The Achilles 840 was maybe known as "the connoisseur's choice" back in 1982 but she has always been known for being forgiving and fun giving. She offers a great blend of seaworthiness and performance thats makes her a perfect East Coast cruiser. Offers up to 5 berths onboard. A fantastic buy!Viewing by appointment at our Suffolk Office - +44 (0) 1473 659681AccommodationThe traditional layout offers upto 5 berths. Up forward is the double V berth with storage underneath and deck opening hatch. The heads comes next, aft of the double berth, with a chemical toilet with a 21 litre holding capacity. Hanging locker opposite to port.In the saloon there are two single settee berths either side of a folding table. Good storage in and around the saloon. In the port quarter is the L shaped galley with twin sinks, 2 burner gas cooker with grill. Coolbox. Electrically pumped water supply. 125 litre water capacity in two tanks (25l + 100l each).In the starboard quarter, is the aft facing chart table with switch panel. Single quarter berth behind.Mechanical SystemsLocated under the companionway stairs is the Buhk diesel engine. Single cyclinder, 10 hp, seawater cooled, shaft driven to a folding 2 bladed propellor. Single lever control. 60 litre fuel capacity in a plastic tank. Regularly serviced by owners.Electrical SystemsOne 12 volt 110 amp hour domestic battery (2017)One 12 volt 85 amp hour engine start batteryAlternator chargingSolar panelSpars and SailsMasthead rigged bermudan sloop. Deck stepped alloy mast and boom by Proctor. Alloy spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. One Lewmar 40 self tailing sheet winch. Two Lewmar 6 halyard winches. Two Lewmar 16 winches. One Lewmar 8 winch. Roller mainsail system. Furling headsail system.Mainsail - Valeted 2019Jib - Valeted 2019Spare JibSpinnakerDeck EquipmentDanforth anchor with chainMainsail coverSprayhoodBiminiCockpit dodgers with nameBoarding ladderVarious fenders and warpsNavigation EquipmentSowester steering compassClipper depth instrumentClipper speed & log instrumentStandard Horizon Explorer GX1700E DSC VHF, new 2018Simrad TP10 autopilot (refurbished 2019)Deck and masthead level navigation lightsClock and barometerVarious paperchartsSafety EquipmentTwo fire extinguishersFire blanketCO detectorHarnessesJackjacketsDeck lightSpotlightTwo horseshoe lifebuoysDanbuoyManual bilge pumpElectric bilge pumpFirst aid kitRadar reflectorFog hornConstructionThe Achilles 840 was built in 1982 by Achilles Yachts Ltd to a design of Chris Butler. Creme GRP hull with a cast iron fin keel. Skeg hung rudder. The creme deck is GRP with a balsa core & moulded non-slip.. Tiller steering. New cabin windows in 2019.The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own 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 on our part.General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner?s specific needs.