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Achilles 840

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Boat REF# 143035
This boat has been sold
Length 8.46m (27'9")
Year 1982
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 20hp, Yanmar 2GM20E (2006)
Lying Bristol


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Extra Details

Designer Chris Butler
Builder Butler Achilles
Lying Bristol
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 08/03/2008


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM20E (2006)
Engine Hours engine1:   660
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 3 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots


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Length 8.46m (27'9")
LWL 7.39m (24'3")
Beam 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Displacement 2,949kg (6,502.5lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Procter Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2006)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail TAB - Inmast (2000)
Headsail Jeckells - Furling (2002)
Other sails Spinnaker with snuffer (unknown year)
Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine


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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
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
DVD tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

4 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Manual Lofrans Royal windlass
3 anchors
(Bruce, Danforth)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of rode

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The well known Achilles brand means a reputation for toughness and sea keeping values
Many retrofits and upgrades mean this home finished craft is very well equipped and with a relatively recent new engine and a good suit of sails she is ready to use for the season right now.

These may not be the fastest boats on the water however they are very capable and will look after you when it's needed. Uprated to in mast furling she is easily sailed single or short handed.
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 John of Boatshed Bristol. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents 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 considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.