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Intrepid Powerboats 375 Nomad Boat Test

DATE POSTED:June 18, 2019

The Intrepid 375 Nomad impresses with a stylish sheer line and a wraparound windshield. But it’s Intrepid’s penchant for clever features that seals the deal. Take for example the motorized helm deck that elevates 4 inches. The 375’s side door facilitates boarding, diving or landing big fish. Twin 37-gallon livewells bookend the transom. A 52-gallon belowdecks livewell lets you carry more bait. A foldout transom bench for three provides extra seating when fishing is not a priority.

</strong> 37'6Beam: 10'6" | Draft: 3'0" | Displacement: 14,500 lb. (with power) | Transom Deadrise: 22 degrees | Bridge Clearance: 9'0" (to top of hardtop) | Fuel Capacity: 406 gal. | Max Horsepower: 1,200 | Available Power: Twin or triple outboards of any brand to maximum of 1,200 hp total | More Information: intrepidpowerboats.com" height="1333" src="https://www.boatingmag.com/resizer/bBKbiNIgJni6RUovAf_hilh1Gmc=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-bonnier.s3.amazonaws.com/public/4SRWDSBMAJDBHO5YIOAHZPOCEY.jpg" width="2000" />
LOA: 37'6" | Beam: 10'6" | Draft: 3'0" | Displacement: 14,500 lb. (with power) | Transom Deadrise: 22 degrees | Bridge Clearance: 9'0" (to top of hardtop) | Fuel Capacity: 406 gal. | Max Horsepower: 1,200 | Available Power: Twin or triple outboards of any brand to maximum of 1,200 hp total | More Information: intrepidpowerboats.com (Courtesy Intrepid Powerboats/)Motorized backrests tilt up on each side of the bow seating to create loungers.
Motorized backrests tilt up on each side of the bow seating to create loungers. (Intrepid Powerboats 375 Nomad console shot from bow/)Storage abounds on the 375 Nomad.
Storage abounds on the 375 Nomad. (Intrepid Powerboats 375 Nomad bow storage lockers/)A motorized table complements plush wraparound bow seating.
A motorized table complements plush wraparound bow seating. (Intrepid Powerboats 375 Nomad bow table/)

The covered tackle/prep station includes a sink and faucet set into a ­faux-marble countertop with cutting board, but you can opt for an electric cooktop. Below are three drawers for ­stowing tackle. A 60-quart Frigid Rigid cooler deploys from underneath. A motorized table complements plush wraparound bow seating. It retracts flush to the deck, but also raises halfway. Add a filler cushion for an ­expansive sun pad. Motorized backrests tilt up on each side of the bow seating to create loungers. The seatbacks fold down to reveal horizontal rod stowage. An inviting bucket seat for two adorns the forward console, with an 80-quart cooler underneath. In the step-down console interior (easily accessed from the starboard-side) is 6 feet, 3 inches of headroom, a flush toilet, faux-granite countertop, sink and freshwater faucet, and pull-out shower hose. Powered by triple Mercury 400R Verado outboards, the single-stepped hull handles like a sports car at speed, carving turns with a flare that matches its topside styling. The 375 rode smoothly in 3- to 5-foot seas at 30 mph. It planed in 5 seconds and reached 30 mph in 7 seconds en route to a top speed of 61 mph in our test, though Intrepid has achieved speeds as high as 65.5 mph in its testing. Once you’re back at the dock, an optional Vetus bow thruster will help you put the 375 Nomad into tight spaces.

The covered tackle/prep station includes a sink and faucet.
The covered tackle/prep station includes a sink and faucet. (Intrepid Powerboats 375 Nomad cockpit/)In the step-down console interior is a flush toilet, faux-granite countertop, sink and freshwater faucet, and pull-out shower hose.
In the step-down console interior is a flush toilet, faux-granite countertop, sink and freshwater faucet, and pull-out shower hose. (Intrepid Powerboats 375 Nomad head/)

High Points

  • Three huge scuppers in the aft cockpit quickly drain any water on deck.
  • Fully resin-infused hull and liner render the 375 free of creaks and rattles.
  • Motorized vent at the top of the windshield ushers in air on a sultry day.

Low Points

  • Molded windshield seems to slightly distort the view at its curved corners.
  • Seasmart pull-up cleats are distinctive, but square edges might cut into dock lines under strain.

Toughest Competitor
Grady-White's Canyon 376 ($560,830 with triple Yamaha F300s, Helm Master and bow thruster) offers a 32-inch wider beam, but less live-bait capacity.

Price: $496,000 (as tested with triple Mercury 400R Verados)

Available Power: Outboard

Intrepid Powerboats 375 Nomad Certified Test Results
Intrepid Powerboats 375 Nomad Certified Test Results (Boating Magazine/)

How We Tested
Engine: Triple 400 hp Mercury 400R Verados
Drive/Prop: Outboard/Mercury Revolution 4 14 5/8" x 19" 4-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 274 gal.
Crew Weight: 400 lb.

Intrepid Powerboats - Dania Beach, Florida; 954-697-9346; intrepidpowerboats.com