Alerion Yachts’ design team conceived the 41 as a comfortable coastal cruiser for “multiple couples,” to quote the brochure. The master stateroom forward features a comfortable V-berth. A hanging locker on the starboard side is deep enough to swallow a modest selection of skirts, shirts and trousers for dressier activities ashore, and the bureau right forward seems adequately spacious for stowing socks, underwear, T-shirts and other small items. The head opposite the bureau is a little tight but not uncomfortably so — just one of the compromises necessary in fitting accommodations within the confines of the hull’s design. Natural light and ventilation come from a hatch let into the foredeck just forward of the trunk cabin. On gloomy days, you’ll want to turn on the electric lights.