Presented by Regulator Marine – While Regulator has a 30-year reputation as a hardcore offshore fishing platform, every boat in their lineup provides a good bit of luxury and comfort without giving up serious fishability, which makes it a perfect vessel for exploring the Florida Keys.
Creature comforts like forward sun shades and electric aft SureShade® are ideal options for sandbar lounging. Plenty of seating, built-in coolers and optional sunbed and pedestal tables put a full day of cruising and fun well within reach.
Ready to fish? Massive cockpits, oversized tackle centers and optional Taco Grand Slam outriggers make the most of one of the most reliable and best-riding center consoles on the water today. And beyond these standout features, you are getting the power and performance of Yamaha engines, best-in-class Garmin® electronics and so much more.
We caught up with the Regulator team and some local friends to explore a few of their favorite Florida Keys spots.
The “Family” Sandbar
“That’s what we call it anyway!” says local Regulator dealer Ryan Jacobson of YachtWorks. “I love to bring my little ones there. You see crabs and small fish gliding over the shallows, the kids can toddle around at low tide…it’s a great place to just sit and take it in.” Located off of Snake Creek, the locals-first sandbar is safe, quiet and very sandy by Keys standards.
No secret here – Alligator Reef is among the best known fishing areas in the Keys.
“Kite fishing the edges of the reef is fun because you have the opportunity to catch a lot of different species. Your primary target is sailfish but mutton snapper are often caught off of a three-way rig dropped to the bottom. It’s a style of fishing that keeps the entire cockpit active,” says local fishing and adventure guide Nate Weinbaum of KeysXplorer. “If you head another 15-20 miles off the reef, you can deep drop for queen snapper and other deep water species using electric reels – perfect day.”
“Our favorite spot in the Keys for drinks and delicious local fish,” says local Regulator dealer Mike DeFrancesco of YachtWorks. “Plenty of space to dock, and every seat in the house gives you beautiful water views surrounding by nature, tiki torches and island vibes.”
Everything in between
“I could go on for days about my favorite spots!” said DeFrancesco. “Exploring the Keys by water is the best way to take in the natural beauty and relaxed fun that put it on the map. But don’t take our word for it. Join us for a sea trial!”
Regulator Marine manufactures premiere center console fishing boats from 23-41 feet. For more information and to find your local dealer, visit regulatormarine.com