Introducing "Now Or Never", an extremely well-outfitted and maintained 1990 Little Harbor 54 built by the legendary designer, builder, and racer Ted Hood. The current owner purchased the vessel in 2018 and it underwent an extensive refit ($195,000 spent) including a new engine, new sails, new furlers, new standing rigging, new running rigging, new bottom job including soda blasting/barrier coat and bottom paint. New canvas including dodger, bimini, sail covers, rail covers, helm cover, toe rails.(all exposed exterior teak) . All exterior teak was sanded down to bare wood then 2 coats of Smith's two part epoxy added, then built up with 10 coats of Epiphanes high gloss varnish.
The Northern Lights 6kw generator was completely rebuilt as well making this boat reliable and ready to cruise around the world in style. The owner's plans have now changed making this splendid yacht available
"Now or Never" is one of the few Little Harbor 54's that offer queen-sized centerline berths both fore and aft, plus a third cabin with upper and lower berths. She is exceptionally well-equipped and has been maintained to the highest possible standards.
For more information please contact Matt Rutherford
Builder: Little Harbor
Designer: Ted Hood
LOA: 54 feet
LWL: 43 feet
Beam: 15 feet
Displacement: 60000 lbs.
Cruising speed: 7.5knots
Max speed: 8.5knots
Fuel: 240 Gallons
Water: 250 Gallons
Maker: Beta Marine Model: 105T
Power: 105.0 hp
Hours: Less than 50
Starting forward is a guest stateroom with a queen-sized centerline berth. At the foot of this berth is a seat and large hanging lockers. Aft to port is a head with separate stall shower. Moving aft to starboard is a second guest stateroom with upper and lower berths. Aft of the forward stateroom and guest stateroom is a generous main salon that can sleep three on a convertible double settee plus pilot berth. A round teak dining table has circular seating with upholstery. Custom cabinets for glasses and wine bottles are on the forward bulkhead. Aft of the main salon, to port, is an oversized chart/navigation station with built-in instruments, providing maximum visibility and ease of operation. The table is L-shaped, has a swivel chair and can double as an office. Aft to starboard along a passageway is the galley. The master stateroom, aft, has a centerline queen berth. Seating is on both sides of the berth along with his-&-hers hanging lockers. The ensuite head has a shower, sink with green marble countertop and vanity mirror.
General Interior Details:
The interior is finished in satin-varnished walnut and teak. The floorboards are freshly varnished teak and holly. The curved companionway steps are finished with a high-gloss non-skid surface. The cabin sole is built of separate, removable floorboards for access to tank tops, seacocks and machinery. Lock-in type handles are installed for each section. Construction is of solid 3/8 alternating teak and holly, laid over a lightweight core material. All exposed hull materials are lined with solid teak strips (ceilings). The overhead is divided into removable sections covered with off-white Formica panels and solid teak strips. Built-in hatch screens and blinds conveniently slide away when not in use. Hanging lockers are lined with western Red Cedar. All other lockers above seat level are lined with teak or Formica trimmed with teak.
Galley countertops are sandstone-colored Corian. Head countertops are green marble. Vertical surfaces in the galley and heads are off-white Formica with teak trim. Head floors are fiberglass with teak grates. The water and fuel tanks are below cabin sole level, allowing extensive storage under seats and furniture throughout the interior.
Bulkheads are built of marine-grade plywood, reinforced with FRP in the chainplate areas. All structural bulkheads are bonded to the hull and deck with FRP and Airex foam spacers. Floor beams are extruded FRP, interlocked and bonded to hull for rigid and durable support of cabin sole. FRP fuel and water tanks are integral to the hull for additional stiffness to hull laminate and to use the maximum amount of volume available. All tanks fully baffled with ample inspection ports, and water tanks are coated with clear gelcoat. Chainplates are 3/16 stainless flat bar weldments thru-bolted to reinforce FRP attached to hull.
Electronics and Navigation Equipment:
New Seafrost 12v Refrigeration System (2019)
Deck Construction: The deck is painted in Aristo White Awlgrip (2009). The deck is one-piece molded FRP covered with laid teak and Divinycell H-80 foam core. In areas where deck equipment in installed, core is replaced with Divinycell H-200 high-density foam. Cockpit sides and coaming are solid fiberglass with mounted teak backrests. Deck flange is solid glass, approximately 3/8in thickness. The deck is bonded and bolted down with epoxy putty to the inboard angled hull flange with 5/16 in bolts on 8 in centers. Additional fastenings provided with teak toerail thru-bolted on 8 in centers. All deck hatch landings are molded-in FRP. Nine (9) Lexan hatches.
Deck Joiner Work:
Robust hand-laid teak decks and cockpit sole, bedded and fastened to deck; solid teak toe rail flared and tapered to match hull and fitted to mooring line chocks; solid teak Dorade boxes with Lexan tops and dovetail joints; teak eyebrow along cabin side and wrapped around front and back of cabin; teak handrails; solid teak cockpit backrests; solid teak-framed Lexan companionway hatch slides and teak/Lexan sliding companionway hatch with teak-faced FRP sprayhood to house instruments. Screen slides with varnished teak frames.
Hull Construction: The hull is molded-in FRP from female molds with ¾ in Airex foam core for added strength and sound/thermal insulation. Airex core material eliminated in areas of sheerline, centerline, ballast, rudder post, hull ports and thru-hulls, with solid FRP lay-up in these areas. There is a painted fiberglass rubrail with stainless steel striker. The hull color is Majestic Blue Awlgrip, painted in 2009.
New Bottom Job:
The bottom was soda blasted and built up with two coats of barrier coat and multiple coats of Trinidad Bottom paint. (2020)
The centerboard has a highly efficient foil shape and is filled with structural putty and lead ballast to provide negative buoyancy. Centerboard hoist via wire cable to winch on deck. the centerboard trunk is molded FRP. Centerboard configuration offers minimum draft of 6 ft with board up and maximum draft of 11 ft with board down.
Removed and reinstalled with all maintenance done by The Rigging Company in Annapolis. (2019)
Sails and Rigging:
New Mainsail - Hydranet 483 radial, in mast furling main, tri-radial construction (2019)
New Genoa - Hydranet 433 radial, 120% genoa, tri-radial construction (2019)
New Staysail - Dacron cross cut staysail (9oz) with rope luff, reef patches (2019)
New Harken Roller furler for Genoa (2019)
New Harken Roller Furler for Staysail (2019)
The main cockpit is large and functional, designed for easy exit each side without climbing over the coaming. A custom-designed molded FRP steering pedestal houses all engine instrumentation, sail handling functions for easy access by the helmsman, as are all deck winches. There is a solid teak table with drop leaves installed ahead of the pedestal. Built-in coaming lockers outside of the cockpit for storage of lines etc. All sail-handling and electronic functions are located within easy reach of the helmsman, enabling one person to operate the boat.
Winches: (All Serviced 2019)
2019 Refit Project For “Now Or Never” In Detail:
During the winter of 2019, the following projects were completed on “Now Or Never”. All work was done at the Bert Jabin Yacht Yard in Annapolis, and the specific contractors/service providers are listed by project. The previous refit was performed in 2009 and a specific list of that can be found at below:
Rigging- all work performed by Jimmie at The Rigging Company
• All standing rigging was replaced with new BSI nitronic rod rigging. (2019)
•.The mast (unstepped)/boom were stripped, hardware removed, and painted with Awlgrip in white.
• Running Rigging Replaced - all lines, halyards, sheets replaced with new Samson and New England ropes. (2019)
Mast Line Package Includes: (New 2019)
Main halyard - Endura braid 12 mm green - minimum strip back (no shackle)
Boom lift pendant - Amsteel 3/8" (splice to block)
Boom lift control - rope Sta-Set 7/16" white (make 2:1)
Genoa halyard -VPC 12 mm red (eye, no shackle)
Spare genoa - VPC 12mm solid red (eye, snap shackle)
Spinnaker halyard - Sta-Set 1⁄2 solid blue (snap shackle and ball)
Stay sail halyard – VPC 11mm blue
Stay sail sheet – Sta-Set 1/2 solid
Genoa sheet – Sta-Set 5/8 white
Genoa furling line - Endura braid 10mm black (strip back 50')
Main outhaul - Endura braid 12mm solid blue (eye splice to reeving eye)
Main sheet - warp speed 2 black 14mm
Boom preventer control - nylon 1/2" solid red - Splice and whip boom preventer strops - Amsteel 1/4"
• All removable floorboards removed from inside the boat, sanded down with 220 grit and coated with two coats of two-part Epifanes polyurethane.
• Removed existing system and replaced with new Seafrost 12v system and evaporator plates for efficiency and more consistent cooling temps. Control panel added to board above navigation desk. Original thermostats left in place in galley to preserve original look.
• All winches disassembled, inspected, cleaned and lubricated.
Water Tanks -
• Fore and aft tanks emptied, inspected and cleaned. Tank level senders calibrated, with one replaced that had failed.
Through Hulls -
• All cleaned, inspected and lubricated
Raw Water Strainers-
• All internals cleaned and inspected.
• Replaced hose clamps at discharge, pump out pump, and siphon loop
• Maxprop pulled and sent to factory for service/inspection and reinstalled
A very detailed refit was also completed in 2009, including:
Remarks “NOW OR NEVER” is one of the few Little Harbor 54s offering queen-sized centerline berths both forward and aft, plus a third cabin with upper and lower berths. She is exceptionally well equipped and has been maintained to the highest possible standards. With her Stoway rig, bow thruster, electric winches and shoal draft, “NOW OR NEVER” is equally at home gunkholing or crossing oceans. She can be easily handled by one.
Personal items not included in the sale.