Racer-Cruisers

Long after its splashy debut in the 1985 TransPac, the Express 37 still attracts a cult-like following among racing and cruising sailors.

Express 37 Nails Performance

This fast, mid-80s Carl Schumacher design can do double duty.

Following graduation from California State Polytechnic University, naval architect Carl Schumacher spent four years working as an apprentice with Gary Mull before opening his own shop in Alameda, California, in 1977. He has since designed 37 boats ranging in size from one tonners to 50-foot world cruisers, participated in the design of the front-ruddered America’s Cup boat skippered by Tom Blackaller in the 1987 trials, and most recently designed the Alerion Express boats, which are being constructed at TPI Composites, Inc.

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