2006 Alerion Express 38

  • 38 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Boothbay Harbor, ME, US

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2006 Alerion Express 38


Navigating through the mooring fields of your local harbor, you'll likely notice an increasing number of sailboats with a plumb bow, hard chines, and a wide transom - features that seem to be prerequisites for modern performance. Yet, these sharp lines blur together for many observers.

Hankering for a nostalgic nod to a more classic design language, your eyes may land on something different, the Alerion Express 38. This coastal cruiser boasts a unique blend of style and speed, checking the boxes for people who want to get where they are going quickly, comfortably and in a distinguished style.

This 2006 AE38, Grace, went through an extensive retrofit in 2018-2019, including new Awlgrip & bottom paint, new North 3DI Sails, custom cushions, and a custom mooring cover. She spends her winters in a heated shed, helping preserve the elegant brightwork. 

Grace is a dream to sail, equipped with a self tending Hoyt jib boom, and all lines leading back to electric winches, the helmsman can easily pilot the boat through all points of sail while your guests relax from the comfort of the spacious cockpit. 

Take a look for yourself! 


Basic Information

Express 38
Boothbay Harbor, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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4530 BL
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Dimensions & Weight

38 ft - 11.58 meter
38 ft 3 in - 11.66 meter
10 ft 8 in - 3.25 meter
Draft - max:
5 ft 11 in - 1.8 meter
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Tank Capacities

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


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Grace's cabin is beautifully finished with varnished teak trim over white flat panels, providing a warm and inviting atmosphere below deck. Ample light permeates through six fixed ports and 3 vent-able hatches, illuminating the varnished teak and holly cabin sole. 

Moving forward is the stateroom with a sizable 6'-6" V-berth. Above the berth, the hull is lined with varnished teak. There are two small bureaus with drawers to port & starboard. 

Moving aft is the salon space flanked by straight settees covered in plush cushions. Above the port settee are the electrical distribution panels and aft is a hanging locker. Behind and below the seat backs, on either side, are cubbies with a considerable amount of storage space. Above the settees you'll find shelves with fiddles and lockers. 

Aft and to port is the enclosed marine head, plumbed via a Y-valve to the holding tank. The vanity has ample storage via sliding mirrors, and below is a polished stainless steel sink with hot and cold water. The sink faucet can be extended up to allow for showering. 

Aft and to starboard is a quaint galley, with white countertops, a large refrigerated ice box (12-volt), and a modest amount of pantry space. The galley is equipped with a stove top, oven, and stainless steel sink - everything you may need for a weekend retreat. 

Artificial lighting is also available via overhead dome lights and swivel style tulip lights throughout the cabin, berth, head, and galley. 


Grace comes with a fractional (double spreader) carbon fiber mast from Hall Spars, and an aluminum boom. She is also equipped with the quintessential self tending Hoyt jib boom. This design is known for its excellent light wind and off-wind performance, and is easily sailed single or double-handed.

The owner purchased new 3DI North sails in 2018, and they have only been used 4 times since. The new sails represent a $20,000 investment, and are in near perfect condition. 

The Alerion 38 is a dream to sail, with all lines leading back to electric winches, allowing the helmsman to pilot the boat through all points of sail; while your guests relax in the cockpit, outfitted with comfortable cushions and backrests. 

  • Square Topped North 3DI Carbon main with full battens (2018)

  • North 3DI Carbon class jib (2018)

  • Doyle main (2014)

  • Doyle Jib (2014)

  • Asymmetrical racing spinnaker (2012)
  • Harken mainsheet Traveler 

  • Single line reefing system led to primaries

  • Harken Roller Furler

  • Hall Rigid Quick Vang 

  • Lewmar electric 2 speed self-tailing primaries

  • Adjustable Harken genoa tracks

  • Lazy Jacks


  • Raymarine E-127 Chartplotter
  • Raymarine ST60+ Tridata w Speed and Depth
  • Raymarine ST60+ Wind System with Analog Vane
  • Raymarine St 60+ Graphic Display
  • 2 Raymarine ST 60+ Tri Data Displays mounted in Cockpit
  • Raymarine St 6002 Plus  Autopilot Control Display w/ Wireless remote control unit
  • Raymarine Raynet Radar
  • Raymarine RS125 WAAS GPS sensor
  • (Instrument system has NMEA output to a USB connection in Cabin for use with non raymarine navigation software) 
  • VHF ICOM MB-75 with a remote mike in cockpit
  • Clarion AM/FM/CD radio with audio jack for IPOD (remote control in cockpit)
  • 2 Bose Speakers in cockpit and 2 in cabin


Wired for 12 Volt DC and limited 110 volt AC service

12V DC System 

  • Switch panel with breakers

  • 2x 4D Gel Cell batteries

  • Group 31 engine start battery

  • 60 amp alternator

  • Xantrex link 20 battery monitor



Grace's finish is an illustrious Blackfish Blue Awlgrip, with a White Boot Top and a Gold Cove Stripe - applied in 2018. The bottom is perfectly finished with multi-season red antifouling paint. The cored fiberglass hull was constructed using the patented SCRIMP process, which provides optimal strength and mitigates any potential moisture intrusion. 

The deck is finished with a two-tone Gull Grey non-skid on White. The cockpit is encompassed with varnished teak toe rails, coamings, and grab rails, providing an elegant touch to this traditional yacht. The deck hardware is all original polished stainless steel, and in excellent condition.

Sail lockers are accessible on the Port and Starboard side, and a large lazarette is accessed at the aft deck, which houses the autopilot components and steering cables, all kept in near perfect condition. Walking towards the bow you will find double stainless steel stanchions and lifelines with gates on starboard & port side. 


  • (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 top
  • (2) 8" Stainless steel mooring cleats.
  • (4) 10" Mooring cleats
  • Companionway sliding hatch with seahood and washboards
  • Molded GRP seat lockers
  • Molded GRP gas locker with 1Ã--10 lb. aluminum LPG tank
  • Port and starboard cockpit coaming bins
  • Harken electric winches
  • Lewmar Superlock rope clutches
  • Hoyt jib boom by Hall Spars
  • Jib boom light air extender
  • Harken 6:1 Mainsheet traveler track with cockpit control lines
  • 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
  • Cunningham and Quick Vang adjustments lead into cockpit.


  • Edson 336 211T Pedestal Steering
  • 48" Teak Wheel
  • Stainless Steel rudder shaft with composite rudder blade
  • Balanced spade rudder with Elliptical blade profile
  • Low maintenance self-aligning bearings


  • Stainless steel headstay tang integral with stemhead fitting
  • Stainless steel main chainplates thru bolted to interior structure

 Mast and Boom

  • Pre preg carbon by Hall Spars
  • Carbon fiber gooseneck
  • Lazy jack sail retrieval system
  • G-10 Mast step
  • Steaming light
  • Masthead anchor light
  • LED running lights
  • Aluminum boom
  • "Moondust" Awlgrip finish on boom and mast
  • "Quik Vang" boom vang
  • (2) Sets of aluminum spreaders
  • Windex

 Standing Rigging

  • Navtec Continuous Rod rigging
  • All rigging is Nitronic 50

Running Rigging

  • Tapered spectra main halyard runs below deck to cockpit
  • Jib halyard runs below deck
  • Mainsheet runs below deck to cockpit
  • Jib sheet runs below deck to cockpit
  • Jib furler and outhaul lines run below deck to cockpit
  • Single line reefing runs below deck to cockpit
  • Mainsheet traveler lines run below deck to cockpit



  • 40 HP Yanmar Engine 3JH4CE with sail drive
  • 2 Blade folding propeller
  • GRP engine bed and oil pan
  • Through transom wet exhaust
  • Waterlock muffler
  • Single lever engine control
  • Neutral safety switch 



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.


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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.(7870904)