It could be the decades of experience Intrepid has in building performance boats or that many of its hulls become law enforcement boats around the country, but this near-custom boatbuilder has captured the hearts of those who have experienced the brand’s charm on the water. True, the sample pool was smaller, but we weren’t surprised. These boats are the ones sought by the few who have graduated from production vessels to something equipped specifically for them. The discriminating enthusiasts clearly see the brand as something very special. Naturally, Intrepid scored high for available equipment; it will professionally integrate any feature deemed structurally sound and seaworthy at the whims of the buyers. Intrepid often learns new tricks from this give-and-take, yet it works hard to guide Intrepid customers into a vessel with features that will boast lasting durability, utility and luxury.
When anglers opt for hard-core fishing capabilities, Intrepid steps up with pressurized livewells, not just with acrylic hatches, but often with aquarium-like front panels as well. Tuna tubes are available options. Only top-shelf rod holders, outriggers, custom-made hardware, hinges, latches and other features grace these vessels — all combined in a concert of quality and beauty that Intrepid sportfishermen appreciate.
375 Walk Around
The bones of this sleek sport-fishing walkaround are built to carry broad-shouldered power in the form of dual or triple outboards. The bottom is a transverse stepped design giving excellent support for power and stability, whether at speed or while trolling. Forward of the console, Intrepid has designed a beam-to-beam seating area. Step below to find spacious accommodations that include a dinette area convertible to a cozy V-berth. Add the galley and portside head and the vessel is ready for weekends offshore. A standard dive door can double as a tuna door. It’s this sort of versatility that supports anglers’ belief in the quality of Intrepid designs. Add a teak sole if you’re of a mind. Choose from an unlimited array of hull colors and accented upholstery that is designed, cut and stitched in the Intrepid factory. Select livewells and tackle-storage systems to suit your angling style. Durability in the hull is only part of the picture with Intrepid. Systems must be reliable, and that begins with Intrepid’s custom-designed, hand-built electrical harness using watertight connections and only the best tinned copper wire.
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