to the Regulator brand and finished to the highest standard, this new model has another trick up the sleeve. The standing console half tower station is a first for Regulator and includes Yamaha controls, jack plate controls and more. “Through the sliding sunroof, it’s just a few easy steps up the console to standing at the half tower, or you can sit at the flip-up bolsters on the hard top,” James explains.

Regulator has a formula they have honed through the years to ensure every boat they produce is at the top of its class. However, amidst the constant and familiar qualities, there is change and innovation added to the mix. The all-new 30XO answers the wishes of Regulator’s customers and dealers while adding exciting new features to their XO series. Connect with your Bluewater Sales Professional to learn more about this exciting new model!


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