This Swedish yard has a fine reputation for building solid little cruisers and the Nimbus 305 Coupe is no different. The big news is the price – at £149,000 inc VAT this looks cracking value for such a classy Scandinvian cruiser.

Admittedly that only buys you a relatively gutless 110hp Volvo D3 engine but upgrade to the 220hp model and it should be good for 22 knots.

Either way you’ll be enjoying a cosy all-weather saloon with a sociable galley-up layout and a well protected aft cockpit. The extra wide starboard sidedeck with deep bulwarks and access to it from a side door by the helm makes this a particularly safe boat to move around.

The two cabins aren’t the most spacious you’ve ever seen but it’s easy to forget that this is only a 30-footer even, albeit an extremely capable one.

Read the full show review in the April 2015 issue of MBY, out March 5.