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Invincible 46 Cat Boat Review

Expansive space and serious fishing features combine in this new flagship multihull.

February 1, 2021
Invincible 46 Cat running along the coast
LOA: 45 ft. 11 in.; Beam: 12 ft.; Transom Deadrise: N/A; Draft: 2 ft.; Dry Weight: 20,000 lb. (w/ power); Fuel: 1,000 gal.; Max HP: 1,800 hp; Price as Tested: $1.12 million Courtesy Invincible Boats

Well established in the center console fish-boat market, Invincible has also dug deep into the catamaran genre with 35-, 37- and 40-footers. Continuing to push the envelope, Invincible’s all-new 46 Cat perhaps ranks as the coup de gras. A large, open, spacious, well-appointed boat, the 46 remains focused on fishing features and performance.

Balancing the trade-offs inherent within the cat design, the folks at Invincible have blended the need for storage, fishing features and comfort with equal measure. Cats offer a great deal of space all through the boat, and this 46 is no exception with plenty of room to walk around the console and huge areas in the cockpit and forward deck.

Invincible 46 Cat cockpit
Cat boats generally feature an expansive beam that allows for an enormous cockpit. Courtesy Invincible Boats

Live baiters need not worry, as the transom hosts dual 60-gallon livewells, four tuna tubes, and a 72-gallon in-deck well in each hull. My test boat had a total of 75 rod holders, a molded dive door on the port side and four in-deck fish boxes, totaling 1,334 gallons of capacity.

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The console houses a head, access to the main breaker panel, battery switches and electronics connections. The well laid-out dash features room for two 24-inch Garmin screens. The center-mount helm, binnacle, joystick controls and all control switches for systems reside under a beveled Plexiglas cover for easy access and visibility.

Invincible 46 Cat helm seating
Two rows of helm seating provide cushioned seating for six. Courtesy Invincible Boats

Dual-row helm seating offers comfortable three-across seats with armrests. Aft of the second row lies a mezzanine bench for three with a large molded cooler with chill plates beneath.

The grid stringer system, vacuum-infused hull, deck and parts married to myriad quality components make for a strong, quality-oriented boat.

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Performance and speed have become a hallmark of the Invincible brand, and the 46 follows that path. With quad 450 hp Mercury Racing outboards, the 46 cruised along at 4,000 rpm, making 50 mph while burning 62.5 gph for 0.8 mpg. Wide open, the 46 hit a blistering 78 mph in Florida’s Biscayne Bay, clearly keeping it in line with the rest of the Invincible high-performance models.

Invincible 46 Cat console seating
A cat boat’s beam carries all the way forward, creating a broad open area at the bow for lounging or following a fish around the boat. Courtesy Invincible Boats

Hull Specs

LOA: 45 ft. 11 in.

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Beam: 12 ft.

Transom Deadrise: N/A

Draft: 2 ft.

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Dry Weight: 20,000 lb. (w/ power)

Fuel: 1,000 gal.

Max HP: 1,800 hp

Price as Tested: $1.12 million

Performance

Engines: Quad 450 Mercury Racing

Load: Seven crew, 500 gal. fuel, 100 gal. water

Time to 30 mph: 6.13 sec.

Top Speed: 78.9 mph @ 6,400 rpm

Best MPG: 0.8 mpg @ 50 mph (4,000 rpm)

Invincible Boats

Opa-Locka, FL

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