The Little Harbor 46 is one of several models designed by Ted Hood and built by the Hood-owned and operated builder. The model was introduced in 1986 and, although some reference materials show it was offered through 1994, the last of the series was built in 1991. She was available with either a sloop or yawl rig and with a choice of center or aft cockpit arrangements plans.
The original design specifications for the Little Harbor 46 indicated a designed displacement of 32,500 lbs. and a “board up” draft of 5 feet, while the “as built” specifications of the last 46 built list a displacement of 47,000 lbs. and a “board up” draft of 5 feet-8 inches. Nonetheless, these are exceptionally well crafted boats and their quality, particularly the joiner work, rivals that of any custom boatbuilder or cabinetmaker anywhere in the world.