JAVA - Hood / Little Harbor

Custom Ted Hood
Whale bottom
centerboard rudder
recent deck and cabin house paint
Shoal Draft capability, 4.5 ft
Custom Ted Hood
hatch to anchor locker
Looking forward
Anchor locker, very organized
Anchor and line locker
Really nice teak deck
Electric Winches
Swim ladder
Helm station
Helm station
Life raft and in seat storage
Seat locker, with compressed air lifting arm
Main salon
Nav Station
aft locker and rudder board control
Nav Station
Nav station desk, also very organized
Galley Sink and storage
Engine access
V berth fwd
Hanging locker
Secondary chain locker and tank
All custom designs for this owner
Mast, all electric winches

JAVA - 1993 Custom Hood / Little Harbor Shoal Draft

PRICE: $ 325,000.00

Year: 1993
Length: 45'
Located In: Cataumet, MA
Keel: Centerboard
Hull Material: Fiberglass

LOA: 45 ft 2 in
Beam: 13 ft 11 in
LWL: 36 ft 6 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 1 in
Maximum Draft: 11 ft 4 in
Displacement: 435000 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 14500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 65 ft 3 in

Engine and Mechanical
The engine has been excellently maintained and followed a daily, monthly and yearly schedule.
• Total Power: 82 HP
• Engine – Westerbeke 82B Four
• Engine Type: Inboard
• Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
• Propeller: 3 blade propeller
• Engine Power: 82 HP
• Cruising Speed: 2200 RPM
• Prop: Max Blade 3 Blade
• Bow Thruster: VETUS BJET524
• Refrigeration: Grunert 75ED
• Winches: Barient Electric
• Battery Charger: Heart Interface EMS-2800-12

• Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (168 Gallons)
• Fuel Tanks: 1 (128 Gallons)
• Holding Tanks: 1

• Furling genoa: New Harding Sails
• Furling mainsail: Hood Stoway system, new Harding sails 2013

• Steering wheel
• Electric winch
• Hydraulic winch
• Spinnaker pole

Inside Equipment
• Bow thruster
• Battery charger
• Refrigerator
• Electric bilge pump
• Microwave oven
• Heating
• Oven
• Marine head
• Manual bilge pump
• Hot water
• Deep freezer
• Sea water pump

Electrical Equipment
• Shore power inlet
• Inverter
• Electrical Circuit: 12V

JAVA is well fitted with modern electronics for a casual daysail or a long offshore passage.
• Repeater(s): B&G 330 Sailing instruments
• Autopilot: Autohelm 7000
• VHF: ICOM M56 and ICOM M120 located in cockpit and at NAV station
• Radio
• Log-speedometer: B&G transducer
• Wind speed and direction: B&G 330 Ocean Pac
• Plotter
• GPS: Northstar 961XD with 2 display heads located in the cockpit and at the Navigation Station
• Sailing Instruments: Full compliment of B&G Hydra 330
• Depthsounder: B&G Ocean Pac
• Compass: Halcyon Super 3
• Radar: Furuno 1830
• Stereo: Alpine 7290 with Boston Acoustic speakers
• Speedo/Depth Transducers: B&G Ocean Pak 360
• Boat Cellular Telephone: Mitsubishi Diamond 92M
• Navigation center

Outside Equipment/Extras
• Teak cockpit
• Cockpit table
• Liferaft
• Swimming ladder
• Cockpit cushions
• Cockpit shower
• Teak sidedecks
• Electric windlass

Ground Tackle
The anchor gear for JAVA is both substantial and in plentiful supply. Even with the abundance of gear, it is very well organized and efficient to deploy and retrieve.
• Anchor Windlass: Maxwell/Nilsson VWC-1100
• Primary Tackle Stbd: 275' of 5/16" Chain
• Starboard Anchor on Bow Roller: 44lb Bruce
• Port Tackle: 25' of 5/16" Chain & 250' of 1/2" Nylon
• Port Anchor: Fortress FX23

Quickly after stepping aboard JAVA, you realize the ingenuity, quality and craftsmanship behind this custom Ted Hood designed Little Harbor 45. She is the last and largest of 5 boats designed for her exacting owner. As each boat was built and sailed through her paces, the design evolved and refined. JAVA is the end product of decades of sailing experience.

Hood was commissioned to design a boat with very specific and varied requirements. The design had to navigate in depths below 5 feet, but be safe enough for ocean passage; it needed to be able to be easily single handed, but have enough space to keep a larger crew comfortable. It needed to perform cleanly and consistently, and most of all it needed to be a joy to sail. Hood was successful on all charges and then some, adding speed and elegance to her list of credentials. Despite being usually desperate qualities in a boat, JAVA is exceptional as a long range or coastal shoal draft cruiser, a singlehanded daysailer, a gunkholer, an ocean racer or PHRF competitor. JAVA has been a treasured "every boat" for her owner.

JAVA was well built by Little Harbor with a high level of trim and thoughtful installation of gear and systems. She continues to be in exceptional condition and has received comprehensive maintenance and consistent upgrades since she was new. All original plans and manuals for boat and systems are included.

This is a unique opportunity for someone who wants a boat that can do nearly everything and do it well.

JAVA has had her yearly maintenance work and is ready for the next season.


As you would expect, the deck plan is functional and well laid out, especially for singlehanded sailing. From the cockpit, all sail handling can be tended to quickly and efficiently with an in mast furling and a roller furling headsail. The hydraulic winches, bow thruster, and cockpit navigation instruments make sailing JAVA short handed as comfortable as with a experienced crew.


Heading below decks highlights the careful and well thought out design. Immediately to port is a large u-shaped galley, fully appointed, with long passages in mind. The gimbaled for 3 burner Shipmate stove is along the port side with a large Grunert refrigeration system refrigerator and a freezer aft. The countertop provides plenty of space and sizable storage is available.

Looking to starboard, you have a sizable quarter berth tucked under the cockpit. Moving forward you find a proper navigation station with duplicated instruments, a settee to starboard and salon table with wrap around seating to port.

Forward of the mast you have a full head with shower. The forward cabin is of considerable size with a v-berth, plentiful storage and a private entry to the head area.

Through out the varnished cabin, generous storage has been built into JAVA and unusable space is at a minimum. Numerous large hatches allow for good ventilation and ample natural light. The beautifully finished teak and holly sole and bright cherry cabinetry give JAVA a very warm and welcoming interior.

JAVA is in indoor storage at Ballentine's Boat Shop on Cape Cod. Please email or call with questions or to make an appointment for viewing - 508-563-2800.

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Photo credits: Amy Ballentine Stevens, Ballentine's Boat Shop.

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