HELL'S BELLES | Little Harbor 54 | 54ft

Somerset, MA, US


HELL'S BELLES | Little Harbor 54 | 54ft


Somerset, MA, US


HELLS BELLES is Hull #26 of the classic Ted Hood-designed Little Harbor 54, specially built for the current and only owner. She features exquisite workmanship throughout and a unique cockpit design that allows one person to handle all sail controls without leaving the helm, and easy access to side decks without stepping up and over. Her proven hull design features generous displacement and beam to provide exceptional stability and sea-kindliness offshore, as well as remarkable living and storage space below. Upwind performance is enhanced by a balanced rudder and a deep efficient centerboard. The low-wetted surface hull is easily driven in light wind by a high-aspect sail plan.


  • Length: 54ft
  • Builder: Little Harbor
  • Beam: 15' 0"
  • Year: 1991
  • Displacement: 58000.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Westerbeke, 100 hp
  • Speed: 8.00


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


  • Length Overall: 53.92 ft
  • Length Waterline: 42.17 ft
  • Length of Deck: 53.25 ft
  • Displacement: 58000.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 15' 0"
  • Range Measure: 1380.94 mi


  • Total Power: 100|horsepower
  • Engine Brand: Westerbeke
  • Engine Model: 108B
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 100 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (180 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (236 Gallons)


Sleeps six to eight in three private staterooms with three heads.

Forward is a large combination anchor locker, storage area, work space.  A large overhead hatch allows deck access for large storage items and ventilation, with fold-away steps for access from the hatch to the topside.

Moving aft are two complete heads with full showers that service two identical private staterooms, port and starboard, with over-under bunks. Each cabin has a hanging locker, abundant drawers, storage lockers and vanity storage with a mirror. Each bunk has individual bedside cubbies for flashlights, glasses and personal effects as well as personal overhead reading lights and individual fans. Bookcases with rail guards for books complete the cabin.

The main salon has a comfortable U-shaped dinette to starboard and full-length settee to port.  A coffee table with removable cushion serves double duty as an extra seat for the dinette. The salon is bright, open and very comfortable for large parties. Upholstery is teal green Ultrasuede, soft and luxurious yet completely washable. In addition, there is a small television behind sliding cabinet louvers. A separate stereo cabinet, bookshelf and a brass and glass gimballed oil lamp complete the saloon. 

The galley is next aft to starboard and acts as a convenient pass-through to the aft master stateroom. The open plan secondarily is extremely effective in facilitating forward to aft air-flow. The galley contains a refrigerator with a large front/side opening door, putting all stored food conveniently within reach and at eye-level. Underneath, a small door opens to a drink locker, limiting cold air escaping with frequent use. In addition is a large top loading freezer, a 4-burner gimballed propane stove with oven and broiler, new microwave, double sink and built-in trash bin.  Counter surfaces are of granite colored Corian, rimmed with teak. 

Aft of the salon to port is the Nav station and electric panels.  A door allows access to the separate shower with fold-up teak seat and wet locker and then to the aft head. The aft Master stateroom has a double berth to starboard and a large single to port, giving the master a lee bunk on any passage. There is a vanity amidships, his and hers hanging lockers and abundant storage in drawers and lockers.


The interior is finished in satin varnished teak. Floorboards are all built with 3/8" solid teak and holly, are entirely removable and all lock into place for safety at sea. All exposed hull surfaces are lined with solid teak ceiling strips. The overhead is white Formica divided into removable sections. There are built-in hatch screens and blinds that conveniently slide away when not in use. Hanging lockers are lined with aromatic western red cedar and have automatic lights. All other lockers above seat level are meticulously lined with teak or Formica trimmed in teak. All wiring and plumbing is completely hidden from view in these lockers by removable panels.

Galley countertops are grey granite colored Corian and head countertops are solid green marble.  The head and shower soles are molded FRP covered with teak grating rounded off on the edges for comfort. Varnished teak towel racks, toothbrush/cup holder and other accessories are provided to match the interior. Canvas lee cloths are installed for all berths. Ample shelving, bookshelves and teak handholds are provided throughout the interior. Full-length mirrors and vanity mirrors are installed in each stateroom. Water and fuel tanks are below floor level, providing extensive storage under seats and furniture throughout the interior. There are floor runners for entire cabin sole and companionway steps and crew covers for main saloon and aft settee upholstery.


  • Furuno NavNet Radar (Cockpit and Nav Station)
  • Furuno NavTex NX 300 GPS
  • B & G Cockpit (display replaced May 2019)
  • B&G Hydra 2000 (Speed Depth, Wind)
  • B&G Hydra 2 wind, speed, depth repeater Cockpit and Nav Station
  • B&G Hydra Auto Pilot
  • Icom M412 VHF
  • Icom Hailer/fog horn
  • Icom M710 Single Side Band
  • Alpine AM/FM receiver, CD player, changer and amplifier
  • AIS


All ship's wiring is of tinned copper run in a PVC conduit system from bow to stern. The yacht's DC electrical supply is 12 volt, supplied by six heavy-duty house batteries with a total capacity of 1,200 amp hours. An independent 200 amp-hour battery is dedicated to engine and generator starting.  House batteries are charged by a 135-amp engine alternator. Engine, generator batteries are charged by a second 135-amp alternator. Alternatively, all six batteries may be charged by a 12-volt automatic battery charger run off the generator or shore power.

The yacht's AC electrical is 110 volt/60 Hz. AC power is supplied by two 50 amp shore power inlets, one supplying house functions and one dedicated to air conditioning. AC power is also supplied by a Xantex power inverter/charger or by an 8 kW Westerbeke diesel generator (4930 hrs 6/21). AC functions include water heater, battery charger, refrigeration, electrical outlets, inverter, microwave oven, air conditioning etc.

More Details:

  • Main DC and AC breaker panels with battery test meters, reverse polarity indicators, DC and AC voltage and load current meters
  • Variable speed fans are installed in main saloon and at each berth
  • Automatic on/off switches are provided for hanging lockers and refrigerator/freezer lights
  • Engine, rudder post, mast step, chainplates and seacocks are grounded to a 6" copper strap, built into hull, running from bow to stern on both sides of hull
  • Running lights, masthead strobe/tri-color lights, steaming/flood light, spreader lights, compass light
  • Replaced masthead Aqua Signal and running lights throughout; all LED
  • Stainless overhead dome lights
  • Frigast stainless reading lights
  • Fluorescent lights in heads and galley, chart table gooseneck light, forepeak, lazarette and engine room
  • Night vision lights throughout interior
  • Indirect lighting in main saloon with dimmers
  • Exhaust fans for galley and heads
  • GFIC waterproof AC outlets in heads, galley and forepeak
  • Waterproof 12-volt outlets at steering pedestal, at nav station and on the forward deck dorade
  • Copper screening built into hull for radio antenna ground
  • Separate grounding bar installed for electronics


Westerbeke 108B freshwater-cooled diesel engine, rated for 100HP at 2800 RPM and fitted with twin alternators for battery charging. Complete engine re-build 2013-2014 (Less than 200 hrs. since re-build.)

Engine start is via single 12 volt, 200 amp-hour battery with an emergency start switch. A flexible engine coupler connects the thrust bearing to the engine allowing for installation on flexible mounts to eliminate nearly all engine vibration.

More Details:

  • VDO instruments for tachometer; (2) amp meters; volt meter; low oil pressure alarm and high-water temperature alarm
  • Max Prop feathering three-blade propeller
  • Twin Racor fuel filters and water separators installed in parallel, with remote alarms
  • Electronic fuel gauge for each tank at nav station
  • Automatic/manual engine room fire extinguisher, recently completely serviced and reset
  • Reverse-cycle air conditioning
  • Twin automatic electric bilge pumps
  • --Whale manual bilge pump rated at 19 GPM accessible from the main cockpit
  • --Edson manual bilge pump rated at 30 GPM located in the owner's cabin
  • Engine-driven emergency rapid large-capacity bilge pump
  • All thru-hull fittings below waterline have bronze ball-type seacocks with double hose clamps and emergency wood plugs attached to each
  • Thru-hull fittings are installed flush with outside hull surface to reduce drag, equipped with wooden pegs
  • 110 volt Refrigerator and freezer system
  • Engine driven compressor cold plate refrigerator and freezer system
  • Pressurized fresh water supplied by three tanks through a manifold
  • Back­up manual fresh water pump installed in the galley and aft head sinks
  • Allcraft 20-gallon S/S hot water tank
  • Pressurized salt water system for anchor wash-down
  • Numerous spare parts and back-up systems


  • Hood electric Stoway mast, finished with white metallic Awlgrip
  • Harken furling headstay system
  • Staysail package: staysail, inner forestay with quick release, runners, halyard, (2) sheets and fairlead blocks
  • Spinnaker pole package: lightweight carbon fiber spinnaker pole, butt hoist, topping lift, foreguy, pole storage on mast, sheets, blocks, line driver butt hoist
  • Navtec rod rigging
  • Navtec insulated backstay
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang and backstay with failsafe turnbuckle and 2-function panel in cockpit
  • Navtec backstay insulators for SSB antenna
  • Stereo/TV antenna
  • Storm trysail track
  • Boom preventer


  • Battened main
  • Oversized genoa
  • Trisail
  • Stormsail
  • Small anchor sail
  • Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker

Lewmar Winches:

  • (2) #58 electric self-tailing primaries
  • (1) #58 electric self-tailing outhaul
  • (1) #58 electric self-tailing mainsheet
  • (2) #48 self-tailing secondary winches
  • (3) #44 self-tailing halyard winches


The hull is molded in FRP with Kevlar hybrid fabric and 3/4" Airex foam core for added strength and sound/thermal insulation. Vinylester resin is used on the exterior skins for the highest possible resistance to water osmosis, along with epoxy bottom coating. The balanced spade rudder is two-part female molded FRP with 3-1/2" S/S rudder stock. The centerboard is two-part female molded FRP with bronze protective shoe on leading edge and solid FRP around pin area. The centerboard has a highly efficient foil shape and is filled with structural putty and lead ballast to provide negative buoyancy. Centerboard hoist via wire cable to winch on deck close to helm (new cable 2019). Centerboard configuration offers minimum draft of 5’-8” with board up and maximum draft of 11’-4” with board down.

Bulkheads are built of marine grade plywood, reinforced with FRP in areas of chainplates. All structural bulkheads bonded to the hull and deck with FRP and Airex foam spacers. Floor beams are extruded FRP, interlocked and bonded to hull for rigid and durable support of cabin sole. FRP fuel and water tanks are integral to the hull, for additional stiffness to hull laminate and to use the maximum amount of volume available.

The deck is one-piece molded FRP with Divinycell H-80 foam core for strength and stiffness. It is bonded and bolted down with epoxy putty to the inboard angled hull flange with 5/16" bolts on 8" centers. There is a flush lazarette hatch with molded drain channels. The propane locker is molded separately and ventilated with direct drain overboard.

The main cockpit is large and functional, designed for easy exit each side without climbing over the cockpit coaming. A custom-designed molded FRP steering pedestal houses all engine instrumentation, sail handling functions and sailing instruments for easy access by helmsman, as are all sail handling winches – a very nice feature rarely found on any other yacht. Another unique Little Harbor features built-in lockers for storage of rope tails next to each winch to keep deck safe and looking tidy at all times.

Topsides are finished with Flag Blue Awlgrip (2020), with double white boot stripe, gold cove stripe and red bottom. Cabin house is White Awlgrip with light gray non-skid.

Custom Stainless Deck Hardware:

  • S/S bow pulpit with port and starboard running lights
  • S/S stern pulpit with boarding gate and stern light
  • 30" S/S double lifelines with side gates
  • S/S stemhead fitting with twin anchor rollers and well-rounded, built-in mooring line fairleads and installed flush with toe rail
  • S/S stern and springline chocks flush with toe rail
  • (8) S/S mooring cleats
  • S/S chainplates
  • S/S steering wheel with elkhide cover
  • S/S genoa tracks inboard and outboard with reference numbers stamped on top
  • (6) Genoa fairlead cars and (4) eye cars
  • (18) S/S opening portholes with screens
  • (7) S/S deck hatches
  • (7) S/S cowl vents

More Deck, Equipment and Miscellaneous Details:

  • Maxwell Nilsson 12-volt anchor windlass with chain stopper
  • 66 lb. Bruce anchor with 275' 5/16" high-tensile chain
  • 60 lb. CQR anchor with rode and chain
  • Rubrail with stainless striker
  • (7) Tinted Lexan topside windows
  • Hand-laid teak side decks, cockpit sole and aft cabin house
  • Varnished teak toe rail, dorade boxes, drip rail, handrails, pulpit seat, cockpit backrests and cockpit table with drop leaves
  • Custom dodger with roll-up front and elkhide grab bar
  • Custom-made Bimini
  • Miscellaneous exterior covers
  • Ritchie 6" compass installed on the steering pedestal (updated May, 2019) and serviced
  • Cockpit cushions with backrests (sand-colored with white piping)
  • Custom stainless removable outboard motor davit with tackle system
  • Stainless steel outboard mount
  • Hot/cold shower in flush stern locker
  • Custom fold-down stern ladder with stainless frame and teak steps
  • Custom SS bow steps for ease of dismounting in med-moor docking
  • Dock lines
  • Bosun's chair
  • Stainless life raft crib forward of dodger
  • Man-overboard module
  • Safety harnesses
  • Life sling
  • (10)  Life jackets
  • (5) Portable fire extinguishers
  • Lensref radar reflector mounted on mast
  • Companionway screening inserts
  • Sea drogue
  • Sea anchor
  • Various extra docking lines


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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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