Nimbus by Woods Designs

Round bilge bridge deck cabin cruiser

Length overall40'12.2 m
Waterline length36' 5"11.1 m
Beam25'7.6 m
Draft3' 7"1.1 m
Headroom6' 7"2 m
Weight12125 lbs5500 kg
Displacement19841 lbs9000 kg
Sail area883 sq. ft.82.00 m2
Engine power2 x 27 (inboard)
Hull construction Foam sandwich



NIMBUS is a boat that can take you anywhere in the world in perfect comfort and safety. Masses of room and lots of loading capacity make it an excellent long term live aboard cruiser. The accommodation layout has been specifically designed for a liveaboard family, although obviously other layouts are feasible, especially if you plan to use the boat for chartering.

At home you normally leave the dining table after a meal and relax in easy chairs. It should be the same on a comfortable cruising boat. So on NIMBUS the dining room is in a hull, as shown, leaving the saloon free for socialising away from the dirty crockery.

NIMBUS has a very dry, comfortable performance whether under sail or power and can sail at cruising speeds of 8 - 10 knots. Twin 27hp diesels, one in each stern compartment give excellent manoueverability - essential for such a large boat. The optional inside steering position is a boon in bad weather, particularly when sailing short-handed or when motoring.

NIMBUS is about the largest boat that should be attempted by an amateur builder - allow 4000 hours build time.

Interior layout
Interior layout

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