Superyacht of the Week: The 66 metre Invictus

Delta recently delivered their latest 66-meter yacht, Invictus. Latin for “unconquerable”, she embodies the spirit of a 19th century poem by William Ernest Hemley. Striking, flawless and powerful, Invictus is a tribute to the courage and strength portrayed in her namesake poem’s words, “I am the master of my fate,I am the captain of my soul.

Invictus makes a commanding impression, a masterpiece of design balance and with a silhouette of elegant lines, sculptural shapes and accelerating curves. Thanks to her remarkable beam and expansive volume, her interiors showcase spacious rooms emphasized by floor-to-ceiling hull windows that bring the outside in, which is a feature throughout her design.

Diane Johnson of Diane Johnson Design, working together with Johnson, Wen, Mulder Architecture created something new in yacht interior design, a work of art that transcends description, incorporating traditional and modern influences to create a cool sophistication that is warm and welcoming. Every touch-point reflects the classical, clean and timeless vision of the owners and their family, bringing to life their dream and vision.

Invictus combines luxury and beauty with comfort and hospitality, with family living at it's core. Grand spaces are mixed with intimate lounges. In the main saloon, a grand piano sits in a setting perfect for small and large gatherings. Upstairs, the dining salon is framed by curved sliding glass doors with a table that can seat more than 20 guests.

An on-deck gym with sliding doors is contrasted by a theatre with stadium seating. Hallmarks throughout include different combinations of exotic wood species with intricate veneer patterns, a gorgeous use of rare Italian marbles, and fabulous custom Lalique glasswork. Invictus is a harmonious mix of new and old, intimate but elegant, familiar yet completely original.

Invictus’s outdoor spaces and decks are equally breath-taking, characterized by the style and grandeur of her interiors. The decks flow gracefully from the stern fold-down beach cabana to the impressive sun deck with hot tub, bar and several areas for dining, lounging or gathering for a cocktail under the stars. Details include loose furniture with a gorgeous ebony and stainless steel table, and magnificent polished stainless handrails.

Last July, Invictus was christened and delivered to her new Owner’s over a joyous holiday weekend full of celebration and delight. Family and friends joined together in Seattle to celebrate her maiden voyage and experience this magnificent new yacht.

Invictus has an ice-strengthened steel hull and composite superstructure with a 43’ beam, 12’ 8” draft and 1650 ITC. She has expansive interior volume, generous fuel capacity, and enhanced ability to accommodate extended worldwide cruising. The yacht’s impressive size is balanced with tailored lines and classic proportions. Her composite superstructure allows for sculpted shapes and reduced maintenance. Her interiors are defined by large windows, high ceilings and grand foyers, favouring traditional classic yacht design with walnut burl and crotch mahogany veneers, raised panelling, beamed overheads, and fluted columns. Highlights include a theatre, gym, expandable dining table with 180° sliding doors and service pantries on each deck, all of which demonstrate Invictus's remarkable size and arrangement.

The upper deck is a private owner’s oasis with a forward facing stateroom, private deck, salon and office. Special consideration was given to the exterior spaces including a fold- down beach cabana with bar at the stern, day head and an extra large sun deck with spa. Low bulwarks and large windows provide dramatic vista views….

Continue reading the full artice in the latest issue of our iPad magazine SuperYacht Experience.

By Jochem Kaan, photos by Jeff Brown of Superyacht Media

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