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Content courtesy ofThe Intrepid 407 Cuddy is remarkably fast, powered with triple 400 Mercury Racing outboards, with a top speed of 58.0 mph in our tests. A dive door on the port side includes a ladder that folds into a compartment below deck when not in use. Accommodations include a queen berth amidships and a convertible settee at the bow, plus a standup shower/head and a compact galley. Fit-and-finish, attention to detail, and overall build is best-in-class.
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.
The Intrepid 407 Cuddy was designed to be a multi-mission vessel capable of ranging far and wide. Her large cockpit makes her a capable fishing machine. Her on-deck seating makes an exciting entertaining platform and guests will certainly be impressed with her speed and riding comfort. Her cuddy adds an extra dimension that turns the boat into an overnighter or weekender. We can easily envision her going down islands, fishing, overnighting at resorts, and spending some time on the hook.
Behind the helm is a plush double seat, with folding arm rest which incorporates a built-in center compartment for storing personal items. To aid forward vision over the bow, a button raises a hydraulic platform, just aft of the helm, up to 4” in height. This welcome feature is the kind of engineering and build that sets Intrepid boats apart from all others.
The ergonomic design of the console has room enough for duel electronic displays, a multi-level molded-in foot rest, plus twin switch panels for controlling the boat’s functions.
The molded fiberglass hardtop has handrails on top of the hard top to make it much easier to walk up to the bow.
Entertaining the Crew
Forward of the console is a U-shaped settee, to starboard, that has a unique feature of a slide-out filler pad to convert the seating into a day bed. To port is a smaller L-shaped lounge that rounds out the conversation pit.
Overnight in Style
Extended stays aboard are easily possible with the features of the over-sized cabin. Forward is a V-shaped settee with a solid wood-top pedestal table that can be electronically lowered to fill in the area forming a berth. Hull side windows along with overhead skylights allow in natural light to give the cabin an open feeling.
To starboard is a galley complete with microwave and cooktop. To port is a stand-up head with separate shower. Aft, behind the steps leading into the cabin, is a queen-sized berth. Additional features include a pull out stainless steel fridge/freezer and cedar lined hanging closet.
Built into the transom bulkhead is a folding bench seat, with thick padded cushions and stainless steel hardware. When not in use the seat folds out of the way without encroaching into the cockpit.
Fishing and Watersports
The aft portion of the helm seat has five stainless steel cup holder/rod holder combos. Below is a pull out stainless steel fridge. To port is a pull out cooler and just aft of that is a side door that swings into the cockpit on a heavy-duty stainless steel hinge. Built into the cockpit sole are hatches that lead to a folding swim ladder and an insulated fishbox.
Additional Performance Numbers
Our test boat was equipped with triple 400R Mercury Racing outboards and the boat had an estimated test weight of 21,124 lbs. (9,582 kg). We hit a top speed of 58 mph at 6750 rpm. Best cruise was 32.7 mph with a fuel burn of 1.1 mpg. The boat was up on plane in less than 6 seconds and hit 20 mph in 5.8 seconds and reached 30 mph in 8.5 seconds.
Ride and Handling
The long fore-deck moves the helm aft of the CG which helps to give this hull a smooth ride. The sharp bow entry softens impacts from waves and the boat turns like it’s on a set of rails. The small forward windshield helps to keep passengers dry plus deflects wind up and over their heads while seated forward of the console.
Price as Tested
$525,000 with Triple 400R Mercury Racing outboards.
The Intrepid 407 Cuddy’s glass work with subtle curves and reliefs is as detailed and as well-executed as can be found on the most expensive fiberglass megayachts, and is better than many. Overall the boat has been designed and built for connoisseurs of the offshore open-boat breed and the 407 will not disappoint.
Test Result Highlights
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Price as Tested: $525,000.00 Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.
Test Results - Change Measurement Unit
All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.