Sail California
1070 Marina Village Parkway Suite 108
Alameda, California, US, 94501
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2006 Alerion AE 38

location icon Alameda, California
Year 2006
Length 38 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Pearson Composites

The Alerion Express 38, no question is the prettiest girl at the dance, with her self tacking boom and electric winch set up she is the ultimate daysailer. She offers considerable interior space and a large cockpit to take all your friends along.

One part eagle, three parts sailor’s best friend, the Alerion Express 38 is the offspring of a collaboration between the late designer Carl Schumacher and the ever-adventurous designer/marketeer Garry Hoyt.

The AE 38 combines the traditional good looks of her smaller sister, the Alerion Express 28, with a 21st-century rig and electric sail-handling gear. Although the AE 38 is reminiscent of Nathanael Herreshoff’s original 26-foot Alerion and its progeny, she has a shallow underbody, fin keel of relatively high aspect ratio, and elliptical spade rudder. She’s fast, agile and easy to sail, alone or with a crew of skipper and mate.

Her traditional topsides are coupled with not only a modern underbody but also an advanced rig. A large roach, fully battened mainsail with Carbon Fiber mast which is efficient and effective.  Single line reefing lets you reef with ease when the wind pipes up.  The self-tacking jib boom allows for efficient use of the jib at all points of sail, you simply turn the boat when you need to tack, as easy as can be.

Tiburon is a true stunner with many upgrades. Her AwlGrip super black topsides with 22 carat gold striping are majestic and she includes a 2019 Interlux bottom job and full engine servicing in 2019 and 2020. A full suite of Raymarine instrumentation, plus TV and stereo round out her electronics, along with extensive canvas and rigging customizations.  She is pristine and fully turnkey! 


Year Built 2006
Category Sail
Length Overall 38'3 ft
Beam 10'8 ft
Double Berths 1
Construction Composite
Hull ID PCXA3006D606
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 5 ft
Drive Type Sail
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 40 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 26 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Aluminum
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 45 gal
Water Tank Mat. Plastic
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 18 gal
Holding Tank Mat. Plastic
Ballast 6,000 lb
Displacement 13,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3JH4CE
Drive Type: SailDrive
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 40hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
Year: 2006
Hull and Deck


  • 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
  • Interlux bottom paint - 2019
  • 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 (shoal keel)
  • 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


  • (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
  • Custom teak cockpit helm foot blocks
  • Teak topsides detail new varnish - 2020
  • (2) 8" Stainless steel mooring cleats
  • (4) 10" Mooring cleats
  • Custom s/s chafe plates
  • Companionway sliding hatch with sea hood and washboards
  • Dodger
  • 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
Sail Inventory
  • North square top 3di Endurance 780 Main - 2020
  • North self tacking/furling 3di Endurance 780 Jib - 2020
  • Harry Pattison carbon main - 2015
  • Harry Pattison carbon jib - 2015
Rigging and Deck Hardware
  • Navtec, nitronic 50 continuous rod rigging - all new fittings August 2015
  • Tapered spectra main halyard lead to line clutches at helm
  • Custom Tapered Amsteel jib halyard with Spectron cover
  • Custom double cascade: a 3:1 inside 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
  • 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 with custom 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.
  • Custom jib traveler - 2019
  • 48” teak wheel
  • Hoyt Jib Boom with Jib boom light air extender ( auto-reaching spring)
  • Jib boom AwlGrip "Moondust G6004" - 2012
  • 6 each Winchard “D” rings mounted on deck : 3 each on port; 3 each on starboard
  • Windex
  • Radar pole, removable
  • Harken jib roller furler
  • Standing rigging tuned by Easome Rigging
  • 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)

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 Suede (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 and storage underneath
  • Bureau to port and starboard w/2 drawers and storage
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Deck hatch
  • Overhead light, vinyl head liner
  • Yanmar 40 hp. 3 cylinder diesel, Mdl. 3JH4CE
  • 2 blade folding prop
  • Complete Yanmar service 2019
  • List marine engine service 2020
  • New heat exchanger - 2019
  • Alternator belt replaced 2014
  • New updated Sail drive 2015
  • Remote Racor fuel /water separator
  • Windex
  • 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 - 2013
  • Raymarine transducer depth sounder - 2019
  • Raymarine 2kw radar, 24 mile, color, mounted on removable aft transom pole
  • Raymarine Evolution autopilot system - 2019
  • Raymarine remote control for autopilot
  • VHF Standard Horizon Quantum with DSC in saloon
  • VHF Standard Horizon RAM Mic remote, cockpit mounted
  • Compass, Richie Powerdamp
  • TV Sharp Aquos 15” LCD
  • TV antenna
  • JVC Stereo with WMA MP3 AM/FM CD/DVD Radio with disc player wired to TV
  • Shore power receptacle upgraded to a “Smart” 125v/30 amp receptacle
  • Shore power 125v/30 amp circuit breaker and all 110V wiring replaced 2015
  • Batteries 2 EACH AGM 4D 198 amp hour batteries - new 2015
  • 125 Amp alternator
  • Professional Prosport 20 battery charger with Xantrex ink 20 battery status monitor - new 2015
  • Xantrex Prowatt pure Sine wave DC/AC inverter,120V/ 1000 watts with USB and GFCI receptacles - 2014
  • Reverse cycle Heat and Air (Cruisair with SMX control) for dockside comfort
  • Quick Nautic Hot water heater connected to the engine for heat exchange
  • Force 10 2 burner stove with oven
  • S/S sink
  • Pressurized Hot and Cold Wate
  • Storage lockers outboard
  • Icebox (approx) 6 cubic ft. top opening with shelf, minimum of 4” insulation
  • Formica counter tops
  • Icebox drain to bilge 
Exterior Upgrades
  • 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
  • Bottom sanded, faired, painted with 2 coats Interlux  - 2019
  • Custom s/s chafe plates
  • Custom teak cockpit helm foot blocks
  • MECHANICAL: Anchor Fortress FX-23; Anchor Rode with 3/8 chain and 5/8 3 strand nylon line.
Additional Options and Upgrades
  • Smoke white nonskid
  • Shoal Draft Keel
  • Wheel Cover
  • Dodger - new 2019
  • Anchor with rode
  • Extra 4 D Del cell battery (3 in total)
  • Topside Awlgrip
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Mainsail cover - new 2020
  • Shore power with battery charger - all upgraded and new 2015
  • Fixed fire extinguishing system – FireBoy clean agent type with both automatic thermal and manual activation – Haylon type
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.
Additional Contact Information

For more information please contact:

Bill Colombo (510) 523-8500(o)  |  (510)-773-8015(m)  |