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Alerion Express 28

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Boat Description

The new trend to elegant day sailers was pioneered by the notable beauty of this Carl Schumacher design, which sailors instinctively pause to admire. Quality produced by Pearson Composites, utilizing the SCRIMP system of resin infusion by vacuum, the AE 28 also delivers outstanding performance under sail, and is specifically designed to be easily single handed. We have a 15 minute DVD that amply demonstrates that advantage. With a fin keel and spade rudder providing exceptional maneuverability and stability, the Hoyt Jib Boom bringing off wind speed, and a 14-hp Yanmar Diesel Sail Drive adding reliable power, this beautifully balanced boat sets the standard for the ideal day sailer.

Boat Details
Beam 8 ft 2 inMax Draft 4 ft 6 in
Dry Weight 5700 lbHull Material Fiberglass
Hull Shape Monohull   
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Sail Area

Working Sail Area : 352.00 sq ft

Standard Equipment

    Hull Shell
  • Infusion Molded (SCRIMP) GRP with biaxial and unidirectional E-glass reinforcing fabrics
  • End grain balsa core
  • Vinyl ester resin gelcoat reinforcing layer
  • White gel coat hull color
  • Molded and tapered single gelcoat bootstripe - Owner's choice of color

    Hull Structure

  • Keel floors, keel sump, engine bed, mast step and longitudinal stringers molded integrally with the hull during the SCRIMP process


  • Resin infused (SCRIMP) GRP sandwich structure with biaxial reinforcing fabrics and end grain balsa
  • White deck with molded smoke white nonskid

    Hull to Deck Joint

  • Flange type joint bonded with Plexus MA550 adhesive (ABS approved)
  • Full length teak toerail

    Ballast Keel

  • Fin with integral bulb for low center of gravity
  • One-piece lead casting alloyed with antimony bolted to molded keel sump with 304 grade stainless steel bolts

    Structured Bulkheads

  • Marine grade plywood bulkheads bonded to hull and deck

    Interior (General)

  • Marine grade plywood bulkheads with white, low maintenance laminate and teak trim
  • Vinyl overhead with teak portlight trim
  • 3" urethane foam cushions - Owner's choice of fabric
  • Sealand portable head
  • 38 qt. icebox / companionway step w/teak and holly lid
  • Teak and holly cabin sole


  • Manually operated bilge pump in cockpit
  • Electric bilge pump with float switch
  • Oversized cockpit and side deck drains


  • 12VDC system built to A.B.Y.C. standards
  • 12 Volt Starting battery
  • DC electrical panel w/8 circuit breakers
  • Guest battery switch
  • (2) Swivel reading lights
  • (2) Overhead dome light
  • Navigation lights
  • Mast and chainplates grounded to keel for lightning protection to meet A.B.Y.C. standard

    Deck Hardware

  • Hoyt Jib Boom with Light Air Extender
  • Two Lewmar 14st self tailing cabin top winches
  • Harken Roller furling for 95 percent self tacking jib with port and starboard side sheeting
  • Harken mainsheet led to 4:1 traveler system mounted on aft deck
  • Harken mainsheet cam base and block mounted on a barney post
  • Two 10" aluminum winch handles
  • Adjustable (8:1) backstay below deck with lead to cockpit
  • 19"x19" Lewmar deck hatch with smoke tint
  • (4) Fixed elliptical Bomar portlights
  • 8" Mooring cleats: 2 forward, 2 aft, 2 midship
  • Custom-cast chocks for forward and midship cleats
  • Teak and lexan companionway hatch slider with lexan drop-in washboard
  • Halyards led aft thru deck mounted Harken fairleads and clutch stoppers port and starboard
  • Custom stainless stemhead with welded jib tack and fair lead ring
  • Teak handrails on cabin house
  • Teak toe rail
  • Self draining cockpit
  • Flag, teak flag pole and socket

    Standing and Running Rigging

  • 1x19 stainless wire standing rigging with open barrel turnbuckles
  • Continuous rigged system for easy rig tuning
  • Custom port and starboard chainplates
  • Internal main and jib halyards
  • Lazy-jacks and single line reefing for mainsail
  • Windex
  • Hall Quick Vang system


  • Yanmar Diesel Saildrive, 2cyl., 14 H.P.


  • Dacron main and jib by North Sails


  • Laminated teak tiller with extension.
  • GRP rudder with stainless steel shaft tube and polished stainless steel rudder head
  • Balanced spade rudder with elliptical profile and low drag section