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38' Little Harbor
Hingham, Massachusetts
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For Sale

Sales Rep: Scott Woodruff, CPYB
Telephone: 207-236-8656

     “The Little Harbor 38 comes from a heritage of the most successful centerboard boats in the world. She is designed with function and comfort as primary objectives. From the vast experience with fast ocean racing yachts, Ted Hood has achieved this without sacrificing performance.”  ~ Little Harbor 38 Brochure

     Passavant is a beautiful, well cared for and loved, version of the Little Harbor 38. Regularly updated and upgraded Passavant has weathered time gracefully maintaining her original elegance yet still boasting some major improvements. The best example of this is the replaced teak decks that are now glued down and no longer screwed into the decks. Passavant is arguably the best example of this model to be come available for some time.

Hull and Deck

     From the manufacturers supplied brochure the Little Harbor 38 features:

  • Hand laid fiberglass hull
  • Hand laid fiberglass deck reinforced with balsa and plywood core
  • Molded fiberglass instrument console over companionway hatch with instrument mounting board
  • Molded fiberglass centerboard with bronze shoe on tip and leading edge
  • Molded cove stripe
  • Molded fiberglass propane storage compartment in lazarette
  • Boot top
  • Contrasting cabin house - non-skid
  • Marine plywood bulkheads
  • Internal balast

     Passavant features in addition:


  • Green bottom maintained annually
  • Gold Awlgrip double boot stripe ~ 2003
  • Aristo blue Awlgrip topsides ~ 2003
  • Gold Awlgrip cove stripe ~ 2003
  • Centerboard pennant ~ 2007
  • Maxi Prop refurbished ~ 2011

     The deck on Passavant was completely stripped in 2010, all fasteners were removed and the deck was surveyed for any moisture content. All holes and moisture issues were addressed at this point and new TDS teak decks where installed. The deck and equipment on Passavant include:

  • TDS teak decks glued down ~ 2010
  • Bright teak toe rails ~ maintained annually
  • Stainless steel stem fitting
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit
  • Stainless steel stanchions with coated double wire safety lines
  • Bronze bow cleats port and starboard
  • Lewmar vertical windlass with up/down foot switches ~ 2005


  • Painted buff nonskid over white gelcoat
  • Bright teak brow around coach-roof ~ maintained annually
  • Bright teak handrails port and starboard on coach roof ~ maintained annually
  • Bright teak dorade boxes port and starboard on coach roof ~ maintained annually
  • (2) Chrome dorade cowls
  • (4) Anodized aluminium deck hatches
  • Deck fittings for whisker pole
  • Aluminium liferaft frame

     Weather decks

  • Aluminium cleats port and starboard
  • Stainless steel chock port and starboard built into toerail
  • Multiple pad-eyes mounted inside toe rails port and starboard
  • Inner jib track port and starboard
  • Secondary outer track on top of toe rail port and starboard
  • Boarding gates port and starboard


  • Bright teak cockpit coaming cap rails
  • Bright teak cushion fiddles around cockpit seating
  • Upholstered cockpit cushions (see soft goods)
  • Glued teak cockpit sole
  • Edson pedestal
  • Bright teak folding cockpit table of front side of pedastal
  • Stainless traveler forward of pedastal
  • Stainless steel helm with leather cover
  • (2) Bright teak double cup boxes on pedestal
  • (2) Fiberglass electronic pods on pedestal
  • Stainless steel compass cover on pedastal
  • Electronics on pedestal (see electronics)
  • (2) Aluminium cleats on cockpit coaming cap-rails
  • (4) Winches on coaming cap-rails (see rigging)
  • Engine panel
  • (2) Bright teak double cup boxes on port and starboard of companionway
  • Electronics pod forward of companionway hatch
  • Electronics forward of companionway (see electronics)
  • Centerboard winch starboard of companionway hatch

     Aft deck

  • Stainless steel dodger frame with dodger (see soft goods)
  • Stainless steel bimini arch frame with bimini (see soft goods)
  • Aluminium stern cleats outboard mounted on the outboard surface of the cockpit coaming port and starboard
  • Stainless steel chock plates
  • Stainless steel pushpit
  • Stainless steel stern gate
  • Stainless steel folding swim ladder with wood treads
  • Stainless steel antenna mast
  • Painted aluminium radar mast with radar dome
Standing and Running Rigging

     Standing Rigging

  • Painted aluminium mast with mast steps
  • Painted aluminium boom
  • Double spreaders
  • Rod rigging for all stays and wire rigging for the rest
  • Hydraulic back-stay

     Running Rigging

  • Harken head sail furling
  • Braided Dacron and stainless steal wiring halyards
  • Whisker pole mounted on coach roof
  • Spinnaker pole mounted on the stations (currently not on-board)
  • Navtec hydraulic vang

     Winches on Mast

  • (2) Lewmar 30 self tailing two speed halyard winch
  • Lewmar 40 self tailing two speed halyard winch
  • Lewmar 10 two speed reffing winch

     Winches in Cockpit

  • (2) Lewmar 55 self tailing two speed primary winches port and starboard
  • (2) Lewmar 43 self tailing two speed trimming winches port and starboard
  • Hood Vektron main sail – very good condition ~ 2008
  • Hood 130% jib - new ~ 2018
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker ~ good condition
  • Storm Sail ~ unused
Soft Goods
  • Cockpit Cushions ~ 2010
  • Dodger ~ 2014
  • Bimini, connector and side panels ~ 2014
  • Mack Stack cover with lazy jacks
  • Fairclough cover ~ 2004


  • Perkins4-108M (4) cylinder fresh water cooled 45 HP diesel engine
  • Borg Warner gear and V-drive rebuilt ~ 2006
  • Wiring redone ~ 2013
  • Engine injectors replaced ~ 2014
  • Alternator ~ 2016
  • PSS drip-less stuffing box
  • Maxi Prop refurbished ~ 2011


  • Centerboard pennant replaced ~ 2007
  • Winch located starboard of companionway on coach roof 


  • Partially balanced


  • Raymarine C80 chartplotter on binnacle ~ 2005

  • Raymarine ST6002 autopilot on binnacle ~ 2005

  • B&G analog knot meter above companionway

  • B&G analog depth meter above companionway

  • B&G digital 20/20 CD multi display

  • B&G analog wind direction meter above companionway
  • B&G analog wind speed/direction meter above companionway

     At Helm Station

  • Furuno radar 
  • Standard Horizon Explorer marine VHF ~ 2014
  • B&G Hydra 330 multi display

     12-Volt DC System

  • (4) Group 27 flooded type batteries
  • Alternator ~ 2016
  • Cole Hersey three-way and on/off battery switch
  • 12-Volt circuit panel outboard of navigation station with volt meter and ammeter

     120-Volt AC System

  • 30-Amp shore power inlet in cockpit
  • 30-Amp shore power cable
  • 120-Volt electrical panel outboard of navigation station with volt meter and ammeter
  • Xantrex 1000 watt inverter ~ 2006


     From the manufacturers supplied brochure the Little Harbor 38's interior features:

  • Teak and holly sole throughout
  • Private stateroom forward with V berth, hanging locker and bureaus
  • Navigator's area with chart table lift top with chart storage below the instrument shelf
  • Foul weather locker
  • U-shaped galley with gimballed stove, stainless steel ... sink and ample lockers
  • Two settee extension berths, one pilot berth and one quarter berth
  • Rounded teak bulkhead corners
  • Rounded cabinet corners and sea rail
  •  Solid teak table with drop leaves
  • Combination of teak and light color hardwood furniture and trim finished with hand rubbed varnish
  • Bulkheads with solid teak trim
  • Upholstery throughout
  • Inlaid formica counters
  • Louvered hanging locker doors solid teak
  • All hanging lockers wood paneled with camphor wood
  • Teak handrails
  • Teak shower grating

     Entering Passavants interior down the companionway steps, you enter the open and well kept interior. To port is the galley With good storage above and below work surfaces, built in storage racks overhead, and extending work surface the galley is functional. Passavants galley also features:

  • Dome lighting overhead
  • Headliner replaced ~ between 2010 - 2017
  • Fixed portlight outboard and overhead
  • Drop-down curtains
  • Marine 6.5" speaker
  • Additional lighting above ice box
  • Top loading ice box with dual doors
  • Sea Frost cold plate with external temperature gauge
  • Shipmate (3) burner propane stove and oven
  • Single basin stainless steel sink with hot/cold pressurized mixer head 

     Moving forward of the galley you enter Passavant's salon. With contrasting wood, fixed and opening port-lights, new Lexan overhead hatches that where replaced in 2017 and hatches that where rebedded in 2014, Passavants salon has exceptional lighting and feels very open and airy. Other features in the salon include:

  • Dome lighting overhead
  • Headliner replaced ~ between 2010 - 2017
  • Overhead hand rails port and starboard
  • (2) Fixed portlights with drop down curtains
  • (3) Opening stainless steel port lights
  • Bronze clock and barometer
  • (2) 12-Volt fan
  • Reading light
  • Storage above settee seats port and starboard
  • Dual Electronics AMCP400W marine CD receiver with LCD screen, weatherband tuner, USB inputs ~ 2014
  • 110-Volt outlet
  • Solid teak table with (2) drop leafs
  • Blue upholstery ~ 2011

     Continuing forward to port is the head with access from the salon as well as from the master cabin. This area features:

  • Dome lighting overhead
  • Opening deck hatch rebedded ~ 2014 and with new Lexan ~ 2017
  • Headliner replaced ~ between 2010 - 2017
  • Opening stainless steel port light
  • Curtain track overhead
  • Shower curtain
  • Large vanity mirror
  •  Storage above work surface
  • Formica counters
  • Single stainless steel sink basin with hot/cold pressurized fresh water mixer head
  • Hot/cold fresh water shower wand with flexible hose
  • Marine head ~ 2011
  • Teak grate over sole

     Forward of the head is the master cabin with V berth. This cabin can be entered from the salon or the head. Entering through the salon through the bi-fold partially slatted door you  the first thing you notice is the incredible storage with storage lockers outboard above the berth, a hanging locker to starboard, and drawer storage aft and below the berth. This area also features:

  • Dome lighting overhead
  • Opening deck hatch rebedded ~ 2014 and with new Lexan ~ 2017
  • Headliner replaced ~ between 2010 - 2017
  • (2) Opening stainless steel port lights
  • (2) reading lights
  • Infill for the notch in the V berth 
  • Single upholstered settee in the notch of V berth 
  • Mirror on the forward side of the door for the head

     Turning back towards the transom and passing down the starboard side you pass back through the salon and then come to the navigation station that is opposite the galley. This area features:

  • Dome lighting overhead
  • Headliner replaced ~ between 2010 - 2017
  • Fixed portlight outboard and overhead
  • Drop-down curtains
  • 12-Volt fan
  • Marine 6.5" speaker
  • Adjustable articulating work light
  • Suite of electronics (see electronics)
  • Electrical panels (see electrical)
  • Builtin storage racks
  • Top loading chart table
  • Drawer storage below station 

     Continuing aft on the starboard side is the quarter berth with locker storage outboard and rack storage above berth.

  • (3) Water Tanks - (2) fiberglass tanks under the settees hold a combined 100-gallons and the forward fiberglass tank under the v-berth holds 80-gallons 
  • (1) Fuel Tank - 55-gallon fiberglass tank under the quarter berth
  • (1) Black Water Tank - fiberglass tank under head sink
Excluded Inventory
  • Clothing in lockers
  • Books and games
  • Brass oil lamp
  • Bedding, sleeping bags and towels
  • Kitchen supplies, utensils and dishes 
  • Framed photo on the forward bulkhead
Represented by a Certified Professional Yacht Brok

    A Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) is recognized as having achieved the highest level of industry accreditation, available only to fully-qualified yacht sales professionals. The CPYB program is administered by Yacht Brokers Association of America in partnership with Florida Yacht Brokers Association, Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, California Yacht Brokers Association, Boating Ontario Dealers, British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association and Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association.

     The CPYB program is also endorsed by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) Marine Industry Certified Dealership (MICD) program and leading yacht manufacturers as a key component of their own industry standards; the highest level of achievement for their member yacht sales professionals.

Experience & Validity

     The CPYB designation is earned by eligible yacht sales professionals, who, after serving a minimum of three years as a full-time professional, have successfully completed a comprehensive written examination to validate professional competency.

Continuing Education

     A CPYB is committed to their personal and professional development through continuing education, as mandated for CPYB recertification every three years.

Ethics & Standards

     A CPYB adheres to, and is accountable to, a nationally recognized Code of Business Ethics and conducts yacht sales transactions in accordance with a stringent set of industry standards of practice.

Fiduciary Responsibility

     A CPYB maintains a dedicated escrow/trust account to protect their client’s funds. A CPYB understands their fiduciary responsibility and obligations with respect to client funds.

Transaction Management

     A CPYB uses proven, industry-recognized transaction documents, which fully and clearly describe all terms and conditions of a transaction. Honesty & Integrity A CPYB maintains the highest standards of professionalism, acting with honesty and integrity.

Trust & Confidence

     A CPYB instills confidence, trust and consistency in all transactions involving fellow yacht sales professionals for the benefit of the client.


     The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 38' 0"
- LOA: 38' 0"
- BEAM: 11' 10"
- DRAFT: 9' 0"
- Engine(s): Perkins 4-108M
- HP: 45
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
- Manufacturer: Little Harbor
- Model: 38
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