Nimbus 405 Coupé review

The Swedish yard has always been good at designing practical cruisers, and the new 3-cabin Nimbus 405 Coupé doesn’t disappoint

The side door by the helm makes crewing very easyThe side door by the helm makes crewing very easy
The 405 handled the challenging conditions with aplomb, never once slamming even when hurtling around at top speed over the biggest waves.
Using a little trim tab improved the upwind ride even further, but I found that applying any notable degree of tab (on one side) made the boat veer off course and set off into a turn.
Spacious island berth in the forward cabinSpacious island berth in the forward cabin
Plus, negotiating the biggest quartering seas we found, the 405 felt a little unsettled at times. Our boat had the four cylinder D4-300hp Volvos, but there is an option to fit the heavier and more powerful D6-370hp Volvos.
It’s only conjecture, but I reckon that the 405 might feel more settled with the heavier D6 370hp in the stern.
It would also lift the 405’s 28 knot top speed by about three knots, and the six-cylinder D6 would be quieter and smoother too.

Contact: Offshore Powerboats

Verdict

Comfortable and highly practical, Nimbus’s biggest Coupé can sleep six or hold a dozen friends. The icing on the cake is the 405’s side door which makes the boat so easy for a couple to handle when the guests finally depart.

Details

Length:43ft 9in (13.33m)

Beam:13ft 0in (3.95m)

Fuel capacity:220 imp gal (1,000 litres)

Water capacity:88 imp gal (400 litres)

Draught:3ft 3in (1.00m)

RCD Category:B (for 12 people)

Displacement:8.55 tonnes

Test engines:Twin 300hp Volvo shaft drive

Top speed:28 knots

Cruising speed:16-23 knots

The Swedish yard has always been good at designing practical cruisers, and the new 3-cabin Nimbus 405 Coupé doesn’t disappoint

The side door by the helm makes crewing very easyThe side door by the helm makes crewing very easy
The 405 handled the challenging conditions with aplomb, never once slamming even when hurtling around at top speed over the biggest waves.
Using a little trim tab improved the upwind ride even further, but I found that applying any notable degree of tab (on one side) made the boat veer off course and set off into a turn.
Spacious island berth in the forward cabinSpacious island berth in the forward cabin
Plus, negotiating the biggest quartering seas we found, the 405 felt a little unsettled at times. Our boat had the four cylinder D4-300hp Volvos, but there is an option to fit the heavier and more powerful D6-370hp Volvos.
It’s only conjecture, but I reckon that the 405 might feel more settled with the heavier D6 370hp in the stern.
It would also lift the 405’s 28 knot top speed by about three knots, and the six-cylinder D6 would be quieter and smoother too.

Contact: Offshore Powerboats

Verdict

Comfortable and highly practical, Nimbus’s biggest Coupé can sleep six or hold a dozen friends. The icing on the cake is the 405’s side door which makes the boat so easy for a couple to handle when the guests finally depart.

Details

Length:43ft 9in (13.33m)

Beam:13ft 0in (3.95m)

Fuel capacity:220 imp gal (1,000 litres)

Water capacity:88 imp gal (400 litres)

Draught:3ft 3in (1.00m)

RCD Category:B (for 12 people)

Displacement:8.55 tonnes

Test engines:Twin 300hp Volvo shaft drive

Top speed:28 knots

Cruising speed:16-23 knots

SOURCE:http://www.mby.com/reviews/wheelhouse-walkaround/nimbus-405-coupe-review

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