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Brief Summary

The 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.

Key Features

  • Private Aft Berth Compartment in Cabin with Queen Bed and Hullside Windows
  • Navigation Lights
  • Water-separating Fuel Filters
  • Uni-directional Fibers all Hand Laid
  • Insulated Fishbox Port Aft with Thru
  • Forward Recessed Opening Deck Hatch
  • Solid Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Bow Eye
  • Aluminum Fuel Tank
  • Anchor Roller Thru Bow
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 40'
    12.19 m
    Beam 11' 1"
    3.37 m
    Dry Weight 17,500 lbs.
    7,937 kg
    Tested Weight 21,124 lbs.
    9,582 kg
    Draft 28"
    .71 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 400 gal.
    1,514 L
    Water Capacity 50 gal.
    22.67 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    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.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 3 x 400-hp Mercury
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 4.6 4.0 2.0 2.3 2.0 828 720.0
    1000 7.7 6.7 3.9 2.0 1.7 720 626.1
    1500 10.2 8.9 5.9 1.7 1.5 628 545.8
    2000 11.0 9.6 9.7 1.1 1.0 410 356.8
    2500 12.2 10.6 14.5 0.8 0.7 303 263.4
    3000 19.0 16.5 19.4 1.0 0.9 353 306.6
    3500 25.3 22.0 24.1 1.1 0.9 379 329.3
    4000 32.7 28.4 30.6 1.1 0.9 385 335.1
    4500 38.2 33.2 35.9 1.1 0.9 384 333.6
    5000 47.0 40.9 43.7 1.1 0.9 387 336.7
    5500 48.0 41.7 59.7 0.8 0.7 289 251.7
    6000 53.0 46.1 80.1 0.7 0.6 238 207.1
    6750 58.0 50.4 114.5 0.5 0.4 182 158.6
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 720.0 1333 7.40 7.57 0.98
    1000 626.1 1159 12.40 14.76 0.85
    1500 545.8 1011 16.40 22.33 0.72
    2000 356.8 660 17.70 36.72 0.47
    2500 263.4 488 19.60 54.89 0.34
    3000 306.6 568 30.60 73.44 0.43
    3500 329.3 610 40.70 91.23 0.47
    4000 335.1 620 52.60 115.83 0.47
    4500 333.6 618 61.50 135.90 0.47
    5000 336.7 623 75.60 165.42 0.47
    5500 251.7 465 77.20 225.99 0.34
    6000 207.1 383 85.30 303.21 0.30
    6750 158.6 293 93.30 433.43 0.21

    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.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane N/A
    0 to 30 8.5 sec.
    Ratio N/A
    Props 4 @ 20" x 14 1/2"
    Load 2 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear
    Climate 71 deg., wind: 2 mph; seas: Lt chop

    Captain's Report

    Intrepid 407 Cuddy side run
    The Intrepid 407 Cuddy blends sleek sexy looks with awe-inspiring performance.

    Overview

    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.

    Intrepid 407 Cuddy performer
    Like all Intrepids, she is beautifully built and an impressive performer.

    Power

    Intrepid 407 Cuddy stern run
    Max horsepower rating for the transom is 1200. Our test boat was powered with triple 400 R Mercury Racing outboards which have a gear ratio of 1.75:1 and were propped with 20” diameter by 14 1/2” pitch 4-blade stainless steel propellers. This setup provided an average top speed of 58 mph.

    Maximum Control

    Intrepid 407 Cuddy turn
    Fly-by-wire, digital controls, provided effortless shift and throttle. The joystick control made docking a breeze with the Mercury exclusive “Sky Hook” feature able to hold the boat’s position as a virtual anchor.

    Major Features

    • • Hull side windows

    • • Extended fore-deck

    • • Cabin settee that converts to a berth

    • • Full-sized stand up head and shower

    • • Starboard hull side access door with fold out ladder

    • • Fiberglass hardtop

    • • Easy access bilge compartment for systems access

    • • Mid cabin berth with queen bed

    • • U-shaped cockpit seating

    • • Hydraulic helm platform for better visibility

    Sleek Styling

    Intrepid 407 Cuddy over head
    The bow deck has been extended to give the sheer a long racy look. Skylights built into the foredeck add to the styling and allow defused light to enter the cabin. The hatches double as deck skylights that can open to direct in fresh air.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy bow
    Adding to the stretched look of the 407 Cuddy, the extended bow deck has built-in skylights and deck hatches.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy cleat
    Even the pull-up cleats add to the sleek lines of the boat. They are over-sized to accept large dock lines.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy windlass
    Built into the fore-deck is a windlass that deploys the anchor through the stern. Up and down foot switches provide control of the unit and there is a remote at the helm for short-handed operation.

    The Helm

    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.

    Intrepid 407 Cuddy helm
    The innovative design of the console has a large dash for flush-mounted electronics, twin storage compartments and a multi-level footrest.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy jump seat
    On the starboard side of the console is an aft-facing jump seat. Perfect for a crew member watching baits being trolled while at the same time being able to hold a conversation with the captain.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy jump seat up
    The aft-facing jump seat lifts up on electric actuators to access a large storage area.

    Sun Shade

    The molded fiberglass hardtop has handrails on top of the hard top to make it much easier to walk up to the bow.

    Intrepid 407 Cuddy hand rail
    Aluminum handrails, mounted to the hard top, assist in going forward to the bow. Forward of the handrails are built-in LED nav lights. We like this placement which is higher than normal and therefore can be seen further away.

    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.

    Intrepid 407 Cuddy u shaped seat
    A U-shaped settee is just forward of the helm, to starboard.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy table
    A removable table turns the starboard settee into a picnic spot for lunch or a cocktail table for evening cruises.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy l seat
    A slide out filler cushion converts the starboard settee into a day bed or a sun pad.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy windshield
    An optional forward deck windshield deflects wind up and over passengers seated in the U-shaped settee. This is a welcome addition to an open boat such as this -- and one we rarely see.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy companionway
    Leading from the cockpit into the cabin is a curved companionway. The bi-fold door stows flat and the top slides forward for maximum headroom while entering the cabin.

    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.

    Intrepid 407 Cuddy ports
    Hull side windows allow in natural light and provide a great view of the water from inside the cabin.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy shades
    For privacy, retractable shades can be pulled down which are hidden under a padded valance.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy sky light
    Additional natural light enters the cabin from the overhead skylights. This really adds to an open feeling while below.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy deck hatches
    To let fresh air into the cabin, overhead deck hatches can be opened and held in place by locking latches.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy table
    This solid wood table top can be lowered on a hydraulic pedestal to transform the bow settee into a berth.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy storage
    Above the settee are storage cabinets that line the port and starboard bulkheads, which are easy to access and provide much-needed storage.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy panel
    Inside the cabin is an electric control panel where systems can be controlled and monitored.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy microwave
    Above the galley countertop is a built-in microwave hidden behind a wooden veneer door.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy closet
    Adjacent to the mid cabin berth is a cedar lined hanging locker.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy head
    To port, inside the cabin, is a standup head with a porcelain toilet bowl, vanity counter top and sink.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy shower
    A glass door separates the standup shower from the head. The smooth molded fiberglass finish is first-rate and is easy to clean.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy steps
    Abaft the steps leading into the cabin is a full-sized queen berth.

    Cockpit Seating

    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.

    Intrepid 407 Cuddy stern seat
    The cockpit bench seat folds down on stainless steel hinges and has plush seat and backrest cushions.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy cockpit
    When not in use the stern bench set folds up, out of the way, and is flush with the transom bulkhead.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy genset
    A hatch in the cockpit sole gives access to a diesel generator, which can provide power for operating all of the systems on the boat when not in port.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy spower
    On the aft port corner is a storage compartment for keeping shore power cords neatly stowed.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy
    Under the port cockpit gunnel is a swing out boarding step and washdown fittings.

    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.

    Intrepid 407 Cuddy side cooler
    Just to the port side of the helm is a pull out cooler that’s flush with the gunnel wall when stowed.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy fish box
    Built into the cockpit sole is an insulated fish box with a macerator pump for overboard discharge.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy helm seat
    The helm seat has built-in rod holders that function as a rocket launcher. Below is a pull out stainless steel refrigerator.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy fridge
    The pull-out refrigerator, built into the aft portion of the helm seat, can be used for drinks, food or to keep trolling baits fresh.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy side door
    A side entry door on the port side of the cockpit makes getting onto and off of the boat easier while dockside. With the swim ladder deployed access back into the boat from the water is safe and secure.
    Intrepid 407 Cuddy
    When not in use, the folding swim ladder stows out of the way in its own compartment in the cockpit sole.

    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.

    Available Options

    • • Bow thruster

    • • Forward deck windshield

    • • Hardwood flooring in cabin

    • • Vision baitwell helm seat

    • • Engine flush system

    • • Diesel Genset

    • • Windlass w/200’ of rode and 15’ chain

    • • Gyro stabilizer

    • • Powder coated aluminum

    • • Retractable aft deck sun shade

    • • Hot water heater

    • • ½ tower

    • • Integrated folding rear bench seat

    Observations

    Intrepid 407 Cuddy bow
    The streamlined look of this boat implies it’s a performance boat. Calling it a cuddy cabin suggests it has overnight accommodations. Both assumptions are true. What Intrepid has been able to do is blend the two without having to compromise either one. Intrepid may have just redefined the perfect island hopping boat.

    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

    • Top speed for the Intrepid Boats 407 Cuddy (2017-) is 58.0 mph (93.3 kph), burning 114.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 433.38 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Intrepid Boats 407 Cuddy (2017-) is 32.7 mph (52.6 kph), and the boat gets 1.1 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.47 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 385 miles (619.6 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 3 x 400-hp Mercury.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    Air Cond./Heat Optional
    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Shore Power Optional
    Trim Tabs Standard
    Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
    Washdown: Raw Water Standard
    Water Heater Optional
    Windlass Optional

    Galley

    Icemaker Optional
    Refrigerator Optional

    Exterior Features

    Hardtop Optional
    Transom Shower Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Bow Thruster Optional
    Generator Optional

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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