Storage

Orkney Islands Council owned historic boats renovated by OHBS volunteers are housed in the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum at Lyness on Hoy. Unfortunately these boats are no longer accessible for public viewing.

Boats in dry storage in Stromness

The existing facility at Lyness is full so OHBS is working on a plan to create a new Boat Haven on Orkney Mainland in Stromness. The new Boat Haven will complement and extend the historic boat collection in Lyness and allow OHBS to further educate the public about historical Orkney boats and showcase the restoration work in progress in a new workshop space.

In November 2016 the Orkney Historic Boat Society were successful in securing a grant from the Orkney LEADER programme which was used to complete a professional feasibility study into the establishment of a Boat Haven/Museum in Stromness. This project was successfully completed in April 2017.