1990 Little Harbor 54
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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Portsmouth, RI
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 695,000
NOW OR NEVER is one of the few Little Harbor 54s offering queen-sized centerline berths both forward and aft, plus a third cabin with upper and lower berths. She is exceptionally well-equipped, and has been maintained to the highest possible standards. With her Stoway rig, bow thruster, electric winches and shoal draft, NOW OR NEVER is equally at home gunkholing or crossing oceans. She can be easily handled by one.
A comprehensive refit was completed in 2009, and NOW OR NEVER has been continually upgraded since.
WELLINGTON YACHT PARTNERS -- BROKERAGE OFFICES: Portsmouth, Rhode Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Falmouth, Maine.
Miles DAVID, Chris FAIRFAX, Dolf HAFFENREFFER, Chet HARTSHORN, Ted HOOD, Murray LORD, Bob MARSTON, John PERKINS, Jim WETHERALD.
Please contact Wellington Yacht Partners at (401) 683-6070
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
NOW OR NEVER
Builder: Little Harbor
Designer: Ted Hood
Flag of Registry: United States
LOA: 54 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 0 in
LWL: 43 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 54 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 60000 lbs
Total Power: 120 HP
Engine Brand: Volkswagen
Year Built: 2009
Engine Model: TDI 120-5
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1733
Engine Power: 120 HP
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: Fiberglass (250 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Fiberglass (240 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Total Liferaft Capacity: 8
Starting forward is a guest stateroom with a centerline queen berth. At the foot of this berth is a seat and large hanging lockers. There is one large centerline hatch and two smaller hatches in this stateroom. There are Hella fans to port and starboard, along with reading lights each side of the bed and ample overhead lighting.
Aft to port is a head with a Vacuflush toilet, tan marble vanity and separate stall shower. Ventilation is provided by an overhead hatch and opening port, with additional natural lighting via a deck prism.
To starboard is a guest stateroom with upper and lower berths. It features a large hanging closet with aircraft-style overhead cupboards, as well as multiple storage drawers. Ventilation is provided by an overhead hatch and an opening stainless steel port light. A reading lamp is at the head of each berth.
Aft of the forward stateroom is a generous main salon that can sleep two on a convertible double settee. A round teak dining table has circular seating outboard. Custom cabinets for glasses and wine bottles are on the forward bulkhead.
Aft of the main salon, to port, is an oversized full-width chart/navigation station with maple-topped chart table and built-in instruments, providing maximum visibility and ease of operation. The table is L-shaped, has a swivel chair and can double as an office.
Aft of the main stateroom on the starboard side is the alley-style galley.
- Force 10 4-burner stainless steel stove with oven and microwave
- Top-loading freezer and front-loading fridge, both with holdover plates and dual systems (110 volt and engine-driven)
- Double stainless steel sinks with retractable faucet
- Sandstone-colored Corian countertops
- Custom glass storage
- (6) Under-cabinet lights
- Microwave oven
The aft master stateroom has an oversized centerline queen berth. There is seating on both sides of the berth, along with dual hanging lockers. Ventilation to this stateroom is provided by a large centerline opening hatch with mosquito screen and blackout shade. Additionally, there are (4) opening ports: (2) to port and (2) to starboard.
The ensuite head has a shower, sink and vanity with green marble countertop, and mirror. Two opening ports are located in this head.
The interior is teak with a satin varnish finish. A minimum of six coats of marine varnish were applied to achieve the finish. The floorboards are teak and holly, finished in high gloss. The curved companionway steps are finished with a high-gloss, non-skid surface.
The cabin sole is built of removable separate floorboards for access to tank tops, seacocks and machinery. Flush, lock-in type handles are installed for each section. Sole construction is of solid 3/8” alternating teak and holly, laid over a lightweight core material. All exposed hull materials are lined with solid teak strips. The overhead is divided into removable sections, covered with off-white Formica panels and solid teak strips. Built-in hatch screens and blinds conveniently slide away when not in use.
Hanging lockers are lined with western red cedar. All other lockers above seat level are lined with teak or Formica trimmed with teak. All wiring is completely hidden from view in these lockers by removable panels.
Galley countertops are Sandstone-colored Corian. Head countertops are tan marble (forward), and green marble (aft). Vertical surfaces in the galley and heads are off-white Formica with teak trim. Head floors are fiberglass with teak grates. Berth and seat tops are Formica-lined, with access to storage below through multiple lift-up openings.
The water and fuel tanks are below floor level, allowing extensive storage under seats and furniture throughout the interior.
- WiFi antenna
- Samsung 31” LCD TV in the aft cabin, with Samsung Blueray DVD and Bose speakers
- Samsung 23” LCD TV in main saloon
- DVD player
- Alpine CD changer
- Alpine CD radio
- Bose speakers in cockpit
- Sirius weather radio
- Fusion music system with iPod dock and remote (new 2016)
- AC/DC distribution panel including alarms and gauges (2014)
- 12 Volt, 100 Volt, 220 Volt
- 6 kW Northern Lights generator with sound shield (5,282 hours)
- 135 amp alternator
- 55 amp alternator
- Separate start batteries for engine and generator
- (2) 12 Volt, 220 amp batteries for bow thruster
- (6) 6 Volt house, 180 amp gel cell batteries (new 2017)
- (2) New start batteries (2017)
- Sound insulation for engine room
- Battery boxes
- All interior wires now in cable trays
- Shore power cable plus splitter (new 2017)
- Four separate reverse-cycle air conditioning units, with separate controls for each cabin and the main salon
- Lighting is provided by (30) overhead lights throughout the vessel, along with (13) Frigast reading lamps and (2) gimbaled lamps in the salon
ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
- Raymarine digital radar and GPS (2016), antenna on post on aft deck
- Raymarine 9” Hybrid touch screen at helm (2016)
- Raymarine 15” Hybrid touch screen at nav station (2016)
- KVH Sat phone and Internet system (2016)
- Raymarine ST 7002 autopilot (converted to hydraulic) with remote at nav table
- B&G sailing instruments with (1) Hydra 2000, (2) 20/20 B&G displays in cockpit and (1) analog wind display above companionway, (1) HS 2 repeater at nav table and (1) Hydra 330 repeater in aft cabin
- VHF ICOM IC-M604 / Commander mic at helm
- Backup Garmin740 S GPS system
- Power is provided by a Volkswagen 120 hp fresh-water cooled diesel engine (2009)
- Wet exhaust system with water-lift type muffler, Kobelt single-lever shift and throttle controls
- Engine start is via single 12-Volt, 200 amp-hour battery. New (2017)
- Emergency switch paralleling all house batteries to eng start batteries
- Engine access is via removable side doors in the galley, aft passageway, aft cabin and head
- Sound insulation for the engine room
- Air conditioning in the forward and aft cabins
- Edson steering system
- A custom, bronze 18” rudder quadrant is connected to the pedestal with 7 X 19 ¼” S/S wire cable
- Wooden emergency tiller
- New Spectra reverse-osmosis desalinization unit (2016)
- Max feathering prop
- Side Power bow thruster unit (new 2016)
- New S/S engine and generator exhaust manifolds
The Volkswagen propulsion system is state-of-the-art; a very quiet engine that has definitely added a higher level of comfort over the original Perkins engine. The fuel consumption by this engine is very low.
HULL AND DECK
Construction The hull is molded in FRP from female molds with ¾” Airex foam core for added strength and sound/thermal insulation. Vinylester resin is used on the exterior skins for the highest possible resistance to water osmosis, plus epoxy bottom coating with Interlux 2000 system. Airex core material eliminated in areas of sheer line, centerline, ballast, rudder post, hull ports and thru-hulls, with solid FRP lay-up in these areas. There is a painted fiberglass rub rail with stainless steel striker.
Centerboard The centerboard has a highly efficient foil shape and is filled with structural putty and lead ballast to provide negative buoyancy. Centerboard hoist via wire cable to winch on deck. The centerboard trunk is molded FRP. Rebuilt 2016. Centerboard configuration offers minimum draft of 6’ with board up and maximum draft of 11’ with board down.
Rudder The balanced spade rudder is molded FRP with 3-1/2” S/S rudder stock. Rudder blade molded around S/S frame welded to rudder stock. Rebuilt by Hinckley 2017.
Ballast All ballast is lead, cast in place and fully encapsulated by the fiberglass hull and keel. The lead is covered with approximately ½” solid FRP.
Other Bulkheads are built of marine-grade plywood, reinforced with FRP in areas of chain plates. All structural bulkheads are bonded to the hull and deck with FRP and Airex foam spacers. Floor beams are extruded FRP, interlocked and bonded to hull for rigid and durable support of cabin sole.
FRP fuel and water tanks are integral to the hull for additional stiffness to hull laminate and to use the maximum amount of volume available. All tanks fully baffled with ample inspection ports, and water tanks are coated with clear gelcoat.
Chain plates are 3/16 stainless flat bar weldments thru-bolted to reinforce FRP attached to hull. S/S mast step, ¼” thickness with limber holes and provision for 3” of fore and aft adjustment. FRP engine bed with steel reinforcement bonded directly to the hull.
Construction The deck is painted in White Awlgrip, and is constructed of one-piece molded FRP covered with laid teak and Divinycell H-80 foam core. In areas where deck equipment in installed, core is replaced with Divinycell H-200 high-density foam. Cockpit sides and coaming are solid fiberglass with mounted teak backrests. Deck flange is solid glass, approximately 3/8” thickness. The deck is bonded and bolted down with epoxy putty to the inboard angled hull flange with 5/16” bolts on 8” centers. Additional fastenings provided with teak toe rail thru-bolted on 8” centers. All deck hatch landings are molded in FRP. Eleven Lexan hatches (2005).
There is a flush lazarette hatch with molded drain channels. The propane locker is molded separately and ventilated with direct drain overboard.
Deck/Custom Stainless Work Stainless steel bow pulpit with port and starboard running lights; S/S stern pulpit with boarding gate and stern light; 27” S/S stanchions and double lifelines with side gates; S/S stem head fitting with twin anchor rollers and well-rounded, built-in mooring line fairleads, installed flush with toe rail.
S/S stern and spring line chocks flush with toe rail; S/S chain plates; S/S non-fouling guard rails over dorade boxes; Teak-covered S/S steering wheel; S/S genoa tracks inboard and outboard with reference number stamped on top; S/S foot block bases.
Deck Joiner Work Hand-laid teak decks and cockpit sole, bedded and fastened to deck; solid teak toe rail flared and tapered to match hull and fitted to mooring line chocks; solid teak dorade boxes with Lexan tops and dovetail joints; teak eyebrow along cabin side and wrapped around front and back of cabin; teak handrails; solid teak cockpit backrests; solid teak-framed Lexan companionway hatch slides and teak/Lexan sliding companionway hatch with teak-faced FRP sprayhood to house instruments. Screen slides with varnished teak frames.
Cockpit Features The main cockpit is large and functional, designed for easy exit each side without climbing over coaming. A custom-designed molded FRP steering pedestal houses all engine instrumentation, sail handling functions for easy access by helmsman, as are all deck winches. There is an array of (5) B&G displays above the companionway, providing essential information for the helmsman. A Ritchie 6” compass is installed on the steering pedestal; solid teak table with drop leaves installed ahead of the pedestal. Built-in coaming lockers outside of the cockpit for storage of lines etc. All sail handling and electronic functions are located within easy reach of the helmsman, enabling one person to operate the boat.
- Cockpit cushions (new 2016)
- Ultra S/S 99 lb. anchor with all chain rode
- Bruce 66 lb. anchor with rode and chain
SAILS AND RIGGING
- Rod standing rigging (new 2009)
- Conduit in mast with quick-connect wiring harness (2016)
- Hood Stoway electric mast with double spreaders
- Carbon fiber spinnaker pole
- Quantum Stoway mainsail
- North 130% genoa
- North staysail
- Merriman centerboard winch
- (2) Barient 27 self tailing secondary winches
- (2) Barient 32 Electric 2-speed self tailing primary winches
- (1) Barient 32 Electric 2-speed self tailing mainsheet winch
- (1) Barient 32 Electric 2-speed self tailing outhaul winch
- (3) Self tailing halyard winches on mast
- Sailing winches are controlled by (8) Antal foot switches
AUGUST 2009 REFIT
A very detailed refit was completed August, 2009, including:
- (8) New hull port lights
- All new deck hatches
- New dodger
- New bimini
- New side curtains
- New Maxwell 3500 windlass
- New Harken Mark IV 3-roller furling unit headstay
- New spinlocks on mast in coach house
- New Lewmar halyard winch on mast
- Teak decks completely refurbished
- (8) New Antal foot switches for electric winches
- Topsides, new Awlgrip
- Coach house and waterways, new Awlgrip
- All S/S removed and re-chromed or re-polished
- Forepeak repainted
- All wiring placed in wire trays
- New plumbing to freshwater wash down
- New ventilation fan/blower in forepeak
- New hatch on forepeak
- Caribe C12 tender repainted
- Exterior varnish stripped and redone
- Lazarette repainted
- New exhausts
- New refrigeration
- New soundproofing on bulkhead
- New H2O pressure accumulator tank
- All transom thru hulls/exhausts re-chromed
- New thru-hull fittings and strainers
- AC rebuilt
- New engine-driven refrigeration
- New 110 volt refrigeration
- All new hose clamps throughout
- New steering cables
- All winches rebuilt
- Rudder repacked
- New propane tanks
- Toilets rebuilt
- New expansion tank for toilet
- Overhead lighting replaced
- New soundproofing in engine room
- New fresh water system
- New 5,000 GPH bilge pump
- New gray water tank system
- All plumbing renewed
- New battery boxes
- New interior upholstery
- New 130% headsail
- New 300’ 3/8 chain for anchor
- Hydraulics rebuilt
- New tank sensors
- New 3,500 GPH back-up bilge pump in salon
- New pennant on centerboard
The owner’s personal effects are excluded from the sale.
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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