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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 Nimbus Coupé series has been refined to perfection since 1969 and more than four thousand boats have been sold around the world. With the Nimbus Coupé series, we strive to build the perfect boat for the conscious boater who enjoys social activities, comfortable living, easy handling and excellent long distance cruising properties.
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.
Integrated sunbed on foredeck and a large flush mounted skylight that provides natural light for lower deck. A place to relax for all members of the family.
Side-walk design offers generous freedom of movement even at cruising speed.
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,
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.
The master cabin with ensuite bathroom.
There are three double berth cabins that share a shower and head.
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
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
12 V electric outlet
Anchorbox with drainage
Bathing platform with anchor box
Table on aft deck
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
Log and sounder
Manual and electric bilge pump
Marine varnished mahogany interi
Carpeting in sleeping cabins
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
Cushion, aft deck
Self-bailing aft deck
Leather steering wheel
Skylight on deck with curtain
Step-light aft deck
Toilet room and WC
Ceramic gas hob
Volvo Penta Trip computer