Speedy and sleek, this 37 Cat available from Schooner Creek Boat Works is a twin-hulled, twin-stepped fishing machine.
By Randy Woods / Photos courtesy of Invincible Boats
Sure to be one of the stars of this month’s Portland Boat Show, this 2022 Invincible 37, on offer from Schooner Creek Boat Works, has never been sailed and still has that lovely “new catamaran” smell.
The 37 cat is a spacious center-console open fishing boat with beefy quad outboard engines—this one has four 400hp Mercury Verados, with top speed in excess of 75 mph, but there is room for Mercury 450s should you wish for an even bigger kick. Envisioned by the iconic Morrelli & Melvin Design & Engineering firm, this Invincible cat features the team’s semi-asymmetric, twin-hull template, giving the boat exceptional handling and nimble turning without negative trim.
The 360-degree, walk-around layout, roomy 12’ beam, and 600 nautical mile range make it ideal for extended fishing excursions and has many amenities for the seasoned angler. With Seachest livewells above and belowdecks, the 37 cat includes bait prep and tackle stations, a fiberglass cooler with a sliding track system, and a whopping 54 rod holders on virtually every flat surface on the gunwales and console. Two side doors make it easier to reel in big tuna or marlins over the gunwales, where they can be stored in four fish boxes under the main deck or in the large coffin box forward of the console.
At the helm, the boat is operated from triple custom Llebroc chairs with a built-in cooler and another set of back-to-back, aft-facing chairs. Twin 22” Garmin touchscreens provide clear visuals of all boat systems, which also has dual Icom radios, Mercury VesselView, and autopilot. The T-top housing around the helm includes an acrylic windshield on three sides to protect from the elements. The crow’s nest above features a hardtop with a ladder, a folding tower, and two Gemlux outriggers with carbon fiber poles. A dual helm station, equipped with another Garmin touchscreen, can also be used to navigate from the crow’s nest.
The many seating areas include a U-shaped bench around the squarish bow, fold-out backrests, and two fold-down jump seats in the cockpit transom. The extended coffin box is also topped with cushioned sun pads with removable backrests for additional passenger seating or lounging. A JL Audio sound system provides tunes to the 14 speakers on board. Directly under the helm console is a deluxe electric head. For watersports activity, there is a dive door off the wide cockpit with a pull-out dive ladder, as well as a second pull-out ladder in the transom, located between the center outboards.
Specs & Info
LOA 37’0” · Beam 12’0” · Draft 1’8”
640 gal. / 39 gal.
Four 400hp Mercury Verados
Schooner Creek Boat Works