It all started with the idea of building the perfect boat for a new type of engine.
Nimbus – a name that means so much to so many!
In fact, Nimbus means a bright cloud, aureole or halo. Not everyone knows that. But a good many people associate the word Nimbus with pleasure boats. Thousands of people over most of our planet are the happy owners of a Nimbus themselves. Many others recognise Nimbus as one of the world’s leading brand names in boating.
Not only does Nimbus radiate quality, power and beauty, the company’s entire history is radiant – a true success story, a tale of perfect timing, a group of people who know all about boats – and their passion and love of boating.
Back when it all began, when the first five Nimbus 26’s were built. By a boat-building team that had no inkling they were creating Scandinavia’s leading boat building company and one of the leading brand names on the market.
The Nimbus 800 Turbo, launched
in the 1980s, was an obvious
choice for world-famous tennis
player Björn Borg. The joint
advertising campaign was a big
success. Björn signed a tennis
racket for Nimbus as a gesture of
thanks for such a fine craft.
Hans Wiklund grew up with the
sea in his blood. Sailboat or
motorboat; both were as natural
a part of his upbringing as water
sports and fishing. Not unnaturally,
his experience and successes
in boat racing had an influence
on his ideas about how the perfect
boat should be designed to
possess the correct properties.
The Norwegian convoy.
Customers travelled to the
Nimbus head office in Långedrag
and then sailed their new Nimbus’
home in convoy. A voyage that
took three days to cover the 475
nautical miles to Bergen. The
convoys started 1984 and remained
a tradition for 15 years.
From Ferrari to Nimbus.
Nimbus caught the eye of
famous Italian designer Nuccio
Bertone in 1998. The result was
a very special and limited edition
of the Nimbus 26 DC. The 26 DC
Epoca has become one of the
most beautiful and sought after
boats in the history of Nimbus.
When King Carl Gustav of
Sweden celebrated his 50th
birthday, the choice of present
was obvious. The presentation
was made by Lars Wiklund in
person, as a representative of the
Royal Swedish Yacht Clubs.