WINDRIVEN is a great example of Ted Hood's popular Little Harbor 53 Series that boasts fine workmanship throughout and a unique cockpit design that allows one person to handle all sail controls without leaving the helm, as well as easy access each side without stepping up. Her proven hull design features generous beam and displacement to provide exceptional living and storage space as well as remarkable stability and seakindliness offshore. The low wetted surface hull is also easily driven in light wind by a high-aspect sail plan. Upwind performance is enhanced by a deep, efficient centerboard that increases draft to 11'-4" when lowered.
WINDRIVEN features a rare two-cabin layout with an oversized master cabin forward and VIP/guest cabin aft. She has a relatively new engine, generator and sails, and her teak decks look great following full reconditioning in 2015.
The current owner has owned her for 15 years, during which time he has lovingly maintained her and upgraded almost every system. During this time, WINDRIVEN has been lightly used and stored inside for the past six winters.
Due to lifestyle changes, the owner has reduced the price drastically to facilitate a quick sale. For anyone looking for a high quality, pedigreed sailing yacht, you will find no better value!
The interior features traditional Little Harbor teak joinerwork with solid teak trim, teak veneer or Formica bulkheads and solid teak and holly floorboards, all finished in satin varnish with gloss accents. All exposed hull surfaces are lined with varnished teak ceiling strips. The overhead is of removable white Formica panels with teak trim. Hanging lockers are lined with aromatic wood and have automatic lights. All other lockers above seat level are meticulously lined with teak or Formica.
Galley, head and bureau countertops are Corian, while all other countertops are varnished teak with inlays. The head and shower floors 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 handholds are provided throughout the interior. Interior fabrics are all blue Ultrasuede, including the mast cover. There are also custom drapes, sheets, bed covers, shams, pillows, mattresses and area carpets.
All water and fuel tanks are below floor level, providing extensive storage under seats and furniture throughout the interior. All wiring and plumbing is completely hidden from view behind removable panels.
WINDRIVEN sleeps five in two private staterooms with two heads and two stall showers, plus two berths in main salon.
Starting forward is the full-width master cabin with queen berth to starboard and single berth to port. There are curved overhead lockers outboard on each side, two hanging lockers, multiple drawers and lockers and a desk/vanity with seat. Light and ventilation are provided by two deck hatches, two deck prisms and two opening portholes. An ensuite toilet is forward on centerline with a separate shower stall and opening hatch for each.
The spacious main salon features an oval settee and dining table with built-in bottle storage to starboard. A second full-length settee and coffee table is to port to provide an additional sea berth or overflow seating. The coffee table also has a fitted cushion for use as a bench seat at the dining table. Here and throughout WINDRIVEN, an abundance of hatches and opening portholes create a light and airy feeling. Six topside windows further enhance the exceptional visibility and open feeling while seated.
Aft of the salon and to starboard is a full-length, sea-going galley with full-height refrigerator with vertical doors and top-loading deep freeze.
Aft of the salon on the port side is a fully functional nav station with built-in nav instruments and a full seat, while inboard and just aft of the companionway are custom electrical panels and a Raritan icemaker – all easily accessible from the cockpit.
Dual passageways from either the galley or nav station lead aft to the guest/VIP cabin, which features a generous berth on each side and a seat on centerline. There are overhead lockers outboard, a hanging locker and multiple drawers and lockers, as well as a vanity with seat on the forward bulkhead. Light and ventilation are provided by a large deck hatch and four opening portholes. A private head with separate shower stall is to port.
The yacht's DC electrical supply is 12-volt supplied by (8) heavy-duty six-volt house batteries in series/parallel, with a total capacity of 1,000 amp hours. Two independent 200 amp-hour batteries are dedicated to engine and generator starting. House and engine batteries are charged by twin Balmar 100-amp alternators. Alternatively, all batteries may be charged by a Trace 12-volt, 100-amp automatic battery charger/inverter run off the generator or shore power.
The yacht's AC electrical is 110-volt/60 cycles. AC power is supplied by (2) 50-amp shore power inlets. AC power is also supplied by a Fischer Panda 8 kW diesel generator (2009 - 86 hours) or by a Trace inverter/charger. AC functions include water heater, battery charger, refrigeration, electrical outlets, air conditioning, microwave oven, water maker etc.
Yanmar 4JH3-DTHE 125 hp freshwater-cooled diesel engine (1,015 hours – new 2006)
The main engine turns a 21" diameter MaxProp feathering 3-blade propeller that improves sailing performance by reducing propeller drag. A Scatra flexible engine coupler connects the thrust bearing to the engine, allowing for installation on flexible mounts to eliminate nearly all engine vibration.
The hull was molded in FRP with 3/4" Airex foam core for added strength and sound/thermal insulation. 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 lead ballast to provide negative buoyancy. Centerboard hoists via wire cable to winch on deck and offers a minimum draft of only 5’-6” with board up and a maximum draft of 11’-4” with board down. The balanced, high-aspect spade rudder is two-part female molded FRP with 3-1/2" stainless steel rudder stock. Bulkheads are built of marine grade plywood, reinforced with FRP in areas of chainplates. FRP fuel and water tanks 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 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. All deck hatch landings are molded in FRP. The propane locker is molded separately and ventilated with direct drain overboard.
The main cockpit is large and functional, designed for easy exit on each side without climbing over coaming. The steering pedestal houses all engine instrumentation and sail handling functions, and deck winches are all easily reached from the helm – a feature rarely found on any other yacht. There is also a large cockpit table with built-in cooler and fold-up leaves to seat six comfortably.
Topsides are Flag Blue Awlgrip with double white boot stripe and green bottom. Cabin house is white with tan nonskid (new 2010). New Durotec Vinylester barrier coating (2005).
One Maritime Drive
Portsmouth, RI 02871