It’s been a great start to the new year here at Alerion. We’ve made a few important changes, taken a bunch of boat orders and are looking forward to what the year holds for us.   By now you’ve probably noticed our updated website along with the small change  in our name as well as  the reorganization of our model series’.    The most noted change from the familiar “Alerion Express” name to the more encompassing, “Alerion Yachts” will allow us to grow in an exciting direction.  The new website focuses on the customer experience of choosing, building and owning an Alerion while displaying our three model series; “Alerion Express”, “Alerion Sport” and the all new “Alerion ” series of cruising boats.

As most of you know The Alerion Express series was the first to confirm in a modern design the allure of a true “gentleman’s daysailer.”  The AE28 celebrated its 20th birthday last year and continues to be the most popular of all the models with nearly 450 hulls in existence.  The AE20, AE33, and AE38 round out the series with the widely sought-after design DNA that enables “Alerion Sailing”.

Alerions have quietly succeeded at several PHRF regattas in recent years.  This underlying thoroughbred characteristic explains the recent success of the Alerion Sport 33.  This first model of the Sport series, reveals Alerion customers’ desire to win on the race course.  With additional designs in process, the Sport Series allow for greater sail plan flexibility required for racing while maintaining all of the styling and singlehanded ease of the Express Series.  Lighter displacement, tiller steering, thoughtful rigging and enormous cockpit make all of this possible.

The Alerion 41 is the first model in the “Alerion” series of cruising boats.  With standing headroom, and two private cabins, the Alerion 41 combines all of the aesthetic and handling characteristics of the Express Series with the ability to cruise for several days at a time.  Customers have the ability to customize the A41 to their specification; a capability we’re accustomed to.

With several orders for multiple model types including the A41, we’re off to a great start in 2012.  Stay tuned to our events page as we host several small, private events along the east coast.