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Achilles 840

  • Located at Portishead Marina
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Year: 1984
LOA: 27
Berths: 5
Draft: 1.52


  • Make: Achilles
  • Model: 840
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 0
  • Watertank size: 0 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar
  • Horsepower: 20hp
  • Drive Type: Saildrive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 35 Litres
  • Price: £9,500
  • Location: In Portishead Marina
  • Year: 1984
  • LOA: 27'8" (8.43m)
  • Berths: 5
  • Keel: Fin Keel


Zephyrus - Achilles 840

A version of the classic Achilles 24 providing more space for accommodation, while retaining the sailing performance. This is a masthead sloop with tiller steering, a fin keel and skeg mounted rudder. A 20 hp Yanmar propels the boat through a saildrive unit.

The rig is set up for ease of single or short handed sailing (and racing) including symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers. As well as a furling genoa, the mast is fitted with a furling system for the mainsail. The appropriate ballast has been fitted to the keel to compensate for the weight of the reefing system.

The boat carries bow and kedge anchors with plenty of scope for use in the Bristol Channel.


New windows fitted 2021
LED lighting throughout

Forecabin with twin V berth
Quarter berth to starboard
Single berths in saloon - 6' 6" with trotter boxes and lee cloths

Saloon table on articulated mounting allows for multiple uses

Hanging locker


Jabsco manual pump sea toilet
Wash basin with fresh water via hand pump


Thetford gas stove with twin burner hob and grill (2017)
Campingaz 907 and marine duty pressure regulator installation in cockpit
Stainless sink with fresh water via footpump

Mechanical & Rigging


Yanmar 2GM20 20 hp (2008)
Yanmar SD20 Sailldrive (2008)

Saildrive serviced 2015 and shaft seals replaced 2017

Exhaust system refurbished 2015


No observable osmosis on last inspection in 2017
Keel mounting structure refurbished and reinforced 2020
Keel bolts inspected and nuts replaced 2020


Proctor mast fitted with mainsail reefing by Tab Sailing Systems
Spinnaker pole
Compensating ballast fitted to fin
Furlex 200 S foresail roller reefing
Standing rigging refitted in 2019


In mast reefing main
Roller reefing genoa (2002)
Symmetrical spinnaker in snubber
Asymmetrical spinnaker with turtle



1x 70 Ah engine battery (2020)
2x 105 Ah domestic batteries (2020)
Engine alternator charging
Ctek M200 shore power charging
Solar panel charging
Charging regulators
Merlin Powerguae Lite battery monitor


Smartchart SC500 AIS Combo chartplotter with 2021 charts mounted in cockpit
JRC Radar with display mounted in cockpit
Nasa Clipper wind (Direction signal is faulty)
Nasa Clipper Duo depth and log
Nasa Clipper Navtex
Simrad TP30 tiller pilot
Contest steering compass
Barometer / Thermometer
Cobra Marine DSC VHF radio


Manual windlass
7.5 Kg Bruce anchor with 15m 8mm chain and 50m warp
Kedge anchor chain
Girdleston winch for spinnaker on coachroof adjacent to mast
Fwd, midships and stern cleats
Port and starboard Girdleston halyard winches on coachroof aft of sprayhood
Antal W40 cockpit winch for sheets
Antal W16 auxiliary winches
20 W Solar panel




4 man valise liferaft (2008 - Certification lapsed)
Throwable lifering with gas inflation
Manual bilge pump
Automatic bilge pump
Automatic engine fire extinguisher
Manual fire extinguishers
CO2 monitor


Hull fittings for landing legs
An inflatable tender with Honda Four outboard is available

Kenwood entertainment system
TV display


Bills of Sale from 2013
Gas safety certificate renewed 2021
2020 Insurance survey

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