Unique opportunity to acquire an ‘as new’ 3-cabin, 2-heads Nimbus 405 Coupe with a huge factory specification and just 14.5 engine hours run on her twin Volvo D4-320 engines.
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The flagship model in the Nimbus Boats range, the 405 Coupe was nominated for the European Power Boat of the Year Awards in 2015, was a finalist in the Best of Boats 2014 International Awards and is built using the same “sidewalk” concept as the Nimbus 365 Coupe, which was voted European Power Boat of the year 2012.
BLUE BLOOD was launched in 2021 and has seen just 14.5hrs of usage on her twin Volvo Penta D4-320 diesel engines. Ordered by her current owner with a comprehensive factory specification, she has been kept in ‘as new’ condition.
Extremely easily managed by just one thanks to with her powerful twin diesel engines on V-Drives, remote control proportional bow and stern thrusters and sliding side door by the helm position providing great access to her centre cleat when berthing and easy access up on to the foredeck, BLUE BLOOD is ideal for those who want to cruise easily and safely in all weather conditions and throughout all seasons.
Her many specification highlights include: • 2x Volvo Penta D4-320 diesel engines on V-Drives, with just 14.5 engine hours. • Proportional bow and stern thrusters with remote on lanyard. • Humphree interceptor X600 automatic trim tabs system. • Large, enclosed cockpit. • Popular 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout + occasional saloon berth. • Bright, airy and spacious saloon and helm/navigation area with electric sunroofs and large windows. • TV & DVD player. • Fusion sound system (controllable from the chart plotter). • Corian worktop to galley & heads’ countertops. • Electric induction hob. • Combination microwave/oven (unused). • Refrigerator. • Larger option 16” chart plotter/radar screen. • Remote controlled searchlight. • Teak to the cockpit, bathing platform, starboard side deck and fore deck. • Electric anchor windlass. • Virtually unused tender, stowed on snap davits. • Unused Outboard motor. • Outboard motor/tender hoist. • Custom fabricated and installed substantial guard rail to the bathing platform for added safety.
Never one to “sit on his laurels,” BLUE BLOOD is now offered for sale to make way for her owner’s next new boat project. UK VAT paid and British Registered, BLUE BLOOD offers a substantial saving over new build and with the bonus of immediate delivery.
“Timeless beautiful lines meet strict design and clever functionality. The boat has many similarities to her smaller sisters but offers several new features; Nimbus Design Team has added several interesting aesthetic and functionally integrated details. These include twin touch screens at the helm, room for five to ride facing front, a new D-pillar with integrated ventilation, wholly glazed aft deck door, electric powered table on the aft deck and a “granny hatch” that conceals a mains power plug on the stern.
Other innovations include newly designed engine room ventilation in the hull sides with powered extractors, galley with ceramic gas hob and dark composite worktop, 120 litre capacity fridge plus extra cool storage in pull-out drawers beneath the saloon sofa and much more.
“We would never build a boat that is not considered practical in her natural element. Although we always try to make her as beautiful as possible. It is a balancing act. It is always easier to design beautiful lines if you don’t need to take functionality into account. Our customers are very conscious and they appreciate our designs because they understand that we build crafts that are actually used at sea and not only look good in pictures or at boat shows. That is the secret of our success,” said Joacim Gustavsson, head designer at Nimbus Boats Sweden AB.”
“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. – “We focus on the conscious customer with experience of the sea who requires a large portion of comfort and safety. What is interesting about our coupé concept is that it has such an “all round” quality, where socialising and other on-board activities can be combined with excellent long cruising characteristics.
Our coupé boats in particular has enabled us to reach out to both new and younger customers internationally. It has become apparent that our coupé boats are not just for the older generation who prioritise functionality and comfort, but also for families and for younger people who want both fun and to voyage securely and safely, said Jonas Göthberg, marketing manager, Nimbus.”
“Nimbus describe the 405 Coupe, the flagship of their Coupe fleet as a boat with timeless, beautiful lines that meet strict design and clever functionality. And I reckon that really sums the 405 up perfectly. Like the 305 and 365 Coupes I couldn’t fault the 405 in any respects, be it construction, finish, layout, appointments or handling. This is damn near a perfect boat! Yep, you got it in one. I loved it and even more than I did the 305 and 365, just because it was bigger and presented the layout even better.
The Nimbus 405 Coupé is the largest and latest in a three-boat line up of comfortable coupé cruisers from the Scandinavian builders and has distinctly European lines that are both modern and classic. Like the smaller coupes in the range, a key part of the boat’s appeal lies in its asymmetric deck design which sacrifices the port side deck for the full walkaround deck to starboard.
Nimbus call it “Sidewalk” and not only does it allow freedom of movement to and from the bow along the starboard side, but it also gives maximum use 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 access for the skipper when laying alongside and enables manoeuvering the boat from a standing position on the side deck.
When you first see the boat, you may think from its style that it is a slowpoke. Not so, the 405 is based on a full planning hull that is designed to go fast and handle well. It provides sports boat performance and handling in a plain package. It’s hard not to use the adage ‘ a wolf in sheep’s clothing’, but that is what the 405 Coupe is. While the 305 Coupe is a single engine boat and the 365 a single or twin, the 405 is strictly twins only. There are three standard twin engine packages available, and all are shaft driven with the low angle straight drive shafts in tunnels. No pods or stern drives are available.
The 405 Coupe is built strong with all laminate in the boat vacuum injected at the Nimbus boatyards in Mariestad, Sweden. That includes everything from the hull, deck, superstructure, interior laminated surfaces and hatches. Divinycell is used in the sandwich laminate, providing excellent insulation properties from both heat and cold and transports condensation away very efficiently.
The boat has a feeling of solidity with a real cruising attraction, and I would imagine that the majority of owners of a Nimbus 405 would use the boat for a multiple of reasons, from bottom fishing and diving to extended cruising. This is a boat that gives you enough for just about any of your boating pleasures. Stepping aboard from the marina one of the first things that impressed me was the generous size cockpit and how the L shape settee takes full advantage of the beam offered by the lack of a port side deck. The result is maximum use of the cockpit space, seating for eight around an adjustable coffee/dining table, to enjoy cocktails and hors-d’oeuvre in the evening.
The table drops down and with some infill cushions make an excellent sun pad or an extra berth for guests. By hanging side clears off the cockpit overhang, you can transform the cockpit into an extension of the saloon and increase your closed in space.
The Nimbus 405 features a large and uninterrupted windshield with high profile side windows and a full glass sliding aft door. Overhead is a combination fixed sunroof panel aft and a forward panel that retracts to allow plenty of fresh air to circulate through the saloon. An excellent blind system enables you to control the light ingress from above.
There is a U-shaped settee/dining area to port and as expected this can be dropped to form yet another accommodation space. The table has a forward section that transforms from the dinner table to cocktail table, complete with cup holders.
A neat feature is the convertible forward passenger seat that can be flipped down to form either part of the lounger or up to provide a double passenger seat. There’s even a pop-up TV built into the forward cabinetry which can be viewed throughout the saloon.
The helm has recently been remodelled and now takes twin 12″ MFDs, such as the pair of Garmin MFDs we had on our boat. All controls, switches and instruments are well placed for easy use or viewing, and the helm seat is positioned at a perfect height when seated or standing…well for me anyway.
The side door gives easy access to the extra wide starboard walkway, and when standing, I was able to pop my head out through the sunroof opening and get a clear view of what was ahead.
The main difference in the accommodation is that while the 305 and 365 were two cabins, the 405 is big enough to offer three and two bathrooms. Forward is the master cabin with a strategically placed double berth that provides reasonable access with either side. There is plenty of storage provided in shelves and hanging lockers.
Having two bathrooms in a boat this size is another plus, with the owner’s cabin having an en-suite complete with a full stand-up separate shower cubicle. The other two cabins share the second bathroom which is also used as the day head. Plenty of light and ventilation streams in through opening side ports and deck hatches. The two guest cabins are side by side under the saloon sole with the starboard side providing twin singles and the port cabin a large double. Another very Scandinavian feature is the wet hanging locker between the staterooms, which allows you to hang your damp gear over a surface designed to allow for drainage.
I can’t say enough about how good the Nimbus Coupe range is and now having reviewed all three I am still super impressed. The quality is exceptional, the handling and ride excellent and for a full production boat from the other side of the world, excellent value for money.”
2021 Nimbus 405 Coupe ‘BLUE BLOOD’ for sale – Asking £499,000 UK VAT paid –full details here
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