A development of the highly successful Achilles 24 the Achilles 9m was billed as a 'SUPEROCEANCRUISER' at the time of her launch. Designed to suit the needs of the cruising family looking to go further afield the designer, Chris Butler completed the 1975 Azores and Back and the 1976 Single Handed Transatlantic races in the prototype of the class. Design features of note:
A deep, full bodied forefoot gives a comfortable motion in a seaway.
Well designed and laid out interior providing a large volume of storage space.
HECLA has been in the current syndicate ownership since 1987.Over the years she has proved to be a highly capable cruiser and club racer. Providing enjoyable family cruising family explorations of the Scotland’s northwest coast, islands and further afield. She is also a regular entrant in the various adventure races combing sailing and mountain racing. Below decks she is presented in good condition with the interior feeling fresh and dry. Highlights include:
Beta Marine 16hp, professionally fitted 2017.
Depth, Log and Wind instrumentation.
DSC VHF with built-in GPS receiver.
Single Harken self-tailing primary winch.
Antal W16 self-tailing secondary winches.
Offered in turn-key sail away condition. Currently lying afloat on her own mooring, viewings strictly by prior appointment.
Please contact Mark Cameron at +44 (0)7988763254
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Butler Mouldings Ltd
Designer: Chris Butler
LOA: 9.11 m
Beam: 2.75 m
LWL: 7.75 m
Maximum Draft: 1.67 m
Displacement: 3175 kgs
Ballast: 1360 kgs
Gas System - 2 Camping Gaz 907 cylinders in self-draining locker.
Heads - Lavac manual marine toilet.
Lighting - Light units converted to LED throughout accommodation.
Below decks HECLA has evidently been well looked after during her life with the interior being fresh and clean. An internal moulding forms the cabin sole and base of the joinery units with the interior constructed predominately in teak faced plywood finished with varnish.
Description of accommodation from forward.
Forepeak - Two single berths in V layout. Infill section to created double bunk. Lockers below bunks and running the length of bunks outboard overhead with central overhead cave locker overhead forward. A hinged door separates the forepeak from the heads compartment.
Heads - Immediately aft of the forepeak. Heads located to port with a hanging locker opposite to starboard. Vanity locker above heads.
Saloon - Traditional in style with full-length settees outboard, port and starboard. Both settees convert to full-length single berths. Compression post mounted, double drop leaf saloon table with bottle storage in the central section. With table de-mounted the port settee converts to a double berth. Lockers above seatbacks outboard.
Galley - To port of the companionway. Gas cooker, gimbal-mounted outboard with GRP moulded sink aft. Small worktop extending to centre line behind companionway. Built in storage outboard of cooker with locker and drawers beneath worktop.
Nav Station / 1/4 Berth - To starboard of the companionway. A fold down aft facing chart table is provided with aft facing navigators seat. VHF mounted overhead. Chart storage provided within table. With the table folded up a drop-in section creates a quarter berth.
Located within dedicated engine space beneath cockpit sole. Access to the engine is gained by removing companionway steps. Access around the engine is good for routine maintenance tasks with the panel on the starboard side of the compartment being fully removable.
Manual Bilge Pumps - 1 located in cockpit. 1 located in heads compartment forward.
Liferaft - 4 Person raft in Valise.
Boarding Ladder - Fitted on transom.
Horseshoe Buoy - With light x2 (1 with Danbuoy and 1 with floating line)
Lee Cloths - Fitted in saloon bunks.
In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.