HERMIE LOUISE (Name Reserved) was originally built as JAYHAWK for a renowned yachtsman to sail around the world. Her exceptional sailing career includes two circumnavigations, multiple trans-Atlantic crossings, as well as various offshore regattas. She is a splendidly crafted modern classic combining ageless grace and style with modern technology. HERMIE LOUISE turns heads in every port of call with her remarkably attractive profile and superb condition. Thanks to her attentive owners who continue to maintain and upgrade her to the highest standards, she is ready for her next adventure.
Some highlights are:
A detailed list of notable upgrades and improvements is available upon request.
Donated vessel, available for long-term lease with option to purchase.
Forward are two cabins, port and starboard, sharing a head and shower forward. Berths are upper and lower singles. Just aft is a seagoing gourmet galley to port, with dinette to starboard. The refrigeration is designed with long-distance cruising foremost, with huge chest freezer and refrigerator. Additionally, there is a drawer refrigerator starboard, convenient to the dinette.
A privacy door leads to a massive salon with the comfort and feel of varnished teak, leather, polished brass and stainless steel. Dining is comfortable for eight or more guests. A seagoing helmsman’s chair graces the navigation station, a luxurious location to plan your next voyage or to read a good book.
Down two steps aft are two guest cabins, port and starboard. Each has a large double berth and en-suite head.
Further aft along the corridor is the primary stateroom, designed as a true offshore haven for the owner. A queen-sized berth is starboard with a single is to port. Moving up two steps is a divided head, with toilet and sink to starboard and stall shower to port.
Three steps up lead to the owner’s magnificent private aft cockpit. Supports and cushions allow this area to become a giant king-sized berth for private sunning or sleeping under the stars.
Up from the salon is the massive center cockpit which seats ten people under cover. Additional seating, as well as a second set of engine controls, is located under the dodger.
A signature feature of Little Harbor sailboats are the walk-throughs in the cockpit coaming, port and starboard, to the side decks.
Molded fiberglass hull with raked stem, transom stern, full keel with centerboard, trail centerboard board and rudder on a full skeg. The decks are flush with center and aft cockpits. She is ketch-rigged and twin-diesel-engine powered.
Her hull is dark blue with two white boot stripes and a gold cove stripe. Superstructure and spars are white. Decks are overlaid in teak.
The hull is constructed using foam core. The core extends down below the waterline. All bulkheads are 3/4" plywood fiber glassed in. There are no watertight bulkheads. There are longitudinal structural stringers for the engine beds. All transverse floors and interior structures are done in foam or in encapsulated plywood. The tanks are molded glass well set in and glassed in place, giving a lower integral strength to the hull. The centerboard trunks are fabricated in solid fiberglass layup. The deck construction is also core. The hull is molded with an inner flange and the deck is bolted and glued to the inner flange. Edge area of the deck there is solid fiberglass.
HERMIE LOUISE had her bottom stripped to fiberglass (2013). No blistering reported.
Most recent dry docking was November, 2020. Anti-fouling renewed at that time, along with (12) zinc anodes.
She has two (2) centerboards -- a main board and a trail board.
The main board is lifted via a 1/2" spectra stainless steel wire cable through a set of sheaves to a hydraulic captive reel winch. The aft board is solid bronze and is approximately 600 lbs. It also has a 5/16" 7 x 19 stainless steel wire cable to a captive reel winch.
Centerboard configuration offers a minimum draft of 7’ with board up and a maximum draft of 17’-10’ with board down.
All of the bronze through-hull fittings are fitted with either bronze ball valves or bronze seacocks. All are incorporated into the yacht’s bonding system. All through-hull fittings counter-sunk and flushed with hull, then faired. There are internal basket-type sea strainers where necessary, and a fiberglass sea chest.
All tanks are integral fiberglass. All have aluminum manholes on the top.
Fuel Tanks and System:
Fresh Water Tanks and System:
Gray Water Tanks and System:
Black Water Tanks and System:
Crew: Jabsco electric flush salt water toilet
The engine room is below the main salon sole, and the generator/pump room is below the galley sole. The best day-to-day access to the engine room is via the galley, and there is a pass-through via the bulkhead from the pump room to the engine room. The salon soles are removable for better access to the main engines. Both machinery spaces have good DC lighting and are well kept.
The main engine room houses the port and starboard engines with centerboard trunk between.
Motoring speed is 9 knots at 2000 rpm.
Stainless steel water-injected elbows with reinforced flexible hose to fiberglass Centex gas/water separators and then reinforced flexible hose to the transom.
Port unit in sound shield. Both are very quiet.
Port generator drives hydraulic pump via DC clutch for the bow thruster. All exhausts have a stainless steel water-injected elbow-reinforced flexible hose to fiberglass water collector-type muffler, with reinforced flexible hose to gas/water separator. Gas goes out the bottom and generator discharges on opposite (starboard) side at the waterline. All units can be easily removed.
AC System Providers:
The system is set up so that the bus can be split, and (2) generators can run at one time. The panel is well laid out with volt, amp, and frequency meters. The main panel is in the main salon.
Salon Navigation Station:
Ship-wide Entertainment System (installed 2014)
-Interfaces with ship wide entertainment system via iPads (installed 2014)
Cockpit Stereo System (installed 2019)
· (2) Manual plug-in wandering leads
· Remote control from helm station for both
The main deck and both cockpits are overlaid in teak planking by Teak Decking Systems at Little Harbor in 1999. The estimated original thickness is approximately ½". The decks are glued and covering boards and edge boards are screwed. They are seamed with Teak Decking Systems seaming compound.
Deck length overall is 86’10” from bow pulpit to end of the boomkin.