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Brief Summary

The Intrepid 345 Nomad is so-named because the manufacturer designed her to be able to go anywhere in myriad conditions. Boats in the Nomad line can be identified by having only a head, not a cabin, in the console. She combines fishing and cruising features.

Key Features

  • Full-width hardtop
  • Hand-laid, vacuum-bagged, PVC foam-cored hull
  • Single-stepped bottom
  • Private head in console
  • Available twin 425-hp Yamaha XTO Offshore outboards
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 34' 6"
    10.52 m
    Beam 10' 6"
    3.20 m
    Dry Weight N/A
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 350 gal.
    1,325 L
    Water Capacity 30 gal.
    114 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    1,940

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power
    Tested Power 2 x Yamaha 425-hp V8 5.6L
    Opt. Power

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 4.0 3.4 2.1 1.9 1.6 466 404.8 60
    1000 6.3 5.5 3.8 1.7 1.5 416 361.6 69
    1500 8.6 7.4 5.7 1.5 1.3 375 325.7 75
    2000 9.5 8.2 8.7 1.1 0.9 270 235.1 75
    2500 17.1 14.8 13.2 1.3 1.1 321 279.0 79
    3000 23.3 20.3 17.7 1.3 1.1 326 283.3 83
    3500 31.8 27.7 22.5 1.4 1.2 350 304.2 85
    4000 38.2 33.2 28.1 1.4 1.2 337 293.1 87
    4500 44.0 38.2 35.0 1.3 1.1 311 270.6 84
    5000 50.3 43.7 46.4 1.1 0.9 268 233.3 86
    5500 56.7 49.3 58.2 1.0 0.8 241 209.9 85
    6000 61.6 53.6 70.1 0.9 0.8 218 189.3 97
    6100 62.9 54.7 74.1 0.8 0.7 210 182.7 99
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 404.8 750 6.40 7.95 0.81 60
    1000 361.6 669 10.10 14.38 0.72 69
    1500 325.7 604 13.80 21.58 0.64 75
    2000 235.1 435 15.30 32.93 0.47 75
    2500 279.0 517 27.50 49.97 0.55 79
    3000 283.3 525 37.50 67.00 0.55 83
    3500 304.2 563 51.20 85.17 0.60 85
    4000 293.1 542 61.50 106.37 0.60 87
    4500 270.6 501 70.80 132.49 0.55 84
    5000 233.3 431 81.00 175.64 0.47 86
    5500 209.9 388 91.20 220.31 0.43 85
    6000 189.3 351 99.10 265.36 0.38 97
    6100 182.7 338 101.20 280.50 0.34 99

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.2 sec.
    0 to 30 8.5 sec.
    Ratio N/A
    Props 21Y 16 3/8 XTO
    Load 3 persons, 1/2 fuel, 1/2 water, 50 lbs. of gear
    Climate 82 deg., 70 humid.; 15-20 mph; seas: <1

    Captain's Report

    Contents of Report

    Intrepid 345 Nomad running
    The Intrepid 345 Nomad measures 34’6” (10.52 m) long with a 10’6” (3.20 m) beam and, depending on the power, she can hit speeds exceeding 60 mph.

    Mission Statement

    The Intrepid 345 Nomad is designed to be a performance-oriented, high-end center console with enough cruising and fishing features to satisfy an active on-water family.

    Major Features

      • Power backrests for bow lounges

      • Full-height tempered glass windshield

      • Contoured bolsters at helm

      • Hullside door

      • Heavy-duty boarding ladder

      • Available in twin or triple outboard configurations

    Intrepid 345 Nomad deck plan
    Intrepid carries the 345 Nomad’s beam as far forward as possible, creating a comfortable bow seating area.

    Features Inspection

    The Console

    The Head. Boats in the Nomad Series have a head in the console, not a cabin, so let’s take a closer look. Entry is provided by a two-part locking hatch to starboard. Three 11” (27.9 cm) steps lead down into the compartment where there is 6’7” (2.0m) of headroom and 4’1” (1.2m) when seated on the porcelain toilet. There is a mirror above the sink, which has a locker in the base and there is additional storage in a dedicated compartment. An opening port lets in air and a hatch provides access to the helm rigging.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad head
    To make it easier to enter, the head has two hatches, a top piece that slides inboard and the vertical one that opens toward the bow and notice the stainless-steel strut that keeps it from swinging too far forward.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad head
    Intrepid designed the head with a step-down well so that headroom would be 6’7” (2.01 m). This should make the area more comfortable to use for most people.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad three steps
    Three steps lead down into the head and are finished in nonskid.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad sink
    Beneath the mirror, the stainless-steel sink is recessed into a countertop that has a full fiddle rail to retain spills.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad port hole
    The opening port lets in natural light and fresh air and comes with a screen.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad storage
    Storage is welcome on any boat and the 345 Nomad has three shelves in this cabinet in the head.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad access
    A hatch in the head compartment provides access to the helm rigging, which is clean and orderly.

    The Bow

    Bow Seating. Intrepid offers the head door on the front of the console as well, but on our test boat, there was a doublewide lounge that has cushions that extend forward on each side. The hinged bottom cushion picks up to reveal an insulated draining cooler and the recessed powder-coated bowrail wraps around the seating area. Forward, the backrest wraps at a comfortable angle around the entire bow. Forward-facing side lounges measure 81” (2.06 m) long and when the optional power backrests are raised with the push of a button to create a chaise-style lounge, the bottom cushion is 51” (1.3 m) long.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad back rest
    Notice how the full backrest in the bow is angled to make sitting in an aft-facing position more comfortable.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad back rests
    Backrests on each side raise and lower with the push of a button, creating a chaise-style lounge.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad bow rail
    Evidence of Intrepid’s fishing-boat roots, the powder-coated bowrail is recessed below deck level.

    Bow Storage. There’s storage beneath all of the seat bases and inboard of the backrests, which creates extra capacity. Dedicated fender lockers tilt in from the gunwale adjacent to the console seat. The foredeck has two hatches, one for the anchor locker and an aft one for a storage compartment. Inside that compartment is a hatch to access the rode locker. There are two in-deck hatches between the bow lounges. One accesses wet storage, the other gives technicians access to the bow thruster.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad bow storage
    In addition to the space beneath the lounge bottom cushions, Intrepid one-ups the competition with storage space outboard of the backrests in the bow.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad anchor locker
    There are 8” (20.3 cm) pull-up cleats outboard on each side of the foredeck.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad anchor locker
    The anchor locker has access to the rode locker and a cleat where an owner can attach the bitter end of the rode.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad storage
    The aft foredeck hatch opens on twin stainless-steel gas struts to provide storage.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad rode locker
    This hatch in the bow locker provides access to the rode locker and notice the lights on each side.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad in deck hatch
    The forward in-deck hatch in the 345 Nomad’s bow provides access to the thruster.

    Side Passageways. Hatches in the gunwale on each side tilt in to reveal dedicated fender storage. Intrepid takes the extra step of creating hinged sections of the caprail that cover the fuel fills to starboard and the waste outlet and freshwater inlet to port. There’s 20” (50.8 cm) between the console and the gunwale and in the port side of the console, a hatch opens the locker that contains the circuit breaker and battery switches.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad holders
    Located in the gunwales adjacent to the console seat, fender holders tilt in and Intrepid uses a stainless-steel strut to keep them from going too far.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad details
    Intrepid pays attention to the little details, hiding the fuel fills, waste outlet and water inlet beneath hinged sections of the caprail.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad locker
    A locker in the port side of the console houses the battery switches and circuit breakers.

    The Helm. Intrepid offers the 345 Nomad with two windshields, a full-height version or one that leaves a gap at the top. Our test boat had the full-height windshield and a power-opening vent. At the dash, the electronics panel is 42” (1.07m) wide by 15” (38.1cm) tall. The compass is on top, but it’s in the center instead of in-line with the tilt steering wheel, which we would prefer. Just ahead of the wheel is the Yamaha Helm Master screen with the accessory switches that light when activated to starboard. Abaft the switch panel are the Yamaha controls with the trim tab buttons alongside. Ahead of the trim switches are the wiper controls. To port are the engine start-stop buttons and the bow-thruster joystick. Storage is provided in the locking glovebox to starboard and inside are connectivity ports.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad wind shield
    The full height tempered glass windshield is cleanly integrated into the hardtop structure.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad windshield vent
    Push a button to open the vent above the windshield.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad helm
    At 42” (1.97 m) wide by 15” (38.1 cm) deep, the electronics flat should be able to accommodate twin MFDs up to 19” (48.3 cm) wide.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad helm master
    Just ahead of the tilt steering wheel, the Yamaha Helm Master screen replaces conventional gauges and provides all vital engine information.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad controls
    To the left of the wheel are the engine start stop buttons (forward) and the joystick for the bow thruster.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad trim tab
    The trim tab buttons and LED position indicators are just inboard of the Yamaha digital controls.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad accessory switches
    Just ahead of the controls, the accessory switches are clearly labeled and they illuminate when activated.

    The Helm Seats. The captain and a companion can choose to travel in a standing or seated position on the 41” (104 cm)-wide helm seat that can be moved fore and aft with the push of a button. Individual 18” (46 cm) bolsters are hinged and when they’re raised the bottom is contoured to support a person leaning back into them. There are fold-down armrests and a flip-down footrest. Forward on the console are angled footrests and there’s space beneath for a driver to place his feet when running while standing.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad bolsters
    Here we see the bolsters in the down position and the armrests folded up to make it easy for the captain and a companion to sit down.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad bolsters
    When the bolsters are folded up, we can see the contoured bottom that wraps around the captain and a companion when they chose to stand while running.

    The Cockpit

    The Hardtop. On the aft side of the helm seat, there are large custom supports for the hardtop on each side. On the underside, the hardtop has LED spreader and courtesy lights and stereo speakers. Rocket-launcher-style rod holders are on the trailing edge and our test boat had a Taco anchor light that can be hand-cranked into the up or down position from underneath the hardtop.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad supports
    The underside of the hardtop is finished in the same high-gloss gelcoat as the rest of the 345 Nomad and the integrated longitudinal supports help provide strength to keep it from flexing.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad anchor light
    When in the raised position, the Taco anchor light looks like any other one.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad anchor light crank
    What makes the anchor light different is that it can be raised and lowered with this crank on the underside of the hardtop. No more having to climb up top.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad rocket launcher
    Four rocket-launcher-style rod holders are finished in the same powder-coating as the bowrail.

    The Prep Station. On the aft side of the helm seat structure, the hinged workstation top opens to show the sink to port with dedicated storage for the cover. To starboard, there’s space for an optional grill and the station has a sturdy grabrail. Below is a wastebasket and alongside is a cooler in a dedicated drawer with stainless-steel tracks. If an owner prefers, this area would house the optional Seakeeper 3 gyroscopic stabilizer.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad bait prep
    The bait-prep or work station has a large pull-out cooler on a custom track.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad waste basket
    A pull-out wastebasket is alongside and notice the convenient handrail on the trailing edge of the counter.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad storage
    The dedicated storage spot for the prep station sink’s cover should keep it from getting misplaced.

    Open Space. The 345 Nomad’s cockpit measures 8’ (2.4 m) wide and 5’ (1.5 m) fore to aft. On our test boat, there were optional livewells in each corner flanking an optional 5’ (1.5 m)-wide bench seat that tucks into the stern when not in use. The bottom cushion and backrest are at a comfortable angle. Each livewell has lights, aeration, a drain, and a window in the front to make it easier to keep an eye on baits. In the port gunwale is a hullside door that opens inboard, making it easier to pull up to a dock or alongside another boat to raft up. Just inboard of the hullside door, the heavy-duty boarding ladder folds out from beneath an in-deck hatch.

    On some Intrepid models, just ahead of the hullside door are steps that make it easier to debark over the deck but because the hardtop extends so far outboard, Intrepid didn’t use the steps. The manufacturer didn’t want people hitting their heads. Instead, there are storage drawers in the gunwale. To make it easier to move astern to the swim platforms on each side, there are steps built into the stern outboard of the transom splashwell on each side.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad cockpit
    The 345 Nomad’s cockpit with everything tucked away, ready for a couple of anglers to get to work.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad aft bench
    The aft bench seat should have space for at least two people and, as we’ve come to expect from Intrepid, the seat folds out on heavy-duty stainless-steel hardware. In each aft corner, the livewells have solid top hatches, but there are windows in the base.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad livewells
    The livewells are equipped with lights, drains, and aeration. The rounded corners and blue finish help keep the bait calm.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad hullside
    The hullside door opens inboard and secures in place with a magnetic latch.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad ladder
    In compliance with American Boat & Yacht Council standards, the boarding ladder is a four-step model.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad drawers
    Just ahead of the hullside door, there are three drawers in the gunwale that pull out on stainless-steel sliders. They replace steps that are used on other Intrepid models.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad hardtop
    Because the hardtop is so wide that it extends out over the side of the boat, Intrepid opted not to offer the 345 Nomad with port-side gunwale steps because the manufacturer didn’t want passengers to hit their heads when trying to stride over the side of the boat.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad stern steps
    Steps molded into the stern on each side provide easier access to the swim platforms.

    Clean-up Time. When it’s time to clean up, there’s a freshwater washdown under the port gunwale and alongside is the freshwater flush for the motors. The raw-water washdown is beneath the starboard gunwale and there are drains in the aft corners of the cockpit.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad wash down
    In the port gunwale are the connection for the freshwater washdown and for flushing out the motors. The raw-water washdown is to starboard.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad drains
    Outboard in each corner are large drains for the self-bailing cockpit.

    Cockpit Storage. Storage in the cockpit includes a long insulated fishbox to starboard and a centrally located draining insulated cooler. In the aft corners are compartments that offer additional capacity.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad cockpit storage
    Intrepid provides an insulated fishbox to starboard and a cooler in the center with open compartments wherever possible. All the hatches open on stainless-steel gas struts and close on rubber gaskets.

    Systems Access. Forward to starboard alongside the console, a hatch opens to provide access to the batteries. To starboard, the same setup offers access to the plumbing for the head. A large centrally positioned hatch ahead of the helm seat opens the mechanical room that contains the fuel-water separators for the engines, the bilge, and livewell pumps and transducers.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad battery access
    Outboard of the console to starboard is access to the boat’s batteries.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad pump access
    The forward hatch to port opens access to the sump pump and the toilet distribution valve is aft.
    Intrepid 345 Nomad fuel water
    The fuel water separators (blue canisters) are in each outboard on each side with the livewell pumps forward and the bilge pumps aft.

    Performance

    The Numbers. The Intrepid 345 Nomad measures 34’6” (10.52 m) long with a 10’6” (3.20 m) beam, and we were carrying two people, 175 gallons (662 L) of fuel and 15 gallons (57 L) of freshwater. The boat rides on Intrepid’s single-step bottom and the twin 425-hp outboards spun 16 3/8” x 21” (41.6 cm x 53.3 cm) stainless-steel propellers. Running in 20-mph winds and about a foot of chop, we wound up the motors to 6100 rpm and hit 62.9 mph. Best cruise was at 3500 rpm where the boat ran 31.8 mph and burned 22.5 gph. That gave us 1.4 mpg and a range of 445 statute miles with 10 percent of the boat’s 350-gallon (1,325 L) fuel capacity in reserve. At 600 rpm, the boat ran 4.0 mph and at 1000 rpm, she ran 6.3 mph. In acceleration tests, the boat planed in 4.2 seconds and ran through 20 mph in 5.6 seconds and through 30 in 8.5 seconds.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad running
    When we found some calm water, we cranked up the twin 425-hp motors and hit a top speed of 62.9 mph.

    Handling

    In the windy conditions, the 345 Nomad refused to be blown off course, even in speed runs. The boat’s sharp bow entry and deep V design cut through the chop and in maneuvers, she carved through turns and had the appropriate lean angle.

    Intrepid 345 Nomad running
    In less-than-ideal conditions, the 345 Nomad did everything we asked of her, including sharp turns.

    Options to Consider

      • Bow thruster

      • Windlass with 200’ (60.96 m) of rode including 15’ (4.6 m) of chain

      • Polished stainless-steel anchor

      • Freshwater washdown for windlass

      • Diesel generator

      • Extra batteries

      • Switchable fresh/raw water inlet for head

      • 75 gallons (284 L) of auxiliary fuel

      • Pressurized freshwater

      • Electric head with holding tank

      • Docking lights

      • Gyro stabilizer

      • Towing package with double-tow eye, high water warning, and engine covers

      • Electric sunshade for aft cockpit

      • Ski tow bar

      • Bow filler cushion

      • Removable table

      • Aluminum T-top for console

    Observations

    Intrepid was one of the first center-console builders to target non-anglers with its boats and the 345 Nomad is another offering that displays the manufacturer’s versatility. Not everyone wants a center console with a cabin so the company keeps it basic with a usable head in that area. The bow seating area and hullside should prove popular with families.

    The boat is available with whatever engines an owner wants, including twin or triples from Evinrude, Yamaha, Mercury, Suzuki, and Seven Marine. Twin 425-hp Yamahas push the 345 Nomad past 60 mph so serious hot-rodders who like to play in poker runs might consider twin 627-hp outboards from Seven Marine.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Intrepid Boats 345 Nomad (2019-) is 62.9 mph (101.2 kph), burning 74.1 gallons per hour (gph) or 280.47 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Intrepid Boats 345 Nomad (2019-) is 31.8 mph (51.2 kph), and the boat gets 1.4 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.6 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 350 miles (563.27 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x Yamaha 425-hp V8 5.6L.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    Trim Tabs Standard
    Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
    Washdown: Raw Water Optional

    Galley

    Refrigerator Optional

    Exterior Features

    Hardtop Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Bow Thruster Optional
    Generator Optional

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