Welcome to the World of Nimbus. Feel the difference.

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.

The C8 is the third in the Nimbus Commuter series following the latest C9 and C11 models. The C8 is a purpose-built, rapid commuter vessel, constructed to equally meet the needs of year-round commuters, active day-trippers or those planning shorter, staged journeys with overnight stays.

The Ultimate Commuter

Like its siblings the C8 has a wide walk-around design which contributes to extra freedom of movement and makes it easy to move around onboard.

Thanks to its easy-to-use, functional and agile design, it is the perfect choice for those who want to use their boat daily, regardless of the weather. In the C8, priority is given to space, surfaces and functionality that provide the best possible moveability and a feeling of freedom on board. The result is easily-accessible storage spaces, wide walkways, large sliding doors and wide passages.

C8 is a flexible and comfortable year-round commuter that works just as well whether you are traveling alone or with company. Despite the smaller size, we have prioritized space that makes it easy to get on or off and move onboard. The trick with the C8 was to build in the same high level of functionality and flexibility as the C9 but in a smaller hull, says Joacim Gustavsson, chief designer at Nimbus Boats Sweden AB

Light and Spacious

The foredeck of the C8 offers a multi-functional space with seating that can be transformed into lounge, chill or drive mode depending on the situation. The light and spacious cockpit offers plenty of natural light thanks to its extra-large glass doors, the sliding glass roof hatch and the openable aft deck hatch. The boat can easily be transformed from closed to open within seconds. In addition to creating a light and open boat, the large aft glass hatch makes loading and unloading the boat easy and efficient plus it makes communication between the crew outside and inside smoother.

The aft deck has space enough for up to 4–5 people to sit: On the benches, on the aft sides, and on the foldable aft sofa. Thanks to the foldable aft sofa, the aft deck can be purposefully adapted as needed: seating for socializing, loading place for luggage or space for activities like fishing or swimming.

When out driving, Nimbus C8 offers comfortable seating for both the driver and its passengers. The swiveling helm seats can easily be turned towards the passenger sofa and the table extended to a full dinner table. The passenger sofa can be converted to an extra bed for two children or one adult. The forward cabin has room for a double bed with a separate head and a kitchenette. The top of the cockpit is equipped with integrated loading arches, which helps transporting larger items such as an SUP, kayak or surfboards, etc.

With C8 we reach a broader audience, partly because it has a lower price tag, but also because of its smaller size. Due to its smaller size the C8 can moore in harbours where it would otherwise be too tight. In addition, the boat is easy to transport with a trailer.

Jonas Göthberg

Commercial Director at Nimbus

Quick facts

Minimal planning threshold razor sharp bow section

Speed characteristics +40 knots, cruising speed 20-35 knots

Walk-around deck design

Extra-large aft glass hatch to make the boat open and easy to load

Large sliding glass doors to make maneuvering onboard simple

Cockpit passenger sofa that can be converted to bed

Double bed in fore cabin with separate head, with integrated ventilation

Aft deck foldable sofa 


Daybed/seating on fore deck with table and sunshade

Integrated arches on top of cockpit

Commuter 8

Technical Specifications
Length 7,93 m / 26 ft 2 in
Width 2,55 m / 8 ft 4 in
Weight 3 009 kg / 6 633 lb
Max Air Draft 2,89 m / 9 ft 5 in
Fuel Capacity 240 l / 63.3 US gal
Fresh Water Capacity 50 l / 13.1 US gal
Design Category C8
Number of beds 2
Speed 40+ knots
Engine Alternatives
Mercury Verado V8 250 hp
Mercury Verado V8 300 hp
Standard Equipment
Mercury Verado F250 XL EFI DTS V8 in Fusion White
Glass hatch openable in the cabin roof.
Separated head with basin
Freshwater system
Bowthruster Sleipner SE 30
Zipwake dynamic trim control system
Simrad plotter NSX 9”
Bow Eye for trailing
Cabin cushions
Shower on aft deck
Convertible cockpit passenger sofa
Carpets and decoration pillows
Table in cabin
Toilet in separate cabin
Commuter 8