The Swedish yard has always been good at designing practical cruisers, and the new 3-cabin Nimbus 405 Coupé doesn’t disappoint
Like its smaller siblings, a key part of the three cabin 405’s appeal lies in its asymmetric deck design which sacrifices a degree of width on the port side deck for the numerous joys of a walkaround deck to starboard with an opening side door alongside the helm.
The resultant benefits include effortless single-handed operation, much improved ventilation, easier movement around the boat, and better communication with the on-deck crew.
That high level of practicality underpins the rest of the boat too. Levels of storage are good throughout, countertops have functional fiddles, and handy hooks are scattered liberally through the 405.
For those who long for all this practicality plus more space up top, Nimbus also have a flybridge version of the 405 Coupé, although its owners will miss the light and airy feeling in the saloon that the Coupe’s two large sunroofs generate.