Nimbus enters the fast trawler market as the Nimbus Group purchases Florida’s EdgeWater Power Boats to expand its U.S. footprint
Nimbus, the Swedish boatbuilder whose boats have been admired in the European market for decades (tennis star Björn Borg promoted the brand in the 1980s), is making splashes since entering the U.S. market six years ago.
The builder just announced plans for a new flagship, the Nimbus 465 Coupé, dubbed The Voyager, which the company says is designed as “a vessel for long-distance exploration.” The 465 Coupé indicates that Nimbus, after entering the market with its dayboats in 2017, is now also going after the fast trawler market.
Meanwhile the Nimbus Group, which owns Nimbus and six other boat brands, also announced its purchase of Florida-based EdgeWater Power Boats for $9.5 million. Nimbus Group’s seven brands produce about 70 different models at nine locations in Sweden, Finland and Poland. The EdgeWater purchase gives the Nimbus Group production capability in the United States.
EdgeWater was founded by Bob Dougherty in 1992 and last year sold more than 300 outboard-powered center…