VENCHAR | Little Harbor 46 | 46ft

Bristol, RI, US


VENCHAR | Little Harbor 46 | 46ft


Bristol, RI, US


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


  • Length: 46ft
  • Builder: Little Harbor
  • Beam: 13' 9"
  • Draft: 5' 3"
  • Year: 1990
  • Displacement: 32500.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Westerbeke, 82 hp
  • Speed: 8.00


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


  • Length Overall: 46.00 ft
  • Length Waterline: 36.50 ft
  • Length of Deck: 45.67 ft
  • Max Draft: 5' 3"
  • Displacement: 32500.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 13' 9"


  • Engine Brand: Westerbeke
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 494
  • Engine Power: 82 hp


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


Centerboard configuration offers minimum draft of 5’-4” with board up and maximum draft of 11’-2” with board down.


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

VENCHAR 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. Generous 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. The fine teak joinery work, which sets Little Harbor apart from others, is evident throughout.


VENCHAR’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 VENCHAR’s saloon. To port and aft is a large, complete navigation station with seat and chart table, arranged for efficient operation.


The galley is aft and to starboard with access from both the owner’s aft cabin and salon.

  • 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
  • Numerous drawers, lockers and bins
  • Sinks and refrigerator with electric pump-outs

Galley has great counter space and creative and purposeful storage.


  • (6) 1/2” Marguard tinted Lexan hullports replaced (2002)
  • (14) Stainless steel opening ports
  • (7) Stainless steel hatches (with sliding screens and covers)


  • All berths and nav seat have hinged teak weatherboards
  • Marble countertops in both heads and inlaid in main salon and staterooms Kohler sinks
  • Sunbrella sun covers
  • Custom dinghy davits with hardware for solar panel installation Skipper II head (New 2022)
  • Macerator (New 2022)
  • Magma propane grill


  • Vesper Cortex Hotspot, AIS, GPS and boat monitoring system to remotely monitor and control boat voltage, bilge pump function, motion detection, boat location, etc. by smartphone or iPad (2023)
  • Raymarine Axiom + chart plotter with fish finder Platinum + Navionics cartography (2022)
  • Raymarine Quantum 2 Q24D Doppler Radar with custom mount on mast (2022)
  • Raymarine EV-400 sail evolution autopilot controllable at the helm (2022)
  • Raymarine M81132 type 2 mechanical linear drive (2022)
  • Raymarine RS GPS antenna (2022)
  • Raymarine P70s control head at nav station and in cockpit (2022)
  • All electronics connected to NEMA 2000 backbone (2022)
  • IC-M510 VHF with commander remote mic at helm (2022)
  • IC RS-500 module for remote operation of the IC-M510 (2022)
  • Raymarine maxi sailing instruments mounted at companionway and nav station (Updated 2022) Raymarine sail instruments I50, I60, I70 all connected to NEMA 2000 backbone (2023)


  • Phasor K-2 4.5kW generator with 78 hrs
  • Masterlink MICC Panel for Mastervolt Combi charger/inverter (2022) Bass main switch panel with 12 and 110 volt circuit breakers
  • 110 AC main wiring (Replaced 2022)
  • Galvanic isolator and new main AC breaker installed (2022)
  • Reverse cycle MarineAir air conditioning, 12,000 BTUs serviced annually by Noreast Marine
  • 110 volt 30 amp shore power inlet with 30 amp 60’ Shore Cord (New2022)
  • Parallel emergency engine starting via jump switch
  • (4) 8D House Gel Cell Batteries (New 2020)
  • (2) 100 amp Balmar alternators and Dual smart Balmar regulator installed to ABYC standards (New 2023)  
  • All fans (New 2017)
  • 8D Gel cell engine and generator start battery (New 2020)
  • Parallel switch at the helm (New 2020)
  • Engine compartment blower with engine room temp monitor at helm (Updated 2022)    
  • Navigation and night vision lights
  • Automatic lights in hanging lockers and refrigerator/freezer; all interior lights LED All electrical runs accessible through removable teak panels
  • Waterproof 12 volt outlet on deck. 2 USB charger outlets; 2 USB charger outlets in galley and at nav station
  • 110 Volt outlets throughout interior and in cockpit. Separate ground bar for electronics


  • Hand laid fiberglass hull with Airex foam core
  • Molded in fiberglass fuel tanks, water tanks and centerboard trunk
  • Ballast, Internal cast lead
  • Hand laid fiberglass deck with Divinycell core
  • Varnished teak exterior trim with Hood quality stainless steel portlights, hatches, and cowl vents
  • Awlgripped rubrail with a stainless striker
  • Foil shaped Centerboard for enhanced upwind sailing performance
  • Hull topsides Awlgrip Hood/ Little Harbor Blue (2015)
  • Decks, cockpit, cabin trunk, Awlgrip (2015)


  • Harken headsail roller furling system (2005)
  • Hood Sto’way mast (electric) with Barient 28+ self-tailing outhaul winch (height above water 63’-5”)
  • Mast completely painted and hardware updated (2022)
  • Sto’way mast furling system rebuilt by Hinkley (2022)
  • 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, custom whisker pole storage on mast, sheets (2) blocks, (2) internal halyards and Barient 21 halyard winch
  • Whisker pole (New 2022)
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang and backstay with fail-safe turnbuckle and 2-function panel in cockpit
  • Mainsheet traveler (New 2010).  Control lines replaced (2022)
  • 1 x 19 standing rigging (2007-08) updated by Newport Rigging (2021) and maintained annually by Newport Yacht Rigging
  • All running rigging replaced (2022)


  • Quantum Sails (Tri-Radial Hydranet 95 headsail (2023)
  • 110 tri-radial Z Headsail
  • Hydranet mainsail (2010)
  • Z-Sail triradial cut 135 genoa
  • Doyle 1.5 oz. cruising spinnaker with furling sock (Snuffer)
  • Storm staysail
  • Customer whisker pole (2022) mounted on the mast


  • (2) Barient 32-Self-tailing PW-S electric primaries 
  • Barient 27-48-Self-tailing secondary winches, spinnaker P
  • Barient 28-Self-tailing main sheet winch
  • Barient 21-33-Self-tailing halyard winches
  • Winches serviced (2022)


  • Molded in fiberglass fuel & water tanks; thoroughly cleaned (2022)
  • Automatic electric bilge pumps (2) aft bilge pump (Rebuilt 2022), bilge pump high water alarm installed and tested (2022)
  • (2) Manual bilge pumps examined and serviced (2022) 
  • Flex-o-Fold prop (New 2008) and serviced annually
  • Line cutters and deflectors on shaft strut
  • Pump and head repair kits and many spare engine-generator parts
  • Sidepower SE100 24 volt bow thruster (New 2010), powered by (2) Group 31 AGM batteries mounted in series to provide 24 volts. They are charged by a separate 24 volt charger connected to engine, generator or AC power. (2) Group 31 12 volt batteries mounted in forward cabin. Bow thruster voltage monitor at electrical panel next to nav station


  • All new interior Sunbrella cushions and mattresses in main cabin and fore and aft cabin by S&S Fabric (2022)
  • Sunbrella mattress covers as well as fitted sheets and mattress pads by S&S (2022)
  • Custom curtains by S&S (2022)
  • Salt water washdown on foredeck/faucet in galley
  • Hot & cold freshwater shower, flush mounted in separate stern locker w/hose bib
  • Outboard custom stainless engine davit
  • JVC- DVD, CD, AM/FM (2011)
  • (2) Pair Boston acoustic 700 speakers
  • 60lb Ultra stainless steel anchor, Ultra flip swivel 
  • G-4 stainless steel anchor rode (New 2022)
  • Maxwell 2200 windlass serviced annually
  • Fortress FX37 anchor
  • Custom dodger with windows and elkhide grab bar 
  • Elkhide covered Edson steering wheel
  • Bimini with window over helmsman and forward 
  • Connecting window dodger to bimini with side curtains for spray and sun  
  • Cockpit side curtains (2022) extending aft to offer good forward cockpit protection
  • 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
  • Man overboard module, MOM 8, plus various horseshoe rings, throw bags, strobes
  • Lifesling & multiblock MOB lifting system
  • Lifejackets
  • (6) Fenders
  • Custom dinghy davits installed by Bristol Marine (2022)



  • Replaced all electronics, updated to Seatalk/NEMA 2000 backbone
  • Stripped and painted mast with Awlgrip by Bristol Marine
  • Replaced all mast hardware and converted lights to LED, new GPS antenna and Rogue WiFi antenna
  • All new running rigging, all (9) winches serviced, Sto’way mast furling motor removed and serviced at Hinkley and re- installed and maintained by Newport Yacht Rigging
  • All interior lighting is LED


  • Stripped bottom, faired hull, added (2) barrier coats and bottom paint, (bottom painted annually since by Bristol Marine with Micron 66 as well as centerboard)
  • Replaced cockpit drains


  • (5) New AGM D house and engine batteries
  • New stainless rub rails



  • Engine hoses replaced
  • Aqua drive serviced (inspected annually) Shaft seal serviced (inspected continuously)
  • Freshwater pump replaced (back-up freshwater pump installed in-line)
  • Saltwater wash down pump replaced
  • New Phasor K2-4.5kw generator installed (Kubota diesel-currently 78 hours)
  • All interior fans replaced
  • New dodger and bimini (Serviced and repaired, stored and serviced annually by Thurston Canvas)


2014/15 Front Street Shipyard, Belfast, Maine

  • Removed teak decks
  • Repainted deck, cabin, topsides, pedestal, etc. Awlgrip paint
  • Replaced all lifelines with SS wire
  • Drop and service rudder 
  • Inspected and replaced chainplate bolts
  • Replaced all head hoses Replaced deck prisms
  • Installed smoke/CO2 detectors (updated 2022)
  • New Mastervolt Mass Combi Charger/inverter (MICC controller replaced 2022) at the nav station)



  • All bronze seacocks replaced (Serviced annually)
  • New Force 10 3-burner propane stove with 20 lb aluminum propane horizontal tank in propane locker
  • New traveller installed 2012
  • New Seafront refrigerator/freezer serviced annually by Noreast Marine



  • New Westerbeke 82B four diesel engine; (currently approx 495 hrs) New Aqua drive
  • New PSS shaft seal
  • New Vetus watercock muffler
  • New saltwater pump
  • Firebug-XinTex fire suppression in engine compartment serviced 2022 as well as (3) auxiliary fire extinguishers in cabin
  • New Flexfold propeller (serviced annually)
  • All acrylic hatch lenses replaced
  • New Fairclough custom boat cover serviced and updated by Thurston Sails 2022


Dinghy and motor

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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