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Alerion Express 28

1990
Designer
Carl Schumacher
Builder
Holby Marine
TPI Composites
Alerion Yachts
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
28.25 ft / 8.61 m
Waterline Length
22.82 ft / 6.96 m
Beam
8.18 ft / 2.49 m
Draft
5.50 ft / 1.68 m
Displacement
4,400 lb / 1,996 kg
Ballast
2,000 lb / 907 kg
Ballast Type
Lead
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
352.00 ft2 / 32.70 m2
Total Sail Area
352.50 ft2 / 32.75 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
206.25 ft2 / 19.16 m2
P
33.00 ft / 10.06 m
E
12.50 ft / 3.81 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
146.25 ft2 / 13.59 m2
I
30.00 ft / 9.14 m
J
9.75 ft / 2.97 m
Est. Forestay Len.
31.54 ft / 9.61 m
Mizzen
PY
EY

Auxilary Power

Make
Volvo Penta
Model
MD2010
HP
10
Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
7 gals / 26 L

Accomodations

Water Capacity
6 gals / 23 L

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.4 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
20.97
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
45.45
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
165.29
light
Comfort Ratio
16.81
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

The first boats (7) were built by Holby Marine. After 1991 the boats were built by TPI. Later boats have an updated keel w/bulb.


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