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Orkney Boats have been building small working and leisure boats for well over thirty years  and these tough seaworthy craft can be found in harbours from Iceland to the South Pacific.  Nelson launches have an enviable reputation gained over decades of year round use in some of the most demanding conditions. 

When such highly regarded names combine to produce an all new product, it is likely that something special will result.
The new Vanguard models from TT Boat Designs and Orkney Boats are just that.

Confidence inspiring Nelson/Orkney seakeeping, handling and classic lines are blended with elegant seamanlike layouts and top quality finish and fittings.
These stylish and beautifully built boats will take care of their crew long after others have run for home. 


The Vanguard 170

Easily trailered behind a family car and with space enough for the family, friends and gear.  The Nelson
influenced hull with its deep forefoot and modified V sections ensures a dry comfortable ride whilst the
easily driven lines provide impressive and economical performance.


26" interior freeboard, inset coamings, built in buoyancy, self draining cockpit and 'big boat' stability provide the security to run offshore whilst beamy aft sections and shallow draft make for easy launching and enable the fun of exploring shallow creeks and estuaries.


Strong stainless steel cleats and fairleads are among the many practical seamanlike features as are convenient storage lockers, vented underfloor fuel locker with gas strutted lid and a dedicated battery compartment. There are custom accessories including the option of a folding dodger or GRP cubby, handrails, aft seats and more.

The Vanguard 170: Stylish, easy to handle and beautifully built. A class leader.


The Vanguard 190


Vanguard-190The Vanguard 190, a big boat feel within dimensions that are compact enough to tow and launch with ease.
The powerful hull with a self-draining cockpit and big reserves of built in buoyancy inspire confidence when cruising offshore, as does
 the 27" interior freeboard, combined with inset coamings, plenty of anti-slip surfaces and carefully positioned handholds.

The comfortable helm and co-pilot seat boxes have upholstered with useful stowage beneath and neatly engineered reversible stainless steel backrests with bolster cushions.