Pearson Launches New Alerion 41
October 16, 2012
Pearson Marine Group of Warren, Rhode Island, has announced the launch of the company’s new Alerion 41. The innovative sloop provides all the sailing advantages of her sister models, plus a full accommodations plan and standing headroom that encourage daysailing to comfortably extend into overnight cruising.
The deck plan and rig can be safely handled by the skipper, even singlehanded. All controls are led to the helm position, and push-button reversible electric winches (standard) make sail adjustments fingertip-easy. The full-roach mainsail with full-length battens is stowed with lazy jacks, while the roller jib includes a jib boom, so the Alerion 41 can be underway in less than 5 minutes.
Control lines are routed belowdeck, the anchor chute and windlass deploy when needed from below the foredeck, and the stern swim and boarding steps are concealed within a unique water-access system. The hull features a fin keel and spade rudder, which gives the boat a surprising turn of speed.
The cockpit command center is aft; sheets and control lines lead here, islands mount the electric winches and there’s room for a big steering wheel on the pedestal. The forward end of the cockpit has settees on both sides with room enough between for a cockpit table