2011 Alerion Express 28

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Class Sails
Category Cruisers
Year 2011
Make Alerion
Length 28'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location East Hampton, NY
Features and Upgrades


  • White awlgripped hull 
  • Awlgrip varnish on all bright work (2015) 
  • Blue Canvas, including sail cover (original), all other canvas is custom Mills Co. Canvas (Greenport, NY) (2015): - felt lined hand rail covers  - felt lined cockpit cover, extends from transom to boom vang, Zippers to sail cover -canvas work washed and re-waterproofed each season by Mills (2013-2016) - custom tiller cover 


  • traveler runs forward, under gunwales exits mid cockpit
  • gas struts installed on Hoyt Jib Boom, allowing the boom to extend out for wing on wing sailing, without the need of a whisker pole 
  • Jib sheet leads to both sides of companionway, through spinlock swivel cleats 
  • Boom vang upgrded with harken carbo blocks, new leads/padeyes installed to lead the vang to each side of the companionway 
  • Spinlock clutches for all halyards
  • Upgraded Ronstan Auto Ratchet Orbit blocks for jib sheets 
  • Harken carbo blocks for mainsheet system
  • Jib and Main halyards, custom tapered dynemma halyards -New dynemma cored lines for mainsheet, jib sheet, outhaul, Cunningham, jib outhaul, boomvang, and traveler
  • Raymarine wireless displays for wind and boat speed/depth, Raymarine wireless wind wand
  • New batteries (two, one for house, one for starter) (2015)
  • Yanmar diesel, very low hours, new filters, belts, maintained by Charlie Thomson Marine (East Hampton, NY) from 2013-2016
  • Interior cushions and Cockpit cushions lightly used and stored indoors for most of the season
  • Batteries placed on maintainers at dock
  • dehumidifier always used while at dock to eliminate any moisture in cabin
  • Carbon fiber tiller extension
  • Bottom painted each season
  • Boarding ladder in transom
  • New North Dacron Fully battened Main and New North Jib (2015)
  • Old main and Jib also available 


Design and Build

Designer:  Carl Schumacher

Bulider:  Alerion Yachts

Sail Area

Working Sail Area : 352.00 sq ft

Hull and Deck
  • Infusion Molded (SCRIMP) GRP with biaxial and unidirectional E-glass reinforcing fabrics
  • End grain balsa core
  • Vinyl ester resin gelcoat reinforcing layer
  • **White Awlgrip hull paint**
  • Molded and tapered navy blue single gelcoat bootstripe 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Marine grade plywood bulkheads bonded to hull and deck
Deck Hardware
  • Hoyt Jib Boom with Light Air Extender
  • (2) Lewmar self tailing cabin top winches
  • Harken Roller furling for 95% self tacking jib with port and starboard side sheeting.**Port and starboard cam cleats added to the cabin top**
  • Harken mainsheet led to 4:1 traveler system mounted on aft deck.**Traveler lines lead forward to make quicker adjustments**
  • Harken mainsheet cam base and block mounted on a barney post
  • (2) 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
  • 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
  • (6) White cockpit cushions
  • Marine grade plywood bulkheads with white, low maintenance laminate and teak trim
  • Vinyl overhead with teak portlight trim
  • Urethane foam cushions - navy blue fabric
  • 38 qt. icebox / companionway step w/teak and holly lid
  • Teak and holly cabin sole
  • Single sette to port
  • **V-berth features a fully plumbed head to port**. Fill-in cushions creates a double sette that can sleep two.
  • Navy blue privacy curtain for V-berth
Navigation and Electronics
  • Raymarine A50 GPS chartplotter on swing arm

  • VHF Radio

  • Raymarine wind, depth, speed

  • TackTick Race Master
  • Velocitek SpeedPuck GPS speedometer
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Sony Radio
  • (2) West Marine speakers in cabin
  • (2) Speakers in cockpit
  • 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
  • Manually operated bilge pump in cockpit
  • Electric bilge pump with float switch
  • Oversized cockpit and side deck drains
  • Head plumbed with a Y-valve for overboard discharge and to a 10 gallon holding tank rubber bladder.
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
  • **Boom vang sheet leadto port and starboard cabin top cam cleats for quick adjustments**
Sails and Canvas
  • Dacron main sail from North Sails
  • Dacron jib sail from North Sails
  • Navy blue mains sail cover
  • Navy blue cockpit cover
  • Navy blue tiller cover
  • 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
Manufacturer Provided 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.
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.
Contact Information

Office: 631-725-4222

Direct: 631-458-1015

Email: blade@taityachts.net

Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Draft
Dry Weight
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Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 2YM15
Engine Year 2011
Total Power 15hp
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Shape Monohull
2011 Alerion Express 28

Ancy is an elegant and beautiful daysailer that has been very well maintained and is stored indoors every winter. The Alerion Express 28 delivers outstanding performance under sail and is specifically designed to be easily single-handed. A fin keel and spade rudder provide exceptional maneuverability and stability. The self tacking jib adds to the ease of sail handling. This beautifully balanced boat sets the standard for the ideal daysailer.


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