2006 Alerion Yachts Express 38

  • 38 ft
  • Other
  • San Diego, CA, US

Yacht price :



Beautiful Yacht

Only available Alerion 38 Express on the market and owner wants boat sold "make a reasonable offer"

Arrangements can be made for shipping! 

Rocinante's owner has spared no expense in upgrading and maintaining this beautiful Alerion Express 38 to improve both the sailing  performance and experience.  Rocinante has won her class in the SDYC Hot Rum Regatta and consistently places in the weekly Beer can races. This elegant traditional yacht is all about pure sailing pleasure that doesn't require a large or experienced crew to sail her. The large contoured cockpit comfortably seats up to eight or you can stretch to read  a book or snooze.  Whether you're day-sailing with friends or doing a weekend cruise the full head and galley complimented the use of teak, holly and traditional paneling balances this boat with comfort.

 Why buy new when you could have the same quality yacht at half the cost! 



Basic Information

Alerion Yachts
Express 38
San Diego, CA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight

38 ft - 11.58 meter
10 ft 8 in - 3.25 meter
Draft - max:
5 ft 11 in - 1.8 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
1300 lbs


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Drive Type:
Sail Drive
Fuel Type:
40 (Individual), 40 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
26 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
45 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
22 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Sail Area

2015 new Elliot Pattison Sails
Working Sail Area : 810.00 sq ft

Manufacturer Provided Description

This is the long limbed big sister to the pace setting AE 28 and a strong family resemblance is evident in the balanced overhangs, delicate sheer and proportionate cabin. A combination of Carl Schumacher's underwater lines and a new deck, cockpit, cabin and topside by the Pearson design Group has produced a yacht that lives up to the Herreshoff legacy of classic beauty. The amazing strength of a modern carbon fiber mast by Hall Spars safely allows the elimination of the backstay, which in turn frees the mainsail for significantly larger size and better aerodynamic shape-proven by record setting windsurfers, multihulls and America's Cup contenders. Sail control by electric winches enables one person to hoist, reef, trim and lower sail, all from the wheel station. With the patented Hoyt Jib Boom adding offwind power, this is a 2 sail, self tacking rig that projects more sail area than any ordinary rig with a 150% genoa. The payoff is excellent light wind and offwind speed-all easily single-handed. Sail tests indicate speed superior to the competition and all for more reasonable price.

Hull and Deck Construction
  • Infusion Molded (SCRIMP) GRP with biaxial and unidirectional E-glass reinforcing fabrics
  • End grain balsa core
  • Vinyl ester resin gelcoat reinforcing layer
  • Awlgrip Super Jet Black G2017&rdquo topsides, 2012
  • 22 kt gold cove stripe, 2012
  • Keel floors, keel sump, engine bed, mast step and longitudinal stringers are integrally molded with the hull during the SCRIMP process
  • Deck Resin infused (SCRIMP) GRP sandwich structure with biaxial reinforcing fabrics, end grain balsa
  • Smoke white nonskid
  • Removable teak cockpit table finished with high gloss two part varnish with flush base in sole
  • Teak and Holly cockpit sole Hull to Deck Joint
  • Custom teak cockpit helm foot blocks
  • Flange type bonded with Plexus MA550 adhesive (ABS approved)
  • Full length teak toe rail
  • Ballast Keel: One-piece lead casting alloyed with antimony bolted to molded keel sump with 304 grade stainless steel bolts
  • Keel refaired in 2015
  • Structured Bulkheads
  • Marine grade plywood bulkheads bonded to hull and deck Interior Joinery Furniture is Formica covered plywood with varnished teak corner posts and teak fiddle rail
  • Varnished teak and holly cabin sole
  • The underside is sealed with epoxy Varnished solid teak trim and teak hull ceilings Deck Hardware
  • (3) Brushed aluminum deck hatches over forward cabin and main cabin
  • Vent hatch over head compartment
  • (6) Stainless steel elliptical port lights
  • Custom stainless steel stemhead fitting
  • Teak handrails on cabin house to
  • (2) Stainless steel mooring cleats
  • (4) Mooring cleats
  • Companionway sliding hatch with sea hood and washboards
  • Molded GRP seat lockers
  • Molded GRP gas locker with aluminum LPG tank
  • Port and starboard cockpit coaming bins
  • Deck fills for fuel and water tanks
  • Holding tank pump out deck plate
  • Ritchie Binnacle mounted compass
  • Self draining cockpit with port and starboard drains
  • Steering: Edson 336 211T Pedestal Steering, 48&rdquo Teak Wheel
  • Stainless Steel rudder shaft with composite rudder blade
  • Balanced spade rudder with Elliptical blade profile
  • Low maintenance self-aligning bearings

New 2015 Elliot Patterson main & jib for improved sailing performance

Rigging and Deck Hardware
  • Navtec, nitronic 50 continuous rod rigging upgraded 2015
  • Elliot Pattison 2015 main and jib sails
  • Tapered spectra main halyard lead to line clutches at helm replaced 2015
  • Custom Tapered Amsteel jib halyard with Spectron cover replaced 2015
  • New jib and main sheets replaced 2015
  • Custom double cascade: a 3:1inside of a 4:1 yielding a 12:1 purchase jib halyard control line
  • Single line reefing system (jiffy type) lead to line clutch at helm
  • Upgraded Harken Black Magic blocks
  • Custom S/S Hoyt Jib Boom sheet bail and support for jib boom outhaul swivel block
  • Custom mainsheet rigging with upgraded low friction Harken Black Magic mainsheet blocks and Amsteel strop
  • Lazy Jack mainsail retrieval system
  • Customized Hall Spars Quick Vang (Boom Vang) with &ldquoC&rdquo spring and 21:1 purchase vs the
  • New jib outhaul
  • Cunningham lead to cockpit
  • Harken #46 2 speed electric winches with custom mounting blocks Rebuilt 2015
  • 4 sets winch control buttons marked for low and high speed.
  • 4 sets winch control buttons, 2 at helm, 2 at winch pods.
  • Customized Windward Sheeting Mainsheet Traveler with a 6:1 purchase. The cams on the windward sheeting
  • Traveler car open and close automatically. This allows the trimmer to stay on the boat's high side and pull the
  • Car above the centerline without releasing the leeward control line. Tack, and the car stays in the same
  • Position, ready to be pulled to the new weather side.
  • 48 inch teak wheel
  • Hoyt Jib Boom with Jib boom light air extender ( auto-reaching spring) (newly painted)
  • 6 each  rings mounted on deck : 3 each on port; 3 each on starboard
  • Windex
  • Radar pole, removable
  • Harken jib roller furler Standing rigging tuned by Easome Rigging 6 each Line clutches: 3 port side; main halyard, reef line, mainsheet and 3 each on starboard side; jib furler,
  • jib sheet, jib outhaul (boom traveler)

Main Cabin:

  • Settees port and starboard upholstered in Blue Ultra Sued (Upgrade)
  • Shelves outboard of settees
  • Hanging locker aft to port
  • Varnished teak and holly cabin sole with access to bilge
  • Electrical panel on port side settee
  • Teak table, finished with high gloss two part varnish and fitted with foldout
  • leafs
  • Starboard storage cabinet located behind the starboard settee

Forward Cabin:

  • V berth and storage under
  • Bureau to port and starboard w/2 drawers and storage
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Deck hatch
  • Overhead light, vinyl head liner
  • Yanmar 40 hp. 3 cylinder diesel, Mdl.
  • 3JH4CE
  • 2 blade folding prop
  • Engine Hours
  • Engine serviced 2016
  • Alternator belt replaced 2014 Remote Racor fuel /water separator
  • Replaced sail drive 2015


  •           Raymarine E120 color chart plotter in Edson pod enclosure at helm
  •           Raymarine ST 60 Plus boat speed, wind point, wind speed, and dep dson pod enclosure above
  •           companionway hood 2013
  •           Raymarine DSM 300 digital, color graphic depth sounder 2013
  •           Raymarine 2kw radar, 24 mile, color, mounted on removable aft transom pole
  •           Raymarine ST 6002 Smart Pilot Autopilot with control head mounted at helm
  •           Raymarine remote control for autopilot
  •           VHF Standard Horizon Quantum with DSC in saloon
  •           VHF Standard Horizon RAM Mic remote, cockpit mounted
  •           Compass, Richie Powerdamp
  •           TV Sharp Aquos 15 CD
  •           TV antenna JVC Stereo with WMA MP3 AM/FM CD/DVD Radio with disc player wired to TV
  •          Shore power receptacle upgraded to a  125v/30 amp receptacle
  •         Shore power 125v/30 amp circuit breaker and weather proof box
  •         Batteries 2 EACH AGM 4D new 2016 198AH both house and Engine
  •          125 Amp alternator
  •          New 2016  Professional Mariner Pro Tech 4, 40 amp battery charger
  •           New 2016 DC/AC inverter,120V/ 1000 watts with USB and GFCI receptacle 
  •         Galvanic Isolator ProMariner Zinc Saver 30 Quick Nautic Hot water heater       connected to the engine for heat exchange
  • 2016 Macerator pump replaced
  • 2016 new sump and bilge pumps
  • Force 10 2 burner stove with oven
  • S/S sink
  • Pressurized Hot and Cold Water
  • Microwave  Emerson mdl MW87815B (Upgrade)
  • Storage lockers outboard
  • Icebox (approx) 6 cubic ft. top opening with shelf, minimum of 4&rdquo insulation
  • Formica counter tops Icebox drain to bilge
Exterior Upgrades
  •   Cockpit cushions with piping
  • Canvas covers for teak handrails, flag pole, winches, binnacle and wheel and all Lexan deck hatches
  •  Swim ladder
  • Burgee halyard
  •  Teak flag pole
  •  Awlgrip Super Jet Black G2017 topsides 2012
  • 22 kt gold cove stripe 2012
  •  Awlgrip Moondust G6004 on Hoyt Boom 2012
  • Awlgrip Super Jet Black G2017&rdquo radar pole 2012
  • Moondust G6004 Awlgrip finish on boom
  •  Bottom sanded, faired, painted with 2 coats Interlux Micron Red 2014
  •   Custom s/s chafe plates
  •   New sail drive & zincs 2014
  • Custom teak cockpit helm foot blocks MECHANICAL: Anchor Fortress FX-23; Anchor Rode with3/8 chain and 5/8 3 strand nylon line.
  • Rod rigging fittings replaced 2015
Additional Options and Upgrades
  •           Smoke white nonskid
  •          Ultra suede interior cushions
  •          Wheel Cover
  •          Anchor with rode
  •          Extra 4 D Del cell battery (3 in total)
  •          Topside Awlgrip
  •          Cockpit cushions
  •          Bottom paint
  •           Sail cover
  •         Shore power with battery charger
  •         Fixed fire extinguishing system  FireBoy clean agent type with both       automatic thermal
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.customContactInformation

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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(6204856)