This website was developed by an owner of a Little Harbor 38. Because there is not too much information on this type of boat. Only 29 were built in the early 1980's.
However "Puritan" won the Bermuda Race, "Robin Too" is still owned by Ted Hood, "Hallelujah" has traveled up and down the east coast. It is a great design and the last of the heavyweights.
If you own a Little Harbor 38 (or a Bristol 38.8) and want to have a page on this website, please contact us. It will cost us about $200 per year to keep a page up, but we can do it for you for free or you can make any donation you would like. If we ever gather more money that exceeds our cost, we will donate any profit to a sailing school.
Welcome Aboard. Sometimes relaxing in the hammock at anchor is a great way to spend a Block afternoon.
If you ever see us, please come aboard. You are always welcome.
When you live on the Great South Bay and have an almost 60 foot mast, there is only one path to New England. Out the Fire Island Inlet. So when we leave, we leave in the afternoon and sail all night to Montalk, Shelter Island, Orient or Block. But it is mostly Block. And when we get there we are tired, and wet and grubby. So we stay for a day to get cleaned up. But a day at Block turns easily tor two, and often we just stay for a week.
Hallelujah has a 30 foot windsock. Yes, a red, white and blue windsock that flys back thirty feet. Whenever we wanted our children to return to the boat we would hoist the windsock to the top of the mast. You could see it from anywhere on Block. It is much better than a cell phone. There is no excuse for a dropped call.
Hallelujah is a great sailing boat. It spends most afternoons in a nice South West bay breeze, but it has made it through storms, squalls and heavy wind gusts. Even once, when there was an approaching hurricane coming up the coast, Hallelujah left the Maryland Chesapeake Bay was sailing under the bridge at 9:30 PM on a Friday night. We approached the Fire Island Inlet by 10:30 AM Sunday morning. No one can believe we made that record time. It was a beam reach all the way. The hurricane, Charlie, fizzled out and just deposited a lot of rain Monday morning.
Now this can be your story.
Hallelujah now needs a new owner. You can purchase her now and have her all ready for the 2008 season. We think that if you buy Hallelujah and just pay for maintenance each year, you will probably be able to sell her for the purchase price. Or maybe you will keep her for 20 years as we did. Jim Wetherald at Little Harbor Yacht Brokers has been great, is a knowledgable source for cruising information and knows her history since time of launch.