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Hot on the heels of the open walkaround W9 we tested in the September issue comes this new C9 commuter version. Thanks to a fully enclosed wheelhouse, this model is far better suited to all-year-round use.
There’s a surprising amount of space inside the wheelhouse with room for two supportive helm seats and a small dinette behind. Slender pillars, a glass sunroof and an unusually wide sliding side door ensure excellent visibility and plenty of ventilation too.
Crucially, there’s a proper separate heads compartment below decks as well as a decent double berth and a small galley area. That still leaves space above for a decent forward cockpit with a wrap of seating around a small teak table as well as an aft cockpit behind it with a rear-facing bench.
Like the W9, it’s available with either an inboard or outboard engine of up to 350hp for speeds of up to 40 knots.
As with the rest of the 9-metre Nimbus range, it’s built in Poland to keep costs down but with no obvious drop in build quality that seems a good business decision for the Swedish brand.
The fully enclosed wheelhouse makes this Nimbus better suited to year-round use
Two helm seats and good visibility