The Alerion Heritage
The name “Alerion” (which literally means Heraldic Eagle) first gained nautical prominence back in 1912, when Nathaniel Herreshoff designed a 26′ sloop for his personal use – and called it “Alerion”. The timeless appeal of this design has spawned a host of imitations but the Alerion daysailers and cruisers are cast in a different mold. Rather than attempting a warmed-over re-creation of an old classic, this yacht 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. The admiration this Alerion draws at the dock is doubled by the respect she creates under sail. This is a very fast and maneuverable sailboat, which can turn in its own length and is so well balanced it needs only the lightest touch on the tiller.
These classic lines and proportions coupled with modern underbodies have been incorporated into all the yachts in the Alerion fleet including our cruising flagship Alerion 41 and our high performance Alerion Sport 33. With over 600 Alerion yachts in existence it is evident that Alerion has been the clear choice among discriminating sailors.
Manufacturer's Website: alerionyachts.com
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