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  • 2008 Alerion Express 38

    • 38 ft
    • Cruiser
    • South Dartmouth, MA, US
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Sparrow is a beautiful one-owner classic looking but modern underbody daysailer with lovely cruising amenities.   Sail solo for an evening sunset cruise or take the family to Maine and beyond.    As early marketing correctly stated, she's the Prettiest Girl at the Dance!

Sparrow is special with the Carbon mast, Leisurefurl in-boom furling main, Hoyt jib boom for self-tacking jib, full electronics, electric winches, dodger, bimini, and a lovely Herreshoff-look, varnished interior with Ultrasuede cushions.   

The seller can't use her now and is having her delivered north to be sold.    Don't wait for her to arrive in mid July.  Call today to be the first to learn about this rare offering.  

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
    Express 38
  • Year
  • Category
  • Condition
  • Location
    South Dartmouth, MA, US
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  • Boat Type
  • Hull Material
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  • Flag of Registry
  • Available for sale in U.S. waters
  • Length
    38 ft - 11.58 meter
  • LOA:
    38 ft 3 in - 11.66 meter
  • Beam:
    10 ft 8 in - 3.25 meter
  • Draft - max:
    5 ft - 1.52 meter
  • Bridge Clearance:
    56 ft 3 in - 17.15 meter
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  • Horsepower:
    40 (Individual), 40 (combined)
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  • Fuel Tank:
    26 gallons - 1 tank(s)
  • Fresh Water Tank:
    45 gallons - 1 tank(s)
  • Holding Tank:
    18 gallons - 1 tank(s)
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Key Features
  • Leisure furl in-boom main furling system 
  • Carbon fiber mast 
  • New paint on mast Awl Grip 2018
  • New rod rigging 2018
  • New portlight lenses 2018
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric winches
  • Full electronics suite and stereo
  • Sea Frost refrigeration 
  • Propane stove with oven
  • new Marine toilet 2019
  • Thurston Quantum fully battened mainsail 
  • Hoyt Jib boom and self-tacking jib from Thurston Quantum 
  • Toe rail varnish every six months 
  • Yanmar service per manufacturer protocol
  • Folding 3 blade prop
  • Battery charger
  • 2 AGM batteries in house bank and 1 AGM for engine start 


The interior of Sparrow is truly exceptional in its quality and simplicity and sophistication.  Upgraded Ultrasuede blue cushions set off against beautiful satin varnished hull ceiling strips and gloss varnished table with the white Herreshoff look bulkheads and varnished moldings and teak and holly sole.   The Alerion Express 38 is lovely in and out - truly art in motion.


There is a Vee Berth forward with storage under the berth.  The Main Cabin features straight settees to port and stbd and there is a gorgeous high-gloss two leaf varnished table on center.  The sole is satin varnished teak and holly.  The Galley is aft to stbd with refrigeration, propane stove, stainless steel sink and plenty of counter and storage space.  The Head  is aft to port with a molded GRP pan, marine toilet with Y valve and holding tank, combination shower/faucet at sink, stainless steel sink, and a teak grate on the floor.


  • Two burner Force 10 stainless steel propane stove with oven - gimballs
  • Seafrost 12v DC refrigeration
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Formica counters including cover for stove

  • Raymarine E 80 Color chartplotter
  • Raymarine ST 60+ Speed/Depth/Wind system pack
  • Raymarine ST 6002+ Autopilot
  • Icom M504 VHF
  • Icom Commandmic III VHF in cockpit
  • Alpine CDA-9887 AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with remote
  • Alpine iPod interface
  • Bose 131 Marine flush mount speakers and Bose 151SE Environmental speakers
  • Raymarine SR100 Sirius Weather system 
  • Raymarine RS125 WAAS GPS sensor
  • Raymarine DSM300 HSB2 digital sounder
  • Digital Cell phone amplifier
  • Navionics XL3 CF Platinum chart: US SE and Bamahas

Mechanical - Electrical - Plumbing


  • Yanmar sail drive
  • Folding prop
  • Single lever engine control
  • Racor fuel filter and water separator
  • Engine room accessible and well insulated


  • 12vDC and 120vAC systems
  • Electric breaker panel on port side in main cabin
  • Battery charger
  • Shore power cord
  • 2 AGM batteries in house bank and 1 AGM in engine start
  • Xantrex battery monitor
  • Navigation lights
  • Interior lights 
  • Reverse cycle AC / heat system
  • Electric primary winches for ease of handling 
  • Electric refrigeration
  • 12v DC plug at helm


  • Hot and cold pressure water 
  • Hot water heats from engine and shore power
  • Marine toilet with holding tank 
  • Y valve for overboard discharge
  • Manual and electric bilge pumps

Sails and Rig
  • Thurston Quantum Leisurefurl fully battened mainsail - Hydranet fabric - six battens
  • Thurston Quantum Hydranet furling jib - 90% - with UV cover Captain Navy 
  • Leisurefurl In-Boom furling - reef at any batten - no lazy jacks to worry about - integrated sail cover to boom
  • Hoyt spring-loaded jib boom 
  • I = 42.70' - J = 13' - Sail Area jib = 258.5' Sq Ft
  • P = 47.38' - E = 18.25' - Sail area = 544.8 Sq Ft
  • Hall Spars Carbon Fiber mast 
  • Rigid boom vang
  • Navtec continuous rod rigging - new (2018)
  • Running rigging leads below deck to the cockpit electric winches for easy of short-handed sailing

Hull and Deck


  • White hull with black anti-fouling 
  • Hull Infusion molded with biaxial and unidirectional E-glass fabrics
  • Vinylester resin in outer layer 
  • End grain balsa core 
  • Epoxy barrier coat
  • Fin keel with integral bulb - one piece lead with antimony and stainless steel bolts (Optional Shoal Draft at 5')
  • Balanced spade rudder with low maintenance, self-aligning bearings 


  • Resin-infused GRP sandwich with biaxial reinforcing fabrics and end grain balsa
  • Removable teak cockpit table - high gloss varnish
  • Flange type hull to deck joint bonded with Plexus
  • Full length teak toerail - varnished 
  • 3 Brushed aluminum deck hatches
  • 6 Stainless steel elliptical opening portlights
  • Vent hatch over head compartment
  • Teak handrails on cabin house - varnished
  • Bow and stern and midships stainless steel cleats
  • Electric primary winches
  • Lewmar rope clutches
  • Traveler - 6:1 purchase
  • White cockpit cuchions
  • Dodger - dark blue
  • Bimini - dark blue
  • Cockpit cover 
  • Optional swim ladder
  • 48" Flag staff and ensign 
  • Coast Guard safety package, dock lines, fenders, 
  • Anchor 

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.

Brewer Yacht Sales, Inc. is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Cape Yachts at South Wharf - South Dartmouth, MA.

  • Sparrow Deck at Sunset
  • Sparrow Flag flying
  • Sparrow Hoyt Jib boom sailing
  • Sparrow Sails
  • Sparrow varnished toe rail
  • Sparrow from aft
  • Sparrow Hull from bow hauled
  • Sparrow Underbody keel and rudder
  • Sparrow cockpit detail
  • Sparrow Interior
  • Sparrow Vee Verth
  • Sparrow Vee Berth
  • Sparrow Fwd Cabin drawers
  • Sparrow Sole
  • Sparrow Port Settee
  • Sparrow Main salon and varnished table
  • Sparrow Galley
  • Sparrow Galley with stove and oven
  • Sparrow Galley counters
  • Sparrow Galley stainless sink
  • Sparrow Engine Yanmar saildrive



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