Orkney has been one of the leading UK boat manufacturers for small working and leisure boats since 1973. The company started with just one model in its range – the Orkney Longliner 16, a boat which has proved so popular its third generation is still in production today.
Each Orkney boat is made using the highest quality materials and equipment and is designed to give long lasting performance while being inexpensive to run, easy to launch and extremely capable at sea.
The key principle behind Orkney boats is that each craft is designed and built to a few key ideas, including great performance using moderate horsepower which will save money on running costs. Years of development and testing have enabled the weight of each Orkney boat to be reduced, allowing for the majority to be towed behind the average family car.
Thousands of hours are spent testing prototypes in a wide range of demanding sea conditions to come up with the best hull designs which are light and strong, stable at rest and also very sea-worthy.
To add to this impressive line up of features, an Orkney boat has a resale value far higher than many competitors, a direct result of the company’s dedication to quality and design.
It’s no wonder that Orkney boats can be found in harbours across the globe.
The Orkney range consists of fishing, leisure and commercial boats with the largest being the Orkney 27 which was introduced in 2010.
The Dory is renowned for its superior stability, has outstanding handling and a shallow draft plus huge reserves of built-in foam buoyancy for ultimate safety.
With its classic appearance and exemplary handling and seakeeping in a wide variety of conditions, the Dory remains a firm favourite.
The Vanguard range: 17 and 19ft outboard powered models, combining classic styling and top quality fitout with high specification equipment and fittings and thoroughbred sea keeping.
Both the Dory and Vanguard ranges are ideal for use as tenders.
Fishing and Day Boat range: Three traditional models ranging in length from 13 – 16ft
Series 2 – three models available ranging in length from 15 – 19ft
Versatile outboard powered models with options of fixed GRP cuddies or folding dodgers, perfect for pottering or serious work.
The Pilot House range: Designed in collaboration with TT Boat Designs, renowned for their Nelson launches, the Pilot House models are built to take tough use and difficult sea conditions. Features include an enclosed wheelhouse with internal helm position and large, self draining cockpits giving plenty of safe space for fishing or working. Spacious two-berth cabins.
Contact Yachts of Dartmouth for more information on the range of Orkney boats