2008 2008 Alerion 41 For Sale

2008 Alerion

Price: US$220,000

Propulsion Sail
Type Daysailers, Racers and Cruisers
Length 41’
Hull Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Diesel
Year 2008
Location Manchester, Massachusetts, United States
2008 Alerion

Amazing Grace has been transformed from a factory Alerion 38 into a very fast and stable sport boat. She can still be single-handed and cruised, but now she sails very fast and can be raced successfully against stiff competition. She used to be sluggish in light air, but no more. She has been custom-fitted with a Jim Taylor designed keel that is lighter and deeper. This provides greater stability and acceleration. Also, she sports a larger (flat-top) mainsail and a larger jib (112%) that does not use the Hoyt jib boom, both custom-designed in Doyle Ice Stratis (ultra high molecular weight Polyethylene) fabric. These sails add speed, particularly in light air. Also, she has been fitted with a barber-haul mechanism that enables her to point much higher than other boats. Also, she has been modified to fly a spinnaker, and these modifications include two additional winches, an adjustable bow sprit, and a spinnaker pole (which is also very useful in going down wind with the new larger jib). She has a full complement of electronic navigational aids, including GPS, radar, and auto-pilot. She is in excellent condition, having been well-maintained from initial purchase. The alloy shrouds were replaced in 2018. The batteries and some of the electronic equipment was replaced in 2016. The exterior varnish has been stripped and sanded recently. Winter storage (Fairclough cover) has been paid for the 2018-19 season. She is beautiful. Come see for yourself.

Full Specs

Boat name



Make: Alerion
Model: Express 38
Condition: Used
Tax Status: Paid
Keel Type: Fin Keel


LOA: 41' 0''
LWL: 31' 0''
Beam: 18' 0''
Maximum Draft: 9' 0''
Dry Weight: 13000.0 lbs
Ballast: 4000.0 lbs


Make: Yanmar
Type: Inboard
Fuel: Diesel
Drive Type: SailDrive
Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Folding
Engine Power: 40hp


Water Tanks: 45
Water Tank Capacity: |
Fuel Tanks: 26
Fuel Tank Capacity: |
Holding Tank Count: 18
Holding Tank Capacity: |


Number of heads: 1


Drive Type: Sail

Additional Information

Raymarine VHF radio

Garmin 6212 Chartplotter at helm

Garmin Radar

Raymarine, Wind/Depth/Speed at Helm W/ Repeater on cockpit bulkhead

Raymarine Auto Pilot

Garmin 4208 Chartplotter / Repeater on cockpit bulkhead

Sail Inventory and Hardware
2014 Doyle Stratis Ice Square Top Mainsail

2014 Doyle Stratis Ice Jib (112%) with external Jib Sheets, track and Barber Haul System

2013 Doyle A 1.5 Superlite 50 Assymetrical Spinnaker

2012 Doyle D-4 Jib (112%)

North Down Wind Assymetrical Spinnaker

Custom fitted external Jib and Spinnaker Halyards

Custom fitted external Jib sheets, tracks and Barber haul

Adjustable Carbon Bow Sprit and Spinnaker Pole

Updated External Primary Winches for Jib and Assym

Docklines, fenders, Anchor, etc. to remain with boat

Hull Shell

Dark Green Awlgrip

Infusion Molded (SCRIMP) GRP with biaxial and unidirectional Eglass 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
Name Hailport
Bottom paint
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 buff nonskid
Sockets for removable cockpit table
Teak and Holley cockpit sole
Hull to Deck Joint

Flange type bonded with Plexus MA550 adhesive (ABS approved)
Full length teak toe rail
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 110 lb. aluminum LPG tank
Port and starboard cockpit coaming bins
Harken 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
LED running lights
Aluminum boom
Moondust Awlgrip finish on boom and mast
Quik Vang boom vang
(2) Sets of aluminum spreaders
Standing Rigging

Navtec Continuous Rod rigging
All rigging is Nitronic 50

Interior and exterior
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

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


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.