Ithaca is a very lightly used example of the Alerion Express 33. She’s elegant and simple while being a joy to look at. She’s got a sailor-friendly rig that uses the Hoyt boom for true single handing. Ithaca is equipped for cruising although this one owner boat has never been used that way. If you enjoy sailing beautiful boats take a look at Ithaca and imagine yourself aboard with family and friends.
|Name of vessel||Ithaca|
|Model||Alerion Express 33|
|Location||Bainbridge Island, WA|
|Beam (feet)||9' 3"|
|Draft (feet)||5' 3"|
|Displacement (pounds)||8,700 lbs|
|Ballast (pounds)||3,300 lbs|
|Engine model||Yanmar 3YM20C|
|Fuel tank capacity (gallons)||18|
|Water tank capacity (gallons)||16|
|Holding tank capacity (gallons)||11|
Ithaca stops you in your tracks when you’re walking down the dock. The design was inspired by those from the drawing board of Nathaniel Herreshoff and modernized for Alerion Yachts by Carl Schumacher. The line started with a 28 footer and now includes boats from 20 to 41 feet. Style, beauty, speed and comfort are the attributes most associated with these boats.
Ithaca is a 2010 model that was purchased new by her current owner and brought to Bainbridge Island. She’s been lightly day sailed since new and has fewer than 80 hours on her engine. She’s been continually maintained including a recent (August 2019) haul out. Her beautiful blue hull shines like new and her interior has rarely been been used.
If you are looking for a boat that can make everyone grin with envy and have a party in the cockpit while sailing, Ithaca might be the boat for you.
Manufacturer Provided Description
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 patented Hoyt Jib Boom adding offwind power, this is a 2 sail, self tacking rig that projects more sail area than any ordinary rig with a 150% genoa. 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.
Working Sail Area : 443.00 sq ft North Sails Norlam
The jib is on a roller furler and a Hoyt boom for taking without touching the sheets.
The halyard and sheet winches are LEWMAR electric and ideal for a shorthanded or aging crew.
Carbon fiber mast by Hall Spars
Navtec Rod rigging
Raymarine C90W MFD at wheel
Raymarine ST60 tridata
Raymarine 55 VHF
Isotherm DL 40 fridge
Raymarine ST 70 autopilot
Teak cockpit sole
Teak hull ceiling in main cabin
Shorepower & Battery charger
Yanmar 3YM20C 20hp with saildrive <80 hrs
2 blade folding prop
(2) 4D gel batteries
SAIL magazine review:
“The Alerion Express 33 is a highly refined statement of what a daysailer should be. In addition to excellent performance, quality construction, and effortless handling, it’s truly singlehander-friendly. Best of all, it’s sure to be the most beautiful vessel in most harbors.”
– Bill Springer Sail Magazine Aug 2008/2017