A day cruiser for socialising.

A new kind of day cruiser suitable for comfortable weekend and day trips. The boat is built on the new Smart Speed concept to create maximum comfort for all aboard at all speeds. Design and function are optimised for social activities and entertaining aboard.

305 Drophead is an open day cruiser and built on the same platform as the award winning 305 Coupé. This means stylistically pure Scandinavian design focused on simplicity of usage and clever functional solutions.

Comfort and Social Activities

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The boat is built on the new Smart Speed concept, to create maximum comfort for all aboard at all speeds.

Nimbus launch their 305 Drophead in March – a new kind of day cruiser suitable for comfortable weekend and day trips. The boat is built on the new Smart Speed concept, to create maximum comfort for all aboard at all speeds. Design and function are optimised for social activities and entertaining aboard.

Smart Speed concept

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The hull has no distinct planing threshold and runs with good fuel economy at all speeds.

Smart Speed features a hull designed for comfortable ride at speeds from 0 to 22 knots. The hull has no distinct planing threshold and runs with good fuel economy at all speeds. Speed can be adapted to sea conditions, and this means higher safety, better comfort and the best possible way to experience the surrounding scenery. As can its sister, the 305 Coupé, the boat can be fitted with electric motor.

Simple and comfortable

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305 Drophead is an open day cruiser and built on the same platform as the award winning 305 Coupé. This means stylistically pure Scandinavian design focused on simplicity of usage and clever, functional solutions.

Weatherproof, smart, simplicity.

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Everyone aboard is to feel safe and comfortable in the knowledge that the required functionality is integrated where it should be and that it really does work.

Using, owning and looking after a Nimbus should be simple and easy. Simplicity can sometimes be mistaken for less comfortable and less well built, but for Nimbus it means the opposite. Everyone aboard is to feel safe and comfortable in the knowledge that the required functionality is integrated where it should be and that it really does work. Nimbus know that it is only then that people can really enjoy their boating and socialising aboard,’ says Joacim Gustavsson.

One example is the powered canvas hood cover, which folds down into an integrated cassette in the window frame at the touch of a button – simple and elegant. When in place, the canvas roof shelters the entire cockpit, that is to say the helm, the wet bar and the dining area. The four-seat dining table converts easily into a spare double berth. The front sofa to port can be turned so two people can travel facing front.

The cockpit and aft deck fit seamlessly due to a wonderful choice of materials and the large 6-seater U-sofa aft – perfect on sunny days for those coming along for the trip.

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The boat feels especially large owing to the integrated bathing platform, after-deck and cockpit being built on the same kevel.

The cockpit features a fully equipped, glass-fibre wet bar with 6-litre fridge, sink and space for a microwave oven, electric grill, electric or gas cooker. The boat feels especially large owing to the integrated bathing platform, after-deck and cockpit being built on the same kevel. The spacious socialising areas make this boat perfect for entertaining friends.

Cockpit and aft deck materials are carefully selected to provide an elegant and comfortable atmosphere while being as hardwearing and maintenance-free as possible. All that is needed is to raise the hood cover when you leave the boat over-night.

Attractive and hardwearing textiles

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Textiles are in spin-dyed acrylic, a material that is not only hardwearing and withstands salt and sun without fading, is also soft and comfortable to sit on. The colours of the upholstery are light blue and beige. The colour scheme and contemporary patterns of the cushions enhance the furnishings.

Scandinavian design

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The interior of the boat exudes sheer quality and feels spacious and airy.

The 305 Drophead virtually breathes Scandinavian design and materials have been selected with care. The interior of the boat exudes sheer quality and feels spacious and airy. The boat is fitted with integrated ventilation and opening port lights for generous light intake. Bulkhead covers in light coloured materials reduce noise. Mahogany fittings create a beautiful contrast with the lacquered surfaces and provide a warm atmosphere. Lighting is cleverly designed for both comfort and efficiency. The boat has two very comfortable cabins; the “owners cabin” and a side cabin, sharing the head and shower.

Sidewalk design provides the boat with a generous amount of space and makes moving around the boat and the fore deck easy and safe. Moreover, the 305 Drophead is fitted with grab handles and sturdy stainless steel pulpits for added safety. The foredeck features a generously proportioned sunbed.

Nimbus 305 Drophead properties:

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• Purpose-built day and weekend boat for socialising
• Non-existent planning threshold and good fuel economy at all speeds from 0 to 22 knots (Smart Speed concept)
• Comfortable ride for everyone aboard irrespective of speed
• Sidewalk design – easy and safe to move around the boat and on the foredeck.
• Reversible passenger sofa/dinette with room for four, converts into an extra double berth.
• Owner’s cabin and head with integrated ventilation
• Electric power drive option, E-power
• Berth: four adults and two children (dinette double berth)
• Head and shower
• Well-equipped wet bar
• Built by Nimbus at the Mariestad yard, Sweden
• Hardwearing textiles from Sunbrella

Specifications

Lmax, Overall length 10,07 m / 33,03 ft
Lh, Length of hull 9,74 m / 32,0 ft
Bmax, Overall beam 3,25 m / 10,7 ft
Bh, Beam of hull 3,14 m / 10,3 ft
Ha, Air draught 3,65 m / 12 ft
Air Draught, folded mast 3,32 m / 10,9 ft
Th, Transport height 3,58 m / 11,8 ft
Thv, Transport height in cradle 3,67 m / 12,1 ft
Tmax, Draught 0,90 m / 3,0 ft
CoG, Centre of gravity 3,46 m / 11,4 ft
MLDC, max weight allowed 5697 kg / 12560 Ibs
MLCC, Weight 4100 kg / 9040 Ibs
MMTL, Max total load 1600 kg / 3527 lbs
Max people 8 Pers.
CE category B
Cabins 2
Berths 4 + 2
Fuel capacity 250 l / 66 US gal
Water capacity 150 l / 39,6 US gal
Hot Water capacity 20 l / 5,28 US gal
Waste capacity 80 l / 18,5 US gal
Start battery 1 x 12V x 77 Ah
Service battery 3 - 6 x 12V x 80 Ah
Service battery Heavy Duty 1 x 12V 77 Ah
Frequency 50 Hz
Battery charger 12V 35A
Shore power 230V AC
Engine alternatives: Volvo Penta D3-110 81kW (110 hp)
Volvo Penta D3-150 110kW (150 hp)
Volvo Penta D3-220 164kW (220 hp)
Torqeedo Deep Blue i 1800 rpm 2×12,8kW (25,6kW) (80hp)
Torqeedo Deep Blue i 1800 rpm 4×12,8kw (51,2kW) (80hp)
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