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2020 Intrepid 407 Panacea

DATE POSTED:December 2, 2019
The 407 Panacea is fast, efficient and soft riding.
The 407 Panacea is fast, efficient and soft riding. (Courtesy Intrepid Powerboats/)

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.

There's 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.
There's 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. (Courtesy Intrepid Powerboats/)

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.

Bow wraparound seating hides insulated and self-draining compartments for fish or 
cold drinks.
Bow wraparound seating hides insulated and self-draining compartments for fish or cold drinks. (Courtesy Intrepid Powerboats/)

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 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. (Courtesy Intrepid Powerboats/)

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.

The fully ­enclosed head has a full hot/cold shower too, so no roughing it here.
The fully ­enclosed head has a full hot/cold shower too, so no roughing it here. (Courtesy Intrepid Powerboats/)

High Points

⋅Storage bins forward with gull-wing doors, handle rods, dive tanks and fenders.

⋅Bow wraparound seating hides insulated and self-draining compartments for fish or cold drinks.

⋅The curved one-piece -windshield does a great job of diverting wind and spray.

⋅Storage—for rods, tanks, fenders and just gear—is everywhere.

⋅Clever electric backrests turn forward seats into lounges and, with electric table, into a sun pad.

Intrepid 407 Panacea Certified Test Results
Intrepid 407 Panacea Certified Test Results (Boating Magazine/)

Specs

LOA: 40′0″

Beam: 11′1″

Draft (max): 2′6″

Dry Weight (approx.): 18,500 lb.

Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified

Fuel Capacity: 483 gal.

Price: $575,000 (base)

How We Tested

Engines: Triple Yamaha F300

Drive/Prop: Outboard/Yamaha SWS II 15″ x 21″ stainless steel

Gear Ratio: 1.73:1

Fuel Load: 200 gal.

Crew Weight: 450 lb.

More Information

Intrepid Powerboats - Largo, Florida; 954-922-7544; intrepidpowerboats.com