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Achilles 840

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8.46m (27'9")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 9.5hp, Volvo Penta (1981)



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Extra Details

Designer Chris Butler
Builder Butler Mouldings
Lying Cardiff
Fuel capacity 22.7 ltr (5.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 9.5hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta (1981)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Saildrive
Prop(s) 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


LOA 8.46m (27'9")
LWL 7.39m (24'3")
Beam 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Min 1.52m (5'0")
Displacement 2,495kg (5,501.5lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On marina



Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2012)


Mainsail Swift Sails - Roller boom (2014)
Headsail Severn Sails - Furling (2012)

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Sink tick


2 burner paraffin cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick


2 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
1 anchors
3.05m (10'0") of chain
15.24m (50'0") of warp

Safety Equipment


1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This Achilles 840 has had a very interesting history. She was fitted out and launched in 1981 and sailed for less than a decade before being taken out of the water, where she stayed for 20 years. She was then purchased by the current owner who has spent a lot of money updating her. Her hull has been painted, she has new sails. Rigging and running rigging have been replaced. New furlex furling gear has been fitted. The engine has been overhauled.
This design has been well proven with a number of transatlantic crossings to their credit. She sails well and is easy to handle with a good turn of speed and has a deep safe cockpit making her an ideal family boat. Internally she has a forward cabin with a double berth and heads to starboard. In the main cabin there are 2 settee berths, the galley is to port and there is a quarterberth opposite. A large saloon table hides a good sized wine locker within. Down below she requires a good clean and tidy up but nevertheless she is basically a nice little family cruiser.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Achilles 840 has been personally photographed and viewed by Keith on 07968 375172 of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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