Little Harbor Yachts
was established in 1959 and acquired by the Hinckley Company in 1998. Little Harbor Yachts was started by Frederick Emmart Hood, an American yachtsman and Naval architect. He started the company Hood Sailmakers in Marblehead, Massachusetts which makes sails. Hood won the America's Cup in 1974, skippering the yacht Courageous, which was built at Minnefords Shipyard in City Island, New York. After that, he built a faster yacht and sold Courageous to Ted Turner, who beat him in it on his way to winning the 1977 America's Cup. In 1985, he opened Little Harbor Marine. His full service marina provided his customers with repairs for their yachts. Construction operations of Little Harbor Yachts were moved to Northern Taiwan where some of the most popular designs were built including the Little Harbor 42, 44, 46, 50, 52, 53, 54, 58, 60, 62, and 63.