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Alerion Express 38

1997
Designer
Carl Schumacher
Builder
TPI Composites
Alerion Yachts
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
38.42 ft / 11.71 m
Waterline Length
30.08 ft / 9.17 m
Beam
10.75 ft / 3.28 m
Draft
5.83 ft / 1.78 m
Displacement
12,400 lb / 5,625 kg
Ballast
4,200 lb / 1,905 kg
Ballast Type
Lead
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Yawl
Reported Sail Area
712.00 ft2 / 66.15 m2
Total Sail Area
652.34 ft2 / 60.60 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
348.54 ft2 / 32.38 m2
P
44.40 ft / 13.53 m
E
15.70 ft / 4.79 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
303.80 ft2 / 28.22 m2
I
43.40 ft / 13.23 m
J
14.00 ft / 4.27 m
Est. Forestay Len.
45.60 ft / 13.90 m
Mizzen
PY
EY

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
?
HP
?
Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.35 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
21.26
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
33.87
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
203.39
moderate
Comfort Ratio
24.7
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.86
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Also available with fractional sloop rig.


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