Invincible Boats 42 Center Cabin: 2017 Boat Buyers Guide

The comfort of a cabin amid the functional practicality of center console boating: That’s the win-win proposition offered by the Invincible 42 Center Cabin.

Invincible 42 Center Cabin
LOA: 42' 9" | Beam: 11'7" | Fuel Capacity: 565 gal. | Dry Weight: 14,000 lb. w/power | Max HP: 1600Courtesy of Invincible Boats

Invincible boats share a patented, ventilated stepped hull, designed by renowned naval architect Michael Peters; its air-fed tunnel boosts speed and smooths the ride, along the way producing the lowest drag coefficient possible.

Featuring a molded stringer grid, the hull is built on plugs and molds precisely crafted with ­computer-directed routers and cutters — accurate to 5/20 of an inch. The result? A boat that’s true, strong and light — efficient, far ranging, hard fishing and crew comfortable.

Invincible boats, in lengths of 33 to 42 feet, are built with fishing foremost in mind, massive insulated fish boxes, consoles ready for all the electronics you want, step-free level decks ideal for dancing with a big one, and diamond nonskid deck surfaces for sure footing, easy cleanup, and long wear.

Fishing first, yes, but you can’t miss the touches of classic luxury on these big-water beauties.

Respondents gave Invincible consistently high marks — among our highest, in fact — across our four categories: fishability, performance, design and construction, and value. How consistent? A little more than a single point covers the span. And within those categories came the highest praise for speed, construction, safety, fishing ­features and status of the brand. Whew! Invincible, indeed! (This is based on 15 evaluations.)

Invincible 42 Center Cabin

The comfort of a cabin amid the functional practicality of center console boating: That’s the win-win proposition offered by the Invincible 42 Center Cabin.

Triple helm seats with flip-up bolsters and flip-down armrests welcome captain and mates at the helm, where a panel more than 4 feet wide accommodates a pair of 15-inch displays, and more. Behind the helm is a covered, full-feature rigging station.

The open bow on the console front features a two-person lounger with fold-down armrests, plus wraparound bow seating topping massive lockers.

Invincible 42 Center Cabin bow
When rigged to cruise, recessed grab rails, removable padded seating and a luxury lounge ahead of the console please the crowd.Courtesy of Invincible Boats

Aft, corner jump seats fold out when needed, and tuck away at fishing time. A 51-gallon transom livewell, 64-gallon well within the sole, and five in-sole fish lockers handle plenty of bait and bounty.

That leaves the cabin, this boat’s crowning glory, a finely ­appointed refuge at dining, nap or ­overnighting time.

Step down through a port side bifold door to reach a forward berth 7 feet long and 4 wide, and tune in the 17-inch television screen. Aft, with more than 6 feet of headspace, there’s a mini galley with microwave, refrigerator/freezer, stainless-steel sink, and Corian countertop. An interior head door cleverly swings through the galley into the main cabin; it latches halfway back through the arc for privacy in the galley/head area.