The Intrepid 475 Panacea (47’6″ LOA, 13’8″ beam) is a wave-crushing offshore machine that handles both fishing and cruising with luxury and style. Power choices include either triple or quad outboard engines ranging from 350-hp Yamaha F350s to 627-hp Seven Marine engines. Equipped with four F350s, the 475 Panacea will top out over 60 mph, and with four 627s she runs over 72 mph. The 475 Panacea’s signature transverse-stepped hull is designed to maximize fuel efficiency and stability. Effectively creating two separate hulls, the boat is supported on plane at twice as many points as conventional hulls, providing a smooth, dry ride. Bow rise is minimized, pitching and heeling are reduced and range is significantly increased.
The big Intrepid 475 Panacea weighs approximately 28,000 pounds—depending upon the power package—which flattens waves while being surefooted enough to maintain speed and comfort when other boats are throttling back. The Panacea’s helm features a state-of-the-art platform for electronics, fold-down armrests, footrests, LED lighting, and a convenient cooler. An expansive cockpit features rear seating and fish boxes/storage lockers. An oversized sunpad and wraparound forward seating create a versatile VIP lounge that converts to an alfresco dining area.
The cabin features a roomy head with a shower, vanity and sink, and is well equipped for overnighting with a spacious V-berth. The galley includes hard-surface countertops, a refrigerator, sink, and high-end cabinetry. intrepidboats.com; (954) 922-7544
By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine July 2016