2007 Ted Hood 55 Expedition

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2007 Ted Hood 55 Expedition

Annapolis MD, US




ROBIN is an absolutely incredible “no nonsense” Hood 55 Expedition designed by Ted Hood and built as his last ROBIN. She is a world cruiser that has the speed and range capability of motorsailer combined with the sailing characteristics of any other Ted Hood-designed performance bluewater sailboat, and will take you anywhere in the world in absolute comfort and safety. A wolf in sheep’s clothing, she is luxurious and comfortable with every creature comfort, while on deck she is all business with a low-maintenance exterior ready to take on the elements and protect her crew in her pilothouse. ROBIN is fully ready to leave tomorrow on any ocean adventure. Rarely is a boat presented in such pristine condition with the latest technology and a full complement of spares for virtually every system. Unlike so many expedition sailboats, ROBIN is easily handled by one competent sailor, with remotes for all her electric furlers and five electric winches. She was outfitted and refitted by MRP Refits, a premiere refit company specializing in outfitting vessels for circumnavigations, and will impress even the most critical and knowledgeable yachtsman.

  • Pilothouse with 360-degree views, full steering and navigation
  • 6′-8" draft
  • Twin wheels with perfect visibility forward and aft of sails
  • Easy cockpit-to-deck access, no coaming to climb over
  • Storage and lockers for long distance-cruising

ROBIN is a pleasure to be aboard: Wide uncluttered decks, a huge protected cockpit with twin steering wheels offering good visibility, easy access to the deck from cockpit, a convenient swim platform for boarding from dock or dinghy, and an enclosed steering station with the full array full instruments and controls under the cover of the deckhouse.

Link to YouTube VIDEO of ROBIN: https://youtu.be/Vzxyk2D8PsQ


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Down below, there is a feeling of warmth and comfort, your home at sea. The salon is spacious, the full width of the yacht, with large ports to port and starboard offering harbor and ocean views from all belowdeck areas. The raised-panel interior executed in American cherry is outstanding, equal to many mega-yachts. The aft master stateroom has a king size bed, cedar-lined hanging storage, lockers and drawers, a comfortable desk, and mirrors. An en-suite head features an enclosed shower. The forward stateroom with V-berth has large opening ports protected from rain by the flair of the bow, cedar-lined lockers and drawer storage. A unique design allows the use of an en-suite head with stall shower to also be used as a day head or shared head with the third stateroom. The third portside stateroom has an upper and lower bunk, a chest of drawers, and hanging locker.

Interior Features

  • Cruisair air conditioning and reverse-cycle heat for entire interior - 3 cabins, salon, heads (total of 52,000 BTUs)
  • Gorgeous satin finished, raised-panel varnished cherry
  • Teak and holly soles
  • Vinyl and EVA foam panels with exposed wood cap for saloon, master and guest stateroom overheads
  • (4) Coats Epifanes varnish for interior

Starting Forward:

Forward Cabin

The forward cabin offers two wide V-berths spanning the width of the yacht. Cabinets, drawers, and a cedar-lined hanging locker allow for gracious storage. Opening ports can be left open in port as they are protected by the flare of the bow. Access to the head is via a clever door arrangement whereas the head will function as an en-suite head for the guest cabin, a shared head with the crew cabin, or as a day head. The head is divided into two spaces, fore and aft. The aft space contains the silent electric toilet and vanity with sink and cabinet stowage outboard. Corian counter with Sealand porcelain bone sink, undermounted for ease of cleaning. Opening ports in the head compartment and overhead hatches provides natural lighting and ventilation. Fiberglass fully watertight shower enclosure. Honeycomb granite floors.

  • V-Berth mounted fwd on centerline
  • Storage is provided above and below berth
  • (2) Hanging lockers with bureaus face aft, storage shelves along the hull sides
  • Varnished teak and holly cabin sole
  • Overhead lockers
  • Book shelves port and starboard              
  • Raritan Elegance head with salt/fresh selection (rebuilt 2017)
  • Cantalupi dome lights
  • Vanity unit with wash basin, medicine cabinet with mirror door
  • Grohe Grohmix with Relexa shower bar (chrome)

Crew or Second Guest Cabin

Aft and to port of the forward cabin and forward of the main saloon is a crew cabin. Roomy upper and lower bunks are perfect for sleeping underway. A full-size, cedar-lined hanging locker occupies the forward corner, with drawers and handy countertop below. Two large opening ports provide both light and natural ventilation when in port.

Main Saloon

ROBIN’s saloon is a superbly-finished living area more commonly found on mega-yachts. The main saloon and all accommodations are finished impeccably in satin-finished, raised-panel American cherry. All cabin soles are teak and holly with matte finish, removable for access to the systems, tanks and equipment. The drawers, mounted on Hafele roller-bearing slides and secured with push-button lock and latch kits, cabinets, ceilings, and trim are all solid American cherry. Air conditioning is installed throughout, comprised of four reverse-cycle, self-contained units. On the portside of the saloon an open, leather-covered L-shaped settee surrounds a varnished cherry dining table. The starboard side features a beautiful permanent table with leather seating for three for a very comfortable seating arrangement, allowing four couples to enjoy cocktails or dinner. Both port and starboard settees are ideal sea bunks. Three large ports to port and two to starboard allow panoramic harbor views and a spacious open ambience. Flexible strip lighting is installed behind the valences and contributes to a cozy atmosphere after dark.

  • L-shaped sofa (can be used as extra bunk) with 5” cushion and interior storage to port, with dining table with center island seat
  • L-shaped sofa (can be used as extra bunk) with 5” cushion and interior storage, to starboard
  • Varnished coffee table mounted on varnished cherry pedestal
  • All upholstery in blue leather
  • Cantalupi dome lights, Cabin Ocean reading light
  • Custom teak companionway entrance door (pull-up drop boards, door style)
  • Navigation station with chart table and contoured upholstered seating

Nav Station

The navigation station is on the port side, aft of the saloon at the base of the stairs. There is a large chart table with convenient chart and book storage, adjacent. The navigation package is a B & G Zeus system with plotting and radar capabilities at all three stations: Nav station, pilothouse, and starboard helm. All instruments are flush-mounted in consoles.


The well-appointed galley adjoins the saloon on the starboard side. The galley features satin-finished cherry raised panels, corner posts, trim, drawers and framed cabinet fronts. The counter is Corian with inlay. The counter features upward radius edges at fascia and fiddles. An opening port provides natural lighting and ventilation. A Scandvik stainless steel double sink and over/under cabinet storage is located on the inboard side of the galley. Three drawers are found beneath the counter. Outboard, there is a three-burner gimbaled stove with oven and broiler. Forward of the stove is a built-in microwave. Aft of the stove is a dishwasher. A large bin in the forward, outboard corner of the galley accommodates cookware, crockery, cooking supplies and utensils.

The aft leg of the galley contains a huge (14.5 cu. ft.) custom-built FRP refrigerator (29°F) with cold plates that will hold food for a very long cruise, as does the freezer (-9°F) (10 cu. ft.) unit located in the port hallway going aft, next to washer/dryer. The boxes have stainless steel shelving.

  • Corian countertop and backsplash, wood fiddles throughout
  • Seafrost BD refrigeration system with air and water cooling (serviced 2018)
  • Seafrost freezer with dual compressors and plates
  • LED lighting in refrigerator and freezer
  • Dedicated door on refrigerator for drink compartment
  • Force #10 model # 63351 3-burner propane stove with oven and monitor alarm panel
  • Overhead cabinets, drawers and lockers with shelves under counter
  • Custom glass compartment above freezer in galley
  • Built-in Sharp microwave model# R-930 CS in cabinet
  • Scandvik stainless steel double sink (#101028-2) mirror finished with single-lever swivel-type faucet (Grohe Europlus II)
  • Custom wine locker above Splendide vented washer/dryer

Saloon to Master Stateroom Passageway

  • Seafrost Freezer custom-built 24V cold plates on port side, with storage lockers above
  • Splendide washer/dryer machine aft of freezer

Master Stateroom

Continuing aft is the portside hallway with bar, freezer, laundry, and machinery space access that leads to the elegant owner’s stateroom. The spaciously laid-out stateroom includes a king-sized berth. To port a built-in desk and seat provide a work space and communication area for the owner. There is a generous amount of storage in the stateroom, with large drawers at the foot of the bed and under bureaus and lockers. Overhead stowage is provided port and starboard, and shelves are fitted to the hull ceilings both port and starboard; hanging lockers are lined with cedar. A full-length mirror is built into the inside face of the cabin door. Natural lighting and ventilation are provided by two opening ports and overhead hatches.

The owner’s head is divided into two spaces, fore and aft. The aft space contains the silent electric toilet and vanity, with sink and cabinet stowage. Corian counter with Sealand porcelain bone sink, undermounted for ease of cleaning. Opening ports in the head compartment and overhead hatches provide natural lighting and ventilation. Fiberglass fully watertight shower enclosure. Honeycomb granite floors with PYI cam lock securing.

  • Overhead cabinets
  • Side cabinets at port and starboard
  • Island berth with 6” foam mattress
  • Drawer bureaus
  • Hanging lockers with auto-light
  • Cherry veneer countertops
  • Cabin Ocean reading lights
  • Vanity mirror with frame and light
  • Book shelves portside above desk           
  • Raritan Elegance toilet (rebuilt in 2018)
  • Cantalupi dome lights
  • Grohe Grohmix thermostat Chiara valve with Relexa Shower Bar (chrome)


Full instrumentation with chart plotter and radar is available on deck, in the pilothouse and below at the navigation station. A custom solid teak folding-leaf cockpit table, hinged for access to storage inside of the table box, provides security. Visibility in inclement weather is ensured by windshield wipers on the pilothouse windows.

  • FRP construction with Corecell, finished inside with FRP panel with teak trim
  • Cabin Ocean stainless steel small chart light
  • 8-6" Bench seating to port, 7'-6" bench seating to starboard
  • Step lights
  • Helm station instrument panel for navigational equipment and engine control panel (see Propulsion)
  • Console panel above nav table for navigation equipment
  • Exalto 24V DC electric self-parking wipers for helm windshield
  • Morse electronic throttle / gear control (see Propulsion)
  • Ritchie SS-5000 compass at helm
  • Cockpit table with teak fold-down leaves, with cover
  • Custom pattern plywood ceiling panels painted white, with teak trim around hatches

  • 9' Bench seating aft of helm station, with wraparound back / arm rest each side
  • Twin hydraulic helm pedestals. Hydraulic steering is power or manually operated
  • Twin stainless steel 30" wheels
  • (2) Ritchie Globemaster SP-5 binnacle-mounted compasses at helms
  • Harken traveler just aft of cockpit, with car and multi-purchase adjustment
  • Cockpit cushions

  • Electrical panels (main and sub) all replaced in 2010 with custom Bass panels with digital display and Blue Seas digital switching controls for all major systems
  • European shore power cord with lock-out at panel
  • 300 amp 24 volt alternator with separate Balmar 614 regulator
  • Separate 24 volt alternator for bow thruster and engine start batteries, also with Balmar 614 regulator
  • Remote Balmar regulators located outside engine room
  • (3) Mastervolt 24 volt / 100 amp chargers (2010)
  • 2500 watt Mastervolt inverter (new 2017) with Easy View control displays (new 2017)
  • Lithium Ion batteries (all new 2018) 900 amp/hr 24 volt system for house
  • (3) Dedicated Northstar Slimline 240 amp/hr 24 volt systems with Mastervolt chargers for bow thruster, windlass and furlers (all new 2018)
  • Generator and engine 24 volt systems with 24 volt starting batteries and separate Mastervolt chargers (new 2016)
  • Charles Industries isolation transformer booster
  • Delco 105 amp engine alternator, 12 volt
  • Additional 150 amp, 24 volt alternator for charging house batteries
  • 12 kW Northern Lights generator (1050 hrs.) with remote start panel on wheelhouse and dedicated 120 amp/h start battery
  • Northern Lights wave net controls to allow for NEMA 2000 data sharing to network
  • MasterVolt Dakar 24/5000 inverter/charger combi system
  • Custom stainless slide-out rack to allow for easy servicing of generator
  • Maxwell 4000 windlass with chain counter and wireless controls
  • All Imtra LED dimmable lighting throughout: red in cockpit, heads, and nav station
  • Aquasignal 24V DC navigation lights
  • Rule 24V DC sump pumps with FRP basin and automatic floating switches
  • Glendenning Cable Master (CM-7) 250V/50 amp/60 Hz shore power and 75' cord
  • Newmar integrated galvanic isolator
  • 24V DC accommodation overhead lights
  • 110V AC outlets throughout the boat
  • 24V DC step lights for interior and exterior
  • Copper bonding strap with ground cable attachment for each fitting
  • Vimar switches duplex outlets
  • International running lights, masthead, foredeck steaming lights

  • B & G Zeus chartplotter, radar, GPS system (2010), fully updated in 2018
  • Simrad autopilot system
  • Separate autopilot with dedicated hydraulic ram and Simrad brain as backup system that is fully independent of main system
  • Wave WiFi system
  • KVH V3 Inmarsat phone system tied to PC for email/weather data
  • KVH 6 TV dome with stabilization
  • B & G linked to TV in master stateroom, with full nav input and wireless control “B & G go free” system
  • Sirius Weather and music fed to Fusion 650 DVD/CD player, with remote cockpit control and 3-zone speaker system
  • Engine room IRIS camera linked to B & G displays
  • B & G depth and speed sensors (new 2018)
  • B & G forward-looking sonar scanner (new 2018)

Navigation Station

  • B & G Zeus 16” display with radar, chartplotter, GPS, AIS (fully updated in 2018) integrated with PC
  • Wind speed repeater
  • Speed, depth repeater
  • ICOM M802 Single Side Band (SSB) radio
  • ICOM M604 DSC VHF radio         


  • B & G Zeus 12” display with radar, chartplotter, GPS, AIS (fully updated in 2018)
  • Simrad autopilot (fully updated in 2018)
  • Simrad wind, speed, depth instruments
  • ICOM M504 DSC VHF radio
  • 5” Richie compass
  • Raymarine 4kW antenna
  • Raymarine ST60 wind system and speed system
  • Raymarine autopilot ST8002
  • Morse electronic throttle controls
  • John Deere electronic control panel and analogue repeater
  • Electric furling controls: main, staysail

Starboard Helm

  • B & G Zeus 9” display with radar, chartplotter, GPS, AIS (fully updated in 2018)
  • Simrad autopilot (fully updated in 2018)
  • Simrad wind, speed, depth instruments
  • ICOM M504 DSC VHF radio repeater
  • 5” Richie compass
  • Raymarine autopilot ST8002
  • Morse electronic throttle controls
  • Genoa furling controls

Port Helm

  • Simrad autopilot (fully updated in 2018)
  • Simrad wind, speed, depth instruments
  • ICOM M504 DSC VHF radio repeater
  • 5” Richie compass
  • John Deere electronic and analog instruments


The engine room contains the main engine and generator. Reverse cycle A/C, water maker, and pumps and equipment for the boat are installed in the lazarette locker. Sound insulation is finished over with white painted perforated panels on engine space bulkheads for ease of maintenance. The service batteries are charged by battery chargers and the primary alternator. The 12V DC power supply is made through a 24-12V DC converter to supply 12V DC electric items. The forepeak contains the anchor handling gear and chain locker, with storage for fenders, deck equipment and lines. There is a bulkhead between the forepeak and the guest stateroom. A 24V overhead light provides illumination.

  • 2" Sound insulation with lead for the engine room overhead, front and aft, bulkhead
  • Heavy duty custom doors for service and inspection

  • Meticulously maintained and updated John Deere 6068 SFM (300 hp @ 2600 rpm) intermittent rating marine diesel engine (3,750 hrs. as of 9/2018)

  • New turbo, injection pump, harmonic balancer, belts, idler pulleys, and injectors (installed 2017). With turbo charger, engine produces 325 hp

  • Engine and transmission fully reconditioned (new transmission, python drive and shaft sea system, 2017)
  • Cutlass bearings and prop speed (new 2017)
  • Exhaust gas separator added (new 2017)
  • Sterling marine hydraulic steering with feedback vale at port helm
  • Isolation manifold and jog control at pilothouse, with ability to switch between manual and hydraulic steering
  • Engine overheat and low oil pressure alarm
  • FRP drip pan under engine
  • Airsep (crank ventilation filter) for engine
  • Hydraulift wet box muffler, FRP
  • PYI dripless stern gland for engine shaft
  • 4-Blade Varifold, 30" diameter X 22" pitch
  • Aquamet SS propeller shaft (70 mm)
  • Morse Electronic dual-level control for throttle and gear box, one at starboard helm one in pilothouse (inside)
  • Deluxe engine panel with complete instrumentation and alarms at inside helm
  • Vetus 135 24 volt bow thruster (2010)   

Fuel System

  • 500 gallon fuel capacity in fiberglass tanks
  • Fully redesigned work-of-art fuel management system with polishing and transfer options (2018)
  • Fuel tanks cleaned (2018)
  • Turtle pack fuel bladder for extended range, with internal plumbing (installed 2010)
  • John Deere can bus system integrated into Maretron system and Band G monitors
  • Racor 75900MAX2 dual bowl fuel filter/water separator for main engine
  • Racor 500MA fuel filter/water separator for generator
  • Fuel gauge with alarms
  • Fuel certified reinforced rubber for fuel line
  • Marine grade quality ball valves

Fresh Water System

  • 500 gallon water capacity in fiberglass tanks, with electrical water gauge
  • All plumbing upgraded to Trident and Vetus
  • HRO 300 gal water maker
  • 11 gal hot water heater (new 2018)
  • Blue Seas semi-automatic 40 GPH water maker (new 2016)

Sea Water system

  • Sea cocks on all through-hull fittings, with double hose clamps
  • Bronze basket-type internal sea water strainer for main engine
  • (4) Rule electric bilge pumps: (1) 3700GPH (3) 2000 GPH, with Ultra Float switches
  • Arid Bilge system with 9 zones (rebuilt 2018)
  • Jabsco Amazon universal manual bilge pump
  • Status panel with bilge pump operation warning signal at inside helm station


  • 90 gal FRP holding tank with Y-valve located in aft shower, with Jabsco macerator pump
  • Deck discharge outlet and remote display panel chart table area


ROBIN’s tall rig carries a cloud of sail that, matched with a unique Hood hull design, assures impressive sailing performance. When your destination is dead to weather and there is too little or too much wind, furl the jib, fire up the 300 hp John Deere 6068 engine, and you’re going to windward at 9.5 knots out of the wind and rain in the comfort of the pilothouse steering station.

Her five electric headsail furlers, electric mainsail furler (all with remotes) and five electric winches provide effortless sailing, all accomplished by one person.

  • Bamar electric Stoway main sail system (new belts and bearings, 2018)
  • Bamar EJF electric furlers for Code 0 and Genoa (new, 2016)
  • Bamar MEJ1 electric furlers for spinnaker and staysail (new belts and bearings, 2014)
  • Bamar top down electric furler for spinnaker on GMT carbon sprit (sprit painted, 2017)
  • All furlers operated from starboard helm, remote control in pilothouse or wireless remote controls
  • Standing rigging (new, 2017)
  • Running rigging (new, 2017)
  • Rig Awlgripped (2017)
  • Keel stepped rig Awlgripped (2017)
  • Mast triple-spreader masthead rig
  • Headsail furling (electric), controls to starboard helm
  • (4) Harken winches on mast: (2) B32.2A, (2) B32STA
  • Harken turning blocks to specific rig requirements
  • Genoa tracks with ball bearing cars
  • Rigid vang stainless steel, with control line led aft             
  • Total sail area 1,832 square feet


  • (2) Harken electric 3-speed self-tailing primary winches
  • (2) Harken electric 2-speed self-tailing secondary winches
  • (1) Harken electric 2-speed self-tailing main sheet winch


All sails controlled by electric furlers and winches. Removed, serviced, and cleaned regularly. All Quantum Fusion M sails and built in 2012:

  • Mainsail
  • Genoa
  • Staysail
  • Code Zero
  • Spinnaker (top down furling)      


Going aboard from the boarding ladders or the convenient swim platform offers a first-hand impression of the size of ROBIN. The aft deck and large flush foredeck have room for sunning or enjoying a sunset. The cockpit is spacious, with seating for six to eight at lunch or dinner, and plenty of room for a family while sailing. Crossing from port to starboard is easy across the cockpit, with only one step down. All sailing controls are within the reach of the helm - the electric mainsail Stoway, electric headsail furling, and electric Harken winches for trimming the sails.

Both the hull and deck are hand-laid fiberglass with a Core-Cell foam core; vinylester resin is used on the outer hull and a schedule of E-glass stitched roving and mat constitutes the laminate on either side of one-inch ATC Core-Cell AL-500 foam-sandwich material. All through-hull fittings and deck hardware run through solid fiberglass, and all design and construction plans conform to Bureau Veritas standards. All systems are installed in accordance with ABYC and Lloyd's specifications.

  • Topsides Awlgripped (2016)
  • Bottom painted with SeaHawk BioCop, 2 ½ coats (2018)
  • Carbon fiber bimini with Solara walk-on solar panels and Lewmar low-profile sliding hatches
  • LED lighting in bimini
  • Makrolon forward bimini panels, 40 mm Eisenglass side panels (screens and covers for all Eisenglass)
  • Bomar hatches (2010)
  • Enormous anchor locker with storage for all docklines and fenders
  • Drogue and parachute anchor
  • Ultraline rope reel for stern anchor system
  • Stern anchor system on custom rack on stern rail
  • Stern ladder and dinghy launch guide custom made for the boat
  • Manship stainless steel #316 opening port holes
  • Manship stainless steel #316 hatches for pilothouse, fwd. cabins and salon
  • Awlgrip non-skid on main and cockpit decks
  • Taco solid D section stainless steel #316 upper and lower twin fender rails
  • Aqua Signal navigation lights
  • Cantalupi exterior courtesy lights
  • Taco hatch handle
  • Stainless steel #316 deck cleats
  • Stainless steel #316 bow and stern flagstaff sockets
  • Teak flagstaff
  • Scuppers for side decks and after deck self-drain
  • Hot and cold shower at transom
  • Propane locker for (3) 10 lb tanks
  • Phone and TV jack in on transom
  • Swim ladder (stern)
  • (4) Dorade vents with varnished teak boxes
  • (4) Stainless steel sissy bars over dorades
  • Large swim and boarding platform
  • Walkthrough transom steps to aft deck
  • Double life lines on stainless steel stanchions, gates port, starboard and aft          
  • Anchor locker hatch (2018)
  • Custom stainless steel anchor roller and plate, with Maxwell windlass
  • Ultra Marine West 135 lb anchor and swivel (2017) and 250 feet 3/8 high-tensile anchor chain (2018) 
  • Stern-mounted large Fortress anchor
  • Dock lines 6-3/4 x 50’, fenders 10x26 with custom covers, boat hook
  • (6) Fire extinguishers mounted and marked, 5 lbs Halotron
  • (3) Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Emergency steering tiller
  • Kato davits with Maxwell warping drums at transom
  • Passarelle system, forward and stern
  • (2) Spinnaker poles
  • (2) Life rafts, both in service – (1) with hydrostatic release and (1) under custom table on aft deck
  • Fiberglass-bottom Zodiac tender with Euro seat, console with steering and controls, E-tech 30 hp engine


The Hood 55 Expedition is truly a yacht that is designed and constructed to explore the coasts and oceans in comfort and safety, unburdened by the need to return to marinas frequently for provisions or supplies. She is a self-sustaining home that can independently cruise for months at a time, and at the same time easily entertain three or four couples for cocktails and dinner. She will sail like a racing boat, and if you want to get home quickly and comfortably 40 miles to weather, the 300 hp engine and efficient four-blade folding propeller will get you there fast.

  • The owner’s personal effects are excluded from the sale.
  • Custom BBQ grill plumbed into house propane system, with sensors and remote breakers. (Owner will provide NEW Magma grill for Buyer upon closing.)

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.