The 47-foot, 6-inch long Intrepid 475 Panacea ranks among the ultimate sportfishing machines. Cutting-edge amenities include an expansive cockpit rigged with bait wells, fish boxes, and a multitude of storage compartments and rod lockers. The 475 Panacea can be rigged with triple or quad 300-hp outboards that can push the boat to 60 mph and beyond.
The 475 Panacea’s helm features state-of-the-art electronics, fold-down armrests, footrests, LED lighting, and a convenient cooler. An oversized sunpad and wraparound seating create a luxurious VIP lounge and dining area. The forward cabin is equipped with a spacious head, which includes a shower, vanity and sink. The galley is fully equipped with a large countertop, a refrigerator, sink, and high-end cabinetry. The spacious two-person V-berth makes the 475 Panacea perfect for overnighting after making a long trek to your favorite fishing grounds.
Like every Intrepid, the 475 Panacea travels on a transverse stepped hull. Designed to maximize fuel efficiency and stability, the hull form builds the trim in automatically. Effectively creating two separate hulls, the boat is supported on plane at twice as many points as conventional hulls providing a smooth, dry ride that makes running in tough conditions more pleasant. Bow rise is minimized, pitching and heeling are reduced, and range is significantly increased.
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By Doug Thompson, Southern Boating Magazine July 2014