A man on his Alerion Yacht

Reinventing the way you sail

Alerion Yachts are designed for the way you sail today. “Alerion Sailing” is the thrill of a fast, responsive yacht that looks terrific, handles like a dream, and is easily sailed in any conditions. Whether daysailing or cruising, rediscover sailing on your terms, at times that best suit your mood and your schedule.
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33

33

True to the Alerion heritage, you will immediately recognize the beauty, performance and comfort of the Alerion 33.

Features

Large cockpit with separate helm station with wheel option Tiller steering, wheel optional 20 hp diesel with saildrive All lines lead back to helm station Single-line reefing Mainsail lazy jacks Roller furling jib Large elliptical mainsail, no backstay, carbon fiber mast Optional electric wenches in helm station Enclosed manual marine head
30

30

The Alerion 30 includes everything you love about Alerion Yachts. Lightweight yet powerful, the Alerion 30 is a true thoroughbred.

Features

Large cockpit with separate helm station with wheel option Tiller steering, wheel optional 12 hp diesel with saildrive All lines lead back to helm station Single-line reefing Mainsail lazy jacks Hoyt Jib Boom with Extender Roller furling jib Large elliptical mainsail, no backstay, carbon fiber mast Optional electric wenches in helm station Enclosed manual marine head
28

28

Sailboats are by nature, graceful, and many claim to please your eye. But only one model earns the title of “the prettiest girl at the dance.”

Features

Large cockpit Tiller steering 12 hp diesel with saildrive All lines lead back to cockpit Single-line reefing Mainsail lazy jacks Hoyt Jib Boom with Extender Roller furling jib Classic sailplan Manual winches, if needed Portable toilet standard, marine toilet with privacy curtain optional
20

20

The Alerion 20 is a tried and true daysailer that has been brought back by popular demand.

Features

Large cockpit Tiller steering Optional outboard motor bracket All lines lead back to cockpit Simple 2-line reefing system Mainsail lazy jacks Optional Hoyt Jib Boom with Extender Roller furling jib Classic sailplan No winches required No toilet available

the history of alerion yachts

In 1912, Nathanael Herreshoff designed and built for himself a 26-foot mahogany planked daysailer named Alerion III. 75 years later, Herreshoff’s daysailer became the inspiration for Alerion Yachts. In 1988, Ralph Schacter set out to combine the classic lines of the Herreshoff Alerion 26 with the performance of a modern Carl Schumacher design. The first modern luxury daysailer was the result! The Alerion 28. Magazines glowed about the classic looks, the modern rig, hull and performance. Sailing World Magazine anointed her “Boat of the Year”. Holby Marine built seven boats in 1990-91. TPI purchased the molds and rights and produced 25 Alerion 28’s in 1992. In 1994, Garry Hoyt started selling the Alerion 28’s for TPI, and offered the Hoyt Jib Boom for singlehanded sailing ease, and added a keel bulb for added stability. As the Alerion 28 grew in popularity, Hoyt added two more Schumacher designs to the Alerion Yachts brand. The Alerion Express 20 was introduced in 1996 and the Alerion Express 38 was added in 1997.

After Carl Schumacher died in 2002, Garry Hoyt and TPI’s Clive Dent assumed design responsibilities. In 2006 the Alerion 33 was launched. The 33 keeps the heritage of the 28 with similar exterior aesthetics and performance underbody, and features overnight accommodations, including an enclosed head. After more than 20 years of building Alerion Yachts, Pearson Marine Group closed its doors in 2011. USWatercraft took over the Alerion brand in 2012. In 2015 USWatercraft launched the TJ Perrotti and Langan Designed the Alerion 30. In 2016, Perrotti redesigned the interior of the Alerion Express 28 to take full advantage of the resin-infusion construction process used by USWatercraft, adding a structural grid to improve hull stiffness and longevity. In late 2017, the Alerion brand was purchased by Peter Johnstone, second-generation of the well-known sailing family. In February 2018, the first hull built by the new Alerion Yachts was removed from the mold — hull number 471 of the Alerion 28. Alerion Yachts celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2019.

Alerion Yachts Timeline

The Alerion jib furling mechanism A blonde man in a red shirt, diligently inspecting his sail.
1989

Custom Alerion Express 28 (hull no 1), designed by Carl Schumacher, is launched

1990

Sailing World magazine names theAlerion Express 28 “Boat of the Year”

1991

Alerion Express 28 first production runby Holby Marine

1992

Alerion Express 28 molds purchased byTPI. Hulls are resin-infused

1994

Hoyt Jib Boom and bulb keel added toAlerion Express 28

1996

Alerion Express 20 designed by Carl Schumacher

1997

Alerion Express 38 designed by Carl Schumacher

2002

Passing of Carl Schumacher

2006

Alerion Express 33 designed by TPI design team

2011

Alerion 41 designed by TPI design team

2012

TPI, now known as Pearson Marine Group, closes its doors. Assets purchased by USWatercraft

2013

Alerion 41 hull no. 1 launched

2014

Alerion 41 named “Best Boat” by SAIL magazine; Boat of the Year special mention by Cruising World magazine

2015

Alerion Sport 30 designed by USWatercraft design team with Langan Design Partners

2017

Alerion 28 interior design updated by USWatercraft design team; USW closes its doors in mid-2017. Alerion Yachts brand purchased by Peter Johnstone in December

2018

Production resumes in Rhode Island. The first boat out of the mold is Alerion Express 28 number 471. Alerion Yachts prepares to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the brand in 2019