The Achilles 24 is a class of small, well proportioned, fast and durable cruiser-racer yachts (sailboat). The 24 refers to its overall length (LOA) which is 23 ft 9 in. Designed by Oliver Lee, nearly 600 were built in the 1960s to 1980s by Butler Mouldings near Swansea in South Wales, UK.
Achilles 24 yachts are notably seaworthy and have been sailed around the world multiple times.
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There are several variants on the Achilles 24, early prototypes that are still in active service. There is also the Achilles 9, a 9 metre sailing cruiser which remains popular and enjoys a loyal following.