Nimbus 280 Coupe for sale

Argyll, United Kingdom

Listed price £53,950 GBP

General information
Nimbus 280 Coupe
Used power boat for sale
$69,685 USD | Listed price £53,950 GBP
Price comment
Lovely weekend cruiser, excellent build quality.
Name of boat
Length overall
Length waterline
3.31 tons (U.S.)
GRP planning hull
Argyll, United Kingdom

About this Nimbus 280 Coupe



Nimbus 280 Coupe was the brands entry level offering when launched and proved to be extremely popular with both first time buyers and those looking to down size. She offers the same Scandinavian build quality and sea keeping characteristics which built the Nimbus brand. While clever use of space internally provides a spacious and comfortable living space easily comparable to larger boats.

LADY VICTORIA is a later example of the

Nimbus 280 Coupe and has been lightly used for coastal cruising in the waters of Scotland’s west coast. With her owners retiring from boat ownership she is offered for sale with a full inventory including highlights such as:

Volvo Penta D3-160 inboard diesel engine with shaft drive.

Factory fitted bow thruster

Factory fitted shore power system

Pressurised hot and cold water

Black water tank

Gas cooker with 2 burners and oven

Front loading fridge.

Eberspacher diesel heating system

Zodiac inflatable dinghy

Afloat and in commission the

Nimbus 280 Coupe LADY VICTORIA has been fully serviced for the 2020 season and is offered in ready to use condition. Available for viewing by prior appointment in line with current government guidelines.


Hull Construction:

GRP moulded hull with integrated sprayrails and skeg keel.

GRP moulded internal structural matrix

Original blue gelcoat finish to topsides.

Underwater hull finished in red antifouling

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

GRP moulded deck with integrated self-draining cockpit

GRP moulded superstructure, mechanically fastened to deck

Deck and superstructure finished in white gelcoat.

Non-slip textured panels to finish deck surfaces.

Laid teak panels to finish cockpit.


Single spade rudder.

GRP construction in foil section


Engine & gearbox:

Volvo Penta D3-160

160hp @ 4000RPM

5 cylinder, turbocharged with intercooler, indirectly cooled.

Single control station with single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:

Engine serviced annually during current ownership.

Selection of cruising spares for engine.

16kts Maximum speed.

9kts Cruising speed @3000rpm

Propulsion & Steering:

Stainless steel propshaft

4 blade bronze prop.

Single helm station

Cable drive steering system

Bow Thruster:

Factory fitted thruster.

Joystick control at helm.


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system

240VAC Shore power system

Shore Power:

Hard wired RCD protected system

Single 16amp connection

Extension lead to connect boat to shore power.

Battery Banks:

Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, 85AH, lead-acid.

Domestic Battery – 3x 12VDC, 85AH, lead-acid (2 new August 2020)


240VAC – 12VDC shorepower charger.


Single engine-driven unit.

Other Electrical:

I-phone charger

Windscreen wipers on both sides of windscreen with pantograph arms, new blades fitted August 2020.


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water.

Mono-block mixer faucet in galley and heads

Heads faucet extending to serve as shower.

Transom mounted bathing shower.

System filters stripped and cleaned August 2020.

Black Water:

Heads discharging overboard or to holding tank.

Holding tank discharged by manually pumping overboard or deck suction.

Bilge Pumps:

Manual bilge pump x 2

Electric bilge pump x 1 – Manual and auto-switching



Single alloy fuel tank

Approximate capacity 240ltr

Fresh Water:

Single tank

Approximate capacity 108ltr


Single insulated tank

Heated via engine cooling water or 240VAC immersion heater

Approximate capacity 17ltr

Holding Tank:

Single plastic tank.

Approximate capacity 63ltrs

Manually pumped overboard discharge or deck suction discharge.

Tank Monitoring:

Analogue gauges for fuel and water tanks.


At Helm Station:

Depth – Raymarine ST40 Bi-Data

Fishfinder – Furuno FCV 526L

Plotter – Hummingbird 987C

Plotter – Simrad CX33 – Not operational

Magnetic Compass x2

Communications Equipment:

VHF – Simrad DSC VHF



Techimpex gas cooker. 2 burner and oven.

Stainless steel sink

Front loading, under counter Isotherm fridge

Crockery and cutlery


Manual Jabsco marine toilet.

Discharging overboard or to holding tank.

Heads pump stripped cleaned and serviced August 2020.

Heating & Ventilation:

Eberspacher diesel fired, blown air system

Thermostatic cabin controller.

Outlets in forward cabin and wheelhouse.

Screen demisters, heated by engine cooling water.


Overhead lighting throughout accommodation.

Reading light in way of bunks forward.

Under counter lighting in wheelhouse.


JVC Radio/CD player.

Speakers in wheelhouse


Summary of Accommodation:

Double bunk in forward cabin.

Single berth to port, under wheelhouse.

Saloon seating in wheelhouse, converting to occasional double

Single heads compartment.

Accommodation Finish:

Joinery work in teak veneered plywood with solid teak trims, finished in a satin varnish.

Furniture units moulded in GRP with varnished teak trims.

Fitted carpet to finish sole boards.

Vinyl covered panels in off-white to finish headlining.

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Bi-fold door to separate from rest of accommodation.

Wrap around V-shaped settee.

Centrally mounted V-shaped table with telescopic leg.

Table drops down to create large double bunk

Shelves running around backrests of seating

Large mirror mountes on bulkhead forward

Hanging locker and storage drawer aft to port.


To starboard, aft of forward cabin.

Inboard facing manual marine toilet at aft end of cabin.

Countertop running full width of compartment forward.

Stainless steel wash hand basin set-in counter top

Vanity unit below countertop.

Storage shelf running length of compartment outboard.

Midship Bunk:

Opposite heads to port.

Large single bunk extending aft beneath wheelhouse

Storage shelf above bunk aft


Saloon set to starboard.

Thwartships saloon table with forward facing bench seating aft of table.

Navigators bench seat converts to be either forward or aft facing at forward end of table.

Storage drawers beneath forward and after seating.

Helm station to port with dedicated forward facing helmsman’s seat.

Engine control panel ahead for wheel.

Navigation instrumentation mounted overheard.

Linear galley aft of helm seat.

Fridge mounted below helm seat.

Cooker at forward end of galley with stainless steel sink aft.

Two large opening deck hatches in wheelhouse roof.



Single stainless steel bow roller with anchor self-stowing in roller.

Stainless steel mooring cleats forward, mid-ships and aft.

Stainless steel guard rail with integrated stanchions running from bow aft.

Stainless steel grab rail running length of wheelhouse above windows.

Stainless steel guard rails running around cockpit coaming.

Stainless steel fender rack on wheel house roof aft.

Lifting davit on port quarter.

Fold-away swimming ladder under bathing platform.

Transom door to bathing platform.

Anchoring & Mooring:

Bower Anchor - 10KG Rocna anchor on chain rode

Kedge Anchor – Stainless steel bruce type anchor with length of chain.

Lofrans low profile windlass with foot button controls on foredeck and at helm station

Selection of mooring warps.

Selection of fenders.

Canvas Work:

Cockpit tent with roll-up door.


Zodiac Cadet 240, hard transom, slat floor.


Chart Folio’s – Clyde Estuary and Mull of Kintyre to Cape Wrath

Pilot books for west coast


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:

All round white light

Port and starboard lights

Life saving:

Plastimo Rescue line

Engine compartment automatic fire extingushier (2019)

Fire blanket


In this case we are acting as brokers only.

The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Volvo Penta D3-160 160hp @ 4000RPM 5 cylinder, turbocharged with intercooler, indirectly cooled. Single control station with single lever morse control
Fuel capacity
63 gallons (U.S.)
Drinking water capacity
29 gallons (U.S.)
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Mark Cameron Yachts

Mr Mark Cameron
The Braes
United Kingdom
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