- Owner: Jim H
- Location: Callao, VA
- Hull #: 18
- Sail #:
“My brother and I sailed 400 miles from Glen Cove NY to Callao VA, stopping along the NJ coast 3 nights then an overnight 200 miles from Cape May to Callao. We had 30+ every day off NJ, the boat managed fine as long as you reefed early. We learned pretty quick that as soon as you see 20, 30 is right behind it! We left just after a coastal low passed NY and were in the Potomac just as the next one arrived, giving us NW wind in the Atlantic then a nice Easterly in the Ches Bay, fast, flat water sailing most of the way. We hit the Hells Gate current window on time and “squirt” out of NY harbor sometimes hitting 10 kts SOG, then a 2am departure from Cape May let us enjoy 12 hours of fair current all the way up the Delaware Bay, through the C & D Canal and down the first 25 miles of the Chesapeake, pretty neat.
For sale as of 10/2015- $46,000. Reduced to $39,000 as of 3/2017
From the online ad:
The Express 34 is one the best all-around racer/cruisers built.
They have a strong following and have won many inshore and offshore trophies. They also suit a small family for modest cruising.
This boat has been upgraded with a new rig, new cabin windows, and a microwave.
Designed by Carl Schumacher and built by Alsberg Bros in Santa Cruz, CA.
Extremely Heavily Built to high quality standards.
Only 15 built. Exceeds American Bureau of Shippings Guide for building and classing offshore yachts. One of the most handsome racer/cruisers built. Below she is light, airy and spacious w beautiful wood interior. Keel stepped mast. New mast and ss bow pulpit.
Beautifully designed vessel. Sleeps 6 comfortably. Forward cabin large v-berth w ensuie head and hanging locker. Large hatch above for ventiliation. Main salon has 2 settees outboard w storage above and below. The large salon table folds up against bulkhead. Well designed l-shaped galley w 2 burner propane stove, Origo microwave, double ss sink w European style faucet, spray and hot water dispenser, top loading refrigerator. Teak and holly throughout. Across galley is nav station and aft is a large quarter berth. Porcelain hand pump head, shower and ss sink and vanity.
Equipped w extensive set of sails for racing/cruising, tiller pilot, new mast and all lines lead aft for ease of sailing. Set up for extra cutter rig. Hydraulic backstay adjuster was just rebuilt. Dark blue bimini. Electronics: Garmin GPS Model
128 – 12 channel, Seth Thomas barometer, Ockam Model #005A4, Sony Stereo and speakers, Autopilot, ICOM radio, Seaward Gas Solenoid, Blue Sea #8025 12 volt Distribution Panel, 1750 Prowatt – Xantex AC inverter.
Must be seen.
Contact: Steve/Patty (631)896-6212
Builder: Alsberg Brothers Boatworks
Designer: Carl Schumacher
Beam: 10 ft 6 in
LWL: 28 ft 4 in
Length on Deck: 34 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 8500 lbs
Ballast: 3700 lbs
Total Power: 16 HPEngine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 2GMF
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 16 HPTanks
Fresh Water Tanks: (55 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (22 Gallons)
Forward V berth; head; main cabin; galley starboard aft; pilot berth port aft
Double s/s sinkOrigo microwave
Ice boxELECTRONICS & NAVIGATION:
ICOM M55 VHF radio
Autohelm ST4000 auto pilot
Garmin GPS map 128
Standard DS150 depth gauge
Pronet 1750 generator
Perko battery switch
Navigation lightsHULL & DECKS:
Fiberglass hull & decks
SAILS & RIGGING:
Masthead rig; aluminum mast & boom
Harken roller furling
7 Winches include 2 Lewmar #40 halyard/spinnaker, 1 Barient #21 topping lift, 2 Barient #22 self-tailing 2-speed sheet, 2 Barient #27 self-tailing 2-speed halyard
ENGINE & MECHANICAL:
Racor fuel filter
2 Whale bilge pumps
Rule 750 bilge pump w/float in keel sump
2 Fire extinguishers
Life preservers, life ring, flares, first aid kit