Achilles 24 Triple Keeled Shoal Draught

Soundly built cruiser racer !
£1,500.00 (Approx €1,722.38) Reduced

  • Boat REF#  ·  263350
  • Length  ·  7.23m
  • Year  ·  1979
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Shallow Long with Bilge keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x gasoline 8hp, Tohatsu Long shaft electric start (2000)
  • Lying  ·  Neyland Pembs
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales
Mike de Graaf

Extra Details

Designer Oliver Lee
Builder Butler Mouldings Swansea
Lying Neyland Pembs
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x gasoline 8hp
Engine make and model Tohatsu Long shaft electric start (2000)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Outboard
Prop(s) 3 Blade Ali
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Engine recently serviced 2019. Cockpit remotes and electric start.


Length 7.23m
LWL 5.94m
Beam 2.15m
Draft Max 1.14m
Displacement 1,179kg
Headroom 1.37m
Storage Ashore


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


Reefing mainsail - roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Shallow Long with Bilge keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Achilles 24 used woven rovings for strength, rather than the more usual csm.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1


Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
10.00m of chain
20.00m of rode
Anchor rode estimated

Nav Equipment

Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Achilles 24 is always a keenly sought after cruiser/racer locally. She performs well around the cans, often taking line honours from larger yachts, but is also a comfortable and sea-worthy fast cruiser. The only criticism of the marque is the restricted accommodation, but for someone who prizes sailing quality and performance over caravan comforts the little Achilles is a hard act to beat. The triple keeled version is particularly useful around the Bristol Channel, where the best harbours dry out. Now, it is true that this one is lacking in a few creature comforts and will benefit from some serious TLC below decks BUT she appears to have a well looked after motor, serviceable canvas and running rigging and enough gear to get sailing while restoration takes place PLUS, she's 'cheap as chips!'
These boat details are subject to contract.These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Achilles 24 Triple Keeled Shoal Draught has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Coy of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
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Your new system wont let me go back to my search after looking at a boat . It has happened several times .

Philip K2019-06-26 09:54:49
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