Spring Run - Achilles 24 - For Sale


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First launched in March 1973 for the present owner (Ian Wallace), she is lying in Oban on her own 4-wheel trailer included in the sale. After 10 seasons out of use while I cruised elsewhere in an Achilles 9 metre, I've returned with the bigger boat and reluctantly decided Spring Run must be the surplus one to go.


Length overall:

23' 9"


Sail Number:


Waterline length:

20' 0"


Registration Number:



7' 1+"



Oliver J Lee


3' 9"



Chris Butler, Butler Mouldings Ltd,


2600 lbs

1180 kg

Gowerton, Swansea

Ballast: (51%)

1314 lbs

596 kg

Build number:


Mainsail area:

120 ft2

11.15 m2


GRP with teak trim

Genoa area:

149 ft2

13.85 m2

Clyde Handicap:

22.00 minutes off (0.6333)

Spinnaker area:

350 ft2

32.52 m2

Portsmouth Primary Yardstick:


Headroom inside is a very limited 4 feet 6 inches (1.37m), but the main berths were made extra long to fit the owner, which is one reason why I have been loath to part with her. She used to be very competitive in West Coast handicap racing and her name appears on most relevant trophies from Oban SC, West Highland Week and other local regattas. She has cruised extensively also, between the Canaries and Stornoway, usually single-handed, so has a roller-reefing genoa (Profurl R25); the fully-battened main reefs and stows around the boom. There is the standard Henderson bilge pump in the cockpit and an additional one inside under the cabin sole, and solar panels to maintain battery charge. A wind vane - home-built about 1975 to the owner's back-of-an-envelope design - works surprisingly well once set up correctly in all winds above Beaufort 1.
She carries a 4hp Yamaha 2-stroke longshaft outboard engine, giving 5 knots in calm conditions.
In accordance with current ecological considerations, her entire underwater area is sheathed in cupro-nickel metal, so that conventional anti-fouling should not be required for decades. Spare patching material is included. A lifting chain and stainless guys are included for single-point lifting/launching by crane.
2 main anchors, Optimus paraffin 2-burner cooker, 4 berths in all, SL 400 sea toilet, extensive sail wardrobe, spares, etc, etc. An unused Icom VHF, still in its box, is available too.

A robustly built, well-sorted, easily handled, fun boat offering a wide range of possibilities. Full documentation. Telephone contact: 07876 338727