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1991 52 (ft.) LITTLE HARBOR 52

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 137830

Portsmouth, RI, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Racers and Cruisers
52 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
IB Diesel
Number of Engines
Engine Hours

General Details

One of the best of the Little Harbor fleet, the Little Harbor 52 design enjoys applause world wide. Her Delta form underbody offers shallow draft for access to more cruising areas while still performing admirably and with great stability. She offers performance, aesthetics, comfort, safety, luxury, and is truly top of her class.

She is far and away, excellent in all respects.

Crescent Moon, originally called Freestyle, was built with a nearly unlimited budget. She has been cared for at the highest level, her entire life.. She shows in every respect as an example of a proper yacht.

With three wonderful and spacious staterooms, two heads-both with showers, salon with hull ports yielding open-ness an excellent cockpit, spacious light blond teak interior, purposefully designed for comfort, this special yacht will bring you and your family to cruising grounds of the world in style and comfort.

A very special yacht, she has had continuous care, was special to begin, and a family heirloom. She will show her true colors to your family, offering a lifetime of family memories.

Her current owner is hesitantly selling only due to a change in plans. ANOTHER PRICE REDUCTION MAKES THIS SUPERB YACHT A BARGAIN IN EVERY SENSE.


Accomodations and Layout
Elegant and open interior plan sleeping six in three private staterooms with two heads and two stall showers. Large aft cabin with rare centerline queen bed. Single pass-thru layout. The interior is satin varnished teak. The soles are solid teak and holly, and have been freshly sanded and varnished (2011). The interior overhead is offwhite Formica with teak trim. Shelving, bookshelves and teak handholds are found throughout the interior. Full length mirrors are installed in each stateroom. Ventilation is excellent with stainless opening ports and Manship/Hood deck hatches. Lighting is provided by Danmark brand direct fixtures along with indirect lighting.   All interior light fixtures and hardware are gold plated.     Her entire interior cabin sole is removable and has positive latches for security along with catches to secure every piece to the floor frames.
Forward Cabin
The forward cabin features a very large V-berth with filler. Storage is provided by four drawers, seven lockers, a hanging locker and storage under the berth. Very nice lighting, ventilation hatches and elegant finishes. There are aircraft style lockers in the corners of the hull and deck.   Aft to port is the forward head with a shower stall. The head is accessible from the passageway, thus a day head, and privately from the forward cabin. A linen locker is outboard of the shower, with five additional lockers within the head.
Starboard Cabin
To starboard is the second guest cabin, featuring upper and lower berths. Storage includes a hanging locker, three drawers and seven lockers. There is a nicely framed mirror. The lower berth is nearly a double sized berth.
Main Salon
To starboard is an oval dinette with comfortable seating for six. To port is a full-length settee with a small cocktail table. The upholstery is hunter green ultrasuede. The navigation station is aft to port in the main salon and features a full-width wrap-around design and a custom pedestal chair.   There is storage beneath the settees (as tanks are below the level of the cabin sole).
Aft of the main salon to starboard   Mariner four-burner propane stove Microwave oven Top opening freezer 10 cubic foot refrigerator with twin custom vertical doors at eye level Twin stainless steel sinks with Blanco faucet (2009) Seagull water purifier on cold side White Corian countertops Numerous lockers and drawers for storage
Master Cabin
The Master cabin is aft and features a centerline queen berth with foam mattress. Settees are on each side of the bed. The berth and seat tops are Formica lined with access to storage below. Ample storage includes six drawers, six lockers and a large hanging locker. Thru-hull port lights accentuate the interior of the cabin, yielding a unique open-ness un-common in a 50-something footer. A deck hatch and four opening portholes provide light and ventilation. The private ensuite head and large shower stall includes an additional hanging locker and six storage lockers. The counter is dark green marble.
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 (including new Standard Horizon GPS Nav display at wheel and Furuno radar beneath the dodger in the cockpit), sail handling functions and sailing instruments for easy access by helmsman, as are all deck winches. A Ritchie 6” compass installed on the steering pedestal; solid teak table with drop leaves installed ahead of the pedestal. Built-in lockers for storage of rope tails outside of cockpit. Closed cell foam cockpit cushions with backrests are white with green piping.
Electronics and Navigation
Communications ICOM M-120 VHF ICOM M-800 SSB with antenna coupler Ham radio, ICOM 706 with antenna coupler EPIRB, by Alden electronics new 2003 Cell phone antenna   Navionics Recently added in 2011: New CP-590 GPS-Plotter at helm, mounted on custom pod secured to the pedestal C Map system for allUSAandCaribbean IBM Thinkpad (Nobeltec Laptop PC program) connected to GP36 systems tied to GPS system at helm, and thru separate serial connection, to GPS at Nav Station Robertson AP 300 autopilot with remote at helm and hand held Furuno 1833 radars, dual stations forward part of cockpit and chart table  (2) Furuno FP36 GPS (Cockpit display 2005) Furuno Nav display Navnet 1833 B&G Hydra 330 Oceanpack with two 20/20 displays, multi display and 360 degree analog wind in cockpit and multi-display at nav station Dytek 500 sea water temp gauge   Entertainment Flat screen TV, with High Definition digital adapter—thru antenna Six Disc CD/DVD Clarion A/D/S 6 channel amplifier Two pairBoston  Acoustics speakers (main salon, owner's cabin) One pair BABB water proof cockpit speakers
Electrical System
The yacht’s DC electrical supply is 12 volt supplied by six heavy-duty gel cell type house batteries, with a total capacity of 1200 amp hours. Batteries were replaced in 2007. An independent 200 amp-hour battery is dedicated to engine starting.   House batteries are charged by a 135 amp engine alternator and Engine generator and bow thruster batteries are charged by a second 135 amp alternator. All batteries can also be charged by a 12-volt, 100 amp Ultima II automatic battery charger run off the generator or shore power.     All ship’s wiring is of tinned copper wire run in a PVC conduit system from bow to stern. Access for service or additional wiring installation is made easy at load center junctions concealed by a watertight cover. All wires are colored and numbered for easy identification.     AC ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:   The yacht’s AC electrical is 110 volt/60 cycles. AC power is supplied by two 50-amp shore power inlets. AC power is also supplied by an 1800 watt DC Heart Interface power inverter/charger or by an 8 kW Westerbeke generator (1211 hours). AC functions include water heater, battery charger, refrigeration, electrical outlets, inverter, microwave oven, ice maker, etc.   There are two main switch panels located in the vicinity of the nav station. Other features include:   MainDCand AC breakers 33 DC branch circuit breakers with back lighting 11 DC branch circuit breakers with back lighting Batterytest meters Reverse polarity indicators DC and AC voltage and load current meters Variable speed fans installed in main salon and at each berth Automatic on/off switches for hanging locker and refrigerator/freezer lights GFIC water AC outlets in heads and galley Waterproof 12 volt outlet at the steering pedestal Engine, rudder post, mast step, chainplates and seacocks are grounded to a 6” copper strap, glassed to hull, running from bow to stern on both sides of hull Electrolysis protection is provided by zinc anodes installed on the propeller shaft and inside the centerboard trunk Copper screening fiberglassed into hull for radio antenna ground Separate grounding bar installed for electronics 24 V DC Bowthruster by ARCTURUS
The deck is constructed of FRP with Divinycell H-80 foam core for strength and stiffness. In areas where deck equipment is installed, core is replaced with Divinycell H-200 high-density foam. Hand-laid teak foredeck, side decks, cockpit sole and aft deck.   Teak drip rail along cabin side and wrapped around front and back of cabin Teak handrails Solid teak cockpit backrests Solid teak framed Lexan companionway hatch slides Teak/Lexan sliding companionway hatch with teak faced FRP sprayhood to house instruments.   Stainless steel opening portholes with screens Stainless steel deck hatches – all hatches have had new acrylic lights 2011 Stainless steel cowl vents Flush deck prisms installed where extra natural light is needed below Harken stainless steel padeyes Stainless steel roller-bearing deck and fairlead blocks 6 stainless steel mooring cleats 2 genoa fairlead cars and 4 eye cars. Varnished teak outboard mount with stainless cover plates Custom stainless outboard motor davit, removable with tackle system Hot/cold shower in flush stern locker Custom fold-down stern ladder with stainless frame and teak steps Givens 6-man Life raft with mini-EPIRB-fully serviced in 2010, valise painted awlgriped 2010 in sea foam green   Ground Tackel Anchor windlass 66 lb Bruce anchor w/250' chain rode Fortress 55 lb secondary anchor with rode and chain   Fenders Dock lines Fender boards Teak removable side step Custom dodger with roll-up front and elkhide grab bar Bimini with window over helmsman and storage boot  
Hand laid fiberglass hull with 3/4” 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.   Topsides are finished with Jade Mist Green Awlgrip (2007), double white boot stripe, red bottom and gold cove strip. Cabin is white Awlgrip with beige non-skid. Deck and non-skid painted 2004.
Sails and Rigging
Hood Electric Stoway aluminum mast and boom, white Awlgrip, 2004 Hood 4880 Seafurl manual headstay system Staysail package Full spinnaker package Navtec insulated backstay TV antenna mounted on mast Navtec hydraulic boom vang and backstay with failsafe turnbuckle and two-function panel in cockpit Storm trysail track Spreader lights Harken mainsheet traveler system   SAILS   North furling main, 2004 Nordac North genoa, 2004 Nordac North Storm jib new condition Storm trysail new condition Spinnaker Assymetrical (green, white, baby blue colors) with a snuffer sleeve spinnaker pole   BARIENT WINCHES   Two #32 ST-PW-S electric primaries One #32 ST-PW-S electric outhaul One #32 ST-PW-S electric mainsheet Two #27 ST-S secondaries Three #21 ST-S halyard winches   CANVAS New Bimini 2011 New Dodger 2011 Leather turnbuckles
Mechanical Equipment and Engine Details
  Westerbeke 108B freshwater-cooled diesel engine, 100 hp, 2490 Hours as of November 2011 Borg-Warner gear box with reduction of 1.19:1 21" Diameter MaxProp feathering 3-blade propeller 1 ½" Aquamet stainless shaft Racor fuel filter (2) Electric bilge pumps (2) Manual bilge pumps Royal Flush electric toilet in each head with discharge into FRP holding tank and by-pass for direct overboard discharge Sealand macerator-type pump RefrigerationSystems Grunert combination engine driven 110-volt refrigerator and freezer system with 2 independent compressors and dual-refrigerant lines in the holdover plates, upgraded in 2009   Edson pedestal wheel steering Groco Paragon fresh water pump Groco Paragon salt water pump Arcturus Force 10 bow thruster (24 volt)
Other Features
Reverse cycle air conditioning, approx. 30,000 BTU with 3 separate zones for owner, salon and guests Varnished teak outboard mount with stainless cover plates Custom storage for glasses, china, bottles, etc. in galley Bar area in salon Engine oil change pump' Weather boards for cockpit Exhaust fan for galley/head (5) ½:" Marguard tinted Lexan topside windows in main salon (2) ½" Marguard tinted Lexan windows in owner's cabin First aid kit Suede quilted mast cover Crew covers for main salon upholstery Custom quilts fitted sheets, pillow shams and throw pillows
One of the best Hood designs, Crescent Moon is in what can only be described as excellent condition all around. She is very much a turn key yacht, having been lovingly cared for her entire life. Originally conceived and built by a very well known owner with a large budget for the best gear, she has always been cared for at the highest level and for that reason is considered, at her pricing, to be a superb offering.   Crescent Moon has been used summers only in New England and Northern waters. Early on in her career she won her class in the Newport to Bermuda Race. Since then, Crescent Moon has been used for family cruising by meticulous owners.   In 2002, a custom Fontaine designed rudder with a carbon fiber stock was added to improve finger tip steering. Along with recent electronics, deck/non-skid paint, continuous varnish work she lacks nothing but new ownership.   She is easily shorthanded and has access to shallower waters few 50 footers have the privilege or convenience.   She is also ready in every way for her next owner to enjoy safe, comfortable cruising in a boat that will turn heads in any port.
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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