A maximized cockpit and cabin makes the Alerion Express 28 the perfect cruising yacht for you and your spouse – for weekend adventures or just a spur of the moment evening or after work sail.
By preserving the traditional look topside, where it shows, and giving the hull a modern design below the waterline, the Alerion Express 28 offers the best of both worlds: great style and great performance along with the pride and admiration they bring.
A very manageable sailplan with a self-tacking jib boom is easily single-handed. And even the most die-hard racers speak of how beautifully balanced and delightful the Alerion Express 28 is to sail.
With more than 450 boats sailing worldwide, the Alerion Express 28 is by far the most popular of all the modern daysailers. Designed in 1990 by Carl Schumacher, the AE28 was the first model to start this trend.
Currently, there are five active one-design fleets for the AE28 throughout the country. The fleets range in size from 6 to 25 boats; with basic “main and jib only” rules there is no shortage of excitement and great sailing.
Length Overall 28′ 3″
Length Waterline 22′ 10″
Beam 8′ 2″
Draft 4′ 6″
Air Draft 40′ 0″
Displacement (includes ballast) 5,700 lbs.
Ballast 2,200 lbs.
Sail Area 352 sq. ft.
Sail Area/Displ. 17.7
Aux. Engine: 12 hp Volvo diesel w/Saildrive
Mast and Boom
Aluminum Hall Spars mast and boom
Hall QuikVang solid boom vang
Deck Hardware & Equipment
(2) Lewmar 14ST self-tailing cabin top winches
Harken roller furling unit for 95% self-tacking jib
Harken track, car, and blocks for self-tacking jib
Harken 4:1 traveler system mounted on aft deck
Harken mainsheet cam base and block mounted on a barney post
(2) 10″ aluminum winch handles
Adjustable (8:1) backstay led belowdeck to cockpit
19″x19″ Lewmar deck hatch with smoke tint
(4) Fixed elliptical Bomar portlights
8″ 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 through deck-mounted fairleads and Spinlock stoppers port and starboard
Custom stainless steel stemhead with welded jib tack and fair lead ring
Teak handrails on cabin house
Teak toe rail
Flush-mount safety re-boarding ladder
Flag, teak flag pole, and socket
Manually operated bilge pump in cockpit
Electric bilge pump with float switch
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