New Alerion Sport 33 day-boat...

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New Alerion Sport 33 day-boat...


She utilizes the same hull of the classic gentleman’s day-sailer, the Alerion Express 33, which has been built by Warren, Rhode Island-based Pearson Composites for many years.

MARCH 2010

The Sport 33 will be the first of a new Sport line.
Three have been sold even before the tooling was finished. The first will go in the water this summer.
The Sport 33 has considerably less displacement, higher sail area/displacement ratio than the Express 33. The standard Sport rig provides for mainsail and jib, plus an asymmetric Code Zero headsail for faster reaching and running.
In keeping with Alerion's brief that an owner ought to be able to sail alone, all sail controls are led within reach of the skipper, with on-deck lines led in tunnels to jammers at the aft-end of the cabin where their tails can drop into cockpit-neatening boxes. The mainsheet is mounted on a ‘barney post’. Both headsail and mainsail are fitted with multi-part fine-tune lines to eliminate ‘tiller-between-the-knees’ winching.
There are various cockpit options.
The standard mast will be carbon.
Four berths and a head below permit overnighting, but the overall intention for Sport 33 is one-day action.
A 20hp diesel and saildrive is standard.
In the US retail prices for the Sport 33 begin at US$199,900; that includes sails and all major equipment.
Pearson Composites, also owns and builds True North expedition express powerboats, PDQ power-cats, North Rip sportfishing boats and Pearson Yachts. Plus it contract builds J/Boats, a 13.4m (44ft) sail-trainer for the US Naval Academy and several other brands of sail, power and commercial vessels. All are moulded using Pearson’s patented SCRIMP infusion process.

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