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2008 Alerion Express 38

location icon Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Year 2008
Length 38 ft

Located in Hilton Head, South Carolina is 'Bliss', a stunning example of the Alerion Express 38. The sole owner has maintained and upgraded this boat with an open checkbook since leaving the factory in 2008. Most recently, she was equipped with North 3Di Endurance mainsail and jib in 2020,  Raymarine i70 instruments / auto pilot, and  Garmin chartplotter in 2018. 

Bliss is a dream to sail. She is equipped with a self tacking Hoyt jib boom, and has all lines lead back to electric winches in front of the teak wheel. The helmsman can easily single-hand this boat through all points of sail; while 8 guests relax in the cockpit outfitted with comfortable custom cushions. 

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Year Built 2008
Category Sail
Length Overall 38'3 ft
Beam 10'8 ft
Max Draft 5'11 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID PCXA3012D809
Drive Type Sail
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 40 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 26 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 45 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 18 gal
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: 2 Blade, Folding
Year: 2009


The main cabin is finished with varnished teak trim over flat white panels, providing a warm and inviting interior below deck.  Ample light permeates through six fixed ports and 3 vent-able hatches, illuminating the varnished teak and holly cabin sole.

Moving forward is the stateroom with a sizable 6'6" V-berth and plush cushions. Above the port settee are the electrical distribution panels and to aft is a hanging locker. Behind and below the seat backs are cubbies with a considerable amount of storage space. Above the settees you'll find shelves with fiddles and lockers.

Aft and to port is the enclosed marine head, plumed w/Y-valve and holding tank. The vanity has ample storage with sliding mirrors and polished stainless steel sink w/hot and cold water. The sink has extendable faucet to allow for showering.

Aft and to starboard is the galley with white countertops, large refrigerated ice box (12volt) and ample storage. Bliss is equipped with a Stove top, microwave and stainless steel sink. 


The owner purchased new 3Di Endurance North sails in 2020, and they have been lightly used as of August 2021. The new sails represent a $27,000 investment, and are in perfect condition.

Bliss comes with a fractional (double spreader) carbon fiber mast from Hall Spars, and an aluminum boom. She is also equipped with the quintessential self-tending Hoyt jib boom, with Navtech continuous rod rigging.

The Alerion 38 is known for its excellent light wind and off-wind performance, and is easily sailed single or double handed. 


  • Square Topped North 3Di Endurance main with full battens (2020)
  • North 3Di Endurance jib (2020)
  • Harken mainsheet Traveler
  • Single line reefing system led to primaries
  • Harken Roller Furler
  • Hall Rigid Quick Vang
  • Lewmar electric 2 speed self-tailing primaries
  • Adjustable Harken genoa tracks
  • Lazy Jacks


All electronics are installed in a customized NavPod GP1031 in front of the helm. The
Garmin radar/plotter, Raymarine i70 sailing instruments and autopilot are all conveniently controlled and viewable behind the beautifully varnished teak

● 2018 Garmin Chart-plotter
● 2018 Raymarine i70 Instrument Display - AutoPilot, Wind/Speed/Depth
● Autopilot wireless remote
● NavPod GP1031
● ICOM VHF (Black)
● Fusion Stereo System
● Infiniti 6.5” Marine Speaker (White)
● Ritchie 5" Compass


Wired for 12 Volt DC and limited 110 volt AC service

12 VDC System:

● Switch panel with breakers
● 2x 4D Gel Cell batteries
● Group 31 engine start battery
● 60 amp alternator
● Xantrex battery monitor
110 Volt AC
● Switch panel with breakers
● AC Outlets
● Water heater (also engine supplied)
● 30 amp battery charger
● 50' 30 amp shore power cord
● 30 amp shore power inlet in cockpit


Bliss’s finish is a magnificent Flag Blue Awlgrip, with a White Boot Top and a
Gold Cove Stripe. The exterior laminate is laid up in blister resistant monourethane,
creating a flawless finish that is easy to maintain. The bottom is perfectly finished with
multi-season red antifouling paint. The cored fiberglass hull was constructed using the
patented SCRIMP process, which provides optimal strength and mitigates any potential
moisture intrusion.

The deck is finished with a two-tone tan non-skid on White. The cockpit is
encompassed with varnished teak toe rails, coamings, and grab rails, providing an
elegant touch to this traditional yacht. The deck hardware is all original polished
stainless steel, and in excellent condition.

Sail lockers are accessible on the Port and Starboard side, and a large lazarette is
accessed at the aft deck, which houses the autopilot components and steering cables, all kept in near perfect condition. Walking towards the bow you will find double stainless
steel stanchions and lifelines with gates on starboard & port side. 

Included with the boat are a removable cockpit table, dark blue dodger and bimini, as well as blue cockpit cushions, and a swim ladder.


Yanmar 40 hp diesel turns a 2 blade folding prop on a sail drive.
● Racor fuel filter
● Edson engine controls
● Electric bilge pump
● Manual bilge pump
● Manual overboard pump for holding tank


  • Custom Windlass installed in the bow locker 
  • Fortress anchor with chain and rode
  • Custom Blue w/ white trim cockpit cushions
  • Custom Blue helm cover, dodger, cockpit cover and sail cover/Sail pack 
  • Custom forward facing Teak seats aft of the helm w/ covers

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

Contact Brett Lyall, listing broker

401-216-8084 Cell