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INTREPID Yacht – Eric Smidt’s $40M Superyacht

INTREPID yacht is a $40 million superyacht owned by Eric Smidt. Damen Yachting designed the naval architecture, interior, and exterior.

She was delivered from Damen Yachting’s Netherlands-based shipyard in 2016 and later refitted in 2021.

INTREPID acts solely as a support ship to the INFINITY yacht, also owned by Eric Smidt. INFINITY is an 88.5m superyacht that accommodates 14 guests and 27 crew members.

Length:69m (227ft)
Crew:21 in 11 cabins
Builder:Damen Yacht Support
Designer:Damen Design Team
Interior Designer:Damen Design Team
Speed:20 knots
Volume:1,128 ton
Price:US$ 40 million
Annual Running:US$ 5-8 million
Owner:Eric Smidt

INTREPID yacht interior

The INTREPID yacht features interior design from the Damen Design Team. The INTREPID has no guest accommodations, as she is used as a support vessel for the INFINITY yacht. She has accommodation for 21 crew members and staff members.

She has several notable features that make her an ideal companion to the mothership. One of her most notable features is the helicopter deck aft.

The deck can receive a Eurocopter AS365 or Augusta Westland AW109 helicopter on board. The helicopter can then be lowered through the hangar into the below deck, where there is a helicopter workshop.

Along with the accommodations for the crew, she has 110 square meters of space concealed inside the yacht and 250 square meters of storage space for tenders and toys, as well as a dive center. The yacht has a fully equipped hospital on board.


The INTREPID yacht is one of two Sea Axe 6911 models built by Damen Yachting. She was delivered in 2016 from their shipyard in the Netherlands.

The shipbuilders penned the naval architecture and exterior design for INTREPID. She is the third-largest boat to be built by Damen Yachting, and she was last refitted in 2021.


The 69.15m INTREPID yacht has a beam of 11m and a draft of 4m. She displaces 1128 gross tons in the water and reaches a top speed of 20 knots with her 4 MTU engines.

At her cruising speed of 16 knots, she has a range of 4500 nautical miles.

The $40 million yacht has a $5 – $8 million running cost per year. She is one of 183 motor yachts in the 60-70m range.

Her cruising speed is 3.66 knots above the average for yachts of a similar size. Her top speed is above the average by 3.06 knots.

INTREPID yacht owner – Eric Smidt

Eric Smidt is CEO of Harbor Freight Tools, a home improvement retailer in America. He has a net worth of $5.9 million, according to Forbes.

Smidt began the company in a small warehouse in North Hollywood when he was a teenager, alongside his father. He is the owner of INTREPID’s mothership, INFINITY, which was delivered in 2015.

INFINITY was built by Oceanco and designed by Espen Oeino, with naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects.

The $150 million yacht features interior design from Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and David Kleinberg Design.  

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