53′ Little Harbor Robin Hood is a great example of Ted Hood’s popular Little Harbor 53 series. Her unique hull design features generous beam and displacement to provide exceptional living and storage space as well as remarkable stability and sea kindliness offshore. Her low wetted surface hull is also easily driven in light wind by a high-aspect sail plan. Upwind performance is enhanced by a deep, efficient centerboard that increases draft to 11’4″ when lowered. Most unique of all is the cockpit design, which allows one person to handle all sail controls without leaving the helm. Robin Hood was previously Ted Hood’s personal yacht, Robin. 

The 53′ Little Harbor Robin Hood is a 1985 vessel that has undergone huge upgrades in excess of $1 Million. She is truly ready for long-term liveaboard and cruising. The build quality and seaworthiness of the Little Harbors are well known and this owner has made sure all the systems and cosmetics have been professionally maintained and/or updated.



  • loa 53'2"
  • lwl 42'2"
  • beam 15'1"
  • draft 5''6" / 11'4"
  • displacement 54000lbs
  • fuel capacity 175 gallons
  • water capacity 310 gallons
  • designed by Ted Hood
  • builder Little Harbor Marine
  • model Centerboard
  • year 1985
  • hull material FRP with airex
  • configuration 3 CABINS
  • location Camden, Maine
  • boat engine Yanmar 4JH110 2018
  • horsepower 100hp
  • cruising speed 7.7 knots
  • top speed 8.4 knots
  • Cabin Headroom 6'7"


53' Little Harbor Robin Hood bunksRobin Hood sleeps eight in three private staterooms, with two heads and two stall showers. There are two additional berths in the Main Salon.

Forward Sail and Storage Area:

Starting forward, there is a large walk-in forepeak with tool storage and sail storage, accessible from on deck and below. There is also a shower with a teak grate. Next aft are identical private heads and guest cabins, each side with upper/lower berths, all with 5″ thick mattresses and lee cloths. Each cabin has a hanging locker, several drawers, and numerous lockers.

Main Salon

The spacious main salon features a wraparound settee and dining table to starboard that provides a communal environment for family and friends and includes a centerline bar/storage and separate refrigerator. A second full-length settee is to port to provide additional an sea-berth or overflow seating. Here and throughout, Robin Hood has an abundance of hatches and opening portholes to create a light and airy feeling. Six topside windows further enhance the visibility and open feeling while seated.


53' Little Harbor Robin Hood nav stationAft of the salon and to starboard is a practical sea-going galley, with twin stainless steel sinks, microwave oven, 3-burner propane stove, full-height refrigerator, with vertical door and top loading deep freeze. Formica countertops.

Nav. Station

Opposite on the port side is a fully functioning nav. station with custom electrical panels inboard, aft of the companionway.

Owner’s Cabin and Head

Dual passageways from the nav. station or galley, lead to the Owner’s cabin, which features a double berth to starboard and a single berth to port. ( 5″ thick with lee cloths) There is a private head and shower.

Sails & Rigging


  • Barient 32 electric self-tailing primaries
  • Barient 32 electric self-tailing mainsheet and outhaul
  • Barient 28 self-tailing secondary winches
  • (3) Barient 22 halyard winches on mast


  • Hood Sto-Mast.  Painted aluminum with two-spreader configuration.
  • Hood aluminum painted boom
  • (2019) Rod rigging replaced by Antigua Rigging
  • Harken Jib furler


  • 2000 Doyle in-mast furling main
  • 2001 North Sail 130% Genoa
  • Cruising Spinnaker



Robin Hood was upgraded to all new Raymarine electronics package in 2020.

  • Raymarine E120 radar/GPS/chartplotter displays at nav. station and in cockpit (2017)
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Raymarine VHF with remote hailer.
  • Raymarine sailing instruments
  • Icom VHF handheld
  • Classic Ritchie compass at helm in chrome housing
  • Toshiba flat screen TV and DVD player in main salon
  • New Fusion stereo wifi and Bluetooth ready with Bose speakers



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    53' Little Harbor Robin Hood at sea


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