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Nimbus build boats that meet the requirements of the conscious yachtsman who appreciate 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.

With the 465 Coupé, Nimbus has officially stepped into the explorer segment and created a true "voyager" - a vessel for epic experiences and long-distance exploration. The 465 Coupé defines new boundaries for possible experiences, and establishes a new standard that makes the Nordic coupé boat relevant on the international market, above all in the Mediterranean, in the USA and in the Nordics.

465 Coupé - An island of its own

The changes in travelling patterns and holiday habits over the past few years have reinforced many people’s need for their own free zone, a sanctuary with all the comfort and safety needed to be able to spend the holiday in your own homeland or own continent.

Boats are like small worlds – society in miniature – with people and stories travelling from one harbour to the next. The sea is an element that both connects and separates people. 

The primary objective of the Nimbus 465 Coupé has been to create an expedition vessel – a “voyager” if you like. For this reason, the tank capacity has been dimensioned in order to be able to cover great distances but also to be able to rest calmly in a natural harbour for a long time without worrying about the electricity supply, a source of fresh water or “black water capacity”. 

The Nimbus 465 Coupé provides the potential to go anywhere and live on board comfortably for many weeks – whether you want to set off on a great adventure or holiday in your own cosy archipelago.

One of the key properties of the boat’s design is that it is just as easy and forgiving to handle for two persons in a demanding Nordic archipelago as it is comfortable and safe for a couple or a family who want to head off on a long voyage of discovery in the Mediterranean or the east coast of the USA. That is why we have also referred to the boat as “an island of its own” in the development work. 

Since a boat like the 465 Coupé caters for a certain customer group with much experience, clearly defined requirements, wishes, dreams and needs, we will be able to carry out extensive adaptations to the boat’s solutions in partnership with the customer and in line with the customer’s specifications. So says Joacim Gustavsson, Chief Designer at Nimbus. 

Designing for the greatest voyage

With the 465 Coupé we want to magnify the coupé concept, while further consolidating Nimbus’s heritage from earlier and existing coupé models.

Boats are like small worlds – society in miniature – with people and stories travelling from one harbour to the next. The sea is an element that both connects and separates people.

The primary objective of the Nimbus 465 Coupé has been to create an expedition vessel – a “voyager” if you like. For this reason, the tank capacity has been dimensioned in order to be able to cover great distances but also to be able to rest calmly in a natural harbour for a long time without worrying about the electricity supply, a source of fresh water or “black water capacity”.

The Nimbus 465 Coupé provides the potential to go anywhere and live on board comfortably for many weeks – whether you want to set off on a great adventure or holiday in your own cosy archipelago. One of the key properties of the boat’s design is that it is just as easy and forgiving to handle for two persons in a demanding Nordic archipelago as it is comfortable and safe for a couple or a family who want to head off on a long voyage of discovery in the Mediterranean or the east coast of the USA. That is why we have also referred to the boat as “an island of its own” in the development work.

Since a boat like the 465 Coupé caters for a certain customer group with much experience, clearly defined requirements, wishes, dreams and needs, we will be able to carry out extensive adaptations to the boat’s solutions in partnership with the customer and in line with the customer’s specifications. So says Joacim Gustavsson, Chief Designer at Nimbus.

Maximisation of opportunities

With the 465 Coupé, we want to enlarge the coupé concept, while at the same time building on the legacy of Nimbus’ previous and existing coupé models. The salon is the very epicenter of the boat. The salon is the heart of the coupé boat. That’s where we live on board. That’s where we have the driver’s place, the dining area, the social lounge and the kitchen, says Joacim Gustavsson, Chief designer at Nimbus Group Sweden AB.

The goal of the Nimbus 465 Coupé is to create a floating home that is both comfortable and safe, allowing you to feel embraced and want to stay on board for an extended period of time. The boat’s design is focused on optimizing function, as evident in the large rear windows in the saloon. These windows were added to enhance the experience in the kitchen, which is an open, seamless, and integrated part of the entire social area on the aft deck and in the salon. The integration of these windows helps to create an inviting and open atmosphere that makes it more pleasant to spend time in the kitchen and social areas.

Details

“With the 465 Coupé we want to magnify the coupé concept, while further consolidating Nimbus’s heritage from earlier and existing coupé models.

“The basic concept of the Nimbus 465 Coupé has a heritage it needs to follow. We want to take certain form elements with us as recognition of this,” says Joacim Gustavsson.

Boating the Scandinavian way

We feel that there are fewer and fewer boats with experience-based designs and solutions adapted to local conditions. Nimbus has a long tradition of building coupé boats. We wish to fully realise this potential with the 465 Coupé. 

In the Nordic region, we have a tradition spanning several thousand years of building boats for archipelagos and local adaptations. It gives us a sense of perspective of the experience on which we are basing things here in Scandinavia knowing that the timber for the “Oseberg” ship was felled in 819. The more than 1100-year old boats from Denmark and Norway are regarded as “phylogenetically” fully developed. This means that design and the art of building had come so far that there was hardly any room for improvement. Later scientific tank-testing of models has shown that the hull lines in the Viking boats were almost optimal and this kind of knowledge was not achieved overnight.

The modern traditional clinker-built boat shares its DNA with the Viking ships. Through the slow evolution from a straight keel to boats with sterns that turn upwards and outwards, the traditional boat acquired what we now call its natural shape. And it turns out in practice that what appears natural, is very often the right things at sea.

It is our experience that boats built for a coastal landscape, with archipelagos, islands, islets, fjords and wave patterns and current conditions that can vary greatly within just a few nautical miles, have qualities that work in all waters. By translating all this experience into practice in our The 465 Coupé, it is our ambition to create a boat based on the best solutions that have been developed through experience of using boats in the Nordic coastal landscape. And for the 465 Coupé to be an ideal vessel for those who want to cover great distances and to be out at sea or in the archipelago for a long period of time.

With the 465 Coupé the Nordic coupé boat will become relevant in the international market, particularly in the Mediterranean, the USA and the Nordic region. And with this, Nimbus is also undertaking a journey into another segment of boating. We can do this because we feel certain that boats that work in the archipelago will work anywhere.

The Nimbus 465 Coupé has the space, comfort and capacity to be a home on the sea for a long period of time. To be an island of its own.

Nimbus 465 Coupé Table Book

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 Nimbus 465 Coupé. Enjoy!

Nimbus 465 Coupé - Brochure 2023
In order to be able to fully appreciate a boat like the 465 Coupé, we feel that it is important to understand the boats overall design. It is closely linked to the element of the sea and that is why it looks the way it does

Joacim Gustavsson

Chief Designer at Nimbus Boats Sweden AB

Who is the 465 Coupé for?

It is our experience that boats built for a coastal landscape, with archipelagos, islands, islets, fjords and wave patterns and current conditions that can vary greatly within just a few nautical miles, have qualities that work in all waters. By translating all this experience into practice in our The 465 Coupé, it is our ambition to create a boat based on the best solutions that have been developed through experience of using boats in the Nordic coastal landscape. And for the 465 Coupé to be an ideal vessel for those who want to cover great distances and to be out at sea or in the archipelago for a long period of time.

Quick facts

White Hull in Gelcoat

Fixed Swim platform

Teak complete boat

Plotter 2 x 12″

Anchor winch, el front, incl foot control

Proportional Bow thruster

Shore power and battery charger

Diesel generator 230V incl.

Battery, monitor and inverter

Lithium-ion battery package 400 ah auxiliary power

Solar energy 400 Watts

Electric hob 230 V Kitchen fan

Fridge 130 l, 12V

Defroster Hot water system 40 l

Air condition deck salong, mastercabin, VIP-cabin and SB cabin (Chilled water)

Interval wipers 4 wipers Audio system salon/ aft deck

Shower on transom, (Hot/Cold)

Interceptors incl auto trim and list

Wood laminate floor inside the boat

Bollards bathing platform (Fixed platform)

Electric roof hatch Electric toilet x 2

Blinds in deck salong, side windows

Sunblind, internal roof

Side door deck saloon

Side door SB gunwale

Electric side window PS

Nimbus exclusive dinner set for 6 pers.

Mattress topper, master cabin

Mattress topper, vip cabin

Grey water tank system

El aft salong window for access to galley

Retrackable aftdeck window

Technical Specifications
Overall length 14,9- approx. 15,0m / 49’1” - 49’7”
Length hull 13,7 m / 44’8”
Overall Beam 4,60 m / 14’9”
Draft 1,20 m / 3’9”
Light displacement 14 600 kg / 32 120 lbs
Normal displacement 17 600 kg / 38 720 lbs
Full displacement 20 260 kg / 44 572 lbs
Diesel tank 1700 l / 449 US gal
Water tank 520 l / 137 US gal
Grey Water tank 340 l / 90 US gal
Hot water heater capacity 80 l / 21 US gal
Black water tank 170 l / 45 US gal
Start battery 12V 2 x 95Ah (850 CCA EN) 4 (2+2)
Heavy Aux 24V 4 x 95Ah (850 CCA EN)
Aux 12V 660Ah
Cruising speed norm disp 20-24kn
Cruising speed full disp 20-24kn
Top speed norm disp 27kn
Top speed full disp 25kn
Category B/C 10/12
Accomodation 2+2+2(+2) alt. 2+2(+2)
Engine Alternatives
Volvo Penta Pod, IPS650 2 x D6 480 hk