Little Harbor Sailboats Information
Little Harbor Yachts was founded by Ted Hood who is best known as the founder of Hood Sail Makers, the largest sail maker in the world during the 60's and 70's. Aside from making sails, Ted was also an innovative marine inventor, a yacht designer and a successful racing skipper.
Hood's Little Harbor sailboat designs were built in Japan as early as 1959 and later in Holland at Franz Maas and then Taiwan. Hood had close relationships with the yards that were building his designs and later began manufacturing them at his own yard located in the most noprthern tip of Taiwan. In the mid 80's Hood sold his sail making operation to concentrate on building his Little Harbor designs, and by the end of the decade Little Harbor boats had earned a reputation as one of the highest quality yachts on the market.
In 1999 Hood received an offer to buy Little Harbor Yachts from an investment company that had just purchased The Hinckley Company a year earlier. The offer was too good to refuse, the company was sold and the line of Little Harbor boats was eventually discontinued. Even though they are no longer being actively produced, there are still around 200 Little Harbor yachts, ranging from 35 to 135 feet, still on the water today.
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