The 407 Panacea from Intrepid Powerboats offers a multitude of great features, but we kept returning to the helm, wanting to grab the throttles and put the hammers down. And when we did, oh my! With three 300 hp Yamaha outboards on the transom propelling us across the water, we were at warp speed—60-plus mph—in a moment.
This boat defies the old adage and serves well in a number of missions with little compromise. Whatever you want to do—fish, dive, overnight, lounge at the sandbar ,or just go fast for the sheer, -unabashed joy of doing so—the 407 -Panacea awaits your pleasure.
First, know that every Intrepid is -custom-fitted to each owner’s desires. You’ll work closely with an Intrepid -representative in ensuring your boat gets -delivered exactly the way you want it.
The starting point is the strong, stiff, high-tech, resin-infused Intrepid hull with a vented step, three strakes per side and hard chines. That means three things: fast, efficient and soft riding.
Our test boat boasted everything from a husky hullside door (diving, boating fish, stepping onto docks) to a folding rear seat that was extremely comfy but quickly gone when you start baiting the lines.
Two 50-gallon livewells with windows are aft; another 30-gallon well is under the sole, and a bait prep area behind the helm has a sink, fridge, cutting board and huge pullout ice chest.
The skipper gets an ergonomic dash with room for twin 22-inch touchscreen monitors, plus rows of illuminated Bocatech push-buttons and a pair of -racing-style bolstered seats. Nice.
The cabin has 6 feet, 3 inches of -headroom, a mini galley with a -microwave, fridge and sink, and a wraparound dinette that becomes a queen berth. The fully -enclosed head has a full hot/cold shower too, so no roughing it here.
Power choices include triple Yamaha 425 XTOs if you’re lusting for speed. A generator powers the air conditioning as well as blenders and other appliances for the sandbar, cove or anchorage.
Fast, seaworthy, soft-riding and very comfortable—this is a boat for all reasons.