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My two cents....three really...
I kick myself for not buying a Sabre 362......You really need to compare the designer as well. Jim Taylor is a great one. I've sailed on several of his race boats and cannot speak enough good words about them.
That said, my best friends dad is 78 and is selling his Alerion 38. I've sailed on her and helped put her together. He is the first owner and she has had great care during her midwest fresh water life on Lake Michigan....once again the designer, in this case Carl Schumaker (may he RIP) is another of the great ones. The TPI construction is also very nice. She is the white one on yachtworld sitting in Michigan.
Both sail great and each has plusses and minuses....the interior on the 362 is bigger, the Alerion has more sail combination options with the yawl rig and will be easier to sail with the Hoyt self tacking jib boom. Alerion has a tiller, Sabre a wheel....interesting is that when the tiller is in dock mode on the Alerion, she has one of the largest and most comfortable social cockpits I've been in.
Good luck on your search!