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PHOENIX33' Alerion Express 33 2011

$ 225,000

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PHOENIX is a beautiful and well maintained and highly updated version of this classic beautiful daysailer/cruiser from Pearson Composites.  The Alerion Express has a huge cockpit designed for the helmsman to manage all the sail controls with electric winches without bothering the guests.


The traditional shear and cabin and varnished deck features are mounted on a hull with a thoroughly modern underbody.  It's performance made simple - especially with her in-boom Leisurefurl main and self-tacking roller furling jib. This boat is perfect for evening cocktails but is also a boat you can race with success around the buoys.

Some of the more recent upgrades include:

* Leisurefurl in-boom main sail system * Electric winches and hand and foot controls * New sails (2019) * new electronics/autopilot/stereo (2019) * Inverter * new cushions inside and outside * mast repainted * exterior brightwork done (2021) * fresh water pressurize washdown * fuel and water tanks cleaned (2021) * new dodger integrated into cockpit cover (2022) * custom Fairclough canvas winter storage cover (2021) * new head installed (2023) * two new 4 D 200 ah AGM batteries (2023) and exterior varnish and new Rod Rigging (2024)  

Most photos taken in Fall of 2022 - still completely reflective of how the boat shows today. Call today for more information and to make an appointment .

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Cape Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 225,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Express 33

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Bristol, Rhode Island, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 33 ft in
  • Display Length: 33 ft
  • Beam: 9' 3"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 11 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 18 gals
  • Engine Details: Yanmar 3YM20
  • Engine 1: 20.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

Recent Upgrades:

  • Leisurefurl in-boom furling system (2019)
  • New sails (2019)
  • Electric winches to port and stbd with hand and foot switches (2019)
  • New running rigging (2019)
  • Pressure water (2019)
  • New teak companionway varnished boards (2019) 
  • New cockpit cushions (2019)
  • New interior cushions (2019)
  • Mast repainted (2020)
  • All exterior brightwork replaced: toe rails, hand rails, cockpit coaming, jib traveler (2021)
  • New pressure deck wash system (2021)
  • Fuel and water tanks cleaned (2021)
  • New fuel gauge (2021)
  • New Dodger with extension and integrates into Cockpit cover (2021)
  • Cockpit cover zips to dodger (2021)
  • New custom Fairclough full winter canvas cover (2022) - modified to be used with mast in place (2023) 
  • Two new 4-D 200 ah AGM Batteries (2023)
  • New Rod Rigging (2024)
  • Exterior Varnish refreshed (2024)
  • Winches lubed and serviced (2024)
  • Boat stored indoors in heated building (2024)

Key Standard and Alerion Express features:

  • Flag Blue Awl Grip hull with White boot stripe and Gold Cove
  • Carbon fiber mast 
  • Harken Furler 
  • Self-tacking jib  
  • Rod Rigging 
  • Forespar rigid boom vang
  • Harken 6:1 mainsheet traveler
  • Bow - midships - stern cleats - stanless
  • Anchor locker with split lid-
  • Edson pedestal 
  • Lewmar 46 Electric winches to port and stbd - switches for hand and feet
  • Manual bilge pump
  • 12 v plug at helm 
  • 7 Lewmar clutch stoppers
  • Hatch over vee berth - with screen
  • Hatch over head
  • Marine toilet with Y-valve for overboard discharge 
  • Manual pump-out for holding tank and deck pump out
  • Stainless head sink vanity
  • 4 Fixed windows
  • Varnished teak and holly sole
  • White bulkheads for Herreshoff interior
  • Isotherm 12v refrigerator 
  • Origo 2000 alcohol single burner stainless cooktop
  • Yanmar 3YM 20

  • Garmin GHS 11 mic VHF in cockpit 
  • Garmin VHF at nav station below
  • Garmin GPS Map 12" in nav pod at helm (all software updated (2024)
  • Garmin Autopilot display in nav pod at helm 
  • 2 - Garmin 4' displays in nav pods at helm for wind/speed/depth
  • Fusion stereo with speakers in cockpit 
  • Windex on masthead
  • Ritchie Powerdamp binnacle compass

  • Fairclough canvas winter cover and frames - modifed to be installed with mast in place 
  • Lifejackets
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Lifesling
  • 4 Fenders and 3 dock lines
  • Fortress FX 16 anchor with chain and rope rode
  • Varnished flag staff and ensign
  • Emergency tiller
  • Swim ladder - rope ladder with plastic treads ties off at shrouds
  • Emergency swim ladder with fold down treads mounted in tube on transom

The Alerion Express 33 features a combination of modern underwater lines and a deck, cockpit, cabin and topside by the Pearson design Group has produced a yacht that lives up to the Herreshoff legacy of classic beauty. The amazing strength of a modern carbon fiber mast by Hall Spars safely allows the elimination of the backstay, which in turn frees the mainsail for significantly larger size and better aerodynamic shape-proven by record setting windsurfers, multihulls and America's Cup contenders.

Sail control by electric winches enables one person to hoist, reef, trim and lower sail, all from the wheel station. With the self tacking jib and powerful fully battened main in a furling boom system this is shorthanded sailor's boat.  The payoff is excellent light wind and offwind speed-all easily single-handed. Sail tests indicate speed superior to the competition and all for more reasonable price.

Phoenix is stored indoors now and is scheduled to launch mid May. The owner has some tools and personal gear on board that will not convey with the sale. That gear will be removed ahead of a survey so all gear on the boat at the time of the survey will be included.  Seller enjoyed the boat but did not have time to use her and will downsize in the future. 


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.


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