Whether applied to its original (and refreshed) 36 Open Fisherman, or its recently launched 35 Catamaran, Invincible proclaims itself maker of “the fastest, driest and best-riding open fishermen ever built.”
That’s big, when 73 percent of offshore center-console survey respondents call brand reputation key to the value of their boat, and 80 percent peg a soft, solid rough-water ride as central to performance.
Invincible’s patented monohull, designed by naval architect Michael Peters, boasts one of the lowest drag coefficients of any. Its air-fed tunnel attains higher speeds with lower power, and a more stable ride—while maintaining maneuverability—for comfortable, dry adventures even in rough seas.
Some of the monohull’s best features are echoed in Invincible catamarans, with the additional stability of the patent-pending hybrid semi-asymmetric multihull design of Morrelli & Melvin. Like a monohull, these cats heel into turns, avoiding the pronounced “lean-out” roll and instability Invincible sees in competitors.
In either format, central to the fishing experience is Invincible’s single-level deck, and 360-degree walk-around fishability.
Features include generous underdeck storage and angled leaning-post housing coolers. A sturdy, optional hardtop is ready to receive outriggers, a spotlight and an infrared imaging camera. Under it, a main helm is arranged to provide confident control under rough conditions and accommodate large electronics. In the sponsons are insulated boxes designed specifically to fit wahoo and kingfish without bending their tails.
Invincible’s new 35-foot catamaran joins its new-last-summer 37-foot cat, and the 40-footer that premiered at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show two seasons ago.
The 35 was designed to meet requests for the stability and space efficiency of the 40, in a smaller, easier-to-handle package. It boasts more deck space than a comparable 39-foot monohull.
Several power options, in twins or quads, are balanced to maintain a perfect running angle without requiring extra negative trim or ballast.
Double-livewell storage is plenty for the 95 percent of offshore CC anglers who head off with a couple dozen baits or fewer. (Only 4 percent say they need more than two livewells, and a full two-thirds would be happy with just one.)
Seating options include a new console coffin-box seat available across the Invincible catalog.
Survey Says: On Target
⋅Options for plenty of gunwale and console rod holders
⋅Generous fish-box storage
⋅Livewells meet or exceed demands of 95 percent of CC anglers
⋅Speed to fishing grounds and stability at anchor
⋅Speed and ride in any condition
⋅Same Invincible performance, smaller package
⋅Fishability, performance and yacht-quality finish
⋅Looks as good as it rides
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