The VANGUARD XHD range from EXCEL is the optimal solution to waterborne applications requiring a portable, strong, spacious and stable boating platform to work from.


These versatile craft with sectioned Aluminium deck are ideal for Search & Rescue Teams, Diving Clubs or as a Patrol/Safety boat for any water-based mission.


They prove to be as popular performing as recreational craft including watersports and higher performance requirements. Packing into two storage bags they can be transported in various Vehicles, Motorhomes, Caravans etc.


With a crew capacity of ten the Vanguard XHD485 will perform to the highest standards as a reliable and sturdy craft in the harshest of conditions.


A number of the Vanguard models are certified by Mecal for their Pedigree and Operating History which is required for coding for commercial applications and all Excel Boats comply fully with the Regional Craft Directive being Certified by a UK Notified Body.


The VANGUARD XHD485 is constructed using professional grade Hytex fabric and carries a 5 year warranty on fabric and construction.

Vanguard XHD485

  • Several colours are usually in stock and these boats will be shipped within a few days of order.
    Colours normally stocked include:
    Light Grey, Navy Blue, Red, Black

    Less common colours may require a new factory order for which there will be a lead time of 12 to 13 weeks.

    If your chosen order is on an extended lead time you will be informed asap with options to go ahead, change to a stock item or cancel.

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