The year’s opened on a busy note for Alerion Yachts, which launched its new Alerion 41 for sea trials on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay in March, just as the builder’s new owner, USWatercraft, held a rendezvous and open house at its facilities in Warren, Rhode Island.
The new 41 is the 650th Alerion to be built. Popularized by the award-winning Alerion Express 28 and 33, Alerion Yachts has extended their reach from the Express and Sport line of daysailers to the new Alerion series of cruising boats.
The Alerion 41 captures the daysailer spirit of its predecessors while boasting a well-appointed interior for longer-term cruising. The modern underwater shape and infused fiberglass construction have produced a light-displacement boat optimized for coastal cruising. Features such as the opening transom for swimming and boarding access, spacious main saloon, and two comfortable cabins make the Alerion 41 suitable for two couples. The easily handled sail plan is designed for shorthanded sailing.
“There isn’t a better way to celebrate this incredible milestone of launching the 650th Alerion than to have it be the Alerion 41, which exceeds all of our expectations.” said Scott Bryant, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Alerion Yachts are built in a range of lengths from 20 to 41 feet by USWatercraft, a company which additionally owns and builds True North powerboats and North Rip sport fishing boats.
Look for a full review of the Alerion 41 in an upcoming issue of Cruising World.