Nimbus T11

This dayboat fits the builder’s mission of “more effective utilization over shorter periods of time.”

Buyers who exhibit a propensity toward indecision may want to avoid the Nimbus T11, the new dayboat/center console/walkaround from the Swedish builder. That’s because the T11 comes with seven power options: triple Mercury Verado 300s; twin Mercury Verado 300s, 350s or 400s; twin Volvo Penta V-8 400 hp gasoline inboards; twin Volvo Penta D4 300 hp diesel inboards; or twin Volvo Penta D6 400 hp diesel inboards.

Nimbus says top speed with the twin 300 outboards will exceed 40 knots. Triple 300s should result in 50 knots of get-there speed.

The triple-seat helm includes multiple MFDs, a joystick, engine throttles, a sport wheel and more.

While the speed is nice, the 40-foot, 7-inch Nimbus T11 — the T stands for Tender, and the series replaces the Nova series — is a social boat. A U-shaped lounge aft uses moveable wing seats to convert to a conversation pit, and its seatback swings forward and lies flat, converting the seated aft-facing sun lounge into a full stretch-out lounge for a couple. A short walk forward on sidedecks to either side of the console reveals another sun lounge and a bench settee, in a bow area that’s raised a couple of steps to provide some headroom below. A three-seat helm is in between. That’s seating for a dozen folks, easily. Immediately aft of the helm seats is a galley console equipped with a grill (optional) and refrigerator/ice-maker combos chosen by the buyer.

Below are two berths, one forward of the helm under the sun lounge and the other under the helm, and a head with a shower. Four people can sleep comfortably after a day of waterborne activity during a weekend afloat.

Cockpit seating contributes to the T11’s 10-person capacity.

With options such as joystick steering, a gyro stabilizer, a diesel genset and air conditioning, buyers can create a Scandinavian-built oasis of their choosing.

LOA 40 ft., 7 in.
Beam 11 ft., 4 in.
Draft 3 ft.
Displacement 12,345 lbs.
Fuel 224 gal.
Water 36 gal.
Power Twin Mercury Verado V-8 300 hp outboards
Price (base) $260,000+

Nimbus Boats, Sweden;

West Coast Dealer
Seattle Yachts, Seattle; (206) 789-8044;