Tuesday, October 3

New Nimbus W11: Low, Lean and Fast

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Nimbus has launched its new 40-foot, 50-knot Nimbus W11, the latest from the long-time Swedish builder.

With large and multifunctional social areas from stem to stern, and berths for four below, the new Nimbus is designed as a weekend-or-longer cruiser with a low, lean, Scandinavian profile and outboard-powered performance.

Indeed, with twin 300-hp Mercury V8 outboards, top speed is 40 knots. Move up to twin 400-hp Mercury V10 outboards, and the new Nimbus tops out at 50 knots.

The W in the boat’s name stands for weekends, and Nimbus wants you to enjoy them. “The W11 is designed to extend your options, take you where you want to go fast, with more space and features on board,” says Joacim Gustavsson, Nimbus’ chief designer. “Simplicity and ease of use were key considerations its development, resulting in a boat with next-level comfort to maximize easy living.”

To achieve that, the new boat has sun pads on the fore and aft decks, fold-out side balconies aft to create more usable space when anchored, and an optional hydraulic swim platform aft of the engines to provide easy access to the water.

The helm is protected by a large windshield, with seating for three, all protected by a large hardtop with an opening sunroof. The air draft is just 12’ 3” so the boat can slide under a lot of bridges in Europe and the U.S.

Despite its low profile, the Nimbus has standing headroom below, with a V-berth in the bow for two and a head with a shower on the starboard side. A second area with a double berth is aft of the head. With beds for four, a family could easily spend overnight time on board for weekend cruising.

Nimbus has been making boats since 1969, starting with an aft-cabin 26. To take advantage of the U.S. market, Nimbus opened an office last year in Annapolis.

Specs.: LOA: 40’7”; Beam: 11’4”; Draft: 3’; Disp.: 12,345 lbs.; Fuel: 224 gals.; Water: 36 gals.; Power: 2×300-hp Mercury Verado V8 outboards.

Read more at http://nimbus.se and see the video below:


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