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1995 Little Harbor 40 Express

Portsmouth, Rhode Island


"Laughing Girl" is a propeller-driven version of the popular Ted Hood designed LH 40'. She was built with customized specifications including separate shower/ toilet heads and an anegre wood interior. Both Caterpillar 3126 420HP engines were installed new in 2015 and have just around 800 hours each. 

Currently in the water and can be seen by scheduled appointment. 


Down East Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northstar Yacht Sales, LLC.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Laughing Girl
Make: Little Harbor
Model: 40 Express
Year: 1995
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Little Harbor Yachts, Portsmouth RI
Designer: Ted Hood
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BZFL4004C595
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Length Overall: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Beam: 12'6 ft / 3.81 m
Max Draft: 3'4 ft / 1.01 m
Min Draft: 3.33 ft
Displacement: 19,200 lb
Double Berths: 1
Twin Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3126
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 420hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2015
  • Engine Hours: 790
  • Engine Location: Center Starboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3126
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 420hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2015
  • Engine Hours: 803
  • Engine Location: Center Port
Total Engine Power: 840hp
Cruising Speed: 20 kn
Maximum Speed: 30 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 110 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Downeast, Express Cruiser

Construction, Hull and Deck

Color Layout:

Hull: Flag Blue

Covestripe: Gold pin 

Bootstripe: Double red 

Bottom: Blue 

Kevlar reinforced fiberglass hull with vinylester resin. Corecell A550 core with bi-directional e-glass. Rub rail with stainless steel striker molded to the hull. Molded FRP deck with A550 coring. Cored deck house with a teak windshield. Teak cap rails, cockpit trim, and transom insert. Molded FRP stern seat, steering console, instrument box, and settee. Laid teak bridge deck. 

  • Stamoid canvas top w/ zippered door, side curtains & wrapped leather bars (2020)
  • (8) polished ss mooring cleats 
  • Mooring chocks embedded in cap rail
  • (4) Wichard pad-eyes 
  • FRP anchor pulpit w/ teak trim & ss striker plates 
  • Lewmar 12V windlass w/ foot switches & controls at the helm (2019)
  • Bruce 33LB polished ss plow anchor
  • 200' ft high-tensile chain
  • (2) chrome Buell-Strombos air horns 
  • Exterior cockpit cushions in Navy w/ white striping (2021)
  • Bridge deck cushions in White ultra leather
  • (3) deck hatches 
  • (6) Ted Hood ss opening ports
  • Dual windshield wipers (2020)
  • Custom teak-slated Pompanette helmsman chair
  • Bridge deck table w/ cover 
  • Aft deck table w/cover 
  • Strutted lift engine compartment for easy opening
  • Removeable docking steps
  • Top-loading ice-box bin w/ drainage on aft deck
Interior Accommodations

Louvered companionway hatches lead down to a separate head set-up, to port is the toilet and sink, to starboard is the shower and another sink. Large settee to starboard pulls out to a double. L- shaped galley to port with ample storage, a sink, and side-opening refrigerator/ freezer. Full-sized v-berth forward with a hanging locker and drawer storage. 

  • Anegre interior 
  • Removable dinette table 
  • Sharp Carousel microwave
  • (2) burner cooktop
  • Single ss sink
  • Norcold 12V refrigeration w/ icebox
  • Cedar lined closets 
  • Headliner throughout interior replaced (2019)
  • Custom carpeting 
Navigation Equipment and Electronics
  • Garmin GPSMAP 5212 chartplotter, gps, radar, ais (2019)
  • Robertson AP300 hydraulic autopilot 
  • B&G Hydra 200 FFD
  • (2) B&G 20/20 CD displays 
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer
  • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF
  • Alpine stereo w/ Boston acoustics speakers
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems
  • Twin Caterpillar 3126 420HP i-6 4-stroke diesel engines (Installed new in 2015)
  • WOT: 31kn @ 2800 rpm
  • 4KW freshwater cooled Fischer Panda generator (2000)
  • Vermey wet exhaust mufflers
  • Bennet trim tabs w/ auto-tab control
  • Halon fire extinguishing system
  • Custom FRP deckhouse side vents for engine compartment
  • (3) Rule 2000 gph 12V bilge pumps w/ float switches
  • (1) Rule 800 gph w/ float switch dedicated to shower & AC unit drip pan
  • 110V heat exchanger
  • (4) 8D batteries (2015)
  • 30amp & 50amp shore power inlets
  • 110V outlets w/ GFCI protection
  • (2) Cruiseair AC units 
  • Vacuflush 12V freshwater toilet 
  • Tank Sentry holding tank monitor 

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