The Alerion Sport 30 – Designed for Performance

The tall rig and powerful sail plan are the first things you notice about the new Alerion Sport 30. Not so obvious, but equally important to its “sport” performance, are the design and construction of the keel and rudder.  Both were engineered in-house by T.J. Perrotti, Senior Naval Architect and Chief Design Engineer for USWatercraft, […]

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It’s Regatta Season!

If you enjoy racing your Alerion, there are many terrific eevents where you can enjoy the company of other Alerions! Here are two popular regattas on the East Coast. Vineyard Cup Regatta, July 12-15 The Vineyard Haven Alerion Express 28 fleet (Vineyard Haven, MA) invites you to participate in the Vineyard Cup Regatta. This event is […]

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Alerion Express 28 – 30th Anniversary Design Update

The Alerion Express 28 is about to turn 30. To mark this milestone we’ve updated the interior layout and modernized the construction process. The updates improve the overall comfort as well as the longevity of the Alerion 28, while preserving the aesthetics that have made it such an enduring design. The first thing you’ll notice […]

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New Owner Announced

Alerion Yachts, the luxury daysailing brand renowned for its combination of stunning, traditional lines and modern sailing performance, is now owned by a marine industry veteran who brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the brand. Peter Johnstone is the new Owner of Alerion Yachts. “It felt natural to do this,” says Johnstone. “Alerion […]

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Offshore Spars to Supply Carbon Masts for Alerion Yachts

USWatercraft is pleased to announce that Offshore Spars is the new supplier of carbon-fiber spars for Alerion Yachts. Five Alerion models feature a carbon mast as standard equipment: the Alerion 41, Alerion 38, Alerion 33, Alerion Sport 33, and Alerion Sport 30. Offshore Spars will also supply the aluminum booms for these models. USWatercraft builds […]

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Lifelines on Alerion Yachts

We’re often asked about lifelines on Alerion Yachts; you’ll notice that many of the Alerions featured on this website do not have them. Every Alerion Yacht is offered with lifelines as an option. Alerion Yachts are designed with a deep cockpit that facilitates comfortable onboard movement. With a clean cabintop and non-overlapping jib, you have […]

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Alerion Sport 30 Nominated for Three Awards

The new Alerion Sport 30 turned heads at the 2016 boats shows and also captured the attention of many sailing magazines. We’re thrilled to announce that three major publications have nominated the Sport 30 for their annual design awards. The Sport 30 was nominated for “Boat of the Year” by both Sailing Worldmagazine and Cruising World […]

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Reboarding Ladders Now Standard

Everyone who sails short- or single-handed should have a plan for getting back on the boat in case you find yourself unexpectedly in the water. At Alerion Yachts, we feel so strongly about this safety feature that we include a built-in reboarding ladder as standard equipment on all models 28 feet and up. The type of […]

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You’re “Welcome”

Welcome is an Alerion Express  33 owned by Ms. Donna Turley, and much like every Alerion, it has its own history and legacy. “Welcome is a family name,” Donna says, “It’s the fourth one in my family. My dad owned a Stonehorse back in the 70s and that was the very first Welcome.” Like all Alerion […]

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Light-Air Benefits of the Hoyt Jib Boom

The Hoyt Jib Boom is one of the most popular sail-handling systems offered by Alerion Yachts. Making it even better is our “light-air extender” – a handy feature that holds the jib boom out when sailing downwind on light-air days. The system utilizes a small gas spring cylinder under the deck to push, and hold, […]

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Alerions from Coast to Coast

Alerion owners love their boats. Our newest owners, David and Melody Niemiec, recently visited the USWatercraft factory to see their Alerion Express 33 under construction. “I’d like to be familiar with all of the systems,” said David on the way out to the production floor. At the time of their visit, the deck was not installed […]

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