Comfort, simplicity and function are the three conceptual pillars holding up the Swedish Nimbus brand, and, as Alex Smith explains, the Nimbus 305 Coupe is yet another perfect realisation of that well-supported design philosophy.




The compact nature of the 305 leads to a series of well-executed design features. The wheelhouse containing the main saloon and helm station, for example, is offset to port in order to provide one adequate walkway joining the bow to the stern down the starboard side. The designers concluded that there simply is not enough width to make an adequate structure as well as two walkways.

Continuing on that theme, down below, the double cabin in the bow and the guest twin beds further aft are all transversely orientated – meaning passengers sleep across the boat rather than in the more normal formation in line with the bow and stern.

The top speed of 22 knots isn't going to break any records but, as Alex puts it, the pleasure aboard this boat comes from sleeping room for six (the U-shaped seating area around the fold-down table in the main saloon also converts to a double bunk) with enough space to entertain and transport eight.

For an interesting comparison, see Alex Smith's Sealine C330 video on, or perhaps, continue the Scandinavian theme, take a peek at the Marex 350 Cabriolet video.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.