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Achilles 9m

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Boat REF# 164166
This boat has been sold
Length 9.14m (30'0")
Year 1978
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 10hp, BETA 2-Cylinder (2004)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Christopher Butler
Builder Butler Mouldings
Lying Essex
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Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model BETA 2-Cylinder (2004)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Engine serviced December 2012.


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Length 9.14m (30'0")
LWL 7.75m (25'5")
Beam 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Min 1.40m (4'7")
Draft Max 1.40m (4'7")
Displacement 3,175kg (7,000.9lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage Ashore


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Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1978) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Small Main (unknown year)
IOR Genoa (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)

Spinnaker Pole.
Main has been converted to slab reefing but can switch back to roller boom with minor adjustments.
Main and Genoa were valeted in April 2011

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 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 (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Garmin GPSmap 172C.
Sea Farer Depth.
B&G Network Quad Instrumentation: Speed/Log, Depth, Wind, Tack, and Nav.
Silva S15 VHF DSC.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick

5 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR & Kedge)
5.00m (16'5") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of rode
dinghy (unknown year)
2.5hp outboard, Mercury 2-Stroke (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Radar Reflector.
Life Raft 5-Man in Valise - Requires Service.

Broker's Comments

Designed by Chris Butler and built by his company the Achilles 9m won the OSTAR in 1984 with Chris Butler at the helm. They are a seaworthy cruiser/racer but they are not sparsely fitted out the accommodation is very suitable for cruising it can sleep up to 5 people and the headroom is good. This one had a new engine in 2004 and has a good inventory. There are a few chips and scratches but nothing that looks serious and we think she is a very good value 9m boat.
Appointments to view can be arranged in advance 6-days a week by contacting the Boatshed Essex office direct.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Achilles 9m has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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.