Published: Friday, 26 July 2013
Mike Fulton

Delta Marine has just delivered the brand new 66-metre superyacht Invictus, a strikingly elegant beauty. Meaning 'unconquerable' in Latin, it pays homage to the 19th century poem by William Hemley.

She grosses over 1,900 tons and has a beam of 13.1 metres, which gives her expansive volumes and helps showcase her high ceilings and spacious rooms. Her floor-to-ceiling hull-side windows flood the interior with natural light. On entering the master stateroom, one is immediately greeted by a panoramic 180-degree view of the ocean.

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Diane Johnson of Diane Johnson Design, working together with Johnson, Wen and Mulder Architecture, was tasked to create something completely new in yacht interior design. The result transcends description, incorporating both traditional and modern influences to create a cool sophistication that is both warm and welcoming.

With family living as 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 among a mixture of furniture perfect for social gatherings. On a separate deck, the dining salon with its curved sliding glass doors has an expandable table that can seat over 20 guests.

There is an on-deck gym with sliding doors providing great sea viewsand a theater with raised stadium seating. A mixture of exotic woods with intricate veneer patterns, rare Italian marbles and fabulous custom Lalique glassware provide a very classic touch to the interior design.

While the interiors are breathtaking so are Invictus’ outdoor spaces and decks. The decks flow gracefully from the fold-down beach cabana at the stern to the impressive sundeck complete with hot tub, bar and several areas for dining and lounging towards the bow.

The Delta Design Group, responsible for the naval architecture and exterior styling, designed an ice-strengthened steel hull with a composite superstructure. Utilizing finite element analysis and their own advanced engineering techniques, they incorporated composite materials, steel and aluminum into the construction choosing the best material for each application. This efficient and innovative approach enabled the designers to achieve the high-ceilings and expansive windows that the owner requested.

Powered by twin Caterpillar 3516 main engines and carrying over 50,000 gallons of fuel, this 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 easy maneuverability and a gentle ride both at anchor and when underway. Her tender garage, with side hull doors and overhead gantry cranes for deployment, stows a custom 28-foot Comitti and a Novurania Chase.

Invictus was launched and christened earlier in July. She is under operational management with Burgess and will also be offered for select charter by Burgess as Central Agents in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and beyond.