Back in the day, guys used to slap a sticker on their hot rods that read, “Get In, Sit Down, Shut Up and Hold On.” I think that statement is apropos for the Intrepid 410 Evolution.
The operational virtues of the 410 Evolution are immediately evident: Triple Yamaha F350s stand out and stand up to speed needs. This stepped-design, 25,000-pound, cored hull moves at more than 47.8 knots, with a soft ride thanks to the sharp entry and deep-V form. Even blowing through 4- to 6-foot standing seas at 30 knots, my test boat did not pound or slap. She sliced and tracked true. (It’s no wonder law enforcement agencies around the country use Intrepids.)
Intrepid designed the 410 Evolution with cruising in mind. It has a three-sided house, side windows that open and a single-pane windshield that allows for unobstructed visibility. With the aft and windows open along with the overhead electric sunroof, being aboard feels like being on an open boat. An aft enclosure curtain can shield crew from the elements. The 410 also has two air-conditioning units up top (18,000 Btu each) and 16,000 Btus for the lower deck. They should be great for the tropics. With the 8 kW Fischer Panda generator running, I heard barely a hum thanks to the well-insulated box. The main helm has room for dual chart plotter displays, and a second helm station to port can carry a repeater display or other electronics for a critical second set of eyes.
Onboard the 410 Intrepid Evolution
Intrepid Powerboats' 410 Evolution beat back sporty seas during Yachting's recent sea trial. Stay tuned for the 410's full story. (Video Courtesy Tom Serio)Posted by Yachting Magazine on Sunday, July 24, 2016
The openness of the belowdecks space makes the salon feel cavernous. A galley to port sports a GE microwave, two-burner Kenyon cooktop, sink and Vizio flat-screen TV. Because of the hull’s taper, the twin Isotherm fridge/freezer drawers are across in the aft bulkhead. A nearby raised wooden hi-lo dinette table with leather sofa converts to a guest berth.
For owners, there is a step-up centerline queen berth forward with stowage underneath, a cedar locker, hull-side windows, recessed lighting and overhead hatch. The 410 also has a single head with basin sink and shower stall.
Back on deck, a boarding door aft and to starboard makes stepping aboard or ashore easy. For swimmers, the door has an integrated, foldout, powder-coated ladder (safer than boarding next to the engines), and the door opens inward. A safety latch and pull-up hinge prevent accidental openings.
With the 410 Evolution, Intrepid has taken 30 years of knowledge and created a next-level vessel with equal parts speed, style and sturdiness.