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 on the hull, so all of the systems, from engine to plumbing, were easily visible. Customer service representative Tiberio Borges and company president Randy Borges walked the Niemiecs through everything, from bow to stern. The hull and deck are now joined and in a few short weeks Senta will be on its mooring in Newport, RI, and ready for great season of sailing.
On the West Coast, Cinde Lou Delmas has already kicked off the racing season aboard her Alerion Express 38 Another Girl. Cinde Lou took delivery of Another Girl on St. Patrick’s Day in 2011 and has a ball sailing and racing on San Francisco Bay, most recently in Richmond YC’s Big Daddy Regatta. She recently added a square top main and an electric traveler. “We pump it like she’s and Etchells,” writes Cinde Lou, “fast is fun!” Sailing in 20+ knots, she reports a top upwind speed of 9.8.
Be sure to visit our Facebook page for more of Cinde Lou’s adventures, and for stories and photos from other owners and from the factory.