The W9 is intended for those looking for a wellequipped, somewhat faster day cruiser with obvious Nimbus DNA; a boat for those who value functional Scandinavian design, simplicity, safety, security and attention to details.
The new W9, a reinterpretation of the classic Nimbus day cruiser intended for those with an active lifestyle. The W9 is a high-speed day cruiser and weekend boat for social activities, offering overnight accommodation for 4 people. The W9 can be equipped with an inboard or outboard engine. Watch the video to learn more about Nimbus W9.
Day cruiser for an active lifestyle
"We have carefully selected some of the highlights from our best-selling boats, carefully refining the design and developing new functionality in order to make life as easy and comfortable as possible for everyone on board. The W9 has inherited a great deal of its design language and elements from our older, iconic models,” explains Joacim Gustavsson, Chief Designer at Nimbus.
Among the design elements that will be easily recognised are the interior layout, which has many similarities to the 26 Epoca and 32 Ballista, the broad fore deck for extra safety and ease of boarding and disembarking, a feature of the Max II, the design of the side windows from the 22 Spectra, the design and function of the window frame with integrated canvas hood cover from the 305 Drophead, the air-lubricated stepped hull introduced to the Nimbus family with the R-series in 2000, and much more.
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The Weekender 9 is part of the new Nimbus 9-series. She is inspired from the beloved Nimbus 26 DC from the nineties. The stepped hull reminds of the successful R-series from the Swedish boatbuilder.
The W9 T-top with electric canvas roof.
The W9 has a protected helm in a contemporary design. The dashboard can be fitted with double 12" plotters.
Shallow draft and outboard engine allows to boat to be beached.
Excellent seaworthiness and speed
The W9’s hull is long, with a sharp bow section and a relatively flat hull at the stern. The Nimbus development team has purposely made every effort to maintain a low centre of gravity and to obtain a beneficial length to width ratio that causes the boat to take a certain wavelength and cover the ocean safely. The new hull makes the W9 fast, with a maximum speed of +40 knots.
“Our aim was to ensure that the boat was secure and harmonic at all speeds, especially between 20-35 knots, and also have a minimal planing threshold. Those who have test driven the W9 up to now have experienced precisely that. The fact that – due to its excellent balance, stability and well-defined flair – the boat remains extremely dry without excessive spray, only increases the sense of security. It certainly feels as if we’ve succeeded,” says Mats Jacobsson, Technical Director at Nimbus.
“We realise the importance of meeting the needs of a larger target group by offering boats with great flexibility for various areas of use, based on a single platform. As things look today, these needs vary from long, year-round transportation in northern Norway to short, speedy day trips in the Mediterranean, and everything in between. We are also aware that engine requirements vary depending on the intended use. This is why the customer themselves can decide between a diesel or petrol inboard engine or an outboard engine,” explains Jonas Göthberg, Commercial Director at Nimbus.
Functional design executed with care
The W9 features the prize-winning Nimbus Sidewalk design. This provides the boat with generous space for its size and also makes it safe to move around the boat and foredeck. Clear walkways around the entire boat increase safety and provide a sense of security both in port and at sea.
The bow design is new and is the result of a desire to draw out the water line as far as possible to achieve the desired cruising characteristics. The bow angle facilitates an integrated front anchor winch and reduces the risk of collision when docking on rocks.
The cockpit provides protection for everyone on board with its large window screen. The interior layout and furniture arrangement is specially designed for social activities and entertaining in a variety of situations. One significant asset of the W9 is the unusual ease with which it can change use, for example when it’s time to take a dip after a meal on board.
“It can often be complicated to change from one activity to another, requiring lifting, clearing away, screwing and unscrewing components and removing or putting out cushions. On board the W9, only a few simple actions are required to change the boat’s function from a dining area to sunbathing and swimming activities,” says Joacim Gustavsson.
The Nimbus C9 is a thoughtfully designed vessel that offers appropriate functionality for those seeking a spacious, fast, year-round commuter but who would also like to travel under cover on longer staged journeys or active daytrips.
Chief designer at Nimbus
Completely new air lubricated stepped hull design.
Minimal planning threshold razor sharp bow section
Speed characteristics +40 knots, cruising 20-35
Can be fitted with outboard or inboard engine
Double bed in fore cabin with separate head
Owner’s cabin and head with integrated ventilation
Large L-sofa in cockpit that converts to sunbed
during day time and serves as double bed at night
Sunbed on fore deck
Large pentry/wetbar in cockpit with 65 litres
Reversible passenger sofa, turns saloon into a dinette with comfortable seating for up to 4 persons.
Dashboard can be fitted with 10″ up to 16″ or
double 12″ plotters
Available with T-top and multiple canopy solutions
Sunbed on fore deck with integrated cushion/
Window frame with integrated canopy solution
Generously sized sun cushion on foredeck.
Great choice of equipment for personalization