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.
Private Aft Berth Compartment in Cabin with Queen Bed and Hullside Windows
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
Aluminum Fuel Tank
Anchor Roller Thru Bow
40' 12.19 m
11' 1" 3.37 m
17,500 lbs. 7,937 kg
21,124 lbs. 9,582 kg
28" .71 m
- Draft Up
- Draft Down
- Air Draft
400 gal. 1,514 L
50 gal. 22.67 L
Length on Trailer
Height on Trailer
Total Weight (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
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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.
Acceleration Times & Test Conditions
Time To Plane
0 to 30
4 @ 20" x 14 1/2"
2 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, 50 lbs. of gear
71 deg., wind: 2 mph; seas: Lt chop
The Intrepid 407 Cuddy blends sleek sexy looks with awe-inspiring performance.
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.
Like all Intrepids, she is beautifully built and an impressive performer.
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.
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.
• 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
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.Adding to the stretched look of the 407 Cuddy, the extended bow deck has built-in skylights and deck hatches.Even the pull-up cleats add to the sleek lines of the boat. They are over-sized to accept large dock lines.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.
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 innovative design of the console has a large dash for flush-mounted electronics, twin storage compartments and a multi-level footrest.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.The aft-facing jump seat lifts up on electric actuators to access a large storage area.
The molded fiberglass hardtop has handrails on top of the hard top to make it much easier to walk up to the bow.
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.
A U-shaped settee is just forward of the helm, to starboard.A removable table turns the starboard settee into a picnic spot for lunch or a cocktail table for evening cruises.A slide out filler cushion converts the starboard settee into a day bed or a sun pad.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.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.
Hull side windows allow in natural light and provide a great view of the water from inside the cabin.For privacy, retractable shades can be pulled down which are hidden under a padded valance.Additional natural light enters the cabin from the overhead skylights. This really adds to an open feeling while below.To let fresh air into the cabin, overhead deck hatches can be opened and held in place by locking latches.This solid wood table top can be lowered on a hydraulic pedestal to transform the bow settee into a berth.Above the settee are storage cabinets that line the port and starboard bulkheads, which are easy to access and provide much-needed storage.Inside the cabin is an electric control panel where systems can be controlled and monitored.Above the galley countertop is a built-in microwave hidden behind a wooden veneer door.Adjacent to the mid cabin berth is a cedar lined hanging locker.To port, inside the cabin, is a standup head with a porcelain toilet bowl, vanity counter top and sink.A glass door separates the standup shower from the head. The smooth molded fiberglass finish is first-rate and is easy to clean.Abaft the steps leading into the cabin is a full-sized queen berth.
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.
The cockpit bench seat folds down on stainless steel hinges and has plush seat and backrest cushions.When not in use the stern bench set folds up, out of the way, and is flush with the transom bulkhead.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.On the aft port corner is a storage compartment for keeping shore power cords neatly stowed.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.
Just to the port side of the helm is a pull out cooler that’s flush with the gunnel wall when stowed.Built into the cockpit sole is an insulated fish box with a macerator pump for overboard discharge.The helm seat has built-in rod holders that function as a rocket launcher. Below is a pull out stainless steel refrigerator.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.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.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.
• 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
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
Washdown: Fresh Water
Washdown: Raw Water
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!