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.