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Intrepid / Super Hawaii -Quality Differences?

Old 01-16-2011, 09:57 AM
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Default Intrepid / Super Hawaii -Quality Differences?

In my search for something to move up to from my Intrepid 23cc, I came across a "Super Hawaii" Intrepid version of the 32' cuddy. Does anyone have any input on the quality differences, if there are any? Also, can someone explain to me the differences between a "2 piece" and a "3 piece" hull? And, which is the Super Hawaii? My 23 is a 1995 model, moulded in beacket, and the Super Hawaii has a bracket bolted on.

As soon as I find a suitable replacement for my 23, I will be listing it for sale. It has twin Yamaha f150's with 200 hrs (and warranty until Nov. 2012),updated electronics, new upholstery, etc. Any interest, let me know! We simply love the boat! We just need something a little bigger for the "crew". It has been to the Bahamas, Marquesas, Key West. and all over the Chesapeake! Cruises 35 mph @ 2.2 mpg!!!
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:23 AM
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Intrepid was once owned by Super Hawaii for a period of time. So actually your Super Hawaii boats were built by Intrepid.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:09 AM
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i agree with NOLIMIT40. I had a 1991 23 CC and the title said Super Hawaii. You can talk with Joe Brenna in Largo, he'll tell you there's no difference.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:03 PM
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I have a 1992 Super Hawaii Intrepid 246 and love the ride, efficiency & quality of the boat. Everything on the boat is original including the upholstery, except for the Suzuki DF300 I repowered with, electronics, seacocks & fishbox macerator pump.

Gelcoat looks amazing, hard to believe the boat is almost 20 years old.

I don't believe there is any difference in quality based on my experience with this boat.

Good luck with your purchase.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:34 AM
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Can someone post some pics of the Super Hawaii.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:40 AM
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The 32 Intrepid Super Hawaii is to me one of those "cult" hulls that are just worth re-powering time and again.

In the late 80's early 90's my Dad had a Scarab Sport and his friend had a Super Hawaii Intrepid with a cuddy and that boat performed heads and shoulders above the Scarab on every crossing to Bimini.

I have owned a few Intrepids and have to say that one of those old Super Hawaii hulls is on my "bucket" list.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:48 AM
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The Super Hawaii 32 and 246 and 26 were the same as an Intrepid of the same size. They all said Intrepid on the side, only the title said Super Hawaii.
There was a model called the Euro Super Hawaii which was a sport deck 37'. The hull was actually the 37' Midnight Express (9'6" beam). There was a Super Hawaii Euro for sale recently on offshoreonly.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:04 AM
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Struggler how does your boat run with the 300 what kind of numbers are you getting? I have been tossing around the idea of a re power but my 225 keeps on going strong never misses a beat.
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I have a a Super Hawaii 1993 CC260 with 2004 Merc 225 EFI...my fishing buds call it a Fake Intrepid....I call it the best boat I have owned and have owned it for 7 years...
I am not sure about the history of the hull except what I was told by Intrepid before I bought the boat. They said Super Hawaii was a ocean race boat builder that wanted to dabble in the fish boat market and teamed with Intrepid to build a few hulls to test the market before they retooled.
I will post some pics as soon as I fugure out the process.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:57 AM
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Actually Super Hawaii secured a large contract with the Japanese government to build patrol boats for them. They did not have the facilities or the expertise to build the boats. They worked out a deal with John at Intrepid to purchase his facility and he would build the boats for them. John built the patrol boats for them, but some how something didn't work out in the end, and John bought his company back from the Japanese.
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:04 PM
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I guess John purchased Intrepid back sometime in 1993. I have a 1993 26 CC also like Gent682 but it is an Intrepid Boat Works hull, the HIN starts with IBW. I imagine it is identical to the Super Hawaii as the following year in 1994, the hull was completely redesigned.
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Intrepid 246, the numbers I've been getting are as follows:

3.2 mpg at 35 mph, 4400 rpm 11gph in a light chop, that's with a few hundred lbs. of gear on board & 1/2 a tank - 60 gallons.

Boat only weighs about 2200 lbs. (hull only)

WOT trimmed out 51 mph.

The ride did not noticeably change from the old carbed Yamaha 225, and the scuppers are still 5 inches+ above the water line.

There are barely visible white sticker/paint? on the hull sides that say Super Hawaii, as does the old brochure that was with the owner's manual that I got with the boat.
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So what's up with mine its a 1991??????? I talked to Joe a while back, and he told me everything about mine. Good Thread!!!!! Good to see all of the 246's on here
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Here are pics of a Super Hawaii 40.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:01 AM
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Struggler , Thanks for the numbers. Is it much better out of the hole? Mine can be a pig when its loaded. Looking at your picture what I really need is that rear seat LOL I have always wanted to put one in to see how it was and if there was any space to walk around. if you have any picture that you could shoot me that would be great . I think you might be the only one with the rear seat on here that I have seen. I would love to meet up one day and check it out. maybe out in the water sometime. I am always around the key and elliott. And I run up north sometimes. I am not sure what my ful #'s are as I do not have a fuel scan on it. I am going to have to get one and figure it out.
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That Super Hawaii 40 makes the theme of Miami Vice come to mind. How fast is something like that at WOT?

Intrepid 246, definitely jumps on plane faster with the extra hp & larger diameter 4 blade prop. As far as meeting up & pics, how far north do you go? Unfortunately the boat is buried under several feet of snow in the northeast.

There's room to walk between the leaning post & back seat unless there are rods in the leaning post rod holders, then it's pretty tight, you have to lean around them. I grew up in Miami & my parents live in the Key, wish I was there right now with temperatures in the teens up here. I'll send you pics of the back seat in the Spring.

Tight Lines.
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Originally Posted by arctic_f250 View Post
The 32 Intrepid Super Hawaii is to me one of those "cult" hulls that are just worth re-powering time and again.

In the late 80's early 90's my Dad had a Scarab Sport and his friend had a Super Hawaii Intrepid with a cuddy and that boat performed heads and shoulders above the Scarab on every crossing to Bimini.

I have owned a few Intrepids and have to say that one of those old Super Hawaii hulls is on my "bucket" list.

I liked my own quote so much almost a decade ago I bought one!

and yes she’s a super Hawaii
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:31 PM
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You can't resurrect a thread this old stating you bought the boat you talked about 8 years ago without posting pictures.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by hensleyfish View Post
You can't resurrect a thread this old stating you bought the boat you talked about 8 years ago without posting pictures.
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Originally Posted by hensleyfish View Post
You can't resurrect a thread this old stating you bought the boat you talked about 8 years ago without posting pictures.

Heres the build so far. 1993 Intrepid Classic 32 facelift!



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