The white stuff

The Invictus TT420 is set to land at the Cannes boat show sporting an exclusive Vogue White colour scheme.

29 June 2023


Italian builder Invictus Yacht has enjoyed a wave of success for its range of stylish cruisers and weekenders, and the pairing with designer Christian Grande continues to pay dividends. The level of thought and detail extends beyond taut lines, however – colour plays a key role in the Invictus/Grande collab.

Take the new TT420, for instance. The smaller sister to the award-winning TT460, the TT420 – which debuted at Boot Dusseldorf in January – borrows many of her styling features. There’s the nose, of course, but also the carbon hardtop with integrated windscreen (plus wipers – we can’t all sail in ideal weather), and with the front opening system that allows a breeze to reach into the cockpit while you’re reclining at anchor.

More to the point, the TT420 is set to feature at the Cannes Yachting Festival in mid-September, where she will debut as an exclusive model dressed in the brand’s Vogue White colouring. And if you thought white was white, you’d be wrong.

“Vogue White represents only an apparent idea of simplicity,” espouses Christian Grande. “It is an absolutely neutral shade and for this reason, paradoxically, distinguishable from other more or less characterised whites.”


“The boldness of the shipyard lies in having chosen a colour capable of enhancing both the warm tones of the Sunset Gold hardtop and the Icy Cognac upholstery, a dedicated variant of the now distinctive Invictus shade, and the more nocturnal tones of the Icy Cocoa and Icy Eclipse fittings,” Grande continues.

“So it is the details that do the talking, making the colour scheme of this exclusive version pleasingly complex.”

In other facets, the TT420 takes on a more conventional appearance, albeit with compact functionality placed front and centre. There’s a perimeter walkway from stern to bow, protected by a high bulwark, and there’s an inviting forward cockpit in the bow that can serve as sundeck or chaise longue.

Amidships, folding tables add versatility to the space for switching between dining or relaxing, with the hardtop providing welcome shade and weather protection. There is also the option for drop-down bulwark terraces either side, which both extends the cockpit and opens up the view across the water.

Aft, the swim platform can be fitted with an optional hydraulic handling device to facilitate boarding and manage the tender – there’s a garage on board that can take up to a 2.1-metre launch, which is handy for skirmishes ashore from the anchorage.

Power comes from twin Volvo Penta engines connected to sterndrives, with the D4s coming as standard and with D6s offered as a power upgrade. The TT420 measures in at 12.3 metres overall, and sports a 4.15-metre beam.

Inside, Grande has developed an open-plan solution that features U-shaped rotating sofas which convert into a comfortable double berth. There’s also a twin cabin aft, so the TT420 will quite happily serve for overnighters or weekending with friends or family. There’s even a head with separate shower, both benefitting from decent headroom below.



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