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2006 Alerion AE38

San Diego, California


38' Alerion AE 38 '06 "Rocinante"

PRICE REDUCED BY $15,500 TO $199,500!!!

The Alerion Express 38 is undoubtedly one of the most attractive vessels on the water to date.

Her traditional topsides are coupled with not only a modern under-body but also an advanced carbon fiber mast with a fully battened mainsail with large roach, being both efficient and effective. The Electric Winch set up and single line reefing systems lets you reef with ease when the wind pipes up. The self-tacking jib boom also allows for efficient use of the jib at all points of sail, you simply turn the boat when you need to tack and "voila", as easy as can be.



Basic Boat Info

Price: $199,500
Boat Name: Rocinante
Make: Alerion
Model: AE38
Year: 2006
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Pearson Yachts, USA
Designer: Carl Schumaker
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: PCXA3006D606
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38 ft
Length Of Deck: 38 ft
Waterline Length: 30'1 ft
Beam: 10'8 ft
Min Draft: 5 ft
Displacement: 13,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 5'9 ft
Ballast: 6,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3JH4CE
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Folding
  • Engine Hours: 421


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 26 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 45 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop


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2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 207
San Diego, California, US, 92106
Tel:(619) 224-2349


Main Cabin:

Galley to starboard of the companionway

Enclosed head with shower to port of companionway. Shower drains to a gray water sump with pump (New 2015)

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 with storage under

Bureau to port and starboard w/2 drawers and storage

Teak and holly sole

Deck hatch

Overhead light, vinyl head liner


Force 10 2-burner propane stove with oven

Deep Stainless Steel sink

Pressurized Hot and Cold Water

Storage lockers outboard

Icebox (approx) 6 cubic ft. top opening with shelf, minimum of 4" insulation

Formica counter tops

Icebox drains to same grey water tank with pump as does the shower (Upgraded 2015)

Electronics and Navigation


Raymarine E120 color chart plotter in Edson pod enclosure at helm

Raymarine ST 60 Plus boat speed, wind point, wind speed, and depth in Edson 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

JVC Stereo with WMA MP3 AM/FM CD/DVD Radio with disc player wired to TV and 4 Infinity Interior Speakers


Shore power receptacle upgraded to a "Smart" 125v/30 amp receptacle

Shore power 125v/30 amp circuit breaker and all 110 volt wiring replace in 2015

2 EACH AGM 4D 198 amp-hour Batteries (New in Oct. 2015)

125 Amp alternator

Promariner Prosport 20 battery charger with Xantrex link 20 Battery Status monitor. New in Oct. 2015

Xantrex Prowatt pure Sine wave DC/AC inverter,120V/ 1000 watts with USB and GFCI receptacles - 2014

Quick Nautic Hot water heater connected to the engine

Reverse Cycle Heat and Air (Cruisair with SMX control) for dockside comfort


(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 stem head fitting

Teak handrails on cabin house to

(2) 8" Stainless steel mooring cleats

(4) 10" 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 and new macerator pump (2015) for overboard discharge

Ritchie Binnacle mounted compass

Self draining cockpit with port and starboard drains

Steering: 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


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" topsides, 2015

22 kt gold cove stripe, 2015

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 Thiokol cockpit sole Hull

Custom teak cockpit helm foot blocks

Flange type Hull to Deck Joint 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

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 rails

Varnished teak and holly cabin sole

The underside is sealed with epoxy

Varnished solid teak trim and teak hull ceilings

Sails and Rigging

Sail Area: 711 sq.ft.

Harry Pattison Carbon Mainsail (New Aug. 2015)

Harry Pattison Carbon Jib (New Aug. 2015)

Navtec, nitronic 50 continuous rod rigging (all new fittings in Aug. 2015)

Tapered spectra main halyard lead to line clutches at helm

Custom Tapered Amsteel jib halyard with Spectron cover

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 "C" spring and 21:1 purchase vs the standard "B" spring and 12:1 purchase led to cockpit.

Cunningham lead to cockpit

Harken #46 2 speed electric winches (Rebuilt in 2015) with custom, realigned, mounting blocks

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" teak wheel

Hoyt Jib Boom with Jib boom light air extender ( auto-reaching spring)

6 each Winchard "D" rings mounted on deck : 3 each on port; 3 each on starboard


Radar pole, removable

Harken jib roller furler

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)

Engine and Mechanical

Yanmar 40 hp. 3 cylinder diesel, Mdl. 3JH4CE

2 blade folding prop

Engine Hours 421

Engine serviced 2015

Brand new updated Sail drive in 2015

Remote Racor fuel /water separator

Other Features and Equipment

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 2015

22 kt gold cove stripe 2015

Awlgrip "Moondust G6004" on Hoyt Boom 2012

Awlgrip "Super Jet Black G2017" radar pole 2012

"Moondust G6004" Awlgrip finish on boom

Bottom sanded, race faired, painted with 2 coats in Oct. 2015

Custom s/s chafe plates

New saildrive 2015

Custom teak cockpit helm foot blocks

FX-23 anchor; anchor rode with 3/8 chain and 5/8 3-strand nylon line.

Smoke white nonskid

Ultra suede interior cushions

Wheel Cover

Anchor with rode

Topside Awlgrip

Bottom paint

Sail cover

Shore power with battery charger & monitor (all upgraded and new in Oct. 2015)

Shoal draft keel

Fixed fire extinguishing system - FireBoy clean agent type with both automatic thermal and manual activation - Halon type


All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

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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