NIGHT SHADOW | Little Harbor 42 | 42ft

Portsmouth, RI, US


NIGHT SHADOW | Little Harbor 42 | 42ft


Portsmouth, RI, US


NIGHT SHADOW is one of only six Little Harbor 42s built. An exceptional boat with renowned Little Harbor ease of sail handling, her cockpit design allows for all sailing functions to be accomplished without leaving the helm due to a unique winch layout and Hood electric Sto’way mast.

Wonderful to sail, very competent offshore and with shoal draft, NIGHT SHADOW is well equipped for extended offshore cruising, from wind generator to recent engine and auxiliary generator.


  • Length: 42ft
  • Builder: Little Harbor
  • Beam: 13' 0"
  • Year: 1987
  • Displacement: 28500.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Beta Marine, 60 hp
  • Speed: 7.50


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


  • Length Overall: 42.67 ft
  • Length Waterline: 34.42 ft
  • Length of Deck: 42.67 ft
  • Displacement: 28500.00 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 12000.00 lb
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 5"
  • Beam Measure: 13' 0"


  • Engine Brand: Beta Marine
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 60 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (105 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (60 Gallons)


Below decks NIGHT SHADOW is one of the most comfortable 42-footers ever built; her space allocation, ambiance and comfort invite a couple to spend significant time on board. The beautifully detailed interior joinery is varnished teak.


The Owner's Stateroom is forward. The large V-berth with its filler in place make for a virtual queen sized berth. This cabin has six lockers, two foot lockers, a cedar hanging locker and six drawers. It’s rare that one finds a forward-cabin boat with on-deck storage forward. NIGHT SHADOW has just that, making the owner's cabin unusually generous for a boat 42 feet in length. Just aft and to port is a large head with shower. A good-sized hanging locker is opposite to starboard.


The Main Salon has a U-shaped seating area to port, with a dining table. This area easily converts to a double berth and is complemented by a pull-out sofa/transom berth to starboard. NIGHT SHADOW has a dedicated wet hanging locker in the main salon.


A U-shaped galley is to port in the aft portion of the main salon.

  • Force 10, four-burner gimbaled propane stove with oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Salt and fresh water foot pumps
  • Generous storage for china and cooking utensils


Opposite the galley is a full Nav Station and Navigator’s desk with a quarter berth behind, plus additional locker storage.


  • ICOM 127 VHF
  • ICOM single sideband
  • Raymarine speed/ wind/ depth instruments
  • Raymarine radar and chart plotter GPS (new, 2018) Hybrid touch screen
  • Simrad AP44 autopilot (new, 2020)
  • A.I.S.
  • Sony Marine Series stereo/CD changer
  • Lights:  Masthead, anchor, spreader, foredeck, search and strobe


  • Bass main switch panel with 12 and 110 volt circuit breakers
  • Magnum inverter/charger
  • (4) Batteries
  • Westerbeke 4.4 kW diesel generator
  • Shore power w/ 50' cord
  • Battery condition indicator
  • Rutland wind generator 416 (new, 2018)
  • Gauges:  Fuel, RPM, water temp, oil pressure, voltmeter, ammeter
  • Oil pressure alarm


Topsides are Dark Blue Awlgrip. Hull is hand-laid fiberglass with Airex foam core. Fuel and water tanks are molded fiberglass. NIGHT SHADOW has the acclaimed Hood-designed foil shaped fiberglass centerboard and a balanced rudder. Ballast is cast lead. Centerboard configuration offers minimum draft of 4'-7" with board up and maximum draft 9’-10”' with board down. 


Molded fiberglass deck with Divinylcell core and teak decks.

  • Maxwell 3000 windlass. Control in cockpit
  • Bow anchor roller
  • Bruce 44 lb. anchor with 125' of 3/8” chain chocked on stemhead
  • Danforth 35 lb. anchor 185' of 5/8” rode and 20' chain
  • Forepeak chocks with deck hawse pipe
  • Fenders
  • Fender board
  • Boat hook
  • Dock lines
  • (5)  Stainless hatches with built-in screens
  • (12)  Stainless opening ports with screens
  • (5)  Dorade vents



  • Hood Sto’way mast with electric drive, controls at helm. (New motor, 2017)
  • Hood Seafurl roller-furling headstay
  • Wire standing rigging
  • Boom vang
  • Double spreader rig


  • Hood crescent-cut mainsail
  • Sobstad 130 genoa
  • Staysail


  • (2)  #32 Barient self-tailing electric primaries
  • (2)  #27 Barient self-tailing secondaries
  • (2)  #21 Barient halyards
  • (4)  Lock-in winch handles
  • New power winch (Port- new, 2018; Stbd. rebuilt)


  • Kabota 60 hp diesel engine (new, 2018)
  • V Drive
  • Transmission rebuilt
  • Reverse-cycle air conditioning
  • Wabasco forced air diesel-fired heater
  • Max Prop 3-blade feathering propeller


  • Lensref radar reflector, mounted on mast
  • Chrome fog bell
  • Fans: (2) Forward, (1) Quarterberth
  • 19" Flat screen TV


  • (3)  Halon fire extinguishers
  • (2)  Horseshoe life rings
  • Man overboard light
  • Flare kit
  • First-aid kit


  • Custom dodger with roll-up front (2017)
  • New zippered bimini awning (2018)
  • Cockpit cushions


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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