Invincible 43 Open Fisherman: 2024 Boat Buyers Guide

The 43 Open Fisherman offers loads of fishing room and plenty of power.
Invincible 43 Open Fisherman running near shore
Invincible’s Stepped-Vee Ventilated Tunnel hull with twin steps rides remarkably flat. Courtesy Invincible Boats

Since 2006, Invincible has carried serious sport fishermen in pursuit of trophy fish and tournament wins in boats boasting intuitive designs, solid construction and thrilling performance. 

Invincible is proud of its semicustom, owner-designed boats with innovative hull designs. These include the original Michael Peters-designed and patented Stepped-Vee Ventilated Tunnel (SVVT) single hull of its powerful tournament boats, and the partnered Morrelli & Melvin patented, hybrid, semi-asymmetrical hulls of its catamarans.

Invincible launched with the SVVT single hull in 2006, after its founder was unable to find a boat tough enough, fast enough and smooth-­riding enough to meet his demands as a serious angler and decided to build his own instead. Enlisting naval architect Peters’ design, he created a new standard in Invincible.

Invincible uses innovative and practical techniques such as vacuum-bagged infusion and diamond-patterned nonskid decks. It pays attention to console design and footrest angle, with hardtop frame sightlines providing better navigation. Invincibles have smooth hole shots and quick on-plane times.

When Invincible ­decided to get into the center-­console catamaran segment, it brought to market a cat superbly adept at high-speed turns, agile without need for trim tabs or tanked ballast. 

In single hull or cat, the company says, “No one builds a more athletic fishing machine.”

Invincible 43 Open Fisherman helm seats
Shock absorbers are an option for the front row of the helm seating. Courtesy Invincible Boats

Invincible 43 Open Fisherman

Invincible’s legendary monohull boats now count the 43-foot Open Fisherman among their number, a new a center-console built on the patented Michael Peters Stepped-Vee Ventilated Tunnel hull. 

The new boat, featuring plenty of power and even more room, replaces both the 42 Open Fisherman and the Center Cabin in Invincible’s lineup. Dual-row seating means big crews are welcome; says the company, “Never let capacity be the deciding factor again.”

A new extended console, helm and cabin have been moved forward to preserve fishing room while accommodating the dual-row captain’s-chair seating, with shock absorbers an option for the front row. The redesigned dash area has space for two 24-inch Garmin screens. Additional electronics such as audio, Seakeeper control, Mercury VesselView and a third MFD (so anglers in the cockpit can eye the latest info) nest in the hardtop.

Designed with tournament and master anglers in mind, the new semicustom 43 Open can be built with a full sleeping berth, a head compartment and a vanity sink. Two large windows bring in sunlight, while air ­conditioning keeps it comfortable, with two AC ducts on the helm dash. 

The standard extended console lounge houses the boat’s largest fish box, or with dividers in place, its three sections can be used for storage. Five more fish boxes are located within the floor.

Besides electronics, the hardtop can support outriggers and/or a folding tower rear-entry second station. A second livewell with aquarium windows at the transom complements an optional in-floor well. Full coaming bolsters around the boat provide 360-degree fishing comfort. Rod holders can total a stunning 60, and electric-reel outlets are available.

A flat-back tackle center flanks the second row of seats. From it a cooler is ­electrically withdrawn. Four sets of washdowns, fresh and saltwater, are ready for cleanup.

Editor’s Tip 

Invincible’s Stepped-Vee Ventilated Tunnel hull with twin steps rides remarkably flat. Even during acceleration from a standing start, there’s virtually no bow rise, offering excellent ­forward visibility. Its monohulls offer one of the lowest drag coefficients of any boat. -Jim Hendricks, Staff Editor, Boating and Fishing Group

Performance Data

  • Test Power: Triple Yamaha 450 XTO
  • Test Props: PowerTech XLF
  • Test Load: 2 people, 90 gal. fuel, 40 gal. water
  • Test Speed: 39 mph at 3,500 rpm
  • Max Range: 631 mi.

Specifications

LOA:42’9″
Beam:11’7″
Fuel Capacity:680 gal.
Dry Weight With Power:23,317 lb.
Max HP:1,800
Certifications:NMMA
Powered By:Yamaha

Invincible Boats – Opa-Locka, Florida; 305-685-2704invincibleboats.com

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