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2009 Orkney Boats Vangaurd 170


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Boat Description

The Vangaurd 170, easily trailed behind a family car and with space enough for the family, friends and gear. The Nelson influanced 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 inch interior freeboard, inset coamings, built in bouyancy, 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 amoung 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 dodge or GRP cuddy, handrails, aft seats and more.

Boat Details
Beam 6 ft 7 inDry Weight 1050 lb
Hull Material FiberglassHull Shape Modified Vee
Length Overall 16 ft 11 in   
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Additional Description

Vanguard HT
  • In addition to the standard specifications, the Vanguard HT includes:
  • Moulded GRP cuddy with tinted bonded windows and gas assisted opening fore-hatch for easy mooring access
  • Stainless steel grab handle running forward along the cuddy roof and across rear section for use when standing
  • Navigation lights with folding anchor pole light
  • Acrylic burgundy cockpit cover for use when at reat either afloat, ashore or when towing
Vanguard ST
  • The Vanguard ST model is an open model and in addition to the standard specifications include:
  • Acrylic windshield mounted on the console
  • Navigation lights with removable anchor light pole mounted on the console
  • Acrylic burgundy folding dodger with integrated forward windscreen supported by a stainless steel framework. Supplied complete with a storage pouch for when dodger is either folded down or for use whilst being towed


  • Big cockpit with underfloor stowage lockers
  • Quality GRP construction for long life and low maintenance
  • Self draining cockpit with safe high coamings
  • Built in buoyancy for maximum safety
  • Easy to tow and launch
  • Folding dodger and GRP cuddy options
  • Elegant and robust stainless steel deck fittings