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1999 Alerion Express Cat Boat

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Shady Side, , MD
Listed: 06-11-2018
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$13,500 US Or best offer

The owner bought this boat in 1999

General condition and any additional information

This is the perfect day sailor. She is responsive, but not too tender, dry and fast, but not difficult to dial in or adjust. Plenty of room for your non-sailor friends as they enjoy the views and you easily run the show from the back of the cockpit. This is a true pocket yacht ready for adventures with its new owner.

Standard features

Gary Hoyt Designed perfect, simple performance day-sailor: a Nathaniel Herrishoff Catboat hull with modern bottom and foils for splendid performance, roller furling carbon fiber mast has you underway in 30-seconds, Hoyt Boom with infinite reefing, weighted centerboard, kick up rudder for shallow draft and towing; dinette table on centerboard with cover, port-potti, cabin cushions and insert to make a double berth below, Cockpit cushions, whale Gusher bilge pump, 2 HP Honda four-stroke out board with centrifugal clutch. This is Hull # 18 of 34 made at the TPI yard in Rhode Island with Scrimp resin technology for a very hard and solid hull material. Mast and Free-standing Hoyt boom are carbon fiber, mounted on ball bearings for sail furling and reefing. The beauty of this rig is that you can roll the mainsail up around the mast from the cockpit. This allows you to reef effortlessly to any increment of mainsail area (to about 35%) and it also allows you to get rid of the main quickly when you get to the dock. You put this boat to bed in 30 seconds. Barn-door rudder for looks conceals a tapered, deep, high-aspect rudder for great control and minimal weather helm. Centerboard is also a high-aspect ratio foil for lift and solid tracking. Boom is self vanging, and sail shape is comtodrled with the outhaul. This is an easy and very pleasant boat to sail in any conditions.

Extra gear included

Cockpit fold-down dinette table with cover, full cockpit cushions, cabin cushions and insert to convert twin settees into double bed, running lights and 12-volt electrical system, mast Crain and tackle for stepping mast, anchor with chain and rhode, life jackets, fire extinguisher, porta-pottie, cabin curtain,

Improvements to the hull, deck, rigging, engine, or interior

Boat has been dry-sailed since purchase and lift kept. Well maintained and never abused, she is ready to take her new owner on seam inspiring adventures.

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