World premiere for Nimbus 21 Nova outboard

World premiere for Nimbus 21 Nova outboard

Nimbus 21 Nova outboard,
quality walk-around.

An entirely new Nimbus will be launched at the Göteborg Boat Show – 21 Nova with outboard. An easy-maintenance, pared-down quality walk-around for quality conscious customers looking for high level functionality. Wood trim, teak and other unnecessary fittings requiring maintenance have been removed.

Easy is all

‘The boat is to be easily maintained and require minimum maintenance while being clean lined, smart and comfortable in all her simplicity. The expression “less-is-more” has definitely been with us all the way through the development of the 21,’ said Joachim Gustavsson, chief designer at Nimbus.

The boat is fitted with a Suzuki 4-stroke outboard, power range 175 – 300 hp.

‘We believe 175 hp will be perfect for the 21. And those looking for real speed can choose the 300 hp version, which takes up to over 50 knots,’ says Mats Jacobsson, development manager. ‘During first tests this winter the boat attained 53.9 knots on the GPS using the 300 hp engine.’

The outboard trend and all its advantages, such as long guarantees, long service intervals, minimum fouling and the flexibility provided by the beach, tilt function, is definitely most attractive.

‘A perfect boat for all skerry islanders and boat enthusiasts travelling back and forth between islands or to their summer cottages, transporting loads, sunbathing, swimming, wakeboarding, fishing out at sea exploring or coastal creeks and bays they would not normally risk exploring,’ said Jonas Göthberg, marketing manager Nimbus.

Quality concepts throughout

The 21 Nova is based on the same stepped, air-lubricated hull as the 230 R, with its excellent seagoing properties. The boat is entirely vacuum injected with Divinycells and features a wholly-glued inner liner. The result is a sturdy, well-built and rigid boat that feels safe and solid at sea.

The stepped hull with twin air vents on each side has six bottom panels vacuum injected with Divinycell as a core and with a glass content of about 55-60 percent, which is almost twice the amount used in traditional boat building (normally around 28-30 percent. Quality is assured by means of an established production process where the boat is “cast” in the same way each time.

The 21 Nova is built in Mariestad and is available in different colours with a foiled hull. In addition to a sporty look, the foiling provides extra protection from scratches to the hull.
‘The 21 has inherited her genes from the classic Nimbus Nova boats, where simplicity in boating is the prime mover. We believe the new boat will be a perfect dayboat and fit in well with contemporary lifestyles,’ said Jan-Erik Lindström, managing director Nimbus.

Nimbus 21 Nova in brief
• Easy maintenance functional boat with clean, pared down design.
• Exceptionally seaworthiness and performance owing to stepped, air-lubricated hull.
• Vacuum injected hull and superstructure.
• Suzuki outboard 4-stroke, 150-300 hp
• Integrated bathing platform on both sides.
• Large water-skiing, wakeboard roll-bar in stainless steel.
• Cabin for two with sleeping accommodation.
• Comfortable helm with integrated plotter and stereo.

Technical specifications
Length: 6.96 m
Beam: 2.40 m
Weight: approx 1 400 kg
Battery: 1x12V-77 Ah
Fuel tank 135 litres

Choice of outboard engines from Suzuki:
Suzuki DF175 TGX R4 2.8l including fitting
Suzuki DF250 APX V6 4.0l including fitting
Suzuki DF 300 APX V6 4.0l including fitting

The pictures below can be downloaded in high-resolution format (JPG)

For more information please contact Jonas Göthberg, marketing manager, Nimbus Boats Sweden AB. Phone +46 (0)31 726 7715, mobile +46 (0)70 535 5828,

Press release in Swedish and English and high resolution images available in press archive.

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