2 x Volvo Penta IPS 650
Editor’s Report by Eric Colby
The Invictus TT460 makes a bold statement with eye-catching lines and one of the most innovative-looking hardtops we’ve seen on a modern day boat. She has large gathering areas in the cockpit and bow and belowdecks, she can sleep four. Power is twin Volvo Penta 650 IPS pod drive systems.
Christian Grande designed the TT460 and starting with the stern, she has a large teak-covered swim platform that can be lowered into the water to create a private beach. There’s also a garage with enough room for a small tender. Moving forward, there’s an aft-facing raised sunpad with angled headrests that can accommodate at least two adults stretched out.
Passageways on each side lead forward where sections of the bulwarks fold out to widen the TT460’s cockpit. Booth-style lounges are fore and aft of twin tables that fold out to create a spacious dining area. The tables drop down to create another big lounge area beneath the trailing edge of the carbon-fiber hardtop.
The Helm Deck
Just ahead of the cockpit lounge is the anchor stanchion for the hardtop. Invictus says that it extends all the way down to the boat’s internal structure system. The hardtop continues forward to seamlessly integrate into the windshield frame that extends forward on each side of the bow lounge. More on this later.
The cockpit galley is split on each side of the hardtop support with a sink, refrigerator, grill and storage. Forward, the helm has three buckets with the captain’s position ahead of the starboard-most seat. The TT460 has two multifunction displays in an angled forward panel with the Volvo Penta digital controls to the right of the steering wheel and the IPS joystick, Automatic Trim System panel and accessory switches to port.
Symmetrical side decks lead to the TT460’s bow where there’s a large cushion atop the trunk cabin with a sofa-style lounge on the front. As we saw in the stern, there are headrests to add comfort with stereo speakers outboard on each side. Forward, the stainless-steel anchor retracts into the stem.
Entry to the TT460’s cabin is via a sliding hatch alongside the helm to port. Forward, pantograph-style doors open to the bow that can be configured with a berth or L-shaped lounge. Abaft the cabin stairs, the mid-cabin has two individual berths that can be slid together to form a double. Hullside windows let in natural light. The private head is just aft of the bow cabin. For added cold storage, there’s a freezer belowdecks.
The Invictus TT460 measures 46’9” (14.3 m) with a 14’6” (4.43 m) beam. She carries 343.42 gallons (1,300 liters) of fuel and 87.18 gallons of freshwater (330 liters). She’s powered by twin 480-hp Volvo Penta IPS 650s and has an estimated top speed of 35 knots.