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Orkney Vanguard 190

The Vanguard 190, a big boat feel within dimensions that are compact enough to tow and launch with ease. The powerful hull and 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.

Specifications

Length Overall:19'4"
Beam:7'5"
Weight:1520llbs

Features:

Quality GRP construction for long life and low maintenance

Big cockpit with underfloor stowage lockers

Self draining cockpit with safe high coamings

Built in buoyancy for maximum safety

Folding dodger and GRP cuddy option

Easy to tow, easy to launch

Elegant and robust stainless steel deck fittings

Boat Tests

190 CONCLUSION

FOR Smart, yet still practical and plenty of performance

AGAINST Difficult to find fault with this neat 19-footer

VERDICT Our preferred catch of the two. Just two feet longer than the 170, it weighs half as much again and choppy seas proved a doddle to deal with. Hats off to Orkney for upping the ante in the UK small boat market

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