AU $355,000 Negotiable
50' - 15.24m
Mackay/Whitsundays Region Airlie Beach
Launch Year
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP GRP(e-glass) hand laid with Airex core. Decks: GRP Hand laid with Divincell core

Description: Little Harbor 50 -Elegance & Performance in a World Cruising Yacht
Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a world renowned 'Little Harbor', rated amongst the best cruising yachts of all time.

The Little Harbor 50 is among the fleet of Ted Hood yacht designs featured by Ferenc Máté - author, boat builder and sailor, in his book "The World's Best Sailboats", claiming that they are pretty, graceful and strong with solid medium to heavy displacement hulls.

'Ishara' is a beautiful 1983 Little Harbor 50 sailing yacht featuring three luxurious cabins, a spacious main saloon and large, comfortable enclosed cockpit; great for cruising and entertaining. She requires little effort to sail graciously thanks to an efficient sail plan and pushbutton controls, with a gentle and sea-kindly motion for her crew, easily covering 200-mile days on passage.

There are several factors that set this boat apart. Ted Hood (founder of Hood Sails International and America's Cup Helmsman), designed and built sailing and power boats from his factory in Taiwan. The teak work, both on deck and below, is a testament to the build quality. All water and fuel tanks are located below the cabin sole, providing extensive storage - essential when living onboard.

Ishara was fitted with a new mast, new chainplates, a hydraulic Leisure Furl boom and new sails in 2014. She was repowered with a new 100hp Yanmar in 2019 which has just been serviced. Her moderate displacement hull with 1.6m shoal draft enables you to access shallower anchorages without compromising on sailing performance, thanks to a lead keel (8.16 tonnes) and weighted (pivoting) 3.3m centreboard which enables fast and comfortable upwind sailing.

'Ishara' has spent three seasons cruising the East Coast of Australia, and has recently completed a season of racing with her current owners who have loved and appreciated all that she has to offer. She is surprisingly easy to handle 2 handed (as seen in one of the two accompanying videos) thanks to the help of push-button controls and a very spacious and well laid out cockpit plan.

Onboard systems include 3 x electric cockpit winches, electric/hydraulic furling boom, furling headsail, bow thruster, a full suite of Raymarine electronic navigation instruments, remote controlled autopilot and anchor winch, winch controlled davits, water-maker and generator. She carries over 1200 litres of water, 740 litres of fuel, 1000 amp battery bank, significant fridge and freezer space, and masses of storage.

After a full year of cruising and casual club racing in 2023,'Ishara' has just undergone the greatest 'makeover' you could imagine with dedicated professional detailing crew attending to every system, every piece of equipment and every inch of the yacht has been meticulously cleaned, checked over, serviced and maintained accordingly, finishing with antifoul and out of water maintenance at Hawkes boatyard, Airlie Beach mid Nov 2023.

Most recent Jobs completed 2023:
- Serviced anchor winch. New bearings and brushes.
- Service two motors for auto pilot both with bearings and brushes.
- New motor and macerator master head.
- Replaced UV cover on head sail.
- Full systems check
- Service two motors for auto pilot both with bearings and brushes.
- Service anchor winch with new bearings and brushes.
- Service section of main boom mantle and fit with reinforced s/s sheath
- Service generator and main engine (Filters, impeller, oil).
- Service deck winches.
- Checked bilges, cleaned thoroughly and bungs fitted at all opening seacocks.
- Replace Davit support strops.
- Replace Genoa sheets and UV strip.
- Fit new macerator, new hoses and seacock - aft head.
- Covers: All handrail and dorade covers cleaned and maintained.
- Covers: Replace all cockpit cushion covers - new Oct 23.
- Fit new Caframo 12v fans in master cabin x 2.
- Broadwater stove dis-assembled and fully serviced.
- Brightwork: Teak has been brightened and some new deck plugs fitted
- Brightwork: All exterior s/s fittings polished
- Replaced all fire extinguishers with 5kg dry powder bottles which are dispersed
throughout interior (1 near the generator, 1 in saloon, 1 at companionway, 1 at
chart table, 1 in forepeak).

Ishara presents extremely well and has been maintained above and beyond the norm by her current and previous owners. She is the perfect cruising yacht and comes with everything (and a lot more) that you would want for extended offshore cruising. She would be ideal for those who appreciate classic yachts looking to take to the oceans for extended cruising either in Australia or farther offshore.

For full listing details, exclusive brochure and lots more photos visit Dealer Website /yachtsforsale and please view both the 2022 sailing video and 2023 walkthrough video which accompany this listing.
For more information and to arrange a viewing or discuss the yacht further, please contact EziYacht Broker Sonia Robinson on .

Mackay/Whitsundays Region Airlie Beach
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Launch Year
Rego Expiry
Ted Hood
Ted Hood Yacths - Taiwan
50' - 15.24m
4.6 m
1.65 m / 3,3m full with pivot center board 3.3m internal lead ballast cast in place.
20 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
8.16 Tonnes
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP GRP(e-glass) hand laid with Airex core. Decks: GRP Hand laid with Divincell core
Deck Material
Engine Make
4JH4 - HTE four-cylinder 100HP - professionally installed in 2019. Single lever shift/throttle control. Excellent engine access under settee in main saloon. New exhaust hose (aft) - Nov 2022.(Last full service Oct 2023.)
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
Max Speed
9 kts
Cruise Speed
3-blade feathering MAXPROP on s/s shaft with line cutter. Wheel steering with quadrant and cable on custom LH pedestal.
Side Power 125 (tunnel)
Koher / Yanmar 8kva installed in custom s/s sound- shield cabinet (located in cockpit locker). Generator hours approx 2157. Full service Oct 2023.
1200 litres (3 x potable tanks). Water maker.
The yacht's interior is light and bright, well ventilated with overhead hatches and opening ports, light prisms and elegant LED ceiling and cabinet lighting. The Master cabin aft with king sized bed (can be split into 2 singles), 2 x twin single cabins fwd. The forward cabins are split to port and starboard of the main mast and house two offset bunk berths; each with access to private toilet and shower quarters forward.
Stepping below one is immediately struck by the light elegant interior with teak fitout and cream leather c- shape settee and large dining table. Immediately to stbd is the large and well appointed galley and to port the master cabin opens aft with adjoining ensuite. The nav station and 'office' quarters lie to port opposite the saloon with a Raymarine colour chart plotter, complete with RADAR and AIS, a Foruno RD33 instrument repeater, VHF and SSB radios. Beneath the comprehensive switch panel there is a full sized chart table and leather bench seat allowing the navigator to work comfortably when at sea. Internal lighting is all led with several 'red/white' optioned lights and automatic cabinet lighting. Forward of the navigation station there is deep storage for charts, almanacs and personal belongings with a TV/DVD player mounted on the bulkhead. To starboard the saloon features a beautiful gimballed table allowing for comfortable dining underway. An original brass gimbal lantern is fitted to the forward stbd bulkhead, adding a touch of charm to the yacht's cosy interior. Beautiful latticed cabinets store books, treasures and games, and are fitted with internal lights. The yacht sleeps six comfortably in three cabins, each with private access to a head / shower and vanity.
(3) The master cabin and ensuite lie to port of the companionway. The plush king size bed splits into two singles if desired, with overhead and underbed lockers, 12v fan (new) and reading lights. A door opens forward to a large ensuite with vanity and separate shower cubicle (which opens to the saloon). Both twin cabins (forward) are mirror imaged to port and stbd of the mast allowing walk-through access to the forward head which can be divided between toilet (stbd) and shower (port) for privacy. There is plenty of storage in hanging lockers, drawers and cabinets for long term liveaboards. All berths come with plush navy bedspreads (as pictured), reading lights and fans. The bow cabin (forepeak/fo'c'sle) is accessed via the port fwd head where you will find storage for sports gear, sails and other items (fenders, lines, w/machine, workbench and vice with under bench drawers and cupboards for tools and spares.
6+ (2+2+2) all berths fitted with lee boards and fitted bedspreads.
A great forward facing galley lies to stbd off the companionway. The galley offers security when catering at sea and allows the chef to engage with guests or family. There is an abundance of storage, ample worktops, a deep chest fridge and separate freezer and large 4-burner gimballed stove. Twin centreline stainless steel sinks with macerator pump, pressurised hot/cold water complete the J-shape configuration.
Large freezer and (deep) fridge. Both can be operated on shore power or engine/generator driven and are regulated by a thermostat. Engine compressor, hoses, return oil pipe and sight glass replaced 2019. Full service 2021 and new engine compressor - 2019.
Large freezer and (deep) fridge.
Broadwater 4-burner stove with oven and grill with twin 9kg gas bottles (stbd aft cockpit locker). QLD Compliance plate - Oct 2022.
Water Maker
Sea Recovery 'Aqua Whisper' 60 LPH (simple switch activated operation)
Hotwater System
Yes - engine heated or via shore power - New 45ltr tank fitted 2019
2 (Hot/Cold) - each with separate sump pumps (overboard).
2 x electric macerating toilets (All new aft head macerator, hoses and seacock), forward hoses replaced late 2021). Holding tank (200ltr) for aft head fitted with tank level warning indicator. Dual discharge (through hull or deck pump out).
Alpine AM/FM/CD/USB/AUX stereo with speakers in saloon and cockpit. TEAC TV with DVD player. New Fusion cockpit speakers - Oct 22.
Air Conditioning
Zodiac 310 dinghy with full cover - planes easily with 2 adults.
Yamaha 8 hp 4-stroke - starts easily and goes very well. Serviced 2023.
Leather steering wheel. Dodger with inbuilt s/s grabrails - 2021. Bimini and infill (link sheet). Side clears to enclose cockpit - 2021. Washboards x 3 sets (full, flyscreen and clear). Steering console, table, dorade boxes, deck handrails, dinghy, Hatch covers for rain or sun. Full boat cover. Newly upholstered cockpit cushions - Oct 2023.
Ground Tackle
Maxwell 3500 electric winch with 2 x controllers (forepeak or handheld remote) - full service with new bearing and brushes 2023. Stainless bow fitting with twin rollers and heavy duty fairleads fitted - 2021. Rocna x 40kg (88lbs) anchor (New 2021). 65 x 10ml galvanized chain plus extra rode and snubber. Spare Bruce anchor 30kg.
Safety Gear
Jackstays fitted to deck running forward (inboard) to bow fittings (stbd cockpit locker). Inflatable SOS danbuoy - 2021. MOB Retriever Lifesling - 2021. Life Ring (with light). Fire blankets x 3 (new). Gas sniffer and gas solenoid switch for safe stove operation. Nav lights (2021)/Anchor, chain & rode/Oars/ Security cable & lock/Running Mooring. ) Bronze through-hulls x 13- all serviced 2022.6 x new bronze seacocks with new hoses and one-way valves fitted 2019. Emergency tiller (located under cockpit stbd). Spare HF antenna. Air Horn. Radar Reflector (2021). Boom brake is stored in the bow.
Bilge Pumps
Electric automatic x 2,1 x Manual, 1 x Electric backup
Life Raft
Viking - 6pax self-righting with EPIRB - New 2021 (mounted on deck in s/s cradle).
Epirb 406 Mhz Rescue Me - Expires Sep 2030.
Life Jackets
PFDs: x 6 fully cerified Oct 2023 - all with in-built harnesses and tethers.
Yes - current.
Fire Protection
5 x 5kg dry powder - all new 2023. Carbon dioxide extinguisher in engine bay. 3x fire Blankets.
APPLIANCES: 8kva generator (starboard cockpit locker) fitted in custom stainless sound shield Camec 2.5 kg washing machine 12v usb fittings in main saloon and galley 240v fittings x 10 found throughout yacht's interior BATTERIES: (6) 4 x House / 1 x Crank : 220AH Gel 2017 (saloon floor), 1 x Gel HF radio (stowed above waterline under nav table). Voltage sensing relay for charging between banks. New battery systems wiring and switching (2019).
1 x MPPT controller to regulate charge from large solar panel charging to house batteries.
1 x MPPT controller to regulate charge to second (flexi) panel to charge the engine battery.
Victron VMT 712 smart battery monitor (bluetooth). 2021 covers for both battery banks.
SOLAR: Deck fitted flexi-panel (100w) charges directly to engine battery. Bimini fitted hard panel (100w) charges directly to house supply. (No requriement to ever run engine or generator just to charge batteries). INVERTER/CHARGER: Xantrex Heart freedom 24 battery charger (130 amp) Heart (2000W/130 amp) computerised management system wired to all 240v volt outlets Victron 500w inverter at chart table - New 2021 (used for isolated use of laptop or other singular device).
Raymarine E120w colour chart plotter (at nav station) with RADAR repeater / Raymarine C90W Plotter at helm (plotters are linked).
Raymarine ST70 Tridata displays x 2 in cockpit (wind/depth/speed/navigation).
Raymarine ST70 Auto-pilot with remote control at steering console (and second panel to port of helm). Robertson hydraulic ram. (Full autopilot service Nov 2023.) Raymarine AIS 500 Class B, send/receive Raymarine HD digital radar, 48 miles, with radome mounted on mast.
Icom IC-M505 VHF plus Icom Command mike at helm Icom IC-M801 E HF SSB Radio (HF).
Silva compass mounted on cockpit bulkhead. JRC J-Nav 500 GPS Navigator (Backup). Foruno RD33 repeater / multi display (at nav station).
NAV LIGHTS: LED bow, stern and steaming lights. Masthead LED tri- colour and anchor light. Deck lights (Powerful LEDs spreader lights can be turned on from the helm or by remote control (useful for returning/anchoring at night).
INTERIOR LIGHTING: Overhead LED lights (Deck prisms offer natural light to forward cabins). Brass reading lamps fitted throughout. Combination red/white light and chart light at nav area. Red night lights throughout interior. Automatic lighting inside most cabinets.
12v usb fittings in main saloon and galley. 240v fittings x 10 throughout yacht's interior.  
Sail Inventory
Main: Hood fully-battened furling mainsail (excellent) -1250 sq ft - 2013.
Genoa: Hood 110% furling headsail on Furlex furler (very good) - recut with new UV cover (2018).
Gennaker: Hood (in sock) - as new. Pole fitted vertically to mast; complete with control lines, tracks and braces.
Staysail: Hood #4 headsail (very good). Inner forestay can be removed if required.
New genoa sheets - 2023.
Furlex furler - servcied 2023.
Pole fitted vertically to mast; complete with control lines, tracks and braces.
Mast / Rigging
Alloy mast and boom with Inner forestay.
Whalespar Mast with twin spreaders - NEW 2014 (with fitted steps to first spreader and crow's nest).
Leisurefurl hydraulic boom - NEW 2014. Hutton Boom Brake - lines run to cockpit jammers.
All standing and running rigging including all chainplates replaced (fastened internally with 10 mm welded plates and through bolts/nuts) by Ruel Rigging (2014).
Centreboard wire cable replaced new in 2018. Double braided and Spectra running rigging. Rigging professionally checked in 2021 and 2022 prior to cruising East Coast (Aus).
Hydraulic backstay and boom vang rebuilt 2020 with new pump, hoses and reconditioned rams.
Boom preventers fitted port and starboard and lead aft to cockpit winches - set up for easy deployment.
Deck Gear
Stainless Steel davits professionally installed - 2021 (fitted with remote controlled downlight and bridle to hoist/lower dinghy using electric primary winches). Stainless steel gas BBQ mounted on pushpit.
Shore power cable (22 metre, 240 volt, 30 amp shore power cable).
Water hose. Salt water deck wash pump (bow).
Custom s/s transom-mounted fold-down swim ladder - 2021.
Stainless fold-down side boarding ladder.
Bosun's Chair. Fenders x 5 (with covers).
Fender board. Dock lines (numerous).
Boat hooks x 2. Ensign.
Cockpit cushions (newly upholstered custom cushions).
Large cockpit lockers - cleaned and clearly labelled.
Cleaning products, spares and tools (see spares list). Winch handles.
WINCHES: Barient: ST32 Electric Primary (Genoa) x 2 (plus complete spare motor). Barient: ST28+ (running backstay / spinnaker) x 2. Hutton: ST50 (2-speed electric) on port cabin top (Halyard / Mainsheet). Barient: ST27-48 (electric) Furler port cabintop 2-speed. Barient: 22 mast mounted x 2. Barient: 1 x ST28+ mast mounted (halyard). Maruman: 1 x Centreboard winch mounted on cabintop (stbd). Ronstan jammers with Lewmar Spinlock stoppers (refitted 2014). Jackstays fitted to deck running forward (inboard) to bow fittings (stbd cockpit locker).
Key features include:
- Yanmar 100hp turbo engine - new 2019 - (fully serviced Oct 2023).
- Shoal draft (with deep draft centreboard)
- Bow thruster (tunnel) - SP125
- Whale Spar mast - New 2014
- Leisure Furl electric/hydraulic boom furler - 2014
- 3 x electric cockpit winches
- Autopilot (full service Nov 2023)
- Twin colour chart plotters (nav station / cockpit)
- Radar / AIS / SSB
- Generator 8kva (in-built) - (full service Oct 2023)
- Watermaker (60lph)
- VHF with slave VHF in cockpit
- Zodiac RIB with 8hp outboard (serviced 2023)
- Stainless Steel BBQ
- Viking self-righting Liferaft (6-pax) - New 2021
- Jackstays / danbuoy / life sling / epirb / life ring with light
- Washing machine
- Gennaker (as new) in sock
- Inner forestay / running backstays (optional)
- Rocna 40kg anchor (NEW 2021) with 10mm chain
- Davits - sturdy - (NEW 2021)
- Full canvas dodger/bimini - 2021 (with infill)
- Newly refurbished cockpit cushions - Nov 2023
- Antifoul, Propspeed & Polish with new anodes - Nov 2023.
- Deck non- skid re-painted 2019.
- Manuals for almost all equipment and systems including a very detailed "Owners Manual" written by owners covering virtually everything. History of LH 50s and Ishara (Interloper) in particular.
Note: There is a combined bilge pump/firefighting system (not in service).

General spare parts inventory Ishara - 2023

1 x Thermostat for fridge freezer boxes
2 x Bags Barient winch spares
1 x Repair kit Patay bilge pump (Cockpit manualbilge pump )
1 x Bag Patay bilge pump fastening bolts and knows
1 x Edison pump diaphragm and valves
1 x Water heater relief valve
1 x bag hatch support arms
1 x Bag hatch pins
1 x Bag hatch securing knows
1 x Bag steering cable to chain connection
1 x Bag 3 small fluorescent tubes
1 x Sahara brand bilge pump used
2 x Rule 1000 mast sump bilge pumps
1 x Bag (4) refrigeration relays
1 x Main bilge pump service kit
1 x Bag perko door parts
1 x Hot water cylinder element
1 x Bag fresh water pump switches
1 x Bag fresh water pump parts
1 X bag electrical wire (various gauges)
1 x Bag Profurl furler spares
1 x Bag anchor winch seals
2 X Bags Jabsco macerator ends
1 X Bag galley gas light parts
2 x Bag Cormando foot switches
3 X Bag dorade plugs
1 x Bag bunk lights (tarnished)
1 x Bag various deck fittings
1 X Life ring holder
1 x Leisure furl electric motor fuse
1 X Galley pump service kit
1 x Bag Par hydro airvalve
1 x Bypass solenoid auto pilot
1 x BBQ regulator
1 x Bag (3) toilet switches
1 x Par water pump used
1 x Bag sealing rubber
Under saloon seating
1 X Bag various watermaker fittings
1 x Remote control panel watermaker
2 x Alkaline detergent for membrane
2 x membrane storage chemicals
2 x acid cleaners for membrane
2 X Low pressure gauges
1 x crankcase oil sea recovery
7 x various filters
2 x water filter brackets
1 x 12 V hydraulic motor
1 x Genset starter motor
1 x sheet winch motor


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