Achilles Sailing Yachts built by Butler Mouldings
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WELCOME This site is for all those who are interested in sailing yachts built by Butler  Mouldings of Gowerton in South Wales UK.
About 800 boats of several types were produced by Butler Mouldings between the early 1970s and late 1980s.
This site is a reference site for information about all the Butler Mouldings boats.   If you have any information which is not included please get in touch with me Norman Anthony.

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Feb 2016 addition

I have produced a graph of Achilles 24 from the data in the 1980 production list which shows when boats were exhibited at various boat shows (this is now included in the Achilles 24 sail number list) .  If we assume that boats were new when exhibited  and that numbers were allocated in production order, then the graph gives a good indication when boats were manufactured.

Click here for graph

Jan 2016 Updates

Achilles 24 sail numbers list now with all boats listed by the factory in 1980 included.  Also keel and rig type is given.

Achilles 9m sail numbers complete redesign by Ian Wallace

Achilles 840 sail numbers spreadsheet by Rob Hudson

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Please note the following to apply from Aug 2014:

There is now added a link to a site map which gives you direct clickable links to web pages. The link is further down this page.

After some thought I have decided to reduce the Flickr Index so as to minimise my maintenance tasks

From now on I will try to be selective and link to the interesting bits, leaving the vast number of discussion for browsing or searching using the Flickr search facility.  Nothing in the index as it is will be removed, but in the future links will be selective.  The index is comprehensive upto April 2014.

I will update the web site for ads etc on demand, which is what I have increasingly been doing.

I hope that this change will not cause any inconvenience.

site map

Below is a link to a map of the site showing the main structure of the site.  All the links shown are clickable so you can go directly to the page listed.  Links to other web pages eg Flickr are not shown.

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