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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.

Step aboard the Nimbus 405 Coupé via virtual tour.

The Swedish built Nimbus 405 Coupé is the largest boat in the Nimbus Coupé Series, which includes the 305 Coupé and 365 Coupé. The 405 Coupé is built using the same “sidewalk” concept as the award winning 365 Coupé, which was voted “European Power Boat of the Year 2012”.

Timeless beautiful lines meet meticulous design and clever functionality.

The boat has many similarities to her smaller sisters but offers several new features. The Nimbus Design Team has added several interesting aesthetic and functionally integrated details. These include twin touch screens at the helm, room for five to ride facing forward, a new D-pillar with integrated ventilation, fully glazed aft deck door, electric powered table on the aft deck and a “granny hatch” that conceals a main power plug on the stern. Other innovations include newly designed engine room ventilation in the hull sides with powered extractors, galley with ceramic gas hob and dark composite worktop, 120-liter capacity fridge plus extra cool storage in pull-out drawers beneath the salon sofa and much more.

“We would never build a boat that is not considered practical in her natural element. Although we always try to make her as beautiful as possible, it is a balancing act. It is always easier to design beautiful lines if you don’t need to take functionality into account. Our customers are very conscious, and they appreciate our designs because they understand that we build crafts that are actually used at sea and not only look good in pictures or at boat shows. That is the secret of our success,” said Joacim Gustavsson, head designer at Nimbus Boats Sweden AB.

Sidewalk design

The “Sidewalk Design” is an asymmetrical deck layout where the side deck along the starboard side is extra wide, providing safe and generous freedom of movement. It makes moving about the boat from bow to stern much more convenient and enjoyable, as well as easy to get on and off the boat along the entire starboard side.

Maximum use is made of the interior volume, allowing the cockpit, salon, lower deck and cabin to be larger than would otherwise be the case in a boat of this size. An important feature of the Nimbus sidewalk concept is the large flush fitted sliding door to starboard. The sliding door provides quick access when docking alongside and enables the captain to maneuver the boat from a standing position on the side deck. The sidewalk concept also allows the use of the aft deck for various activities. And on the foredeck the extra space is used to integrate a large sun deck as a natural feature of the boat’s design.

“We focus on the conscious customer with experience of the sea who requires a large portion of comfort and safety. What is interesting about our coupé concept is that it has such a “well-rounded” quality, where socializing and other on-board activities can be combined with excellent long cruising characteristics. Our coupé boats in particular have enabled us to reach out to both new and younger customers internationally. It has become apparent that our coupé boats are not just for the older generation who prioritize functionality and comfort, but also for families and for younger people who want both fun and to voyage securely and safely,” said Jonas Göthberg, commercial brand manager for Nimbus.

All laminate in the boat is vacuum injected at the Nimbus boatyard in Mariestad, Sweden. Everything from hull, deck, superstructure, interior laminated surfaces and hatches. “Divinycell” is used in the sandwich laminate, providing excellent insulation properties from both heat and cold and transports condensation away very efficiently. “Innerliner” and “headliner” are built entirely of fiberglass. The result is easy-to-clean, smooth surfaces in the stowage lockers, stowage areas, sides and ceiling. The vacuum injection method, in combination with high quality material and multilayer woven fiberglass matting, result in a hull and laminate that is insulated, strong and light.

We consciously focus on those who set high standards, and we normally use double moulds (inner and outer moulds) to provide solid, high quality finishes. This provides the optimum feeling of quality and is easy to keep clean and smart. It was always taken for granted that we should use vacuum injection technology, not only because of advantages in quality,
but from the environmental standpoint,

Mats Jacobsson

Technical Director at Nimbus

More qualities and functionality

Polyurethane glued windows in the superstructure and a large wrap around windscreen provide a very contemporary look, exceptional stability and a quiet salon. The helm has been re-modeled, and the instrument panel is now fitted with twin 12-inch plotters. Visibility is exemplary thanks to uncluttered surfaces (nothing gets in the way), matte finish anti-reflecting materials and integrated folding wipers. A large flush-fitted sliding door at the helm and large sliding glass roof with integrated sun blinds maximize visibility even further.

There is seating for four to five facing forward; two seats at the helm and two-three seats at the reversible passenger sofa (the reversible passenger sofa was developed in the seventies for the Nimbus 26 and has been constantly developed and refined ever since).
Much effort has been put in to maximize function and atmosphere of the lighting aboard in both interior and deck areas. LED lighting is used throughout with dimmers for selected areas. In addition is a red navigation lamp at the chart table.

The salon has an open Scandinavian layout with large flat surfaces and is light, airy, roomy and modern, but made cozy at the same time by use of special lighting, wood fittings and attractive seating and cushion covers. The beautifully finished joinery in the salon and cockpit exudes a wonderful feeling of handcraftmanship and quality. The large U-sofa seats 6-8. The dining table folds down into a cocktail table with glass holders, making the salon a prime place for socializing.

Concealed ventilation provides a better interior climate and reduces dampness and humidity thanks to proper air circulation in all cabins.
The modular designed galley (60CC) allows for customized installations such as microwave, electric hob, dishwasher, and choice of ovens (electric or LPG). The galley is also fitted with a fan that can be installed in the upper cupboard above the hob.

The interior of the lower deck is a surprisingly spacious and well-fitted area. The bulkhead is upholstered in light fabric that increases the feeling of space while absorbing sound. There are three double berth cabins, one which is the master cabin with ensuite bathroom, the other two cabins sharing a shower and head. An extra wardrobe is also fitted on the lower deck. Light flows in through the master cabin skylight and provides a feeling of generous space. The light flowing down between the instrument panel and windscreen is a new feature of the 405 and lends the lower deck area additional light and a roomy ambience.

The 405 has a generously sized and comfortable aft deck with an extra-large, L-shaped sofa. The electrically powered folding table converts into a sunbed. The aft deck is level with the swim platform and salon, creating a clean flow of movement.

The large, sturdy bowsprit is combined with a stainless-steel pulpit for safe and easy boarding and/or loading. There is an anchor box hatch in the bow, and at both the bow and stern is an integrated windlass in a stainless-steel frame, which is easy to get at and is an added level of safety.

Drive train & engine compartment

The drive shaft with tunnel system is a well proven technology and has several advantages. The straighter shaft angle makes for a more efficient power line and thereby lower fuel consumption and more speed. It also allows for better course stability at low speeds and shallower draught.

“Boat Trim System” is standard and functions like trim tabs but with higher efficiency and speed, in addition to being automatic. An upgrade to Humphree Interceptor System is also available.

Automatic mechanical ventilation in the engine room reduces the temperature and extends the life length of the engines, providing the best conditions for problem-free boat ownership.

There is also generously sized, strongly constructed aft stowage which is aluminum lined and fitted behind the engines.

In all, the 405 Coupe is a modern, solid and hyper-functional boat perfect for an uncomplicated and enjoyable life at sea, all with minimal environmental impact.

Technical specification

At the link below you'll find a brochure including technical specification, images, features, functionality, and more on the 405 Coupé.

405 Coupé - Brochure 2020

405 Coupé

Technical Specification
Lmax, Overall length 13,33 m / 43 ft 9 in
Lh, Length of hull 13,16 m / 43 ft 2 in
Bmax, Overall beam 3,86 m / 12 ft 8 in
Bh, Beam of hull 3,75 m / 12 ft 3 in
Ha, Max Air Draft 4,23 m / 13 ft 10 in
Air Draft, folded mast 3,9 m / 12 ft 9 in
Th, Transport height 3,8 m / 12 ft 5 in
Thc, Transport height in cradle 4,00 m / 13 ft 1 in
Tmax, Draft 1,05 m / 3 ft 5 in
CoG, Centre of gravity 4,05 m / 13 ft 3 in
MLDC, max weight allowed (2 x D4/2 x D6) 12 332/12 582 kg / 25 574 / 26 125 lb
MLCC, weight 9 397 / 9 647 kg / 20 720 / 21 272 lb
MMTL, Max total load 2 900 kg / 6 393 lb
Max people 12
CE Category B8/C12
Cabins 3
Berths 6
Capacity of Tanks
Fuel Capacity 2 x500 l / 2 x 132 US gal
Water Capacity 2 x 200 l / 2 x 52.8 US gal
Hot Water Capacity 40 l / 10.57 US gal
Waste Capacity 135 l / 35.7 US gal
Electrical system
Start Battery Dual AGM 2 x 12V x 95 Ah
Service battery GEL 4 x 12V x 80 Ah
Service battery Heavy Duty Dual AGM 3 x 12V x 95 Ah
Frequency 50 Hz
Shore power 230V AC
Battery charger 12V 50 A
Engine Alternatives
Volvo Penta 2 x D4-225 330 kW (550 ps) Missing data
Volvo Penta 2 x D4-300 442 kW (600 ps) V-Max 28 kn
Volvo Penta 2 x D6-370 544 kW (740 ps) V-Max 32 kn


Simrad Plotter 12″ NSS

Anchorwinch at the bow (electric)

Shore power and battery charger, Mastervolt 50A

Bow thruster SE 80

Depth / Log in Volvo instrument

Electric toilet x 2

Electric pump-out of septic tank

Heater system, Ebersprächer D5


Intervall viper

Hot water system 40 liter

Radio Fusion 205 USB/ 3,5mm aux

Sunblind, internal Coupé roof

EcoDeck complete boat

Trimtabs, Volvo Penta BTS

Volvo Penta Trip computer

24″ TV/DVD with electrical lifting bracket

Standard equipment

12 V electric outlet

Anchorbox with drainage

Bathing platform with anchor box

Bathing ladder


Table on aft deck

Fire extinguisher

Boat hook

Aft shower

Shower in toilet room / Shower cabin

Cushions in cockpit

Cushions in cabin

Electrical panel with fuses

Electrical engine controls

Sea chart compartment

Fender holders or fenderbox



Cushions in cabin

Glass/bottle holder in dashboard

Grab rail mahogany / stainless steel

R design instrument panel


Fridge/Cooler box

Log and sounder

Manual and electric bilge pump

Marine varnished mahogany interi

Carpeting in sleeping cabins

Black-out curtains

Nimbus toolkit

Nimbus cutlery and crockery

Galley with sink

Plotter / GPS Simrad NSE12

Pillows (Nimbus design)

Pulpits and bollards in stainless steel

Stainless steel fuel tank

Stainless steel navigation lights

Holdingtank with deck outlet

Signal horn

Cushion, aft deck

Self-bailing aft deck

Leather steering wheel

Sandwich laminate

Skylight on deck with curtain

Step-light aft deck

Toilet room and WC

Ceramic gas hob

Windshield washer

Volvo Penta Trip computer