|This has already been a fantastic year with the introduction of our new Nomad series center console boat line. We introduced the 345 Nomad at the Ft Lauderdale Boat Show last November and it has proven to be one of our stellar models with many sales and most of all many satisfied customers. We continued this with the introduction of the 375 Nomad at the Palm Beach Boat Show and will be introducing a 407 Nomad next month. The Nomads, in case you are not aware, are center consoles available in SE and FE models. SE designates a Side Entry console to the head and shower with a Premium Hardtop all Fiberglass structure, glass windshield with windshield wiper, electric helm seat mated to a large aft-facing cabinet that comes standard with a sink and Corian countertop. This cabinet can be customized to include several available options: tackle center, grill, ice-maker, refrigerator, pull out cooler, storage drawers or even a custom design specifically made for you.
The FE model is our traditional Forward Entry console with electric forward door for access to a standup area with head, shower, and sink. This is mated to a Fiberglass T-Top with Anodized or Powder Coated Aluminum legs. Besides these two distinctly different designs, all Nomads share the same new features and options.
To check out all the new features and options please visit our website www.intrepidpowerboats.com or contact our sales department for more detailed information on this exciting new line of Intrepid boats.
Next month will be our inaugural Intrepid Rendezvous exclusively for Intrepid Owners. It is going to be held at the beautiful Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida on July 12th–14th. We look forward to spending time with our customers as we have many great events planned for all. We will have our Sales and Service teams attending to answer any questions or help with any concerns. Also attending from our Factory will be our President Ken Clinton, Production Manager Sean Wilson and Vice President of Customer Service Joe Brenna. Besides sharing a great time together, we look forward to the opportunity of sharing the latest on all our new models and the coming models already in the works.
|I’ve worn a lot of hats here at Intrepid over the years and one of my most favorite jobs is delivering a new boat to its owner. It’s great to be able to watch the progress of a boat as it transforms from barrels of resin and rolls of laminate into a beautiful work of art in the end. Recently John Aspinwall and his son, Jack, came to Largo for factory delivery of their new 400 Open. This is their fourth Intrepid, second 400 Open, so we have been able to get together in Largo and at all the boat shows over the years. They are part of the Intrepid family and our meeting on delivery day was fun for all concerned. They had followed the progress of their new boat with pictures that we sent during construction, but there really is no substitute for the feeling one gets when they walk up to their shiny new Intrepid. We strive to make each boat better than the last one that we built so when they got aboard, they were blown away when they saw how we have been able to make a great boat even better. John got on his hands and knees and gave the boat a careful inspection, looking through all the hatches and under his console. He was impressed with the subtle improvements that we’ve done on the 400 Open since their last one was built three years ago.|
|We launched the boat next and gave John and Jack their first ride. This boat is equipped with triple 425 Yamaha XTO’s so when we hit the throttles, I watched the look on everyone’s face. Lots of smiling eyes told me that they loved the power, it was an amazing ride! We brought the boat back to our factory for a “pit stop” and took care of a few tweaks that John requested when he first got here. Notes had been made with Sean Wilson and his production team earlier in the day. They were able to carry out these changes and still ship the boat on time the next day. There’s a lot to be said for a factory delivery. John’s comment was that he was very happy to see the birth of his new baby. He enjoyed seeing where and how his new boat took shape and got to meet the people who put it together. This boat will be in very good company with other Intrepids when it’s in its home waters in Virginia at month’s end. John’s parting words were that he looks forward to his next new boat delivery…
We are working hard to get ready for our Intrepid Owners Rendezvous at Hawks Cay next month. I’m sure that a good time will be had by all. Our invitation to visit us in Largo still stands. If you’re ever in the Tampa Bay area, please let me know so that we can arrange a tour of our facility.