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LOA: 16' 6"
"Visit any harbour in the UK and it’s a fair bet that you will see at least one example of the work of Orkney Boats Ltd. This Sussex company has been building boats for more than 40 years, and the fact that a great many of these are fished commercially day in, day out should serve as solid testimony to the sea-keeping qualities and structural integrity of this iconic range of vessels.
For many years the tried and tested Orkney Longliner has been one of the most popular, with more than 3,000 produced. The latest Longliner features an improved hull shape that is lighter and stiffer than that of its predecessor, resulting in attainable speeds of up to 22 knots when fitted with outboard
engines up to a maximum of 25hp. Further, the relatively light weight of the hull – 600lb (270kg) – makes the Longliner simple to launch and recover on a low capacity unbraked trailer that can easily be towed behind a family car. For the record, speeds of up to 14 knots are achievable with just a 15hp outboard. One thing common to all Orkney boats is their exceptional build. The story goes that the mould for the original Orkney Longliner was taken directly from a traditional, clinker-built Orkney fishing boat. Whether or not this is true, the fact remains that the simulated clinker hull has been something of a benchmark with the Orkney fleet. Certainly the clinker design is pleasing on the eye, but also adds to the stiffness and strength of the hull. As soon as you step aboard the Strikeliner you are struck by the large amount of available deck space, most impressive considering she has an overall length of only 16' 6" (4.88m), with a 6' (1.83m) beam. Gunnels fall vertically to the main deck, which has a hardwearing, non-slip deck."
Engine(s) & Electrical:
Johnson 25hp, 2-stroke.
Deck & Canvas:
Forward GRP cuddy, timber thwart.
Navigation & Safety:
Single axle trailer.
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The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Highway Marine Ltd who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified independent agents to carry out a survey, and/or any mechanical and electrical checks.
|Length over all:||16' 6"|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.