MARIPOSA | Little Harbor 46 | 46ft

Noank, CT, US


MARIPOSA | Little Harbor 46 | 46ft


Noank, CT, US


MARIPOSA was one of the last of the Ted Hood Little Harbor 46s built. Exceptional quality, construction and finish work is evident throughout. Further, MARIPOSA has been particularly well maintained and upgraded to a standard that is exceptional.  


  • Length: 46ft
  • Builder: Little Harbor
  • Beam: 13' 9"
  • Year: 1990
  • Displacement: 32500.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Westerbeke, 80 hp
  • Speed: 8.00


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


  • Length Overall: 46.00 ft
  • Length Waterline: 36.50 ft
  • Displacement: 32500.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 13' 9"


  • Engine Brand: Westerbeke
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 80 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (238 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (115 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Number of heads: 2


Centerboard configuration offers minimum draft of 5'-2" with board up and maximum draft of 10'-2" with board down.


Two private staterooms with double guest cabin forward and owner’s aft, plus 2 settee berths in the salon berths for a total of 6 berths.

MARIPOSA has a beautiful, highly finished varnished teak interior with exquisite joiner work.


Forward is a large private stateroom with generous V-berth plus filler for converting to a comfortable double. Large hanging locker is to starboard with full head and shower facilities to port. Ingenious storage lockers above the berths along the hull deck joint. Drawers are located on all open faces of the berth arrangement as well as the lower face of the starboard hanging locker.


The owner’s private stateroom is located aft with two generous single berths for comfort at sea with a centerline seat between Storage is more than ample with lockers and storage areas plus a generous hanging locker. A center mirror and vanity are located on the forward bulkhead. The owner’s head is forward to port with a separate large stall shower and a wet locker. Fine teak joinery work, which sets Little Harbor apart from others, is evident throughout.


MARIPOSA’s main saloon is large, bright, and airy, and features a settee/transom berth to port with pilot berth outboard. Opposite to starboard is a large U-shaped settee with inlay teak table. A custom, double glass cabinet for crystal, china or books is built into the forward bulkhead. Speakers for the entertainment center are located in the saloon and aft stateroom with individual volume controls and on/off switch for both locations. Little Harbor hull ports, port and starboard, complement the unique ambiance of MARIPOSA’s saloon. To port aft is a large, complete navigation station with seat and chart table, arranged for efficient operation.


The galley is located in the starboard walk-through with exceptional storage and counter space.

  • Double, stainless steel sink
  • Corian counters
  • Seafrost refrigerator/freezer (2012)
  • Refrigerator has unique Little Harbor “corner door”, providing unusual access to the back reaches as well as stainless storage shelves on the inside face of the door
  • Gimbaled, stainless steel, Force 10 3 burner stove with oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Numerous drawers, lockers and bins
  • Sinks and refrigerator with electric pump outs


  • (6) 1/2” Marguard tinted lexan hull ports replaced (2002)
  • 14 stainless steel opening ports
  • Seven stainless steel hatches (with sliding screens and covers). All the glass lenses replaced (2008)
  • All berths and nav seat have hinged teak weather boards
  • Marble countertops in both heads and inlaid in main salon and staterooms
  • Kohler sinks
  • Sunbrella sun covers
  • Caribe 9’ inflatable
  • Yamaha 9hp (2020)
  • Skipper II head (2008)
  • Magma Propane Grill


  • Raymarine E95 Hybrid Touch chart plotter/radar on custom pod at helm (2013)
  • Raymarine maxi sailing instruments mounted at companion way
  • Autopilot (head and CPU) (2004)
  • Raymarine RD424D 4KS Raydone digital (2010)
  • Icom VHF radio/telephone w/ mike at helm
  • Icom M-5 handheld VHF radio
  • Raymarine AIS (2103)
  • Raymarine sail instruments I50, I60, I70 (2013)


  • Phasor K-2 4.5KW generator (2017)
  • Masterlink MICC Panel for Mastervolt Combi charger/inverter (2017)
  • Bass main switch panel with 12 and 110 volt circuit breakers
  • Reverse cycle MarineAir air conditioning, 12,000 BTUs
  • (1) 110 volt 50 amp shore power inlet with 50 60’ Shore Corel
  • Provision for emergency engine starting via jump switch
  • 48D House Batteries-Gel Cell (2020)
  • All fans replaced (2017)
  • 14D Gel Start Battery (2020)
  • Engine compartment blower
  • Navigation and night vision lights
  • Automatic lights in hanging lockers and refrigerator/freezer
  • All electrical runs accessible through removable teak panels
  • Waterproof 12 volt outlet on deck
  • 110 Volt outlets throughout interior and in cockpit
  • Separate ground bar for electronics


  • Hand laid fiberglass hull with Airex foam core construction
  • Molded in fiberglass fuel tanks, water tanks and centerboard trunk
  • Internal cast lead ballast
  • Hand laid fiberglass deck with Divinycell core construction and 5/8” teak overlay
  • Varnished teak exterior trim with highest quality stainless steel portlights, hatches, and cowl ventilators
  • Awlgriped teak rubrail with a stainless striker
  • Hull color is Little Harbor Blue
  • Centerboard rudder are foil-shaped for enhanced sailing performance
  • Hull topsides Awlgrip color, Little Harbor Blue
  • Freshly stripped varnish teak wood (2006)
  • Topsides, decks, cockpit, cabin trunk, Awlgriped (2015)


  • Harken head sail roller furling system (2005)
  • Hood Stoway mast (electric) with Barient 28+ self-tailing outhaul winch (height above water 63’5”)
  • Navtec insulated backstay
  • Storm trysail track and halyard
  • Staysail package: staysail, inner forestay with quick release, runners, halyard, sheets and blocks (4)
  • Full spinnaker package: pole, butt hoist, topping lift, foreguy, pole storage on mast, sheets (2) blocks, (2) internal halyards and Barient 21 halyard winch
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang and backstay with fail-safe turnbuckle and two function panel in cockpit
  • Mainsheet traveler added (2010)
  • 1x19 standing rigging (2007-08)


  • 110 tri-radial Z Headsail (2006)
  • Hydranet mainsail (2010)
  • Z-Sail 135 triradial cut genoa
  • Doyle 1.5 oz. cruising spinnaker with furling sock (Snuffer)
  • Storm staysail


  • Barient 32-ST-PW-S electric primaries (2)
  • Barient 27-48-ST secondary winches, spinnaker P & S
  • Barient 28+ST main sheet
  • Barient 21-33-ST halyard winches


  • Molded in fiberglass fuel & water tanks
  • Automatic electric bilge pumps (2)
  • Manual bilge pumps (2)
  • Flex-o-Fold prop (2008)
  • Line cutters and deflectors on shaft strut
  • Pump and head repair kits and many spare engine-generator parts
  • Sidepower SE100 24 volt bow thruster (2010)


  • Salt water washdown on foredeck/faucet in galley
  • Hot & cold fresh water shower, flush mounted in separate stern locker w/hose bib
  • Outboard custom stainless engine davit
  • JVC- DVD, CD, AM/FM (2011)
  • Two pair Boston acoustic 700 speakers
  • 33 lb Bruce anchor w/250’, 5/16” HT chain and rode
  • 45’ CQR Anchor
  • Fortress FX37 anchor
  • Custom dodger with windows and elkhide grab bar (2017)
  • Bimini with window over helmsman and forward (2017)
  • Connecting window dodger to bimini with side curtains for spray and sun (2017)
  • Combination masthead strobe/tri-color and 360 degree white light
  • Spreader lights
  • Varnished teak outboard mount with stainless cover plates
  • Custom fold-down stern ladder with s/s frame and teak steps
  • Companionway weather cloths, screens, doors and hatch boards
  • Aqua Signal oil lamp
  • Full set of exterior teak covers
  • Winslow 6 person liferaft (2012)
  • Man overboard module, MOM 8 (2006), plus various horseshoe rings, throw bags, strobes
  • Lifesling & multiblock MOB lifting system
  • Lifejackets
  • 6 Fenders


  • Binoculars and other personal electronic gear
  • Fishing rods and tackle
  • Personal art
  • Oriental rugs
  • PDF Life Preservers

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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