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Orkney Boats Orkney Pilothouse 25


The Pilot House 25 model adopts the same long standing principles that Orkney Boats have been so well renowned for over the years, including a robust seaworthy design with uncompromised sea keeping skills. Whether the boat is to be used for serious passage making or simply for coastal cruising the Orkney Pilot House 25 has this versatility. 

Like her sister ship the Orkney 27, the new 25 has been developed to comply with RCD "offshore" category

B and to be capable of meeting work boat requirements with little modification. Orkney can also offer models built to comply with the Seafish construction standard, if required. 

The wide beamed hull features convex panels with fine sections forward developing into a moderate dead rise V aft: This results in a boat that is easy to drive & stable in following seas. Even in more difficult conditions the Orkney 25 will remain comfortable and safely get you home. With arange of different engine options up to 240hp the emphasis has, much like with previous models, been on ensuring good all round performance whilst keeping the boat economical to run. 

The elegantly styled wheelhouse combines the traditional Orkney ‘work boat' image with a sleeker more modern profile on the water.

Flush recessed toughened glass windows give a commanding view from the safety & comfort of the helm and co pilot seat. 

Going forward the cabin includes a comfortable seating area which can easily be converted into a double berth. The cabin boasts a well appointed galley area to Port and separate toilet compartment on the Starboard side. Storage space is provided under the seating and within the hanging locker beside the steps leading down.

On deck the spacious cockpit features useful locker space, safe high coamings all around and large scuppers to ensure rapid self draining. There is easy access to the side decks with a moulded step on each side providing additional useful storage within. Kept entirely beneath cockpit sole level, a large full width hatch opens to give good access to the engine bay and auxiliary engineering space. 


Hull, deck and ancillary mouldings are constructed in heavy duty hand lay up GRP. The outer layer of the hull is laid up with Isophthalic resin. Subsequent layers are reinforced with chopped strand mat and woven rovings used in combination, the thickness increasing in critical vulnerable areas. Above the waterline stiffening is provided by a full length foam core panel and below the waterline by bonded- in bulkheads and longitudinal stringers. Additional stiffening is provided by a glassed-in module in the cabin. The one-piece deck moulding is a sandwich type construction using foam core in the walking areas with stress areas, such as cleat positions, reinforced with plywood infill. Bulkheads are glassed in and the entire deck is both bonded and mechanically fastened to the hull

Key Points

  • Modified V hull for dry comfortable ride
  • Lockable wheelhouse with excellent all-round visibility
  • Big self draining cockpit with safe high coamings
  • Wide safe side decks
  • Diesel sterndrive for economy & smooth running
  • RCD offshore category B
  • Up to 27 Knots performance & 250 nm+ range
  • Day Angler & Valiant cruising packages available


Extras/Additional Info:

LOA 248 7.6m
Beam 92 2.8m
Hull Weight 6834 lbs 3100 kg
Max HP Single diesel Sterndrive up to 240hp
Design Speed Max design speed 27 knots
Optimum design speed 17 knots
Performance Indicator 170 hp 23 knots
240 hp 27 knots

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