Best Boats of 2011
Editors’ Choice: Our staff weighs in on the model year's top boats.
By Boating Staff
Intrepid 400 Cuddy
Riding Intrepid’s next-generation stepped hull, the 400 Cuddy eliminates handling intimidation in any seas. We were delighted with the crisp, yet light, feel at the helm regardless of the way we hit waves — and through a rigorous regimen of test maneuvers. This tangible feel of balance stands out even more than does the boat’s 300-mile range and 65 mph top speed.
From the custom-painted hull color to the hullside dive door to the retractable electronics pod, the 400 Cuddy is over the top. With its massive cockpit, center helm and forward lounge area between command console and cabin, the 400 Cuddy’s topsides provides the flexibility to pursue all of your waterborne passions. Belowdecks, the twin stateroom layout will host a dockside soiree one weekend then serve as a cruising getaway the next. Skylights, hatches and hull windows make this cabin most inviting. Fish, dive, cruise and entertain? Yes. The 400 Cuddy’s ownership experience is without equal.
"Packing superior quality and custom design into a truly versatile boat outfitted to fish, dive, cruise or entertain in first-class comfort.” — Mark Beaver, chief operations officer
We’ve not seen another boat that does so much so well.