Savvy Sea-Tamer

Intrepid’s 410 Evolution beats down big seas.

October 20, 2015
LOA: 41’1″ Top Speed: 48.5 knots

What happens when you take 30-plus years of boatbuilding know-how and knead that knowledge into a new model? You get [­Intrepid’s][] aptly named 410 Evolution.

This triple-outboard-powered sport yacht features an aggressive profile that is racy, yet sophisticated. She will serve well as a standalone cruising platform or as a tender to a larger vessel.

Supporting her ready-to-run stepped-hull form are hand-laid fiberglass and vacuum-bagged coring. A composite stringer system adds further backbone, enabling this 41-footer to handle blue-water duty easily.

The 410 Evolution’s bridge deck is laid out for casual conversation when cruising to the next port thanks to two settees set just abaft the helm station. Side windows slide back, letting fresh air flow when the weather allows.

A stout build is one hallmark of Intrepid’s boats, and performance is another. With her triple ­350-horsepower four-strokes, this boat carries on that tradition. The builder reports a 48.5-knot wide-open-throttle speed — more than good enough to leave Pompano Beach, Florida, in the morning for fresh conch and a Kalik in ­Bimini and be back with time to spare for dinner. The 410 is said to make about 30 knots with the motors turning 4,000 rpm and 38 knots at 4,500 rpm.

Of course, should you choose to weekend across the Gulf Stream, this vessel’s step-up queen-size berth should comfortably accommodate a couple, and the salon’s high-low table could be dropped for guests or the kids. If you spend a lot of time in warm climes, the 12,000 Btu bridge-deck air conditioning is a must-have item. Other notable options include a bow thruster, cockpit settee and table, and powder-coated aluminum.

A galley with electric cooktop, microwave and sink is conveniently located across from a high-low dinette table.

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