The 35 Catamaran is the third multihull model to emerge from Invincible Boats in as many years, making it clear that this boatbuilder is fully committed to cats.
Engineered by design firm Morrelli & Melvin, the 35 Cat hull knifes smoothly through rough seas. Morrelli & Melvin’s patent-pending hybrid semi-asymmetrical multihull, which is exclusive to -Invincible, allows the boat to corner with an inward lean.
Powered by four Mercury Verado 300 hp V-8 outboards, the 35 Cat reached 30 mph in 9 seconds and a top speed of 71.5 mph at 5,600 rpm. Optimal fuel efficiency occurred at 3,500 rpm and 40 mph, where the outboards burned 39 gallons per hour for 1.03 mpg.
With a beam that carries well forward and a level diamond nonskid sole throughout, this center-console cat maximizes deck space. A pressurized 65-gallon livewell resides in the middle of the transom, with a second 70-gallon deck well on the starboard-side, to carry gobs of bait. A pair of pump boxes, each equipped with two Rule 1500 pumps, deliver air-free water. Four cavernous in-sole fish boxes provide plenty of space for ice and fish. A portside dive door with boarding ladder eases reboarding after a dip and lets you slide aboard a big tuna or swordfish.
Our test boat was equipped with three-across helm seating, an aft-facing seat for three abaft the helm seats (with an insulated cooler underneath), and a seat for two on the forward console (with another cooler below). The padded top and backrest of the optional coffin-box cooler (lined on each side with five rod holders) on the foredeck doubles as a lounger for two. In the stern, you’ll find two jump seats—one in each corner—that quickly fold away.
A pair of Garmin GPSMap 8617 multifunction touchscreen displays on our test boat allowed easy access to the chirp sonar, chart plotter and more. The hardtop with integral full-height windshield and side windows offers outstanding weather protection, and the console interior with 51 inches of headroom provides privacy for changing or utilizing the electric head.
⋅Hybrid asymmetrical multi-hull design offers a smooth ride, confident cornering and an impressive turn of speed.
⋅Copious rod stowage thanks to racks along the console, transom, hardtop, seating and module, as well as along the gunwales.
⋅Abundant standard seating, plus the option to add even more with bow seating.
⋅Optional JL Audio 10-speaker/two-subwoofer sound system lets you rock the waves.
⋅Coaming pads encircle the interior to cushion thighs and knees in rough conditions.
Draft (max): 1′8″
Dry Weight: 10,350 lb. (without power)
Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity: 500 gal.
Price: $350,000 (base price)
How We Tested
Engines: Quad 300 hp Mercury Verado V-8
Drive/Props: Outboard/Revolution 4 14 5/8″ x 21″ 4-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 200 gal.
Crew Weight: 1,050 lb.
Invincible Boats – Opa-Locka, Florida; 305-685-2704; invincibleboats.com