~Beauty & Speed
The Alerion 28 is consistently recognized as one of the prettiest boats on the water. That she also has a thoroughly modern underwater shape simply adds to her luster.
With more than 470 boats sailing worldwide, the Alerion 28 is by far the most popular of all the modern daysailers.
Draft: 4 ft. 6 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 2 in.
Length overall: 28' 3"
Length water line: 22' 10"
Beam: 8' 2"
Draft: 4' 6"
Air draft: 40' 0"
Displacement: 5,700 lbs.
Ballast: 2,200 lbs.
Sail area: 352 sq. ft.
Sail area/disp: 17.7
Aux. engine: 12 HP Volvo diesel w/Saildrive
Infusion-molded GRP with biaxial and unidirectional E-glass reinforcing fabrics
Vinyl ester resin gelcoat reinforcing layer
White gelcoat hull color
Molded single gelcoat boot stripe
Single-piece, molded structural grid w/integral structural bulkheads, keel floors, engine bed, mast step, and longitudinal stringers, bonded to hull with Plexus
Infusion-molded GRP w/biaxial reinforcing fabrics and foam core w/extreme 2000 inserts
White deck with molded nonskid in buff or light grey
Flange type hull to deck joint bonded with Plexus
Fin with flared bulb for low center of gravity
One-piece lead casting alloyed with antimony, bolted to molded keel sump
Laminated teak tiller with extension
GRP rudder with stainless steel shaft tube and polished rudder head
Balanced spade rudder with elliptical blade
Mast, Boom, and Sails
Anodized aluminum mast and boom
Solid boom vang
Mainsail with cover and roller furling jib
Standing and Running Rigging
Rod standing rigging with open barrel turnbuckles
Continuous shroud system for easy rig tuning
Custom stainless steel port and starboard chainplates
Internal main and jib halyards
Single-line reefing for mainsail
Mainsheet and jib sheets
Infusion-molded GRP bulkhead with teak trim
Molded white tongue and groove style ceiling
Furniture is molded fiberglass in modules w/the internal hull structure and capped w/solid teak trim and fiddles
3" Urethane foam cushions w/Sunbrella fabric
Teak companionway steps
Varnished teak and holly cabin sole
Drop-in storage area for std soft cooler
Storage in port and starboard side seatbacks
Shelves outboard of settees
Teak portlight trim
12 Volt DC system designed to ABYC
12 Volt starting battery, 12 volt house battery
DC electrical panel with 8 circuit breakers
Guest battery switch
LED navigation lights, bow and stern
Mast and chainplates grounded to keel for lightning protection to meet ABYC standards
12 HP Volvo diesel w/Saildrive
2-Blade Gori folding propeller
6-Gallon aluminum fuel tank
Deck Hardware & Equipment
(1) Harken self-tailing cabin top winches
Roller furling unit for self-tacking jib
Track, car, and blocks for self-tacking jib
4:1 Traveler system
Mainsheet cam base and block mounted on a barney post
(1) Winch handle
Adjustable (8:1) backstay LED below deck to cockpit
Lewmar deck hatch
(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
Stainless steel handrails on cabin house
Flush-mount safety re-boarding ladder
Flag, teak flag pole, and socket
Manually operated bilge pump in cockpit
Electric bilge pump with float switch
Cockpit and seat back cushions
Bulkhead-mounted magnetic compass
Bow and stern pulpits w/lifelines and gates
Varnish interior and/or exterior
Marine toilet w/9 gal. holding tank
Shorepower with battery charger
Electronics per owner specification
Gold leaf cove stripe
Doger w/side curtains and leather wrapped grab rails
Sail away kit (PFD's, dock lines, fenders w/covers, anchor w/rode, first aid kit, horn)