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COURTSHIP42' Little Harbor 42 1986

$ 295,000

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Rare and wonderful boat. Light seasonal use since new. Just two owners to date. Truly exceptional!

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Wellington Yacht Partners. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 295,000
  • Builder:

    Little Harbor

  • Model:


  • Year:


  • Location:

    Marion, Massachusetts, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 42 ft 8 in
  • Display Length: 42 ft
  • Beam: 13' 1"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 120 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 80 gals
  • Engine Details: Westerbeke 4-cyl FWC Diesel
  • Engine 1: 2022 10.00 HRS 52.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

COURTSHIP is an exceptional boat with all the ease of sailing shorthanded that only her unique cockpit layout can provide. All sailing functions can be accomplished by the helmsman without leaving the wheel, as her Sto'way rig controls and both primary and secondary self-tailing winches are within easy reach.

Belowdecks, COURTSHIP is a most comfortable 42-footer, with space and ambiance in the main saloon that rivals that of bigger boats. The famed Little Harbor Custom Yachts attention to detail and craftsmanship combined with Ted Hood design ingenuity is evident throughout the boat both on and below decks.

COURTSHIP has been maintained to the best of standards since new, with heated inside storage for the winter months and limited New England seasonal use in the summers. COURTSHIP has had just two ownerships; her second and present owner has loved her for well in excess of twenty years. 

Starting forward is the owner's stateroom with V-berth and filler to make a double berth. There are port and starboard hull/deck hanging lockers, two foot lockers, a generous cedar lined hanging locker and six drawers in the owners quarters. Just aft to port is a large head with shower and another hanging locker opposite to starboard.

The main salon has U-shaped seating area to port with beautiful inlaid teak dining table and a pull-out sofa berth to starboard. Generous in-berth storage with hanging locker plus lockers above.

The U-shaped galley is to port and is equipped with a Force Ten 3-burner gimbaled propane stove with oven, refrigerator/freezer, double stainless steel sinks, hot and cold pressure water, salt water foot pump and generous storage for china and cooking utensils.

Opposite the galley is a full nav station with quarter berth aft and more locker storage.

The interior joinery is satin varnished teak with lovely laminated gloss varnished deck beams under the coach roof. There is Espar heating throughout.


  • Large V-berth w/filler
  • Hanging locker
  • Ocean Frigast reading lights from Denmark
  • Circulating fans
  • Stainless steel opening portholes
  • Custom curtains and pillows to coordinate with upholstery
  • Stainless overhead hatch with fitted teak opening screen
  • (6) Drawers
  • A/C receptacles
  • Espar force hot air heat
  • White laminate overheads with varnished teak trim
  • Private entrance to head


  • Generous (6’-6”) quarter berth starboard, aft of nav station
  • Starboard side bench settee (6'-8") converts to large bunk
  • U-shaped settee to port with varnished folding table for up to eight
  • Stainless steel opening ports
  • Custom curtains and pillows to coordinate with upholstery
  • Reading lamps
  • Overhead lamps
  • Liquor cabinet with inserts
  • Clock
  • Barometer


  • Manual Wilcox Crittenden head
  • Varnished teak grate for shower
  • Shower head with flexible hose
  • Stainless dorade ventilators
  • Stainless opening port
  • Overhead lamp
  • Angled mirror over sink
  • Stainless opening hatch with built in screen
  • Custom curtain


  • Cold plate freezer and refrigeration with gauges and controls
  • Stainless 3-burner propane stove with oven and broiler
  • Microwave oven
  • Hand pump and hand sprayer
  • Stainless steel counter around double sinks
  • Counter board over the stove
  • Drain sump pump
  • Blower fan
  • Built-in trash container
  • Propane solenoid switch and (2) propane tanks in port locker in the cockpit
  • Autohelm 6000 autopilot (new 2013)
  • Raytheon autohelm
  • Northstar 951 GPS
  • Icom IC 80 VHF radio
  • Cybernet CMS marine stereo

110V AC/30 amp electrical system along with 12VDC systems. The 110V/12V service panel is located at the nav station. House and service batteries are separate from the engine battery. 

  • North Sails Mast Furling Soft Norlam (2013)
  • North Sails Furling Genoa Soft Norlam (2013)
  • Navtec rod standing rigging (new 2013)
  • Shaeffer 3100 headstay furling system (2013)
  • Hood electric Stoway mast
  • Stainless inboard and outboard genoa tracks
  • Snatch blocks, boom vang, lines

Barient self-tailing winches:

  • (2) #32 ST electric Primaries
  • (2) #28 two speeds for main outhaul to port and for main sheet to port
  • Barient halyard winched in mast
  • Westerbeke engine: 52 HP 4 cyl-FWC Diesel (Complete bottom up rebuild winter 2022)
  • Westerbeke generator 4.4 kW @ 120 VAC/37 amps (483 Hours)
  • Espar heat
  • Lead foam insulated engine compartment
  • Vetus bow thruster
  • Max Prop
  • (3) Electric bilge pumps
  • (2) Manual bilge pumps
  • Bilge alarm
  • Fuel and water tank manifolds
  • Fuel and water tank gauges
  • Holding tank monitor

The hull is molded fiberglass with Divinycell foam core and gel-coat finish. Hull painted in Dark Blue Awlgrip, 2017. Decks are teak over fiberglass surrounded by white waterways.

  • Hood foil-shaped centerboard for enhanced upwind performance
  • (2) Anchor rollers
  • Maxwell anchor windlass
  • CQR anchor on 250' of chain with stopper and SS chafe guard
  • Danforth anchor w/chain and rode
  • Transom mounted SS swim ladder with teak treads
  • 42" stainless destroyer wheel with teak rim
  • New wheel cover (2019)
  • Little Harbor fixed drop leaf teak cockpit table with cover
  • Bimini with stainless bows
  • Dodger (new 2019) w/SS frame and grab rail
  • Dual lifelines w/stainless stanchions
  • White cockpit cushions
  • Awning (new 2019)
  • Cockpit cover (new 2019)
  • Fenders w/covers and ledger boards
  • (5) Overhead hatches
  • Salt and fresh water washdowns
  • Stainless screens for all ports
  • (5) Hatches and lockers in the cockpit
  • Teak and Lexan companionway hatch boards
  • Recessed scupper drains
  • Stainless chocks
  • Built-in rub strake into stainless guard
  • Beige non-skid top of deckhouse
  • All dorade boxes are bright w/stainless vents and stainless guards
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Halon automatic fire extinguisher
  • Life rings

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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