Nimbus 305 Drophead – a new kind of day cruiser suitable for comfortable weekend and day trips. The boat is built on the new Smart Speed concept, to create maximum comfort for all aboard at all speeds. Design and function are optimised for social activities and entertaining aboard.
A new kind of day cruiser suitable for comfortable weekend and day trips. The boat is built on the new Smart Speed concept to create maximum comfort for all aboard at all speeds. Design and function are optimised for social activities and entertaining aboard. 305 Drophead is an open day cruiser and built on the same platform as the award winning 305 Coupé. This means stylistically pure Scandinavian design focused on simplicity of usage and clever functional solutions.
Smart speed concept
Smart Speed features a hull designed for comfortable ride at speeds from 0 to 22 knots. The hull has no distinct planing threshold and runs with good fuel economy at all speeds. Speed can be adapted to sea conditions, and this means higher safety, better comfort and the best possible way to experience the surrounding scenery. As it’s sister, the 305 Coupé, the boat can be fitted with electric engine from Torqeedo.
– ‘Some people like to drive fast when they’re at the helm, but very few like it when travelling too fast at sea.
The central idea of this model is for all those aboard to enjoy themselves and socialise during the trip and under the open sky,’ said Joacim Gustavsson.
305 Drophead is an open day cruiser and built on the same platform as the award winning 305 Coupé. This means stylistically pure Scandinavian design focused on simplicity of usage and clever, functional solutions.
– ‘Simplicity is a catchword in our design process.
With 305 Drophead we are turning to those looking for a wonderful and comfortable boat trip with focus on socialising and where speed is not the most important factor.
The 305 Drophead virtually breathes Scandinavian design and materials have been selected with care. The interior of the boat exudes sheer quality and feels spacious and airy. The boat is fitted with integrated ventilation and opening port lights for generous light intake. Bulkhead covers in light coloured materials reduce noise. Mahogany fittings create a beautiful contrast with the lacquered surfaces and provide a warm atmosphere. Lighting is cleverly designed for both comfort and efficiency. The boat has two very comfortable cabins; the “owners cabin” and a side cabin, sharing the head and shower.
Attractive and hardwearing textiles
Textiles are in spin-dyed acrylic, a material that is not only hardwearing and withstands salt and sun without fading, is also soft and comfortable to sit on. The colours of the upholstery are light blue and beige. The colour scheme and contemporary patterns of the cushions enhance the furnishings. Interior in varnished Mahogany with textiles in light Scandinavian beige or Marine classic blue with Sunbrella light blue technical fabric as option. All light in LED and with several points of curtesy lights.
Textiles have been carefully selected. Not only shall these be pleasantly attractive but also withstand sun, salt water and hard wear. As option textiles are from Sunbrella and renowned for withstanding hard climates and UV rays without colours and performance being affected. The cushion covers are machine washable, this being a demand among our customers,’ says Joacim Gustavsson.
With 305 Drophead we are turning to those looking for a wonderful and comfortable boat trip with focus on socialising and where speed is not the most important factor,’ says Joacim Gustavsson, head designer at Nimbus.
Chief designer at Nimbus
Weatherproof, smart and
Using, owning and looking after a Nimbus should be simple and easy. Simplicity can sometimes be mistaken for less comfortable and less well built, but for us it means the opposite.
Everyone aboard is to feel safe and comfortable in the knowledge that the required functionality is integrated where it should be and that it really does work. We know that it is only then that people can really enjoy their boating and socialising aboard,’ says Joacim Gustavsson.
One example is the powered canvas hood cover, which folds down into an integrated cassette in the window frame at the touch of a button – simple and elegant. When in place, the canvas roof shelters the entire cockpit, that is to say the helm, the wet bar and the dining area.
The four-seat dining table converts easily into a spare double berth. The front sofa to port can be turned so two people can travel facing front. The cockpit and aft deck fit seamlessly due to a wonderful choice of materials and the large 6-seater U-sofa aft – perfect on sunny days for those coming along for the trip.
The cockpit features a fully equipped, glass-fibre wet bar with 65-litre fridge. The boat feels especially large owing to the integrated bathing platform, after-deck and cockpit being built on the same level. The spacious socialising areas make this boat perfect for entertaining friends.
Cockpit and aft deck materials are carefully selected to provide an elegant and comfortable atmosphere while being as hardwearing and maintenance-free as possible. All that is needed is to raise the hood cover when you leave the boat over-night.
The powered canvas the canvas roof shelters the entire cockpit, that is to say the helm, the wet bar and the dining area. IT folds down into an integrated cassette in the window frame at the touch of a button – simple and elegant.
Plotter Simrad 9″ NSS, Evo 2
Shore power and battery charger Mastervolt 35A
Bow thruster SE 60
Depth / Log in Volvo instrument
Electric pump-out of septic tank
Heater system Ebersprächer D4
Hot water system 22 liter
Volvo Penta Trip computer
Kitchen with 65 l refrigerator and gas top
12 V electric outlet
Anchor box with drainage
Bathing platform with anchor box
Table on aft deck
Seafire automatic fire-fighting system
Manual fire extinguisher
Shower in toilet room / Shower cabin
Cushions in deck saloon
Cushions in cabins
Cushions on aft deck
Electrical panel with fuses
Electrical engine controls
Sea chart compartment
Fender holders or fender box
Glass / bottle holder in dashboard
Grab rail in stainless steel
Manual and electric bilge pump
Marine varnished mahogany interior
Carpets in cabins
Nimbus cutlery and crockery
Nimbus Décor Pillows
Pulpits and bollards in stainless steel
LED navigation lights
Septic tank with deck outlet
Self-bailing aft deck
Vacuum-infused sandwich laminate with divinycel core
Skylight on deck with curtain
Step-light aft deck and side-walk
Toilet room and WC
Windshield wiper and washer
Extended curtesy light in cabin