Those are the distinctive features that leap out when looking at the new creations of Christian Grande: open type boats with multiple vocations, and intended to be the progenitors of the new brand “Invictus”. The name and the logo, symbolizing a crusader shield, are conceived not by chance, in order to express the product’s style and quality, both pursuing thew and reliability. The debut production will include two ranges of leisure boats, corresponding with two types of propulsion: inboard-outboard for the “GT” series, more tending to leisure and sailing, and outboard for the “FX”, more technic and sporty. The 280 GT model, that will introduce Invictus to the world, has a partially upside down bow, that appears sharp and massive at the same time, and continues with clean, smooth sides with homogeneous balance between the surfaces except for the cabin windows and air intakes areas that are shaped as simple fissures, in order to highlight the monolithic characters conceived by Christian Grande. The choice of this peculiar bow’s shape, by the way, adds floating length, resulting in more longitudinal stability and, in terms of interior space, offering more comfort in the lower deck. The designer narrates with the boat’s shapes what also the logo represents, that is strength and thew, safety and protection, reliability and durability. The surfaces are indeed treated as machined from solid and communicate resilience able to resist to any condition of use and to any waves’ aggression.
The cockpit, hosting also the entrance to the lower deck, is protected by a very wide and embracing windscreen, and it’s equipped with a complete, last generation digital instrumentation, inclusive of a semi-transparent roll angle display. The left bulwark is optimized for the on board walking and equipped with a spacious compartment that can be customized for different uses, including the storage for a coordinated set of travel bags and luggage.
The bow area is a sundeck, very wide and designed to be fully used, and covers the forward portion of a very spacious cabin, nearly a “mini-suite”, with storage furniture and separated bathroom. The new opens are really seeming to be challenging, both in terms of name, both regarding their origin: they will be built by an historical Italian shipyard, for a long time working side by side with Christian Grande and already renowned inside the hall of fame thanks to its realizations, always outstanding for the quality, the aesthetic appeal and the unique performances.
Christian Grande, born in 1972, has founded his studio in 1992, working on yacht and product design, with over 100 vessels created in the last 20 years, counting both restyling and ex-novo project. His studio is continuously growing, with an actual team of 15 people, broadening his expertise in civil architecture and interior design, also contributing to educational and tutorial activities. The precise lines of the sleek hull, from the sloping aft till the powerful bow, give shape to a new concept of systematic design, expressing the synthesis between power and elegance through dynamic proportions and sculpted surfaces. Thanks to their protruding muscled cross section, sleek sides and cut off tail, all new Invictus acquire a fascinating and majestic appearanceâ€. Finishings combines with light, which is accelerating and stopping, reflecting and being absorbed, chasing each other on glossy and opaque surfaces, with magic combinations. The final effect is always balanced and simple, creates ambiances where contemporary luxury atmospheres are perceived,glimpsing into the future. Each boat is a measured composition of material, shapes, colors, flowing into a blend with a strong identity, marking the new reference design. The Invictus Yacht design.