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Pilot House

The Pilot House models have an enclosed wheel house with internal helm position, the cockpits are big & self draining.  
The Pilot House 24 features a 77 sq ft cockpit and the Pilot House 20 has nearly 42 sq ft giving plenty of safe space for fishing or working.  
The Pilot House 20 suits single or Twin Outboard or Sterndrive while the Pilot House 24 is available as a single or twin Sterndive only.

Pilot House 20 

Orkney dayangler 20The new Pilot House 20 is the latest thinking from Orkney and TT Boat Designs.

TT are renowned for their Nelson range of launches and pilot boats which have enviable reputations for sea keeping and the ability to operate year round in all conditions.
The brief for the Pilot House 20 was that it should share many of the characteristics of the hugely popular DA19+ in that it should be light enough to be easily trailable whilst imparting a big boat feel afloat.

They also wanted more cabin space whilst retaining the large cockpit area of the DA19+ and without a significant increase in the overall dimensions.

Because the original hull is so good, the new boat is similar in shape in the forward sections to give soft riding characteristics, but more beam is added aft of midships by widening the spray chines, giving improvements in stability without too much increase in drag.

Carrying capacity has been increased, and so too has maximum horsepower - 65hp to 80hp, although a new generation 60hp 4-stroke outboard will cope extremely well.

The extra beam produces a wider cockpit and changes to the outboard well create more space aft, so the new cockpit has the same overall area as the 19+, but the cabin bulkhead is significantly further aft.This ensures much more room in the cabin, which now houses a full length berth convertible to a double, space for a toilet and for a good sized galley beneath the wheelhouse seat.
Another major difference is the fully moulded cockpit which has permitted under floor storage for outboard fuel tanks, general items and batteries in fully lidded lockers.
The cockpit is still self-draining but now has the facility for optional fold down seats in way of the outboard well.


Pilot House 24Orkney Pilot House 24

More than just a boat to fish from - 
Designed to comply with RCD "offshore" category  B and be capable of meeting workboat requirements with little modification the Pilothouse 24 is a fine sea boat capable of serious passage making.

The wide beamed hull features convex panels with fine sections forward developing into a moderate deadrise V aft: this results in a boat that is easy to drive, stable in following seas and capable of maintaining comfortable 12-14 knot cruising speeds in difficult conditions. The open plan interior combines curved angle bulkheads and fresh modern fabrics to create a spacious airy feel.

The forward cabin opens into the wheelhouse with the toilet compartment on the starboard side and a useful hanging locker opposite. Alloy framed windows toughened glass windows give a commanding view from the helm position as well as letting in plenty of light. there are plenty of chunky stainless steel grab handles below and a fold up and slide away co pilot seat enables the galley to be used underway as well as being great for entertaining in the harbour.

On deck the fully moulded cockpit lockers, safe high coamings all around and large scuppers to ensure rapid self draining; there is easy access to the wide safe side decks which have 'angled-in' toe rails for added security. A wide range of factory fitted options are available including stanchions and guardwires, hot water supply and shower, ducted heating system and a variety of cockpit covers and canopies.

The Pilot House 24 combines tough durable construction, the Nelson pedigree and comfortable usable weekend accommodation, making it a lot more than "just a boat to fish from"!




  • DA24 
Length (m) 7.16
  • Beam (m) 2.80
  • Weight (kg) 2540 

  • Max hp single sterndrive 200 
twin sterndrive 240