This Swedish day cruiser in Mediterranean style is safe, comfortable and timeless, boasting stylish design and excellent quality; all in all, ideal as a superyacht tender
Nimbus is a Swedish builder until now known for their small cruisers boasting well protected cabins. With their Tender line, Nimbus are trying their hand in the large tender with covered cockpit segment, the largest of which is the T11.
Nimbus T11 exterior
Introduced in 2019, the T11 different from similar models by both utilitarian and luxurious features, from the distinctive T-top, thick gray rubber bow to aft, to the wide tip of the bow.
The small cabin in the superstructure just barely protrudes above the sides of the hull, merged with the windshield, which is so tall there’s only space for a small opening between the T-top and the glass. On the main deck, it becomes immediately obvious this is a walkaround model with spacious side aisles, with open view from the dining table and the aft sun deck.
The folding table is surrounded by a semi-circular sofa and two smaller seats coming together in a larger U-shaped sofa, and the side benches can rotate by 90 degrees to turn into additional bow-facing seats, or two additional seats serving the dining table. There is also a bar, between the T-top pillars, with a kitchen sink, two refrigerators and an electric kettle, just enough for short trips.
Astern, the sundeck hides a spacious storage room, that on the inboard version houses the engines. At the very stern, there are two platforms and two outboard engines. The bow is reserved for the superstructure, with a sundeck on top, and a forward-facing seat hiding the entrance to the cabin.
The bridge is painstakingly designed, with the windshield protecting all seats equally, but also allowing those who like to feel wind in their hair to peek over it, while still protected by the T-top.
The cockpit can be almost completely closed by side awnings, and owners who prefer a closed cockpit can opt for the Commuter C11.
The control panel is elegant and simple, with black buttons and switches, and all instruments integrated on two Simrad touchscreens and one smaller screen for managing engine and trim. The popular joystick allows easy maneuvering in marinas, with separate controls for the bow propeller and two engine throttle levers.
Nimbus T11 interior
To the left of the command console, the main entrance below deck opens onto stairs. The interior boasts impressive headroom, especially in the guest cabin, with double bed that still takes some skill getting into, as it’s directly below the helm. In the bow, there is a triangular-shaped double bed, and the model also has a spacious day head with a shower-cabin and toilet combo, served by a cylindrical door.
Nimbus T11 maximum speed
Powered by two Mercury Verado 300-hp engines, the new Nimbus T11 is a lively boat that glides along at about 15 knots, with an optimal cruising speed about 24 knots at 4200 rpm (78 l/h). The maximum speed we achieved on our trial was 41 knots at 6000 rpm (180 l/h).
Tight turns and prompt electronics make it easy to forget the T11 is 12 meters long, and it rides like a smaller speedboat, only without excessive tilting, skidding or any discomfort for guests in sharp maneuvers.
Excellent quality and guaranteed durability make the new Nimbus T11 a great Mediterranean-style day cruiser whose timeless design make it a safe choice for years to come, for owners looking for either a cruiser for bay hopping, or a chase boat for their superyacht.
Text Mlađan Marušić
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