WORTHY SUCCESSOR

Tender 8 is a 8m full walkaround, multifunctional, well equipped and fast day boat intended for day-to-day activities with overnight accomodation for 2 persons, with a separate head. The T8 is loaded with DNA and design elements from historical Nimbus models - the Nova and R-series.

Fast and safe

The T8 is intended for day-to-day social activities, transportation, water sports and leisure activities. It is based on a newly developed air-lubricated stepped hull with excellent seafaring qualities and a low planning threshold. The T8 has a cruising speed of between 20-35 knots, with a maximum speed in excess of 40 knots.

“The T8 provides stable, safe and quiet performance, which makes it easy to operate the boat at high speed, even in poor weather conditions. The construction quality and excellent seaworthiness and handling, combined with superior speed resources, invite a more active style of driving that still feels safe and secure, even when really putting the T8 through its paces”, says Joacim Gustavsson, Chief Designer at Nimbus.

Freedom of movement

As with the Tender 9, the T8’s design allows for free movement and makes it easier to access the boat when entering and leaving it. The centrally located cabin allows comfortable movement on the deck from all sides.

The spacious bow section and the sunbed in front of the cockpit provide a place to rest for four people. The foredeck conceals a large loading hatch with access to the cabin for easy loading.

Below deck there is a two-person berth with integrated ventilation, LED lighting, ample stowage and separate head with sink. A galley facility is available via a retractable gas burner next to the hatch, and there is an option for a pentry/wet bar with a hand basin on the port side of the cabin.

Reversible when required

Reversible driver’s seats and a mounted retractable table make it possible to produce a dining area for five people in three easy movements. The aft sofa accommodates 6 people, 3 facing the stern of the boat and 3 facing the bow. The backrest on the aft sofa can be set to three different positions (angles) depending on how the sofa is being used at the time – seating during a journey (upright position), aft lounge sofa (angled) or full sunbed (folded down).
Under the aft sofa there is a retractable refrigerator and an easily accessible equipment area. On the afterdeck there is also a shower outlet and two side storage compartments.

Everything under control

The T8 cockpit is kept clear and easy. The skipper’s stand was designed with the highest standards and ergonomic principles in mind. Each instrument and switch is at your fingertips and all the details are made in extraordinary quality. Standard equipment includes a 7-inch Simrad GO plotter, a 9″ or 12″ plotter can be installed.

T-top with Lexan roof

A new feature of the T8 is that it can be equipped with a robust T-top with Lexan roof that provides sun protection without detracting from the open-air feel you want from a day boat. The combination of the T-top and large canopy, which covers the entire afterdeck, makes it possible for 5 people to sit comfortably in a bright and spacious yet sheltered setting. The T8 is approved for a maximum of 8 people.

“The Lexan roof on the T-top, in combination with the canopy, makes it possible to stay sheltered during the journey, even when the weather takes a turn for the worse. This extends the boating season and expands the areas of use, not least in Scandinavia”, says Jonas Göthberg.

Joacim Gustavsson
Chief Designer at Nimbus Boats Sweden AB

“Our customers feel that we have really done our utmost to design the boat in a thoroughly considered way that makes it easy to use no matter your chosen activity. In addition, they also appreciate its excellent sense of ‘seamanship’ which gives an added feeling of comfort and security onboard”

Speed characteristics +40 knots, cruising speed 20-40 knots

Air lubricated twin stepped hull design with low planning threshold

Built for speed, exceptional seaworthiness and handling

Mercury outboard 200 – 300 hp


T-top with Lexan roof*

Cabin with double bed, separate head and integrated ventilation

Cargo hatch on fore deck with access to fore cabin

Divan*/seating on fore deck

Aft sofa with folding backrest with three separate positions depending on use

Swivelling helm chairs and integrated foldable table, dining for 5 people

Walk-around design

*optional equipment

                  Technical Specifications
Length 8,15 m
Width 2,60 m
Weight (no engine) 2300 kg
Fuel capacity 240 l
Water capacity 50 l
Refrigerator capacity 30 l
Design category C8
Berths 2
Speed +40 knots
                  Engine Alternatives
Mercury Verado V6 200 hp
Mercury Verado V8 250 hp
Mercury Verado V8 300 hp
        Standard Equipment
Mercury Verado V6 200 hp
Zipwake, dynamic trim-control system
Simrad Go 7*
Bow thruster
Port canopy and aft sofa cover
Shower on aft
Fresh water system
Separate head
LED Lighting Package
Stainless steel pulpit and handles
Carpets & Decoration Pillows