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New boats 2017

2016 September 1

We run down some of the new sailboats hitting the water for 2017


Alerion Sport 30

US Watercraft’s Alerion series is inspired by Nathanael Herreshoff’s personal boat, Alerion. In the spirit of Herreshoff, a speed innovator, the classic-looking Alerion Sport has an optional carbon fiber bowsprit to fly an asymmetrical spinnaker and a carbon mast. The rugged-but-light hull is made from carbon-reinforced structural grid and vinylester-infused hull with foam core. Those are the details behind a long cockpit and self-tacking jib, making the Sport 30 a spicy, spacious weekender. LOA 30’1”; Beam 8’9”; Draft 5’; Displ. 6,424 lbs.; Sail area 465 sq. ft., www.alerionyachts.com. Price: $199,500

Scheduled boat shows: Newport, Annapolis

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