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1982 Little Harbor 38 Little Harbor 38 - 38'

Year 1982
Length 38ft.
Price USD $69,900
Type: Pre-owned
Location Pocasset,
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Single
Fuel Diesel
Contact Information
Builder: Little Harbor
Designer: Ted Hood
Beam: 11 ft 10 in
Max Bridge Clearance: 59 ft 0 in
Max Draft: 9 ft 6 in
Displacement: 20600 lbs
Engine(s): Perkins
Engine Model: 4-108
Year: 1982
Fuel: Diesel
Engine(s) HP: 50 HP
Fuel: 50
Water: 100
Holding Tank: 18

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Builder: Little Harbor
Designer: Ted Hood
LOA: 38 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 10 in
LWL: 31 ft 10 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 9 ft 6 in
Displacement: 20600 lbs
Ballast: 8400 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 59 ft 0 in
Total Power: 50 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1982
Engine Model: 4-108
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 50 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 100
Fuel Tanks: 50
Holding Tanks: 18
Number of heads: 1

Design Background

The Little Harbor 38 represented three years of intensive development and design. Prominent racing and cruising sailors were asked to provide design input and objectives to create a boat which is competitive in club racing while providing enjoyment and comfort for family cruising and fast sailing. Her overall design reflects the many successful centerboard racing and cruising yachts weve done in the past.

The keel/centerboard underwater profile has several distinct advantages. The high aspect centerboard creates exceptional lift for windward work. The raised board allows access to shallow water cruising areas, while the keel profile provides directional stability and a very seakindly motion.

The custom craftsmanship, unusual woodwork and finish, and full cruising accommodations enhance the live-ability of this yacht.

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

Every detail of the Little Harbor 38 was engineered to maximize strength, stability, and seaworthiness. The bulkheads are fully fiberglass to the hull and the flanged hull-deck joint assures that the boat will be very rigid. Drains and through the hull fittings are oversized to provide for fast drainage of water taken aboard in heavy seas.



Total Power: 50


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From the moment you step below this Little Harbor 38, you are at once impressed with the craftsmanship, warmth and charm of her varnished interior. She has been beautifully maintained by her owner who has kept her immaculate since commissioning her in 1982.

The forward stateroom is comprised of a very large V-berth with filler cushion, an abundance of drawers and plenty of storage. There are a total of (6) overhead cabinets, (6) drawers and (2) additional shelved cabinets in the forward stateroom alone. The V-Berth filler cushion stores cleverly overhead in its own “out of the way” spot. Varnished battens accentuate the forward stateroom and provide the V-berth with a very cozy feel. There is plenty of ventilation provided by a large opening overhead hatch that is accented with a set of varnished, hinged screens.

A large cedar lined hanging locker is to starboard complete with its own light. The forward stateroom includes private access to the head (to port) as well as a door to the salon. The head can be entered from either the forward stateroom or the salon. Opposite the head, there is a large hanging locker to starboard.

The salon features a centerline drop leaf table, duel settees that convert to berths; a bulkhead mounted cabin heater and plenty of storage. The beautifully finished centerline drop leaf table exemplifies the superior quality and craftsmanship found throughout.  There is a wonderful balance of enclosed cabinets and shelving, all exquisitely detailed in varnish. The salon is very comfortable with plush cushions that offer plenty of room to nestle with that favorite book.

The galley, located to port, has a 3 burner stove w/oven, stainless double sinks, and refrigeration. There is ample counter space for the preparation of meals and the U-Shaped configuration is ideal for safety and comfort in a seaway. Again, exceptional storage can be found in an attractive array of cabinets and drawers; all beautifully finished.

The Nav station, opposite the galley to starboard, provides an efficient workspace with a large chart desk and well placed electronics. The seat for the Nav station is incorporated in the quarter berth. A high quality, easy to read Bass distribution panel is mounted in the bulkhead above the quarter berth, complete with digital battery state/amperage monitors.



Double Stainless Sinks w/Hot & Cold Pressurized Water
3 Burner Propane Stove w/Oven (Brushed Stainless)
Propane Solenoid Switch

Electronics and Navigation Equipment
  • Northstar 651XP GPS/Plotter
  • Datamarine Speed
  • Datamarine Depth
  • Datamarine AWI and WS
  • Datamarine Remote Trip and Distance Logs
  • Raytheon Autopilot
  • Raytheon Mariners Pathfinder 1200 Radar
  • Horizon Maxi VHF Radio
  • Cybernet Stereo
  • Ritchie 6" Compass

Sails and Rigging
  • Harding Mainsail (2012)
  • Harding Sails Genoa (2012)
  • Cruising Spinnaker
  • Hood Double Spreader Stowaway with Internal Halyards
  • Stainless Steel Standing Rod Rigging
  • Roller Furling Genoa (Schafer-Recent Upgrade)
  • Toe Rail Fairleads (Spring Lines)
  • All Lines Led Aft to Stoppers
  • Boom Vang
  • New Cockpit Dodger
  • Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster
  • Keel Stepped Mast
  • Barient #32 Electric Self-Tailing Primary Winches
  • Lewmar ST #40 Mainsheet Winch
  • Merriman Wire Reel Centerboard Winch
  • Mainsail Furling Winch (Port Side)
  • Spinnaker Pole
  • Hood “Line Drive” Furling Control Led to Cockpit

Hull and Deck
  • Fiberglass hull awlgripped dark green 2001.
  • Off-white teak deck overlay (in good condition)
  • Varnished teak trim
  • Teak cockpit table
  • 5 - Goiot deck switches
  • 6 - Opening ports
  • Yacht specialty wheel and pedestal with brake
  • New Cockpit Dodger (2016)
  • 2 - Chrome dorades with teak boxes
  • Hand laid fiberglass hull, awlgripped dark green - 2001

Mechanical Equipment
  • Perkins 4-108 engine
  • Racor fuel filter
  • 145 amp alternator
  • 2 - propane tanks vented overboard
  • Marinetics propane shut-off
  • 10 gallon hot water heater
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Espar diesel heater
  • Electric bilge ge pumppump
  • 1 - manual bilge pump
  • Ideal electric windlass

  • 3- 12 Volt batteries
  • 140 Amp alternator
  • 12 VDC, 110 VAC electrical systems with charger
  • 3-10 AC outlets for dockside power
  • 1- 12V DC outlet
  • Battery selector switch
  • 6 - New brass Vetus cabin reading lights

Additional Equipment
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Custom teak bookshelves in V-berth
  • Side mounted swim ladder with teak steps
  • 33 lb Bruce anchor, chain and rode

Recent Upgrades:
  • Engine removed, refurbished and painted (2017
  • Recent Schaefer Roller Furling
  • Bilges cleaned and painted (2017
  • Espar Heating System (propane)
  • New Refrigeration (several years ago)
  • New Cockpit Dodger (2016)
  • New Sails built by Harding (2012)




Designed by Ted Hood, the Little Harbor 38 comes from a heritage of the most successful centerboard designs in the world. Exceptional craftsmanship and a superb overall design have produced a yacht that is comfortable, efficient and a source of great pride for those who have enjoyed her splendor.


Cormorant (Hull #21) is a very unique Little Harbor 38 in that her original owner, who sailed for many years with the current owner, worked personally with Ted Hood to ensure everything imaginable was built into this beautiful yacht. The top priority was to set everything up for single-handed sailing. Electric winches, hydraulic backstay adjuster, Schaefer roller furling and in-mast furling provide the single-handed sailor the ability to sail the boat with ease from the complete safety of the cockpit. Cormorant has always been fastidiously maintained by one of New England's finest yards where she's been stored indoors each and every winter.

The Little Harbor 38 combines classic design, modern performance, high standards of craftsmanship, shoal draft, ease of handling and offshore capability.

"Cormorant" is the last 38 built at the Little Harbor Yard (hull #21) and incorporates all the improvements made during production and been used seasonally in New England since new. 


"Cormorant" is recommended to those who desire a pedigree cruising classic.


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.
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