The Alerion designer, Carl Schumacher, has drawn a yacht that retains the traditional look topside, but is completely modern in rig, underbody and construction detail. The result is a nimble craft that evokes the past in appearance, but embraces the present in performance. This is a very fast and maneuverable sailboat, rating 174 PHRF - faster than a J-24(174). She is a swift, stable, personal yacht that will turn heads in any harbor, and sails right past most 35' cruisers.
Please contact Jim Karr at 410-226-0100
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 28 ft 0 in
Beam: 8 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Ballast: 2000 lbs
Dry Weight: 4400 lbs
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2000
Engine Type: Other
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: Folding propeller
Manufacturer Provided Description
The new trend to elegant day sailers was pioneered by the notable beauty of this Carl Schumacher design, which sailors instinctively pause to admire. Quality produced by Pearson Composites, utilizing the SCRIMP system of resin infusion by vacuum, the AE 28 also delivers outstanding performance under sail, and is specifically designed to be easily single handed. We have a 15 minute DVD that amply demonstrates that advantage. With a fin keel and spade rudder providing exceptional maneuverability and stability, the Hoyt Jib Boom bringing off wind speed, and a 9-hp Yanmar Diesel adding reliable power, this beautifully balanced boat sets the standard for the ideal day sailer.
There is plenty of sitting and reclining room down below, (3 bunks) but no standing head room. In this size you just can't put on a tall cabin and still have a pretty boat. The head is located under the forward bunk, which has removable sections. An optional sink is handy for washing hands, the ice chest is strapped in place, doubles as a stair step, and also as a seat for the chart table. She has a well-designed access to the diesel engine, which is located right under the companion way. Several small reading lights are strategically placed, and the large hatch on the foredeck opens forward to maximize ventilation.
Six adults can sit comfortably in this self-draining cockpit, and all critical lines are laid out to be within easy reach of the helmsman. All lines are led aft to the cockpit for ease in single handing as is the location of the backstay and traveler. She has large self-tailing primary winches and controls for the dsl engine are in a recessed panel on the stb side, the manual bilge pump is on the port side. Her lockers have plenty of room for fenders, lines, anchors and life vests. With Hoyt/Harken singleline reefing there is no need to go forward. On this boat, one person can handle all the sailing and all from the cockpit.
4" Plastimo compass
Raytheon wind indicator
Single battery with Guest on/off switch
Automatic Schumacher 1.5 battery charger
Manual Whaler bilge pump
2 manual fire extinguishers
Head with 15 gallon bladder tank (head has never been used)
Optional Feathering prop
Tiller with extension
FX11 Aluminum Fortress anchor with chain and rode
Dock lines and fenders
Life jackets and swim ladder
Optional rub rail
Sails and Rigging
Working Sail Area : 352.00 sq ft
She is cruise equipped with aluminum spar stepped on the keel and stainless steel wire standing rigging, manual backstay adjuster, Harken roller furling, Lewmar self-tailing primary winches, self-tending jib boom, Lazy Jacks on mainsail, Harken traveler. and mainsail cover. 2 sails - main and jib.
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.