If you look up “panacea” on dictionary.com, you’ll see it defined as “a remedy for all diseases and ills; cure-all” and “an answer or solution for all problems and difficulties.” As it happens, that word also defines how most boat owners feel about their time on the water. So the name Intrepid Powerboats chose for its latest center console—the 407 Panacea—makes a lot of sense.
Unveiled in late 2017, the Intrepid Powerboats 407 Panacea center console could make inroads with performance-minded buyers.
The Miami-based company introduced the 40-footer with triple Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engines at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show and it captured lots of attention, and not just from “traditional” center console buyers. The 16,000-pound beauty caught the eyes of more than a few performance-minded buyers, according to the company’s Mark Beaver, who handles factory sales.
To say that Intrepid is targeting performance-boat enthusiasts with the 407 Panacea would be incorrect. But Beaver and the rest of the team at Intrepid believe the center console does have plenty of crossover appeal.