Swedish auto maker Volvo has been synonymous with top safety and quality since they first started building cars, so it should be no surprise that another Swedish company, Nimbus Boats, has followed the same mantra since 1968. Nimbus Boats are built to the highest safety standards possible and go above and beyond the basic requirements. They are carefully developed and thoroughly tested so that every boat produced performs exceptionally well at sea and your precious cargo on board is well protected. To own a Nimbus in the U.S. is to be a connoisseur of boats, a brand that only few in American waters will recognize, but all will turn their head to admire. The craftsmanship that goes into a Nimbus is astounding and rare to find in boats of a similar length and class. High-tech production facilities use the most advanced materials and technology including resin vacuum infusion and sandwich laminate that results in a sturdier, but lighter boat that offers more room and flexibility. The achievements of the last 50 years have now culminated in a new Nimbus created built “for social activities with overnight accommodations for 4”, otherwise known as the Weekender 9.
Sleek, modern, and socially functional the Nimbus W9 has everything a day-boater could ask for. Performance aside for a moment, the amenities on board are as top of the line as they come. Owners have the choice of a boat with a canopy over the helm or with a T-Top that stretches beyond the aft cockpit to provide extra shade. Two large sunpads, one on the fore deck and the other a converted L-sofa in the cockpit, provide multiple ways to lounge in the sun or enjoy looking up at the stars at anchor during an overnight excursion. The large L-sofa in the cockpit can even serve as a double bed at night for extra guests. A large pantry and wetbar in the cockpit, along with a 17-gallon refrigerator give ample space to provide everyone on board an ocean-side meal at the 4-person dining table.
While sunbathing and sociability are important on a boat, speed and performance can be just as tantalizing. The Weekender 9 can be outfitted with either a Mercury Verado Outboard at 300 – 350hp or a Volvo Penta inboard VP V8-350CE, both of which can push the W9 to 40 knots. The design of the W9 includes a completely new air lubricated stepped hull design and with a minimal planing threshold, your ride even at high speeds or light chop will be smooth and comfortable. Even bow thrusters are standard on the W9 which completely takes the pressure off of trying to dock the boat while pulling up to a crowded restaurant.
Whether you are looking for the perfect, comfortable tender for your larger yacht or simply looking for a 30-foot overnighter, the Nimbus W9 offers something most boats in its class cannot – complete peace of mind. With standard brand power like Mercury and Volvo, as well as mainstream electronics and components like Garmin, servicing your Nimbus is never a problem. Fast, luxurious, and safe, the Nimbus Weekender 9 is the unique dayboat the discerning boater has been waiting for. For more information, visit the W9 page here or call us at (206) 789-8044 if on the west coast or at (561) 406-6437 if on the east coast.