REDSTART | Little Harbor 44 | 44ft

Marblehead, MA, US


REDSTART | Little Harbor 44 | 44ft


Marblehead, MA, US


REDSTART is a great example of the handsome Hood-designed Little Harbor 44 series that provides exceptional performance, seakindliness and shoal draft of only 5’ with centerboard up. Built to high standards throughout, she can be easily shorthanded 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 since launch, with many recent upgrades including hull and mast paint, sails, electronics and much more. She is also equipped for offshore racing (most recently finishing 4th in class to Bermuda) with full safety inspection and upgraded safety equipment. Highly recommended for someone looking for a high-quality pedigreed sailing yacht.


  • Length: 44ft
  • Builder: Little Harbor Yachts
  • Beam: 13' 8"
  • Year: 1983
  • Displacement: 30700.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Westerbeke, 64 hp
  • Speed: 7.50


  • Builder: Little Harbor Yachts
  • Designer: Ted Hood
  • Keel: Centerboard


  • Length Overall: 44.33 ft
  • Length Waterline: 36.50 ft
  • Displacement: 30700.00 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 12000.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 13' 8"


  • Engine Brand: Westerbeke
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Engine Model: 64A
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 2950
  • Engine Power: 64 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (185 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (90 Gallons)


REDSTART 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. Interior fabrics were tastefully redone in 2013 and show like new, including memory foam mattresses for all berths.

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 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 centerline settee that hinges up for easy engine access. An up/down teak dining table allows expansion of settee to a double berth. A unique feature not found in any other LH 44’s is a large hull portlight, which provides more light and visibility. To starboard is a settee, with nav station forward and pilot berth outboard.

The galley is aft to starboard, adjacent to the companionway, with the following highlights:

  • Dual Grunert 110 volt and engine-driven refrigerator and freezer with hold over plates
  • Force 10 3-burner stove with oven and broiler
  • Twin stainless steel sinks
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Manual salt and fresh water
  • Galleyware

The double guest cabin is aft to port, featuring 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.


  • Garmin 4210 GPS/plotter 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


  • 12 Volt DC and 110 Volt AC systems
  • Custom switch panel at nav station
  • (3) 8D AGM house batteries (new 2016)
  • (1) 4D AGM start battery (new 2016)
  • Balmar house and engine alternators
  • Xantrex inverter/charger
  • 30 amp shore power with cord and adapters
  • Hella 2-speed fans in cabins
  • Brass reading lights


  • Westerbeke 64 A diesel engine (2006). (2,950 hours as of spring, 2020)
  • Three-blade feathering propeller
  • Dual Racor 500 fuel filters
  • Exhaust riser, injectors and various drain hoses, replaced 2016
  • Heat exchanger, sink/shower hoses and galley faucets, replaced 2014
  • Exhaust blower
  • Espar diesel cabin heater
  • (2) Wilcox Crittenden toilets and hoses (all new 2016/2020)
  • (2) Holding tanks with overboard discharge (fwd. new 2016, aft new 2013)
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • (2) Manual diaphragm bilge pumps
  • Emergency bilge pump
  • Salt water wash down pump
  • Fresh water wash down
  • Shore water inlet



  • Hood Stoway double spreader electric furling main mast (painted 2016)
  • New furling motor 2017
  • Harken genoa furler
  • Navtec rod standing rigging (new 2006)
  • Running rigging – sheets new 2017, halyards new 2013
  • Removable inner forestay and runners
  • Spinnaker pole stored on mast
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay and boom vang adjusters


  • Doyle furling mainsail with vertical battens (2013)
  • Doyle furling yankee (2013)
  • Doyle asymmetrical spinnaker (2010)
  • Doyle storm jib (2017)
  • Forestaysail


  • (2) Barient #32 ST electric primaries
  • (2) Barient #23 ST main sheet and outhaul
  • (2) Barient #28 ST secondaries
  • (1) Merriman centerboard winch
  • (2) Barient #21 halyard winches
  • (1) Barient #18 halyard winch


Hand laminated fiberglass hull and deck with Airex core sandwich construction. Solid glass laminate in area of centerline, engine bed, rudder post and thru-hull fittings. Internal lead ballast encapsulated in molded keel. NACA foil-shaped centerboard and balanced spade rudder.  Centerboard configuration offers a minimum draft of 5’ with centerboard up and 10’-2” with centerboard down. Topsides are Awlgrip custom blue with gold cove and double white boot stripes (all new, 2017), and red bottom (new, spring, 2020). Bottom soda-blasted with new epoxy barrier coating 2013. Decks are white with light grey non-skid (2013).


  • Maxwell anchor windlass
  • Custom stainless stem head fitting with (2) anchor rollers
  • Rocna 55 lb. anchor with all-chain rode
  • Danforth anchor with nylon rode and chain
  • Stainless bow/stern rails and life lines
  • Bow, stern and midship chocks and cleats
  • Inboard and outboard stainless genoa tracks and fairlead cars
  • (7) Deck hatches with screens
  • (14) Stainless opening portholes (re-bedded 2016)
  • (4) Stainless cowl vents
  • Stainless hoisting crane for outboard
  • Varnished teak toe rails, grab rails, drip rails, dorade boxes, cockpit table and cockpit trim (maintenance coats, spring, 2020)
  • Dodger with elkhide grab bars
  • Cockpit awning
  • Cockpit cushions with backrests
  • Custom stainless/teak transom swim ladder (2013)
  • Ship’s bell
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders
  • (2) Fender boards
  • Numerous spare parts


  • Avon 8-man life raft
  • Ditch bag
  • MOM - 8
  • Lifesling
  • (2) Horseshoe life rings
  • Heaving line
  • Drogue
  • (4) Spinlock inflatable PFD/harnesses with AIS beacon
  • (8) Life jackets
  • Jacklines
  • Medical kits
  • Emergency tiller
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares
  • Radar reflector on mast
  • Emergency running lights


The owner's personal effects are excluded from the sale.


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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