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Alerion Express 38

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Boat Description

This is the long limbed big sister to the pace setting AE 28 and a strong family resemblance is evident in the balanced overhangs, delicate sheer and proportionate cabin. A combination of Carl Schumacher's underwater lines and a new deck, cockpit, cabin and topside by the Pearson design Group has produced a yacht that lives up to the Herreshoff legacy of classic beauty. The amazing strength of a modern carbon fiber mast by Hall Spars safely allows the elimination of the backstay, which in turn frees the mainsail for significantly larger size and better aerodynamic shape-proven by record setting windsurfers, multihulls and America's Cup contenders. Sail control by electric winches enables one person to hoist, reef, trim and lower sail, all from the wheel station. With the patented Hoyt Jib Boom adding offwind power, this is a 2 sail, self tacking rig that projects more sail area than any ordinary rig with a 150% genoa. The payoff is excellent light wind and offwind speed-all easily single-handed. Sail tests indicate speed superior to the competition and all for more reasonable price.

Boat Details
Beam 10 ft 8 inMax Draft 5 ft 11 in
Dry Weight 13000 lbHull Material Fiberglass
Hull Shape Monohull   
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Sail Area

Working Sail Area : 810.00 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 are integrally molded with the hull during the SCRIMP process


  • Resin infused (SCRIMP) GRP sandwich structure with biaxial reinforcing fabrics, end grain balsa
  • White deck with molded smoke white nonskid
  • Sockets for removable cockpit table
  • Teak and Thiokol cockpit sole

    Hull to Deck Joint

  • Flange type 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 Joinery

  • Furniture is Formica covered plywood with teak corner posts and teak fiddle rails
  • Varnished teak and holly cabin sole
  • The underside is sealed with epoxy
  • Teak plywood cabin house sides, solid teak trim, teak hull ceilings

    Deck Hardware

  • (3) Brushed aluminum deck hatches over forward cabin and main cabin
  • Vent hatch over head compartment.
  • (6) Stainless steel elliptical port lights
  • Custom stainless steel stemhead fitting
  • Teak handrails on cabin house top
  • (2) 8" Stainless steel mooring cleats.
  • (4) 10" Mooring cleats
  • Companionway sliding hatch with seahood and washboards
  • Molded GRP seat lockers
  • Molded GRP gas locker with 1x10 lb. aluminum LPG tank
  • Port and starboard cockpit coaming bins
  • (2) lewmar electric winches
  • Lewmar Superlock rope clutches
  • Hoyt jib boom by Hall Spars
  • Jib boom light air extender
  • Harken 6:1 Mainsheet traveler track with cockpit control lines
  • Deck fills for fuel and water tanks
  • Holding tank pump out deck plate
  • Ritchie Binnacle mounted compass
  • Self draining cockpit with port and starboard drains
  • Cunningham and Quick Vang adjustments lead into cockpit.


  • Edson 336 211T Pedestal Steering
  • 48" Teak Wheel
  • Stainless Steel rudder shaft with composite rudder blade
  • Balanced spade rudder with Elliptical blade profile
  • Low maintenance self-aligning bearings


  • Stainless steel headstay tang integral with stemhead fitting
  • Stainless steel main chainplates thru bolted to interior structure

    Mast and Boom

  • Pre preg carbon by Hall Spars
  • Carbon fiber gooseneck
  • Lazy jack sail retrieval system
  • G-10 Mast step
  • Steaming light
  • Masthead anchor light
  • Aluminum boom
  • "Moondust" Awlgrip finish on boom and mast
  • "Quik Vang" boom vang
  • (2) Sets of aluminum spreaders
  • Windex

    Standing Rigging

  • Navtec Continuous Rod rigging
  • All rigging is Nitronic 50


  • Interior and Exterior


  • Norlam style main and jib by North Sails

    Running Rigging

  • Tapered spectra main halyard runs below deck to cockpit
  • Jib halyard runs below deck

  • Mainsheet runs below deck to cockpit
  • Jib sheet runs below deck to cockpit
  • Jib furler and outhaul lines run below deck to cockpit
  • Single line reefing runs below deck to cockpit
  • Mainsheet traveler lines run below deck to cockpit

Standard Interior

    Forward Cabin
  • V berth and storage under
  • Bureau to port and starboard w/2 drawers and storage
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Teak ceilings
  • Deck hatch
  • Cushions are 4" laminated foam
  • Overhead light, vinyl head liner

    Main Cabin

  • Settees port and starboard
  • Shelves outboard of settees
  • Hanging locker aft to port
  • Varnished teak and holly cabin sole with access to bilge
  • Teak hull ceiling
  • Electrical panel on port side settee
  • Dual purpose cabin/cockpit teak table, finished with high gloss two part varnish and fitted with foldout leafs and removable fiddles
  • Starboard storage cabinet located behind the starboard settee


  • Storage lockers outboard
  • Icebox (approx) 6 cubic ft. top opening with shelf, minimum of 4" insulation
  • Formica counter tops
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Hot/cold mixing faucet
  • Icebox drain to bilge
  • LPG stove, 2 burners with oven

    Head Compartment

  • White molded GRP pan
  • Teak grate floor
  • Electric Raritan PHII marine toilet
  • Combination shower sink faucet
  • Stainless steel sink and vanity
  • Storage lockers outboard
  • Locker under vanity
  • Mirror
  • Deck hatch

    Interior Decor

  • Removable plywood/vinyl panels with teak trim
  • Teak hull ceilings in main cabin and v berth
  • Formica plywood bulkheads with teak trim
  • Formica locker interiors/bunk tops and shelves
  • Laminated teak door frames
  • Solid teak doors with plywood panels
  • Varnished teak and holly cabin sole
  • Interior cushions for v berth, settees and backrests - Owner's choice of color

    Electrical System

  • 12 VDC System designed to ABYC
  • All wiring is tin-plated to inhibit corrosion
  • All wiring is coded for ease of identification
  • Bonding system
  • DC master panel with analog meter and magnetic circuit breakers
  • Battery switch
  • (2) 4D Gel cell batteries
  • (4) Halogen reading lights
  • Xantrex battery monitor

    Navigation Lights

  • Combination light mounted at stemhead
  • Stern light mounted on aft deck
  • Anchor light
  • Overhead lights are red/white


  • 40 HP Yanmar Engine 3JH4CE with sail drive
  • 2 Blade folding propeller
  • GRP engine bed and oil pan
  • Through transom wet exhaust
  • Waterlock muffler
  • Single lever engine control
  • Neutral safety switch


  • 26 Gallon aluminum fuel tank
  • 45 Gallon PVC Fresh water tank
  • 6 Gallon water heater with engine heat exchanger
  • 18 Gallon polypropylene holding tank


  • Hot and cold pressure water service to galley and head compartment
  • Accumulator tank
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump with float switch

    Marine Head

  • Electric Raritan PH-2 with "Y" valve
  • Holding tank (18 U.S. gallon) with deck pump out
  • Stainless steel sink in head
  • Combination faucet and shower


  • 2 x 10 inch lock in winch handles
  • 48" Teak ensign staff
  • Companionway and cockpit hatch locks
  • (2) Deck plates keys
  • Owner's manual
  • Equipment manuals (Owner's manuals for builder-installed equipment, pumps, winches, etc.)
  • Bilge pump handle
  • Running rigging blocks