Nimbus 305 Drophead

Nimbus 305 Drophead – 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.

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.

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Smart speed concept

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 it’s sister, the 305 Coupé, the boat can be fitted with electric engine from Torqeedo.
– ‘Some people like to drive fast when they’re at the helm, but very few like it when travelling too fast at sea.

The central idea of this model is for all those aboard to enjoy themselves and socialise during the trip and under the open sky,’ said Joacim Gustavsson.
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.
– ‘Simplicity is a catchword in our design process.

Scandinavian design

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.

Attractive and hardwearing textiles

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. Interior in varnished Mahogany with textiles in light Scandinavian beige or Marine classic blue with Sunbrella light blue technical fabric as option. All light in LED and with several points of curtesy lights.

Textiles have been carefully selected. Not only shall these be pleasantly attractive but also withstand sun, salt water and hard wear. As option textiles are from Sunbrella and renowned for withstanding hard climates and UV rays without colours and performance being affected. The cushion covers are machine washable, this being a demand among our customers,’ says Joacim Gustavsson.

Joacim Gustavsson

Chief designer at Nimbus

“With 305 Drophead we are turning to those looking for a wonderful and comfortable boat trip with focus on socialising and where speed is not the most important factor.”

Weatherproof, smartand simplicity

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 us 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. We 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.
The cockpit features a fully equipped, glass-fibre wet bar with 65-litre fridge. The boat feels especially large owing to the integrated bathing platform, after-deck and cockpit being built on the same level. 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.

Ready-to-cruise

Bow thruster SE 60

Defroster

Depth / Log in Volvo instrument

Electric pump-out of septic tank

Heater system Ebersprächer D4

Hot water system 22 liter

Intervall viper

Plotter Simrad 9″ NSS, Evo 2

Shore power and battery charger Mastervolt 35A

Trimtabs

Volvo Penta Trip computer

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Overall length 10,07 m
Overall beam 3,25 m
Weight 4000 kg
Draught 0,9 m
Max. of people 8
CE Category B
Cabins 2
Berths 4+2
Fuel capacity 280 l
Water capacity 150 l
Engine 1 x Volvo Penta
D3 200 PS
Maximum speed 22 knots
Cruising speed 16-18 knots
CAPACITY OF TANK
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
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 12 V AND 230 V
Start battery 1 x 12V x 77 Ah
Service battery 3 x 12V x 80 Ah
Service battery Heavy Duty 1 x 12V 77 Ah
Frequency 50 Hz
Shore power 230V AC
Battery charger 230 V 16 A
ENGINE ALTERNATIVES
Torqeedo Deep Blue i 1800 rpm Cruise 5,5 – 6,5
Volvo Penta D3-110 81kW (110 PS) Data missing
Volvo Penta D3-150 110kW (150 PS) V-Max 17 kn
Volvo Penta D3-220 164kW (220 PS) V-Max 21 kn

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  • 12 V electric outlet
  • Anchor box with drainage
  • Bathing ladder
  • Bathing platform with anchor box
  • Carpets in cabins
  • Compass
  • Cushions in cabins
  • Cushions in deck saloon
  • Cushions on aft deck
  • Electrical engine controls
  • Electrical panel with fuses
  • Extended curtesy light in cabin
  • Fender holders or fender box
  • First-aid-kit
  • Flagpole
  • Glass / bottle holder in washboard
  • Grab rail in stainless steel
  • Kitchen with 65 l refrigerator and gas top
  • LED lights
  • LED navigation lights
  • Manual and electric bilge pump
  • Manual fire extinguisher
  • Marine varnished mahogany interior
  • Nimbus cutlery and crockery
  • Nimbus Décor Pillows
  • Nimbus toolkit
  • Pulpits and bollards in stainless steel
  • Queen bed
  • Sea chart compartment
  • Seafire automatic fire-fighting system
  • Self-bailing aft deck
  • Septic tank with deck outlet
  • Shower in toilet room / Shower cabin
  • Signal horn
  • Skylight on deck with curtain
  • Step-light aft deck and side-walk
  • Table on aft deck
  • Toilet room and WC
  • Vacuum-infused sandwich laminate with divinycel core
  • Windshield wiper and washer