Nimbus Commuter 11

Nimbus Commuter 11

From Sweden with love.

by Craig Ritchie

Nimbus builds boats for exploring the Stockholm Archipelago, an expanse of more than 24,000 Baltic Sea islands that look very much like parts of the Great Lakes.

Photos Courtesy of Nimbus

So it’s little surprise that boats like its Commuter 11 (C11) are growing as popular here in North America as they are back in their homeland.

“The C11’s twin-stepped hull and sharp bow entry are ideal for handling the water conditions we encounter on the Great Lakes, and the spacious salon keeps passengers and crew protected and comfortable in almost any weather conditions,” says Craig Duchow, at CenterPointe Yacht Services.

The magic starts in the stern cockpit, the ideal space to enjoy meals alfresco with its transom bench and facing table; the table can be removed and the seat cushion flipped up to open the space for fishing, diving or other activities. An available second helm station can be added on the starboard side of the cockpit if desired, controlling inboard or outboard power options from Mercury or Volvo Penta.

Wide promenades on each side of the pilothouse lead forward to the bow, where a second bench seat and facing table await, with a sprawling sunpad behind.

Stepping inside, the salon features a dinette with a folding table to starboard, flanked by large side windows and four enormous overhead skylights that bathe the salon in natural light.

The helm in the salon is flanked by opening doors on either side which, with the two forward skylights, can be left open to fill the salon with fresh air. The captain and navigator enjoy individual bucket seats with fold-down armrests. Shock-mitigating seat bases are available as an optional upgrade.

Below deck, the C11 provides a fully equipped galley, a large head with separate shower, a sumptuous bow V-berth and a surprisingly spacious mid-cabin that the kids will adore.


  • LOA: 40’7″
  • Beam: 11’4″
  • Draft: 36″
  • Dry Weight: 14,550 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 224 gals.
  • Base Power: 2 x 300 hp Mercury Verado
  • Base Price: $528,136
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