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Invictus builds boats that seem to get better looking the closer you get. The overall style of the TT460 is pretty sharp, whatever your opinion of axe bows may be, but as you approach you really start to appreciate the detailing. There’s beautifully stitched leather all over the place—including leather fenders, as if it’s 1912 and we’re cruising with the Vanderbilts—along with polished stainless steel and sculpted fiberglass moldings, all working together to create a unified design that is exceptional even by the standards of Italian boatbuilders.

Quality on the TT460 is not just skin-deep; this boat has a lot going on. The two cockpit tables unfold to create one long table that can seat eight. The upholstered armrests at the helm seats conceal useful little stowage bins to keep phones and wallets safe. Above the helm there’s a surprising hatch that lifts up to produce a bit more breeze under the hardtop, and along the hardtop’s aft edge, a bimini can be unfurled over the sunbed.

With its grill and fridge, the simple galley in the cockpit barely warrants the name, but its sink does have a cool telescopic tap. The anchor deploys from beneath the retroussé stem, superyacht-style, while a pair of optional balconies open up at the sides level with the table. They don’t look big enough to add much useful deck space, but they would improve the view at lunch, and perhaps create a more luxurious ambiance. Concealed under the aft sunbed there is a garage big enough for a 9-foot tender which stows on the engine room hatches. The stern platform is hydraulic.

Although nearly 47 feet long, with its emphasis on deck space, the TT460 is offered as a day boat and occasional weekender. Two lower deck layouts are available. The boat we looked at, unveiled a year later than planned at last fall’s Cannes boat show, had the open-plan midships sleeping cabin, with a pair of large single berths that slide together beneath decent sitting headroom, along with useful stowage down the sides and under the beds. You can opt for a double bed in here if you prefer, with a bulkhead and door to separate it from the rest of the accommodations.

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The spacious forward section, which has headroom close to 7 feet, was given over on our 460 to a lower salon, with a comfortable curved sofa and sideboard. Again, as an alternative, it can be fitted out with a central double bed.

Twin 480-horsepower Volvo diesels are the standard fit, mounted towards the forward end of the machinery space and connected to IPS drives by jackshafts. With the tender out of the garage and both hatches up, engine access is pretty good. Sadly, it wasn’t possible to do sea trials at the show, but the shipyard provided its own test figures, which suggest that the 460 is capable of 35 knots flat out, and burns about 43 gph at 32 knots, which would give a useful fast-cruising range of more than 200 nautical miles.

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Invictus TT460 Specifications:

LOA: 46’10”
Beam: 14’6”
Draft: 4’
Displ: 32,628 lbs.
Fuel: 343 gal.
Water: 87 gal.
Power: 2/480-hp Volvo IPS-650
Price: $790,000