Nimbus 26 Nova

46,950 Tax Paid | Portsmouth Harbour United Kingdom


  • Make Nimbus
  • Model 26 Nova
  • Year 2002
  • LOA 26ft/8m
  • Class Performance Power
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Outdrives
  • Layout Sports
  • Berths 2
  • Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 33256
  • Name Cassis


Nimbus 26 Nova For Sale. "Cassis" is of robust build and high specification. Presented with a navy blue hull and elegant Nimbus waterline stripe, she has a sporty appearance. Her large aft cockpit with teak decking, quality adjustable and removable vinyl seating and a teak dining table gives her a feeling of space and luxury. As a dayboat, ideal for coastal port-hopping or exploring the river, she has a comfortable two-berth cabin, galley area and decent-sized head compartment. Attention has been paid to detail in every aspect of the design of this boat.

This particular example has been doted on in her current ownership and dry stacked under cover and presents very well indeed. Serviced, polished, antifouled and new anodes (2020) with a comprehensive service history and set of manuals, she must be the nicest 26 Nova that we have listed. Will not disappoint any viewing.

For further information please contact Ancasta Port Solent on +44 (0) 2392 373 300 or email


HIN ends 102
Commissioned May 2002
Navy Blue GRP hull, white deck and superstructure
Teak laid to all decking and to bathing platform
Stainless steel arch to cockpit/helm position taking VHF antenna, cockpit enclosures and plate fitting for radar if required

LOA: 8.6m (tip of anchor to end of bathing platform)
Beam: 2.70m ( 8'10")
Draft: 0.95m ( 3'01")
Displacement: 2.850kg (6.283lbs)
RCD category C rated

All the above figures are approximate

Antifouled March 2020
Professional valet and hull polished November 2020
Stored ashore under a covered dry stack in present ownership


Sleeps two in forward cabin with V berth insert and additional stowage under each berth
Dark blue upholstery in matching hull colour
Ardic forced air heating to cockpit and cabin
Opening porthole to port with internal lighting to cabin area
Galley to port with 20 litre chest refrigerator
Further 20 litre storage area for foodstuffs
Crockery and cutlery drawer underneath cabin access steps c/w logoed Nimbus crockery and cutlery for four settings
Wallas 800 Paraffin hotplate
Stainless sink with a mixer tap hot and cold water from a 130-litre freshwater tank
Heads to starboard with Jabsco marine toilet to 80 litre holding tank and opening porthole

Steering station:
Two cream marine vinyl seats with fold up bolster and drop down stainless footrail
Two fitted stainless cup holders
Clear wrap round windscreen with single wiper and freshwater washer
Upper windscreen cover in blue marine canvas giving weather protection to well above head height for skipper and crew
Engine instrumentation: rev counter, engine coolant temperature gauge, fuel gauge, water tank gauge, drive leg gauge, Autohelm ST30 depth and speed indicator plus odometer and trip, oil pressure gauge, voltmeter. Warning lights for temperature overheat and alternator no charge.
Other instrumentation fitted: Bow thruster, Silva 85 steering compass, ICOM Marine DSC VHF M323G, Simrad Robertson AP22 fluxgate compass, autopilot and rudder (outdrive leg) angle indicator.
Switchgear for: windscreen wiper, windscreen washer, depth sounder on/off navigation lights, horn, heater blower, bilge pump, electric windlass operation from helm, water pump on/off, 12-volt auxiliary charging socket and wooden rimmed / stainless steering wheel.
Blue canvas removable cover for helm and crew seating. This enables the boat to be driven with full cover for the helm and crew and is zip removable for warmer weather. An ideal storage function that keeps the whole steering station totally dry.

Teak stowage box under helm and crew seats containing mooring warps and teak table plus table leg which can be fitted on the after deck. Drop down aft facing seating which gives a four-person dining layout
Self-bailing cockpit from two scuppers mounted midships
Real teak cockpit floor and all decking
Hot/cold bathing platform shower
Stainless steel bathing platform ladder
Teak bathing platform with stainless surround and four stainless fender baskets
Fitted with stainless steel ski tow loop
Removable sun cushion which converts with back rest and arms to a relaxing two-person aft-seat


6 cylinder
DP-E Drive leg to Volvo Penta Dup Prop (B4)
Hours at October 2020 (hour meter shows 213.7 replaced by previous owner at 560 hours) 773.7 hours
Serviced November 2020
Cruising speed: 22 - 25 knots approximately
Maximum speed: 30 knots approximately
Trim tabs

275 litre aluminium fuel tank
130 litre rigid water tank
20 litre hot water tank
Single rigid 80 litre holding tank

Bow thruster
12v & 220v shore supply
4 x 12v 70ah batteries plus uprated charging system for whenever on shore supply (2 x new domestic batteries November 2020)

Ardic 20 litre Pressurised hot and cold-water system to include galley operation and bathing platform shower.


Lewmar V700 Electric Windlass controls at bow and helm station
Stainless Steel 7.5 kg Bruce Anchor
Chain (6mm) 29 metres (marked at 5m intervals)
Anchor warp (16mm) 25 metres (marked at 5m intervals)
Six tubular fenders and two ball fenders (enough to approach mooring with both sides fendered - no need to swap from one side to the other)
Four main mooring warps and two spring lines

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