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Intrepid 375 Center Console
Draft (max): 2'6"
Displacement (approx.): 15,500 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 22.5 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 9'0"
Max Cabin Headroom: 6'6"
Fuel Capacity: 300 gal. (standard); 200 gal. (optional)
Max Horsepower: 1,114
Available Power: Twin or triple outboard motors to 1,114 hp total
How about a boat that delivers 500 miles of range at a comfortable 30-knot cruise in 3- to 4-foot seas?
Intrepid’s 375 runs on an updated bottom, optimized to deliver great performance when using the heavier, torquier outboard engines now available. We first detailed these design changes in our test of the Intrepid 327 Cuddy.
The hull form features twin keel vents, a deeper motor bracket — aka “bucket” — location, wider chines aft and other refinements intended to accommodate larger and heavier outboards, like the twin 557 hp Seven Marines installed aboard my test boat, while retaining efficiency and ride quality. The 327 lived up to the expectations we’ve developed over three decades of testing Intrepid boats. Could Intrepid deliver the goods again with this new 375 Center Console?
Clearing the inlet breakers, I put the helm over and ran in the trough and accelerated to 30 knots. Seas were running 4 feet.
Two things quickly became obvious. First, the Intrepid 375’s step hull could take much more throttle than I was giving it and still provide a safe-feeling, comfortable ride. Second, the Seven engines deliver power in testosterone-inducing fashion. Accelerating incrementally through 40-, 50-, 60- and finally 65 knots running at wide-open throttle, the 375 flew across the water. The sensation of the 375 is special in that it feels lighter both underfoot and through the wheel as you increase speed. Unlike what you get in most boats, your feeling of contact with the water and control of the boat remains constant. The 375 delivers a controlled, thrilling flight, not an on-edge, fear-filled flight.
Running up-sea, motoring at 30 knots, the re-entry into waves proved soft, the decelerations slow — landlubber crew will remain happy. Down-sea, it did not stuff, or even dig in enough to hesitate and require a correction to the wheel to keep my course: The lift and tracking built into the hull does the job required of the skipper aboard most other boats.