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1981 Little Harbor 38

Sag Harbor, New York


Robin is nothing less than a stunning example of the ever popular Little Harbor 38.  Robin has been meticulously maintained to the highest standards.  Her owner demands nothing less than the best when it comes to maintenance and it shows.  Robin has seen recent major refits in 2012/2013 and 2015. Robin was the personal boat of Ted Hood Sr. Hull # 3809

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Robin
Make: Little Harbor
Model: 38
Year: 1981
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: 999999999999
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Centerboard


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38 ft
Waterline Length: 31 ft
Beam: 118 ft
Max Draft: 8 ft
Min Draft: 5 ft
Displacement: 20,600 lb
Single Berths: 6
Cabins Count: 11

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-108
  • Drive Type: V
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
Cruising Speed: 7 kn
Maximum Speed: 9 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 55 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 50 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: V
Boat Class: Sloop, Cruisers


Blade Hovekamp
Tait Yachts


Tait Yachts
Waterfront Marina, Bay St. PO Box 1928
Sag Harbor, New York, US, 11963
Tel:(631) 458-1015
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.


Hand laid fiberglass hull. Hand laid fiberglass deck reinforced with balsa and plywood core. Molded fiberglass instrument console over companionway hatch with instrument mounting board. Molded fiberglass centerboard. Molded cove stripe. Molded fiberglass propane storage compartment in lazarette. Boot top-double stripe. Molded contrasting cabinhouse- non-skid new in 2013. Internal lead ballast. Stainless steel stemhead fitting with intregal mooring chocks (welded) and built in bow anchor roller. Welded stainless steel bow pulpit and stern railing. Stainless steel stern chocks. Four 10 inch chrome mooring cleats (bow and stern). Stainless stanchions and bases. Stainless gates port and starboard. Stainless steel double lifelines. One inch stainless steel Genoa T track port and starboard with fairlead car and slide on each. Mainsheet traveler with controls and cleats. Teak cleats-rails on cockpit seat to allow comfortable seating. Teak handrails, toerail, cockpit coaming and drip rails. Four opening ports 11 inch x 4 inch glass with screens. Opening hatches: One 24 inch x 24 inch; three 12 inch x 18 inch. Two teak dorade boxes with chrome vents. 4 inch Sliding teak and plexiglass companionway hatch with removable drop slides. Four fixed windows. Two cockpit lockers. One lazarette. One cockpit LP gas storage box.


Robin is ideal for day sailing, cruising and also is a perfect live aboard for 2!



Entering the Cabin is the large Main salon Galley Nav Station area. The settees face each other to port and to starboard with a drop leaf solid teak table between. There are hi quality, comfortable and obviously custom cushions and the quality of the wood-work fittings is evident, note photos please; the very nicely finished SENN wood interior is framed by the liberal use of solid teak wood, with solid corner posts and very proper cabinetry, unfortunately rarely seen today. And that is what separates her from so many other yachts.


The head is located forward of the main cabin on the port side and includes a shower with pressurized hot and cold water with backup hand pump, full standing headroom, and automatic sump and custom teak grate. A holding tank system with double Y valves, which allow overboard discharge when offshore, is standard equipment. Two doors provide easy access from the main cabin or forward stateroom.

Master Stateroom:

The forward cabin of the Little Harbor 38 is quite well appointed. The V berth provides comfortable sleeping accommodations for two while six lockers, two bureaus, and a hanging locker provide more than ample storage. This cabin is well lit by the large Goiot hatch in the coach roof, which, along with the louvered doors provides excellent ventilation. This is truly a cabin worthy of being called the owners stateroom. Hand laid teak and holly sole throughout that is, and this is unique, nearly fully removable, a Little Harbor hallmark. Very special and Unique features make her a family heirloom.



The U-shaped galley, located to port at the bottom of the companionway, is organized to make the best use of all working areas. The double stainless sink is exceptionally deep to allow use when heeled. Pressurized hot and cold water with a backup pump. The stove, the sink, and the heavily insulated icebox are surrounded by an inlaid Formica countertop and all reachable from one central location. Shipmate three-burner stainless steel stove with oven broiler, gimbaled propane gas with aluminum tank and Solenoid Cutoff. Stainless steel double sinks, 10 inch deep with hot and cold faucets. Dish lockers, utensil drawers, glass rack. Top loading insulated ice box with electric pump installed with 12V Alder-Barber refrigeration system. Stainless steel stove guard rail. Foot pump for fresh water.


12 Volt DC electrical system with 125/205 VAC shore Power. Deluxe Electrical control panel, Inverter, Battery Charger, Marine Batteries. Shore power cord. Navigation Lights. Engine room blower, many other deluxe aspects making her very well fit.

Recent Upgrades
  • Fresh Paint. Topsides, and Cabin Top 2013
  • New Dodger 2013
  • Cabin cushions 2011
  • New Newfound Metals Stainless Port Lights, with real glass 2013
  • Modified Table for better Access 2011
  • New water pump New Sink Macerator New Stainless large forward hatch
  • 2012 New SI/Tex AIS Transceiver 2013
  • New Harken Main Traveler System 2012
  • New Outhaul system 2012
  • New Harken Battcar system for Main 2012
  • New Harken MKIV Roller furler 2011
  • Larger Cabin top self-tailing winches All New spinlock clutches 2012
  • All new Harken deck organizers 2012
  • Rebuilt and painted Sea Tiger Windlass 2013
  • Modified Bow pulpit for Asymmetrical 2013
  • New stern rail 2012
  • Life lines 2010

Hi Tech Halyards

  • Main Halyard V-100 2013
  • Both Spin Halyards VPC 2011
  • Jib Halyard T-900 2011
  • Spin Sheets - Endura Brand 2011
  • Guys 2012 Jib sheet 2010
  • New fiberglass propane bottle 2013
  • Re-bedded all deck hardware and hatches 2013
  • New glass for hatches 2011
  • New Bottom Paint July 2014
  • Fresh coat of exterior varnish July 2014
  • New head macerator pump July 2014
2015 Upgrades

Refit at Brewers CT. - Over $500,000 refit between last (2) Owners.

  • New North Sails (2 Spinnakers & 1 Jib) Genoa, Gennaker, Asymmetrical spinnaker
  • Hull Paint
  • Teak Deck
  • Deck Hatches
  • Rod Rigging & Serviced All Chain Plates
  • Mast Removed & Painted.
  • Harken - Boom Vang, Electric Winches, Back Stay, Traveler, Turning Blocks, Mast Track Cars.
  • B&G Electronics, iPad, Auto Pilot, VHF
  • Stereo & Speaker System
  • All New Steering Components
  • Canvas & Sail Covers
  • North Sails & All Lines
  • Water Heater
  • Electric Head & New Plumbing
  • Refer/Freezer
  • Batteries, Battery Charger, Invertor & All New Wiring
  • Force 10 Stove/Oven
  • LED Lights Interior - Running
  • All Thru Hulls
  • Tabbed Structural Stringers
  • Perkins Engine 2010 - Approx. 300 Hrs.
  • Cutlass Bearings
  • Interior Varnish All Interior Cushions & Covers 
Hull and Deck
  • Hull ID: 3809
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: GRP
  • Hull Configuration: Centerboard
  • Hull Designer: Ted Hood, Sr.
  • Hull Color: Robin Blue
  • Hull Finish: Awlgrip
  • Exterior Designer: Ted Hood Sr.
  • Interior Designer: Ted Hood, Sr.
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.
Additional Contact Information


Office: 631-725-4222

Desk: 631-458-1015 

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