Invincible 42 Open: Step It Up

The Invincible 42 Open Fisherman’s stepped hull slices through slop at speed, leaving a lasting impression.

Invicible Boats 42 Open
Got power? Options include quadruple 300 hp or 350 hp Mercury Verados, triple 300 Verados and triple 300/350 Yamahas.Courtesy Invincible Boats

You'll never forget your first ride on an Invincible 42 Open Fisherman. I sure haven't. After testing Garmin's Fantom radar recently on the 42 Open off Miami, we turned to head in, and that's when our crew's collective jaws hit the floor. The 42's triple Yamaha F350s roared to life, and this boat jumped from 26 to 43-plus knots in seconds. The Michael Peters-designed, Stepped-Vee Ventilated Tunnel hull (with 22 degrees of transom deadrise) made quick work of the 2-foot chop. Andrew Cox, editor-in-chief of our sister magazine, Marlin, turned to me with a grin and yelled, "We'd be in Bimini in an hour!"

WHOM IT'S FOR: Anyone looking for performance and style. This center console has a 600-gallon fuel capacity and 170 gallons of in-sole livewells — and, of course, stiletto-sharp lines. Add the optional dive door and dive ladder, and you're ready for a day of snorkeling or spearfishing. With the triple 350 hp Yamahas, she'll run you about $470,000.

 PICTURE THIS: Your motoryacht's docked in Bimini, and your family is late leaving for dinner in Nassau, more than 130 miles away. But you're not worried. That's about a three-hour cruise with your 42 Open zipping along in the 35-knot range, hitting top speeds in excess of 56 knots when seas permit it. With this tender, you'll never be late again.