Intrepid Boats designs have evolved over the past 32 years to a new level of luxury where a customer can have an owner-operated yacht, that can rival any top brand sportfish, without the need of a full-time captain or running the boat from the isolation of a fly bridge.
The max horsepower rating for the transom is 1,050. Our test boat was powered with triple V8 F350C Yamaha Four Stroke outboards which have a gear ratio of 1.73:1 and were propped with 19” diameter by 15 1/2” pitch Saltwater Series II, 3-blade stainless steel propellers. This setup provided exhilarating performance with an average top speed of 53.6 mph.
Each outboard has eight cylinders with a displacement of 5.3 liters. The trio of outboards were quiet and the Command Link Digital Electronic Controls gives the captain effortless shift and throttle capabilities.
- • Double-stepped hull design
- • Luxurious cabin with wood veneered cabinetry
- • Queen berth forward
- • Full-sized stand up head and shower
- • Starboard hull side access door with fold out ladder
- • Fiberglass hardtop with retractable sun shade
- • Easy access bilge compartment for systems access
- • Full galley with cooktop, microwave, and stainless steel refrigerator/freezer
Extreme Comfort for the Crew
Protected from the elements by a fiberglass hardtop, panoramic windshield and sliding side windows, the focal point for entertaining on this boat is the helm area. Wrap-around lounges face each other and the helm seat backrest slides forward so you can face aft. Further comfort is provided by plush cushions and strategically placed air conditioning vents. Best of all the captain, while at the helm, can still be part of the conversation instead of operating the boat from the solitude of a fly bridge.
At the Controls
The height of the helm seat is fully adjustable with electronic controls that elevate the seat up and down. The backrest also slides fore and aft with the push of a button. Four folding armrest and two folding footrests make long runs more comfortable. A large dash can accept a full array of flush-mounted electronics.
In the Shade
Protection from the sun is provided by a fiberglass hardtop with a power-actuated sliding sun roof. Handrails, on top of the hardtop, make it much easier to walk up to the bow, along the gunnels.
Port Helm Seat
On the port side of the helm area is a unique pedestal seat that is part of the wrap-around lounge seating. It can be raised electronically and swiveled forward to face a flat dash that can accept its own electronic display. This is a great feature for a passenger assisting with navigation.
Seats and Shade in the Cockpit
L-shaped stern seating has cushions that can fold up and forward, gaining you access to storage that would be perfect for PVDs or any other safety gear that needed to be readily available.
The bow has a large area complete with a padded cushion where a couple could soak up a little sun or star gaze at night. Handrails to either side and built-in drink holders are for safety and convenience.
Stepping down, into the cabin, you are greeted by the warmth of beautifully finished woodworking and a U-shaped settee with a table that adjusts to any level with the push of a button. To the port is a fully appointed galley with a cooktop, microwave, and stainless steel refrigerator/freezer. Just aft is a full-sized head with porcelain sink and toilet. A glass enclosure separates the shower. Forward is a queen-sized berth that lifts on power actuators to access additional storage below.
Additional Performance Numbers
Our test boat was equipped with triple 350-hp Yamaha outboards and had an estimated test weight of 25,570 lbs. (11,598 kg). We hit a top speed of 53.6 mph at 6000 rpm. Best cruise was 26.1 mph with a fuel burn of 0.7 mpg. The boat was up on plane in just over 6 seconds and hit 20 mph (17.4 knots) in 6.3 seconds and reached 30 mph (26.1 knots) in 11.3 seconds.
Ride and Handling
In the past, a boat of this magnitude would be powered with a pair of inboard diesels and lumber along at modest speeds. Not this Intrepid. The triple outboard configuration along with the double-stepped hull design gives this boat amazing performance. Not only are the top end speeds impressive but an aggressive turn of the steering wheel resulted in a smooth, predicable turn, that carved a 180 without the slightest hint of instability. The weight savings of powering with outboards is complemented by the massive amount of below-deck cockpit space that was better utilized by the systems access and in-deck storage.
Price as tested
$795,000 with triple 350 Yamaha outboards.
- • Bow thruster
- • Bridge deck air conditioning
- • Cockpit aft deck L-shaped settee
- • Cockpit baitwell
- • Engine flush system
- • Shore power CableMaster
- • Underwater lighting
- • Gyro stabilizer
- • Powder coated aluminum
- • Retractable aft deck sun shade
- • Upgraded generator
- • Enclosed bridge bulkhead with lockable entrance door
- • Cockpit ice maker, refrigerator, tackle storage
The attention to detail along with the quality of the fit-and-finish was no surprise, it’s what Intrepid has become famous for, but I do have to admit that I was not expecting this boat to have the performance that it did. Looking at the sheer size of the hull, the expanse of the cabin and the guest seating in an enclosed bridge, one might think this boat is best suited for cruising at displacement speeds. In this case, looks were deceiving. Through a series of high-speed maneuvers, the ride was exhilarating. A definite confidence booster for a captain looking to cross the Gulf Stream. To sum it up, the Intrepid 410 Evolution has put the luxury of a yacht in a trailerable size boat.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Intrepid Boats 410 Evolution (2017-) is 53.6 mph (86.3 kph), burning 101.3 gallons per hour (gph) or 383.42 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Intrepid Boats 410 Evolution (2017-) is 53.6 mph (86.3 kph), and the boat gets 0.5 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.21 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 214 miles (344.4 kilometers).
- Tested power is 3 x 350-hp Yamaha.
Standard and Optional Features
Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!