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.
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.
1104 Route 28A - Po Box 457 - (508)563-2800
Cataumet, MA 02534
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 well fitted with modern electronics for a casual daysail or a long offshore passage.
Radar – Furuno Model 1830
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
Compass – Halcyon Super 3
VHF – Icon M-56 & M-120
Stereo – Alpine 7290 with Boston Acoustic speakers
Speedo/Depth Transducers – B&G Ocean Pak 360
Boat Cellular Telephone – Mitsubishi Diamond 92M
Auto Pilot – Autohelm 7000
The engine has been excellently maintained and followed a daily, monthly and yearly schedule.
Engine – Westerbeke 82B Four
Prop – Max Blade 3 Blade
Bow Thruster – VETUS BJET524
Refrigeration – Grunert 75ED
Winches – Barient Electric
Battery Charger – Heart Interface EMS-2800-12
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
Rig & Sails
Mast – STOWAY (Electric) 65' 3" Above Water
Jib Furler – SEAFURL (Manual)
New Main & Jib 2013 – Harding Sails
Sail Area with 100% - 1082 sq. ft.
1104 Route 28A
PO Box 457
Cataumet, MA 02534-0457