NIMBUS W9

LENGTH 30ft 1in (9.35m) BEAM 9ft 7in (2.95m) ENGINES Sin­gle in­board/out­board up to 350hp TOP SPEED 42 knots PRICE FROM £116,000 inc VAT

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Those who read the last is­sue of MBY, in which we pit­ted the W9 against the Ax­opar 28 and Cor­mate T27, will know that the Nimbus came through as the best week­ender of the group. Though its per­for­mance and han­dling isn’t up to the level of th­ese ri­vals, its so­cia­ble cock­pit and rel­a­tively spa­cious in­te­rior make it the most com­fort­able to live on board. Cru­cially, its sep­a­rate bath­room and big dou­ble berth are ideal for overnight stays, and it can ac­com­mo­date up to four peo­ple.

It’s ver­sa­tile too, avail­able with in­board or out­board engines and in three body styles: open, T-top and wheel­house. The T-top seems to be the best com­pro­mise, of­fer­ing the feel of an open boat but with a well-pro­tected helm sta­tion. You pay the price for that Nimbus badge but the boat’s fit and fin­ish and at­ten­tion to de­tail are im­pres­sive and it feels solidly put to­gether. CON­TACT Off­shore Power­boats. Tel: +44 (0)1590 677955. www.nimbus.se

The well-de­signed cock­pit in­cor­po­rates a large gal­ley area with sink and fridge

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