3 GMT Boarding Systems on Delta Marine's 217' Invictus

Delta Marine of Seattle WA recently celebrated their most recent launch of the 217’ private motor vessel named Invictus. GMT Composites was selected to design and supply the carbon fiber boarding systems including the primary boarding stair system, a swim ladder, and a vertical boarding ladder.

Invictus is a commanding vessel built to the highest standards with an impressive volume of 1945 gross tons and a 43’ beam. According to the owner, “The challenge was to build an American boat that will rival any boat that comes out of Europe. I think [Delta] nailed it and then some, in terms of woodwork, finish, design, technical specs – everything.” The press seems to agree according to the early online reviews from her launching.

As with any of GMT’s custom SeaStair projects they are designed to fit the vessel. The stair width was set at 30” with 12 treads mounted to a top rotating platform. The one of a kind angled swim ladder has molded carbon fiber side panels with six 32” wide steps and teak treads over the carbon composite. The handrails are 2” stainless to match the vessel’s “beach deck” rails. The two-piece carbon vertical ladder is for crew use with a total height of 13’ at an impressive 22 lbs of weight.

GMT’s owner, David Schwartz, commented, “it is a real pleasure to be involve in a project of this caliber, and bring our design experience to the table. The end results are one of a kind products that serve our customer’s needs in fit, finish, and function”. GMT worked closely with both Delta Marine and the owner’s project manager, John Posgay of Even Keel Enterprises, to ensure full design and aesthetic integration with the yacht.