Alerion Express 28 Anniversary Edition
February 9, 2011
Pearson Marine Group of Warren, Rhode Island, is marking the 28-year anniversary of the Alerion Express with a special edition model. The Alerion Express 20th Anniversary model will boast several special features strictly limited in availability to just 5 boats.
Each of the special edition 28’s will be fitted with electric propulsion, using an advanced sailboat e-drive. Developed in collaboration with Mastervolt BV, this sealed electric pod-drive is noiseless, environmentally friendly and very effective. Its high-torque performance, regenerative capabilities and no-maintenance characteristics make the drive an ideal propulsion system for the Alerion 28.
The Anniversary model will be distinctive styled and easily identifiable afloat, with a custom tan deck and choice of Awlgrip topsides. The North Sails’ Norlam full-batten mainsail will carry a special Alerion Sailing anniversary logo, while Halls Spars has created its own special-edition spar. A bronze plaque in the teak cockpit sole will commemorate the date and identify the boat as an Anniversary Edition. Furthermore, a matching half model is included, along with a special-edition varnished tiller that includes a leather grip and an inlaid Alerion logo.
According to Pearson, the Alerion Express 28 was the first modern-construction sailboat to capture the allure of a true “gentleman’s daysailer.” The design has incorporated and demonstrated the value of new technologies, among them the Hoyt Jib boom, which makes performance and jib-handling more effective yet simpler. The addition of the optional electric propulsion is sure to attract even more admirers.
- LOA: 28’ 3”
- LWL: 22’ 10”
- Beam: 8’ 2”
- Draft: 4’ 6”
- Displacement: 5,700 lbs. (including ballast)
- Sail area: 352 sq ft
- Aux. Engine: Mastervolt pod 4.2 kW
- Base price: $124,900