Welcome to the World of Nimbus. Feel the difference

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.

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.

Core values

Core values

A vital part of Nimbus, although this is not only about driving safely and comfortably in all weathers or about having plenty of room. It includes every ingredient put into the boat, from design, production method, selection of materials and crafsmanship to delivery, service and accessibility. Our ambition is to make boat ownership and life onboard as comfortable as possible.

Scandinavian design

A holistic view in which functionality is central when designing a boat. Why? Because we build boats for conscious people who want their boat to be as good as it can possibly be when used in its natural element.

Safety

Built to the highest standards and tested to optimize your experience at sea. Not only can you feel it, you have certified proof it’s true. It may only be a small sign but it is issued by DNV (Det Norske Veritas) – The most highly renowned marine certification agency in the world. As you probably know already, all Nimbus boats are tested and certified by DNV.

Quality

Environment award winning, high-tech production facilities, vacuum infusion technology combined with a passionate team of boat builders with more than forty years of know-how who strive to achieve perfection in every detail. The result? Satisfied Nimbus owners who appreciate the quality of life experienced onboard.

Scandinavian Design

With sensible prestige

A holistic view in which functionality is central when designing a boat. Form, function and materials in combination should fulfill a clear purpose. When the proportions of the boat, materials, functionality and sea keeping abilities is in harmony we have created true timeless Scandinavian design.

Smart speed
concept

Comfort and safety before speed

Smart Speed features a hull designed for comfortable driving at speeds from 0 to 22 knots. The speed can be adapted to sea conditions for higher safety, better comfort and the best possible experience at sea.

At Nimbus our concern is that a boat should run comfortably at the speeds at which it is used. We know that Coupé owners are fond of cruising at speeds from 4 to 20 knots, when boats normally produce large wake and burn a lot of fuel. For the 305 Coupé we have designed a hull that rides comfortably throughout the entire speed range. In practice, the 305 has no real planing threshold and returns low fuel consumption at all speeds.


Speed can be adjusted to weather conditions, which provides better safety, comfort and the best possible ride from which to appreciate your natural surrounding.

Smart speed

hull design

optimised for 0-22 knots

The hull shape is hard chine with concave cross sections. The transom is lifted with a propeller tunnel that kick upwards at transom. Above the chine there is an additional chine in order to offer additional stability but also for better spray deflection.

The hull is relatively deep in order to avoid the need for additional keel and to give good sea keeping behavior in head sea and excellent maneuvering performance in low speed. (3-5 kt). At center of gravity the dead rice is 21.5 degrees but towards transom the hull flattens out to reduce resistance.

In order to optimize the hull CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic) calculations are conducted using the commercial code SHIPFLOW.

E-Power Concept

As one of the most respected brands in Europe, Nimbus shoulders a responsibility to influence environmentally sustainable thinking. Our corporate policy is to take great pains over building boats that enhance the relationship between boats, people and the environment. We have a vision;
the increased freedom of people to move at will across the sea shall not be achieved at the expense of the environment.

Environmental responsibility

As a result of our business concept, we have set a course for the future in which environment issues play an increasingly important part. In line with this ambition we have introduced our E-Power Concept. The E-power Concept, also known as “Environmental Power”, represents Nimbus environmental thinking for the future, in which we include the entire boat-building process from production engineering to climate-smart materials. We also look closely at construction engineering and hull design to attain ultimate propulsion, striving to achieve a state in which the entire chain makes as little impact as possible on our environment.

Sustainable
thinking

Decades of pro-environment thinking

1985 Innovation of the energy-efficient sandwich hull and Divinycell application.
1995 Laminating boxes at Visby, big improvement for working conditions and reducing external environmental impact.
1997 Vacumm injection implemented. Today, all of our boats are built using the vacuum injection method.
1999 Introduction of climate-smart materials (FSC teak) and ongoing projects to inspect ecological validity of all materials used.
2000 Stepped hull to improve boat efficiency, stability and fuel efficiency.
2005 The Ryds yard wins prize for environmental work and reduced emissions.
2009 27 Nova S is voted Best Environmental Motorboat by the Swedish Boating Industry.
2009 The Swedish Prime Minister visits our newly opened state-of-the-art yard in Mariestad.
2009 Nimbus wins the Mariestad municipality’s environment award.
2010 First Nimbus with electric powered engine due to E-power concept - Nimbus environmental thinking for the future.
2015 Introduction of ”Smart Speed” hull design with new model 305 Coupé.
2016 Nimbus start sales of electric-powered boats in co-operation with Torqeedo.

Aftermarket support

Our availability is your guarantee

Security for you as a customer is not just about having the right equipment on board your boat. It’s also about the fact that we always have the most essential spare parts and components in stock in case they are needed. We know that things can happen without warning. If it does you want to feel secure in the knowledge that the necessary parts are readily available from us. As a Nimbus owner you shall feel safe in every way.

Sidewalk design

“Sidewalk” is an asymmetrical deck layout where the side deck along the starboard side is extra wide and provides generous freedom of movement. It becomes convenient and enjoyable to move about on-board from bow to stern, and easy to get on and off the boat along the entire starboard side. Maximum use is made of the interior volume, allowing the cockpit, saloon, 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 laying alongside and enables manoeuvring 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.


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