THE INTREPID DIFFERENCE

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From the moment you decide to own an Intrepid, you will enter a world of collaborative design, precision construction and customization and one of the most coveted and legendary customer service programs on land or sea.


owner privileges

Entering the Intrepid family is unlike any other experience. It is a highly collaborative one. Before we lay a finger on a piece of equipment, we want your fingerprint on the design first. So we work one-on-one with our customers to learn what they want and hope for in their new Intrepid before we build it.

You’ll be involved throughout the process as your boat evolves into a craft that is very much your own. Unique and unlike any other. As is the customer service we provide to each owner no matter how long you own an Intrepid.


testimonials

  • As you well know I am the proud owner of the Payne Aweigh, a 43' Intrepid. As a more than satisfied customer, I wanted to put pen to paper and expound on the process and ultimately my happiness with your company, your employees and my Intrepid. Overall, I couldn't be happier with my boat. I've been boating for 37 years and have owned too many boats to remember. I feel that I could be considered an expert in the boating consumer world. The fit and finish, as well as the performance of my Intrepid have far exceeded my expectations. The support after delivery of your product is nothing short of perfect. Joe Brenna is truly a professional who represents the Intrepid product in a most superior manner. He is truly worth his weight in gold. Any questions I have had since the delivery of my boat have been handled by all of your staff quickly, professionally and in a friendly manner. I am pleased that I am a "member of the Intrepid family". It would be my honor to act as an ambassador for your company and I have no problem recommending your company to anyone.

    Bob Payne , Owner
  • I have been an Intrepid owner for over 10 years and can't think of a better boat to own. Its stability and smooth ride make it a very safe boat for enjoying with the family without sacrificing power and speed. It's beautiful and easy to handle, and I think I'll own an Intrepid for many years to come.

    Gloria Estefan , Recording Artist
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One of a kind

We don’t make boats the way they could be made, we make them the way they should be made. One at a time and to the discerning specifications of our customers. No other boat company so carefully and proudly reflects the unique desires of each individual owner in every boat. Because at Intrepid, you call the shots.

And it’s why we can, and will, personalize your Intrepid any way you want it. Combined with our advanced composite construction, each boat is not only unique to its owner but is stronger and stiffer, faster and more fuel-efficient to deliver the safest, smoothest, driest-ride on the water. Here’s just a few of our customization features.

  • Boat hull color can be anything you like. It’s applied with Imron™ paint to produce a deeper gloss and it’s easier to maintain than a gel coat. Engines can also be painted to match your new Intrepid.
  • Rails, seat bases and other metalwork can be powdercoated to match or contrast with the boat color using electro-deposition paint.
  • Choose between custom consoles, windshields and hard or canvas tops.
  • We’ll also manufacture custom seats specifically for your boat. Just pick the fabric, color and pattern, including pleats, piping, rolls, stitching and more.
  • Freezers, icemakers or other cold stowage can be added. Fisherman can add additional live baitwells and fishbox plumbing.
  • Every Intrepid is installed with the engine brand of your choice.

Versatility

Diving

Rigged for swimming: Check. Snorkeling: Check. Diving: You guessed it, check. Your Intrepid is rigged and ready to get you overboard and back with ease. We specialize in custom rigging our boats for the best experiences in the water, whatever your passion is. Our innovative hullside dive doors and stepladders, for example, deploy with ease, are safely positioned away from props, and make coming back aboard a breeze. If you have something else in mind, we’ll work with you to create the ultimate dive boat with tank racks, dive ladders, storage lockers, removable transom seating, transom showers, electronics and anything else you want.

Law Enforcement

When we build a boat for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, Sheriff Departments, Police Departments and Departments of Natural Resources, special attention is put forth to ensure each one is fast, tough, dry and safe. And meets the specific needs of law enforcement departments. Is it any wonder that our powerboats have been heralded as the very best?

Sport Fishing

With Intrepid’s incomparable fishboat heritage, no fish is safe. Our sports fishing yachts are equipped with plenty of innovation and technology. Like a unique hull design for a smooth ride and extraordinary stability to propel you to the fish fast and comfortably. An endless array of thoughtful and customizable fishboat features include extra large rod holders, macerated fishboxes and pressurized baitwells, optional stand-up heads with showers, wrap-around forward seating with electric back rests and an amazing self-bailing cockpit drainage system. The outboard engines deliver better range for longer offshore fishing trips, with less noise, fumes and vibrations, especially while trolling.

Yacht Tender

Intrepid is the world’s #1-selling yacht tender with incomparable style, comfort and handling blending perfectly with versatility. Go fishing, diving or cruising in an individually customized craft. Intrepid’s leading design, engineering and fabrication techniques deliver superior levels of comfort, performance and durability over the longest of hauls. In fact, our innovative hulls are designed to withstand the pounding and stresses of being towed behind a yacht over the course of multiple ocean crossings.

Craftsmanship

  • Innovative Design

    No two Intrepids are alike. We constantly chase innovation and champion new technologies to consistently lead the industry in performance, comfort, safety and style. Fully-infused resin hulls. Actuating helm seats. Fold-in dive doors that take up no cockpit space equipped with flip out ladders. Or introducing quad-outboard controls before the outboard manufacturers did. The list goes on and will continue to do so because we are never satisfied and know there is always a better way. We are highly collaborative with our customers and some of our most prideful achievements are ones we created from sketched “dream” ideas on cocktail napkins they had. Sure, everything we do is highly innovative and precise but we do it for one very simple reason. So our customers are happy and satisfied knowing they own the finest, custom-crafted boat on the water.

    Hull

    Distinctively different in concept, design and performance, Intrepid's most advanced stepped hull in the industry delivers a smoother, drier ride with unparalleled maneuverability. It all begins in its forward panel, which is at a steeper longitudinal angle along the keel than the aft panel. These panels create more lift aft than at the step itself so the boat runs with a slightly bow-up attitude. The boat stays drier and turns and maneuvers more effortlessly than the flat running angle of most stepped hulls.

    Ride

    Thanks to the distinct stepped hull design the CG (center of gravity) is positioned perfectly, producing an extraordinarily well-balanced ride. The boat takes off level and actually feels like you’re levitating onto plane. Waves are flattened, at any angle, with very little jolt transmitted. This makes for a smooth, dry ride, no lag and a noise factor that, to be honest, is really not a factor at all. The ride is quiet, allowing for normal conversation with an extra measure of comfort and pleasure for all aboard.

  • Safety

    When it comes to safety, Intrepid has always gone the extra nautical mile, creating the safest, most comfortable and family-friendly vessels imaginable, regardless of weather or nautical conditions. From safer seating, more secure hatches, and strategically placed grab rails to higher freeboards, spacious heads, and redundant mechanical, electrical and safety systems. And every boat is certified to meet or exceed the marine industry’s most rigorous standards, including those established by the NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) and the ABYC (American Boat & Yacht Council), the leading non-profit organizations setting safety standards for design, construction, equipage, repair and maintenance in the boating industry.

  • Technology

    The flawless fit, finish and performance of each Intrepid is the result of the most obsessive design, research, testing and quality control process in the industry. We test and validate the quality, integrity and durability of every material, part and fabrication technique used. Cameras and sensors are installed in the hulls of prototypes to measure the forces of stress, water flow, impact, lift and drag. Burn and gel tests measure the effects of heat and stress. It’s an exhaustive, real-world testing process each component must pass before being used aboard an Intrepid. The hulls are meticulously hand-inspected to eliminate even the most minute flaw, air bubble or uneven surface, then sanded, buffed and polished to a state of perfection. And our own in-house machine shop enables us to design, manufacture and install many of our own parts and accessories making each Intrepid truly one-of-a-kind.

  • Engineering

    We never stop redesigning, improving and enhancing our product. We refuse to believe there isn’t a better way.  Our zero-defect, one-at-a-time process includes wood-free, vacuum-bagged PVC foam hulls rather than the Styrofoam™ used by other manufacturers. We’ve pioneered exclusive combinations of knitted, uni- and multidirectional laminates to attain unprecedented levels of strength and rigidity, while shedding performance-robbing weight. Our breakthrough fully infused, stepped hull design means our custom crafted boats literally glide on a cushion of air, enhancing fuel efficiency while delivering the smooth, dry ride Intrepids are famous for.

    Fabrication Techniques

    Since 1983, our dedication to the industry’s most advanced design, engineering and fabrication techniques has been interwoven into every Intrepid built. Our pioneering technique of fully infused resin hulls, for example, make our boats 20-40% lighter, stronger and more fuel-efficient. In fact, we collaborated with world leaders in resin technology to develop a specialized, low-density resin with unmatched adhesion which also minimizes and, in some instances, eliminates VOC’s making it extremely environmentally friendly. Hand-laid uni- and multidirectional fiberglass fabrics are engineered to withstand the various stresses and loads that different parts of the boat must endure in prolonged exposure to rough seas. Even our small parts go through the same rigorous fabrication process as the boat’s hull and deck for added strength and stability. The fiberglass, knitted fabrics we employ are stronger than woven fabrics commonly used while our technologically advanced gelcoats outperform traditional ones in flexibility and weatherability.