Achilles 9m Fin Keel

Well built Cruiser/Racer

  • Boat REF#  ·  243674
  • Length  ·  9.10m
  • Year  ·  1979
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 14hp, Yanmar YGM2 (1979)
  • Lying  ·  Neyland Pembrokeshire
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales
Mike de Graaf

Extra Details

Designer Chris Butler
Builder Butler Yachts
Lying Neyland Pembrokeshire
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 68.2 ltr (15.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 14hp
Engine make and model Yanmar YGM2 (1979)
Engine Hours Engine1: 2000
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots


Length 9.10m
LWL 8.53m
Beam 2.74m
Draft Min 1.50m
Draft Max 1.50m
Displacement 3,174kg (6,998.7lbs)
Headroom 1.86m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1979) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (2010)
Headsail - Furling (2010)
Other sails Main (unknown year)
Genoa (unknown year)

Spare sails (old M + G) included in sale. Satnding rigging has been inspected by Ratsey's 2017.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


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

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers

2 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Danforth & CQR)
10.00m of chain
10.00m of rode

Nav Equipment


Although there are cockpit instruments shown in the photographs, some of them are inoperative and therefore not listed in our inventory. A new owner would probably wish to replace such electrical items as a whole and our asking price reflects this.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

Fire fighting equipment

Broker's Comments

Designed and built by Chris Butler, and sailed single handed by him in both the Azores and Back in 1975 and the 1976 OSTAR, the Achilles 9m proved herself as a thoroughly competent and seaworthy cruising design as well as being a competitive racer. In fact her successor, the 840, won her class (under 30ft) in both those races in 1984, helmed once again by her builder/designer.

Our example here is elderly but sound, and better maintained and presented by her owner than many of her contemporaries. A new owner would no doubt wish to add some modern electronics and a simple solar panel if sailing plans are to include a venture offshore but she is perfectly capable of passage making as she is. She is a simple, easily handled and comfortable cruiser racer that will look after you, even if you're not planning a single handled transat!

..These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Achilles 9m Fin Keel has been personally photographed and viewed by Mark/Alan 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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