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Nimbus builds boats that meet the requirements of the conscientious yachtsman who appreciates smart functionality, comfort, safety and Scandinavian design. Properties we consider essential whether you go for a quick drive, a social weekend or a long international cruise. The company was established 1968 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Commuter series

Contemporary commuter vessels designed to make daily life onboard as simple and comfortable as possible, irrespective of whether you are travelling alone or with passengers.

Coupé Cruisers

An international award winning series with superior “all round” qualities, where socialising and onboard activities have been combined with excellent long cruising characteristics. Our Coupé Cruisers are made for the conscious customer who enjoys social activities, comfortable living and easy handling.

Day Cruisers

Suitable for comfortable social activities or weekend trips with overnight accommodation. Stylistically pure Scandinavian design focused on simplicity and smart functional solutions.

Tender series

Tender is a series for those who appreciate meticulous contemporary Scandinavian design and value well-though-out solutions and smart functionality that provide a comfortable and safe boat life with almost unlimited possibilities.

360° Experience

We'd like to think you instinctively feel it's not just our passion for boating or the quality of craftsmanship that sets Nimbus apart. It's the result of generations of experience made stronger by modern technology.

Here below you can experience the Nimbus 305 Drophead up-close in a virtual tour.

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 optimized for social activities and entertaining aboard.

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 socialize 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.

Scandinavian design

The 305 Drophead virtually breathes Scandinavian design and the materials have been selected with utmost 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 colored 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 but is also soft and comfortable to sit on. The colors of the upholstery are light blue and beige. The color 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 lights are LED and with several points of curtesy lights.

Textiles have been carefully selected. Not only are these pleasantly attractive but also withstand sun, salt water and hard wear. On option are textiles from Sunbrella, which are renowned for withstanding hard climates and UV rays without color and performance being affected. “The cushion covers are machine washable, this being a demand among our customers,” says Joacim Gustavsson.

Technical specification

On the link below you’ll find a browsable and downloadable technical specification where we’ll explain and show you images, features & functionality and more of the 305 Drophead. Enjoy!

305 Drophead - Brochure 2020
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.

Joacim Gustavsson

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 socializing 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, fiberglass wet bar with 65-liter fridge. The boat feels especially large owing to the integrated bathing platform, after-deck and cockpit being built on the same level. The spacious socializing 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.


Plotter Simrad 9″ NSS, Evo3

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


Intervall viper


Volvo Penta Trip computer

305 Drophead

Mass and weight
Lmax, Overall length 10,07 m / 33 ft
Lh, Length of hull 9,74 m / 32 ft
Bmax, Overall beam 3,25 m / 10 ft 8 in
Bh, Beam of hull 3,14 m / 10 ft 3 in
Max Air Draft with Canopy 2,65 m / 8 ft 8 in
Air Draft, without canopy 2,26 m / 7 ft 5 in
Th, Transport height 3,58 m / 11 ft 9 in
Thc, Transport height in cradle 3,19 m / 10 ft 5 in
Tmax, Draft 0,90 m / 3 ft
CoG, Center of gravity 3,46 m / 11 ft 4 in
MLDC, max weight allowed 5 625 kg / 12 400 Ib
MLCC, Weight 4 025 kg / 8 874 Ib
MMTL, Max total load 1 600 kg / 3 527 lb
Max People 8
CE Category B
Cabins 2
Berths 4+2
Capacity of tank
Fuel Capacity 250 l / 66 US gal
Fresh Water Capacity 150 l / 39.6 US gal
Hot Water Capacity 20 l / 5.28 US gal
Waste Capacity 80 l / 18.5 US gal
Electrical system 12 V and 230 V
Start battery 1 x 12V x 77 Ah
Service battery 3 x 12V x 80 Ah
Service battery Heavy Duty 1 x 12V 77 Ah
Frequency 50 Hz
Shore power 230V AC
Battery charger 230 V 16 A
Engine alternatives
Torqeedo Deep Blue i 1800 rpm Cruise 5,5 - 6,5
Volvo Penta D4-270 Shaft 270 hp

Standard Equipment

Kitchen with 65 l refrigerator and gas top

LED lights

Queen bed

12 V electric outlet

Anchor box with drainage

Bathing platform with anchor box

Bathing ladder

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 toolkit

Nimbus cutlery and crockery

Nimbus Décor Pillows

Pulpits and bollards in stainless steel

LED navigation lights

Septic tank with deck outlet

Signal horn

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 courtesy light in cabin