A well proven offshore cruiser, the Achilles 9m first found fame as a successful OSTAR competitor helmed by its designer Chris Butler. Well suited for family cruising, over 100 of these capable boats were subsequently built. This good example is well presented and ready to sail away. Asking price now recently reduced - don't hesitate to come and have a look and make an offer
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The accommodation offers five berths in two cabins. V berth forward with infill. Opening hatch to deck. Full width heads compartment with marine toilet to port and hanging locker opposite. In saloon, two settee berths. Table with drop leaf. Quarter berth to starboard with chart table over. Galley opposite. Plastimo two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven. Stainless steel sink drainer. The upholstery to the forecabin and quarter berth has been recently renewed with memory foam.
Located abaft the companionway, Volvo MD7B twin cylinder 19hp diesel engine. Electric start. Seawater cooled. Saildrive to two bladed folding propeller. 12 gallons fuel capacity in stainless steel tank giving approximately 150 mile range at 5 knots cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 6 knots. The engine has been regularly maintained. The saildrive gasket is coming up for renewal.
Masthead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks. Furlex headsail furling system. Lines led aft to cockpit. Central winch system in cockpit. Lewmar 30 self tailing sheet winch. Two Lewmar 24 spinnaker sheet winches. Two control line winches by companionway. Genoa halyard winch on mast. Spinaker pole.
Built in 1976 by Butler Mouldings to a design by Chris Butler. Yellow GRP hull. Alloy toe rails. Light grey GRP superstructure with painted non-slip to deck. Cast iron fin keel. Skeg hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self draining cockpit.
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