For Sale: 1983 Little Harbor 44

Wellington Yacht Partners is selling a 1983 Little Harbor 44, a well-maintained example of the Hood-designed series.
Little Harbor 44 on the water
1983 Little Harbor 44 Redstart Courtesy Wellington Yacht Yacht Partners

For anyone in the market for a high-quality, pedigree sailing yacht, the 1983 Little Harbor 44 Redstart is a great example of the handsome Hood-designed Little Harbor 44 series that provides exceptional performance, sea-kindliness and shoal draft of only 5 feet with centerboard up. Built to high standards throughout, she can be easily short-handed thanks to her electric winches and furling mainsail. She also features the desirable two-stateroom/two-head layout for privacy and versatility. 

Redstart has had only two owners and has benefited from only summertime use with inside winter storage every year since new, with many recent upgrades including hull and mast paint, sails, electronics and more. The boat sleeps four in two staterooms, plus three in the main salon. The interior is beautifully crafted with satin-finished solid teak trim, paneled cabin doors, and louvered or lattice-front locker fronts throughout. Cabin soles are varnished, laid teak and holly, with removable overhead panels bordered by laminated deck beams. Numerous opening port lights, deck hatches, cowl vents and a hull window provide very nice light and ventilation throughout. According to the listing broker, interior fabrics were tastefully redone several years ago and show like new, including memory foam mattresses for all berths.

Little Harbor 44 forward cabin
1983 Little Harbor 44 Redstart Courtesy Wellington Yacht Yacht Partners

The forward cabin has a large V-berth which converts to a double with a filler piece. There are numerous lockers, two bureaus with drawers and two hanging lockers. A large hatch, two opening port lights and a Dorade vent provide great ventilation. Further aft to starboard is a head with a private entrance that includes a sink with vanity, shower, teak grate and ample storage.  

The main salon features a full U-shaped settee to starboard, with a centerline settee that hinges up for easy engine access. An up/down teak dining table allows expansion of the settee to a double berth. A unique feature not found in any other LH 44’s is a large hull portlight (re-bedded 2024) which provides more light and visibility. To port is a settee, with a nav station forward and a pilot berth outboard.

Little Harbor 44 salon
1983 Little Harbor 44 Redstart Courtesy Wellington Yacht Yacht Partners

The galley is aft to starboard, adjacent to the companionway. Features include a Grunert refrigerator and freezer with hold over plates, a Force 10 3-burner stove with oven and broiler, twin stainless-steel sinks, hot and cold pressure water, manual salt and fresh water, and galleyware.

Little Harbor 44 nav station
1983 Little Harbor 44 Redstart Courtesy Wellington Yacht Yacht Partners

The double guest cabin, aft and to port, has twin berths that can convert to a large double with a small filler piece. There is a double hanging locker, and numerous drawers and lockers. The aft head can be accessed privately from the cabin or from the main salon and includes a sink with vanity, shower and teak grate. 

The electronics and navigation equipment have been updated. The current array is as follows: 

  • Garmin 4210 GPS/plotters with 10” screen at nav station and 8” screen at helm (2012)
  • Garmin radar (2016) 
  • Garmin sailing instruments with (4) repeaters in cockpit and (1) at helm (2016) 
  • Garmin 200 VHF with wireless hand-held (2014) 
  • Garmin AIS (2014) 
  • Garmin Sat weather (2014) 
  • Globalstar Sat phone (2016) 
  • Raymarine ST 7002 autopilot 
  • Stereo with speakers in salon and cockpit (2016) 
  • Clock and barometer 
Rear view of the Little Harbor 44
1983 Little Harbor 44 Redstart Courtesy Wellington Yacht Yacht Partners

Redstart has a hand-laminated fiberglass hull and deck with Airex core sandwich construction, plus solid glass laminate in the area of centerline, engine bed, rudder post and thru-hull fittings. Internal lead ballast is encapsulated in the molded keel. Includes a NACA foil-shaped centerboard and balanced spade rudder. The centerboard configuration offers a minimum draft of 5’ with centerboard up and 10’2” with centerboard down. The topsides are Awlgrip custom blue with gold cove and double white boot stripes (all new, 2017), and red bottom (new, 2020). The bottom was soda-blasted with a new epoxy barrier coating in 2013. The decks are white with light gray non-skid (2013).

Little Harbor 44 towing a dinghy
1983 Little Harbor 44 Redstart Courtesy Wellington Yacht Yacht Partners

Asking: $219,000 (6/14/2024)
Where is Luma located? The yacht is currently lying in Marblehead, MA. 
Take the next step: Call or text the listing agent, Ted Hood , (401) 965-2727, Wellington Yacht Partners.