Nimbus Group’s sustainability work
Nimbus Group has, as one of Europe’s largest boat manufacturers, a responsibility for sustainability and the environment. Nimbus Group also expects to see consumers to a greater extent choose a leisure boat that is perceived as environmentally sustainable.
Nimbus Group’s basic idea in its E-Power concept, which was launched in 2009, is that its designers should improve the relationship between boats, people and the environment. Nimbus Group’s environmental vision is that the freedom that its recreational motorboats give people to move across water of their own free will should not be at the expense of the environment. The E-Power concept shows Nimbus Group’s path to a future where environmental issues are becoming increasingly important. The concept means that an environmental thinking permeates the entire boat building process, from environmentally efficient designers who save fuel to the choice of climate-smart construction materials that increase service life and are easier to recycle. Many of Nimbus Group’s models are neutral to the choice of engine, meaning that they can be ordered with different types of motors from different manufacturers, including electric motors.
Nimbus Group collaborates with other actors to strengthen its sustainability work. For example, the Company launched its first fully electric boat, the Nimbus 305 coupe, in 2016 in collaboration with Torqeedo. In 2018, Nimbus Group commercialized its second zero-emission boat, Paragon 31. It is a model built for professional sea rescue with a driveline adapted for methanol operation.
Nimbus Group is also involved in a recycling project regarding fiberglass composite waste. The project is funded by Vinnova, Sweden’s innovation authority with the task of strengthening Sweden’s ability to innovate and contributing to sustainable growth.