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This lovely yacht is one of the 51 Little Harbors built at the Little Harbor US facility in Portsmouth, RI. She has been very well maintained by her original owner and has the equipment and systems one would expect for offshore cruising. The long waterline length, moderate wetted surface and powerful sail plan assure very good performance. The electric Stoway mast and power winches allow shorthanded operation. The spacious interior is attractively finished with a large lower salon and well designed pilothouse that offers ocean and harbor views while seated. 200+ miles a day are routine under sail and speeds under power are comparable to trawlers. Ted Hood, the world renowned yacht designer and builder's performance cruising Little Harbors are among the world's finest luxury performance cruising yachts. The 51' Little Harbor Pilothouse was created for sailors who desired an offshore design that had the benefits of a pilothouse, that offers a fully protected raised living cabin without compromising the pleasure of fair-weather sailing from a traditional cockpit.
Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 51' 0"
- Max Height: 72.3
- LOA: 51' 0"
- Displacement: 49400 lbs
- LWL: 40' 9"
- Ballast: 19500 lbs
- BEAM: 15' 2"
- DRAFT: 6' 0"
- Engine(s): Yanmar
- Hours: 25
- HP: 160
- Fuel: 220 gallons
- Water: 420 gallons
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
- Manufacturer: Little Harbor
- Model: Little Harbor 51
- Designer: Ted Hood

Interior Accommodations
Little Harbor offers exceptional interior volume and exquisite woodwork. This fine sailboat, with her classic Herreshoff style interior with white bulkheads and varnished cherry trim is no exception. The accommodations are very comfortable with open living space, excellent natural light and ventilation from numerous deck hatches and stainless opening ports. The cabin sole is teak and holly, enhancing the ambiance.
Master Stateroom
The master stateroom is forward with V-berth that can be converted into a king-size double berth with a filler piece. Two large hanging lockers, eight drawers and six shelf lockers provide excellent storage for extended passages or live aboard. The varnished cherry ceilings outboard complement the white bulkheads. A private owner's head is located to port with a separate stall shower and an additional sink to starboard.
Main Salon
The main salon features a large semi circular settee to starboard with additional centerline settee providing seating for up to seven around the custom dining table. To port there is a full length straight settee with convertible pilot berth outboard. Both are ideal sea berths. Multiple hull ports in the salon provide water views from all settees. Deck hatches and opening ports provide additional light and ventilation.
Guest Stateroom
Aft of the port settee is a guest stateroom with generous upper and lower berths. There is a bureau with drawers and lockers with additional storage under the berths.

Aft cockpit design with easy access to the pilothouse. Large cockpit lockers with lights port and starboard. Full set of electronics
Wheel pedestal with instrument pod
Bow thruster controls
Teak grates and trim
Fresh water shower

The main salon features a large semi circular settee to starboard with additional centerline settee providing seating for up to seven around the custom dining table. To port there is a full length straight settee with convertible pilot berth outboard. Both are ideal sea berths. Multiple hull ports in the salon provide water views from all settees. Deck hatches and opening ports provide additional light and ventilation.

The large U shaped galley features generous counter space, a large, front opening refrigerator (14 cu. ft.) and top opening freezer (9 cu. ft.) as well as a microwave oven and stove/oven combination. The galley is safe offshore and conveniently located next to the companionway steps to the pilothouse. Double stainless sinks
Grunert 12 volt and 110 volt electric refrigeration
Large side loading corner refrigerator above counter
Large top loading freezer
Force 10 4 burner stove with oven
8 front loading lockers
5 drawers
Granite Corian countertops
Manual fresh water pumps
Pressure hot and cold system
Safety Equipment
6 man life raft in valise (not inspected)
4 life jackets
Horseshoe life ring
Electronics / Navigation
All electronics have repeaters in both the cockpit and pilothouse. Robertson Hydraulic autopilot
Wind, Speed, Depth
Icom SSB 710
  • Engine and Mechanical Equipment<br />
  • New larger 160 hp (25 hrs) Yanmar main engine (upgraded from standard 105 hp). Easy access into the engine room from the aft head with full door access to machinery and systems. <br />
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12 volt DC and 110 volt AC electric system. All wiring tinned copper wire, labeled, coded very accessible and to ABYC code. Bass breaker panel with volt and amp gauges. 5.5 Kw Fisher Panda genset with less than 400 hours
50 amp shore power service
Fiberglass sandwich construction with wide side decks and spacious foredeck area. Forward is a large chain locker separated from the living areas by a watertight bulkhead. Twin bow rollers are provided for anchors raised with a Maxwell electric windlass. Aft is the reverse transom with small sugar scoop with swim platform for ease of boarding.
The aft cockpit will comfortably seat 6 under sail or at rest and the helmsman can see forward around the pilothouse when seated on the outboard aft cockpit seat. All sail controls are lead aft below deck to winches easily accessible to the helmsman, a plus for shorthanded sailing. Exterior hardware, including handrails are polished stainless steel. Toe rail and handrails are varnished teak. Maxwell electric anchor windlass
Twin stainless bow roller
65 lb Bruce anchor with 250' 7/16" BBB chain
55 lb Fortress anchor
Fiberglass decks
Varnished teak hand rails with covers
Storage box ahead of trunk cabin for small items
Varnished teak toe rail with covers
Swim ladder
Spare lines
Sails and Rigging

Custom cutter rig with removable staysail stay. Hood custom Stoway electric furling aluminum mainmast, electric furling genoa and electric winches make short handed sailing a pleasure. All lines lead aft to cockpit. Very clean deck and sail plan, easily operated from the cockpit. All sails are Solbert/Spectra. Navtec hydraulics control vang and backstay adjustments with ease from the cockpit Navtec rod rigging
Roller furling headsail
Lewmar electric primaries
Lewmar electric secondaries
130% furling headsail
100% hank on staysail
Furling mainsail
Navtec two function hydraulic backstay and boom vang
The Hood 51 deck salon/pilothouse is low profile, comfortable and secure in all weather. Large fixed ports allow great visibility. The pilothouse incorporates a navigation/chart area with instrumentation. There is a full array of electronics forward on either side of the companionway. The L-shaped settee and table to port provides seating for up to 6 with the feeling of being outside. To starboard is a straight settee. Excellent storage space is found under the pilothouse seating. There is full headroom throughout, even when stepping down from the cockpit.
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Design and Construction
Rugged fiberglass cored hull and deck construction for maximum strength and thermal and sound insulation. Ted Hood's unique heavier-displacement, low wetted surface hull shape with long sailing waterline length, combined with high-aspect sail plan provides excellent performance including in lighter wind conditions. Vinylester hybrid resin and foam core, laminated with a Kevlar hybrid for added stiffness.
The owner chose the optional standard keel/centerboard arrangement with a defined keel like the Little Harbor 53 and 54. This enables the vessel to sail to windward with the board raised unlike most of her sister ship Little Harbor 51's with Ted Hood’s "whale bottom" design that requires the board to be lowered.
  • Ted Hood's highly regarded Little Harbor designs have an international reputation for design innovation, superior strength, performance and workmanship. This Little Harbor 51 is one of his most recent designs and offers a strong, sea kindly, shoal draft performance cruising yacht of exceptional quality. Her experienced owner has spared no expense on maintenance and made the good decisions when he built her. The pilothouse is the signature feature with comfortable seating and ability to operate from a fully protected cabin. Generator, reverse cycle air conditioning, power winches, bow thruster, Stoway mainsail are a few of the optional features that assure comfortable safe offshore cruising.
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