Taking a look at two listed in Ft Lauderdale in mid Feb. Just checked out one in Newport
this morning. Love the layout. Though the one in Newport
decks (no thanks!) and a washer dryer under the guest bunk. Though in theory having a washer dryer sounds appealing, you lose one of the bunks. Id rather have both bunks!! I did like the layout of the boat otherwise. This model also has the walkthrough from the master through the bath to the nav station. Very nice feature when someone is chefing it up in the galley!
We also took a peak at a beautiful 1985 little harbor 53 that used to be Ted Hoods actual boat. Odd sleeping layout though. The V berth was small and set up as a captain
bunk/tool closet, port and starboard bunk beds (that was very COOL) a great galley and salon
area (with a wet bar I might add!) but a very odd configuration in the aft master. A twin/full bed
on the starboard side and a twin on the port side. Again in theory makes sense for long open ocean cruising heeling from one tack to the other, but it would need to be converted to a queen.
In the end, the appeal of a Hylas that is 5-10 years newer was strengthened by this comparison. If i was retired though and had the time, that Little Harbor would be a sweet boat!!
Little Harbor 53 for sale
Excited to get to Ft. Lauderdale. :-)