At 66 meters, with a steel hull and composite super structure, INVICTUS is impressive in size, mighty in stature, and elegant from every vantage point. At over 1900 gross ITC and with a 43-foot beam, INVICTUS is a masterwork in design balance, cutting a supremely graceful silhouette of elegant lines, sculptural shapes, and accelerating curves. Thanks to her remarkable beam and expansive volume, her interiors showcase high ceilings and spacious rooms emphasized by floor-to-ceiling hull-side windows that bring the outside in. Maximizing the beauty of the outdoors is featured throughout her design, the apex of which is experienced as you step inside the master stateroom and are greeted by a 180-degree view of the ocean.
Diane Johnson of Diane Johnson Design, working together with Johnson, Wen, Mulder, was tasked to create something new in yacht interior design, and she succeeded. The result is a work of art that transcends description, incorporating both traditional and modern influences: hints of sublime vintage Hollywood glamour, whispers of an elegant Deco Parisian hotel and a nod to the playful Rat Pack lounge.
With family living the foundation of the design brief, INVICTUS combines luxury and beauty with comfort and hospitality. Grand spaces and opulent foyers are mixed with intimate settees and lounges. In the main salon, a grand piano sits unassumingly among a mixture of furniture perfect for small and large gatherings. On a separate deck, the dining salon, framed by curved sliding glass doors, holds an expandable table that can seat more than 20 guests. An on-deck gym with sliding doors and magnificent views is contrasted by a theater room with raised stadium seating. Hallmarks throughout include different combinations of exotic wood species on each deck, with intricate veneer patterns, a gorgeous use of Italian marbles, and custom Lalique glasswork.
INVICTUS’ outdoor spaces and decks are as breathtaking as the interiors. Characterized by the same grandness as the interior, the decks flow gracefully from the fold-down beach cabana at the stern to the impressive sun deck complete with hot tub, bar, and several areas for dining, lounging, or gathering for cocktails under the stars. Details include custom stainless-steel sconces, loose furniture with a gorgeous table made of ebony and stainless steel, and magnificent oval polished stainless handrails.
The Delta Design Group, responsible for the naval architecture and exterior styling, designed an ice-strengthened steel hull with composite superstructure. Utilizing finite element analysis and its own advanced engineering, they incorporated composite materials, steel, and aluminum into the construction, allowing the best material to be chosen for each application. This efficient and innovative construction approach enabled the designers to achieve the high ceilings and expansive windows that the owners desired.
Powered by twin Caterpillar 3516 main engines and carrying over 50,000 gallons of fuel, the yacht has a 6,000 nautical-mile range at 12 knots and a maximum speed of 17 knots. Quantum Zero Speed stabilizers and a Schottel bow thruster ensure maneuverability and a nice gentle ride both at anchor and underway. Her tender garage, with hull-side doors and overhead gantry cranes for deployment, stows a custom 28-foot Comitti and a Novurania Chase.
Latin for “unconquerable,” INVICTUS is homage to the indomitable spirit at the heart of the 19th century poem by William Ernest Hemley. Strikingly beautiful, flawlessly conceived, and profoundly powerful, INVICTUS embodies the passion of a life lived to the fullest, as described in the namesake poem’s final stanza, “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”