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1983 Little Harbor 50

Perth, Washington


Little Harbor Yachts are world famous for their quality of construction, exceptional sailing characteristics and extensive equipment. This boat is a beautiful blend of those compelling attributes. Designed by the venerable Ted Hood, Cara Mia has three staterooms, two heads, a large saloon with adjacent galley. Shoal  (5'6") draft with the stability and performance of a keel-centerboard design (extending to 11'6"), she is a proven offshore cruiser. 

Vessel has been meticulously maintained and displays superb looks, sea-kindliness, comfort and safety.  Blue hull recently Awlgripped.  Yanmar 4JH3 100 HP diesel engine was installed 2010 and has only 255 hours of run time, new electronics, Bow-thruster, Recent Kholer 6 KW genset has 203 hours. In-mast main sail furling. New covers, cushions, water system, wiring improvements, and many upgrades make this Little Harbor ready for extended cruising. Yacht is a timeless classic and ready for her next sailing adventures.  Annual boatyard maintenance completed. Brightwork redone. All winches rebuilt. Additional updates in process currently.

Presently located in Western Australia- having boundless cruising possibilities and practical overseas delivery options available.  Please call for further details .


W S Yacht Brokers is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Cahoon Yacht Brokerage.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Cara Mia
Make: Little Harbor
Model: 50
Year: 1983
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Centerboard


Length: 50 ft / 15.24 m
Length Overall: 50 ft / 15.24 m
Waterline Length: 42'1 ft / 12.83 m
Beam: 15'1 ft / 4.60 m
Min Draft: 5.5 ft
Dry Weight: 43,000 lb
Ballast: 18,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH3
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 100hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2010
  • Engine Hours: 255


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 175 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gal


Heads Count: 3
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop

Additional Information


Yanmar 100 hp diesel engine installed new 2010. Oil pressure, high coolant temp, Racor water alarms. ZF transmission. Max prop 1.25: stainless steel shaft.

Forced air ventilation. Stainless steel steering wheel, covered in hand crafted teak New anodes 2018 . Bow thruster. Kholer 6kw gen set with sound shield located in aft lazarette. 3 Integral fuel tanks  3 freshwater tanks, Allcraft 20 gallon hot water tank 2009



12 VDC and 110/240V AC systems 12 VDC Delkor house batteries x4 new (2018) Optima group 12 VDC AGM battery engine bank x 2(2008) Optima group 12 VDC AGM battery dedicated generator x1(2008) Bass Panel at Nav Station with Circuit Breakers and switches 12 VDC, engine, 80 amp alternator 12 VDC house, 100 amp alternator True Charge Battery charger (new 2008). Single Phase Transformer 240 AC to 110 AC (new 2011) Heart charger / inverter system 150 amp charge and 3KW inverter AC power Heart 2000 12V monitor The two battery banks can be paralleled for charging and emergency starting as required. Lightning protection system. Secondary heart battery charger for continuous shore power charging. New 2010



Standard Horizon Matrix HF radio SSB radio Icom M180e with remote tuner and insulated back stay. Raytheon ST6002 Autopilot (2008), ram directly mounted to rudder stock for steering redundancy in emergencies. Raytheon Wind instrumentation ST60 (2009, also at nav station (new (2010) Raymarine Depth and log ST60 (new (2010) Raymarine E80 radar/GPS plotter - dual station at helm and large screen at navigation station (new 2010) New Danforth compass (2009). A stereo FM radio and tuner/CD player with twin cockpit speakers and below deck systems. Hard drive to run the entertainment system for movies and TV. KVH track vision TV satellite dish ) TV (flat screen) with digital box for local TV reception via Shakespeare TV antennae and amp (2011)

Navionics Gold charts for Australia, East Coast USA, West Coast USA, Mediterranean, Pacific Oceans. Lowrance Global GPS (backup) with Australian chart. All systems are interfaced.    


Sail Inventory:  

QUANTUM Stoway mainsail, with leach cord control (new 2009) Quantum Genoa, on a Harken furling system, 140% Storm Sail, hoisted from track mounted on mast. Staysail x2 (storm staysail and secondary intermediate) Spinnaker / MPS. Cruising chute in retractable sock for easy use.    


Mast / Rigging:  

Keel stepped fully electric Hood Stowaway aluminium furling mast (newly painted Matterhorn White gloss), 2 spreaders. (painted 2008) Mainsail reefed or stowed automatically by the Hood electric drive system. Harken roller furling jib system. Aluminium boom (painted 2008) Painted aluminium spinnaker pole, mounted vertically on mast with full control lines and tracks. (painted 2008) Navtec hydraulic system for back stay and boom vang adjustment. Rod rigging for 2 spreader rig, including cap shrouds, lower and intermediate shrouds. Large inventory of braces, sheets and halyards in good condition.    


Deck Gear:  

Barient self tailing electric primaries 2 x #36" (two speed) Barient self tailing electric mainsail winch 1x 28 (two speed) under dodger Barient self-tailing halyard winches, x2 (two speed) on mast Barient self tailing x1 27 under spray dodger for mainsail out haul Barient self tailing x2 28 in cockpit for spinnaker sheet and brace control. Dedicated wire winch mounted under spray dodger for retractable keel management. Washdown pump Muir 2500 windlass, 2003, with controls at bow plus remote in cockpit. Wheel steering with quadrant and cable on custom Little Harbor Pedestal.    



Comprehensive tools, including vacuum cleaner, drills, set spanners etc all new. Comprehensive spare parts including fuses, lights, fan belts, spare alternators x 2, water pumps, wire joiners etc. Black Hella fans x7 throughout cabins and saloon. Heavy duty fenders x8. Barge boards x2. All hatches mosquito and fly wire protected. All systems on board supported with manuals and literature - filed and referenced Set of drawings and schematics- electrical, line drawings, hull layups, plumbing, swing keel configuration. Seacock diagram. Stripped back to gel coat in 2007 and recently antifouled (11/2017) using International Micron 66



Three cabins, six berths;

One double master cabin aft,  two twin cabins forward, upper and lower berths
Large saloon table with u shaped seating
Nav station and pilot berth opposite  


Galley:   Well designed galley for entertaining or extended cruising includes plenty of storage.  

Dual sinks with macerator draining pump. Microwave oven (2010). Extraction fan. Large Grunert engine driven refrigerator and separate freezer. 3-burner gas stove and oven. Microwave oven (2010). Extraction fan in cooking area. 3Kw immersion marine hot water heater with dual heating element from main engine. (New 2010).    


Heads:   Two Shower, two toilets (Electric to aft cabin, manual to forward cabins). Holding tank system in two tanks with discharge via deck fittings    

Air Conditioning:  AC System - ducted, but unit uninstalled at 2018. Espar heater  

Tender:  Quicksilver Dinghy, Yamaha 5hp outboard  

Covers:  New bimini, spray dodger and hatch covers  


Ground Tackle:  

CQR anchor located on bow roller automatically stowing from Muir winch system. Admiralty anchor located on secondary bow roller. Bruce anchor located in aft lazarette for emergency use. Windlass operated at bow or from steering pedestal.  


Safety Gear:  

406 EPIRB Life Raft Viking life raft 4 person. (due for inspection) Emergency steering tiller - Teak laminated custom built. Three Bilge Pumps  Large quantity of life jackets and two Horseshoe buoys with light Flares Two boxes of assorted flares Fire Protection Four powder fire extinguishers. Fire blanket.


Recently completed boatyard projects (March '20) include:

New ball valve thru hulls and hoses were required. New bonding system. Refurbished backstay ram and pump, New anti-fouling bottom paint applied, Prop-Speed on running gear. Hull polished and waxed.

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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