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Seller's Description

Alice is hull #2 of the Ted Hood-designed Little Harbor 44s. 15 were built from 1983 to appx. 1987. With over $200k invested, I am asking $175,000 OBO for a quick sale.

This is an opportunity to own one of the most sought-after Ted Hood-designed cruising yachts ever built. A rare aft-cockpit model, the deck layout and ergonomics just make good sense. The quality of her construction, her seakindliness, and her other excellent attributes (68 of headroom!) make her pretty much the perfect yacht. Alice is well-maintained and shows as a 20 year old boat or newer.


  • Teak decks are in fair condition and will need to be addressed. The boat is priced for this eventuality.
  • Awlgrip topsides and cabin top paint is in good condition, with only some minor cracking showing. Should be able to be touched up rather than repainted completely.
  • Bottom paint has 1.5 seasons on it
  • Cream ultraleather upholstery is in excellent condition
  • Storm trysail, storm jib, inner forestay, stainless dinghy davits, bimini, dodger, and winter cover all included. Bimini and dodger were not installed until 2021 and were removed in 2022 and put in storage.
  • Stove currently disconnectedpropane system needs to be updated
  • Currently no macerator pump discharge for the holding tank because I live in a no-discharge area.
  • There is some evidence of water damage on some bulkheads. At this point I believe we have addressed all of them except for those that occur in truly driving rainstorms.
  • Luxury thick foam mattresses for both fore and aft cabins
  • Exterior brightwork work has begun, it is almost time. *Engine leaks a little oil. I have to add about a quart about every 25-50 hours.

If I were to nitpick, the decks needing attention in the next two or three seasons, the brightwork, and the previous water damage would be my only negatives. The 56-102 centerboard keel allows for exploring shallow water anchorages. The brand new North mainsail is beautiful, battened, and furls well. 130% and 110% jibs, storm jib, etc.

Equipment: * All new standing (installed 2023) and running rigging (2024 high tech lines from Performance Ropes) * New 2024 North NPL UltraX mainsail with vertical battens on Hood Stoway Furler (used twice) * New Marinaire 16000 btu reverse cycle HVAC * New Isotherm refrigeration system * Rebuilt velvet drive transmission * Smartplug shore power inlet with two cords * ELCI breaker * Galvanic Isolator * All new electronics: * Garmin 1243 Chartplotter * Garmin Autopilot with waterproof remote * 5x Garmin 4 displays * Samsung Frame TV in salon * Standard Horizon VHF with DSC * Vesper AIS * 5G T-Mobile internet with masthead amplified antenna * Microwave custom installed * Raritan Marine Elegance fresh water head with bidet * 60 gallon holding tank * Thermostatic shower valve (set and forget at 100 or whatever temp you desire) * New heater element for 12 gallon water heater * New 100ah AGM house batteries x3 with room for a fourth * 32 compact steering wheel for singlehanding (opens up the cockpit-54 wheel included as well) * Jabsco PARMAX 40psi fresh water pump * New faucets in the head and galley * Propspeed prop paint on the 3-blade Maxprop * Half hull model commissioned by original owner restored and mounted above cabin TV * Profurl headsail furler rebuilt with new bearings 2023 * LED light bulbs for all external and internal lights * Rebuilt ESPAR diesel heater * New bimini and dodger with side curtains. Built in 2016 and installed in 2021, * New standing rigging installed 2023 (wire rope shrouds and stay) utilizing Sta Lok terminals, * New lifelines (uncoated) with new turnbuckles, pelican hooks, and toggles, * New ball bearings in the traveler, * New roller bearing in the Hood Stoway mast, * New electrical wire and coax cable in the mast, * New masthead tricolor light, new LED sealed beam for the deck light, new LED bulb in the steaming light. * New electronic control module in the ESPAR D4 Airtronics diesel heater. * New rebuild kits installed in 3 of 4 PAR pumps, * New isolation switch for the Maxwell windlass



Ted Hood
Little Harbor Yachts
# Built
Stub + Centerboard


Length Overall
44 3 / 13.5 m
Waterline Length
36 6 / 11.1 m
13 8 / 4.2 m
4 11 / 1.5 m 5 6 / 1.7 m
32,500 lb / 14,742 kg
13,800 lb / 6,260 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
937′² / 87.1 m²
Total Sail Area
937′² / 87.1 m²
Sail Area
410′² / 38.1 m²
50 3 / 15.3 m
16 3 / 5 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
527′² / 49 m²
56 11 / 17.4 m
18 6 / 5.6 m
Forestay Length
59 11 / 18.3 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.5 kn
Classic: 8.1 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.49 knots
Classic formula: 8.1 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
275-350: heavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

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