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1999 Little Harbor WhisperJet 38

Kingston, New York


One of a kind legendary Ted Hood design. Rare Up Station w/Full Controls

Very well maintained by an experienced owner, continuously updated she shows extremely well.

 The owner is motivated and ready to move on, this is a great opportunity to move up to a     Little Harbor.

           Re-powered with Yanmar 6LY3-STP 440-hp diesels in 2009-2010 winter

  • Hamilton 291 WaterJets , Just fully serviced 9/2023
  • Deep Red Awlgrip
  • Jetstick control, Replaced and Updated, Both Helms
  • Raymarine electronics, Northern Lights 6kW Generator Added, 40 hours
  • New A/C unit, New Toilet
  • In Water, ready for Seatrials


Stonington Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by SouthCoast Yacht Sales Inc..

Basic Boat Info

Make: Little Harbor
Model: WhisperJet 38
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: LIttle Harbor
Designer: Ted Hood Design Group
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: SERR2141K607
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Length Overall: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Beam: 12'6 ft / 3.81 m
Max Draft: 1'10 ft / 0.56 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'3 ft / 1.91 m
Dry Weight: 18,000 lb
Deadrise: 17 °
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LY3-STP
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2009
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LY3-STP
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2009
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 880hp
Cruising Speed: 30.41 kn
Maximum Speed: 36.5 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 65 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Jet
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Downeast, Express Cruiser

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Little Harbor WhisperJet 38 is one of a series that features a modern deep-V hull form designed specifically for jet drives. Each boat has an innovative twin chine configuration that minimizes waterline beam for performance and fuel economy and maximizes interior volume for accommodations. In addition, the twin chine eliminates annoying "wave slap" common to many boats while at rest. Dead rise angle is 17 degrees at the transom. Each model has a classic hull profile with an aggressive bow overhang and low-profile deck configuration. All models are available as an express cruiser with an open mid-deck area protected by a removable soft top. A focal point of all models is the large and comfortable cockpit salon featuring an L-shaped settee with casual seating for four and optional deck chairs that can be arranged to accommodate six for dining. The helm area has been designed to position all instruments and controls at their optimal location in relation to the helmsman. Electronics enclosures have been sized to handle the larger and more sophisticated computer based charting systems that are fast becoming the backbone of modern power boat navigation. A work area is located across from the helm so traditional charts can be used and space has been provided for electronics repeaters of key navigational data. The interior accommodations are both straightforward and commodious. The owner's stateroom forward includes a large U-berth (as opposed to the typical narrow V-berth) with two 36-inch wide berths that can be converted into a double with a filler piece. There is a large hanging locker and numerous drawers and storage lockers. A private owner's head and shower is located on one side. Further aft, the layouts feature a large galley to port with cold-plate refrigerator and freezer, propane stove and abundant storage lockers. Depending on the overall length, several alternate plans are available with additional staterooms, heads and a U-shaped dinette. Owners may also specify a "galley-up" interior layout to retain more interior accommodations as shown on some of the layout plans. The elegant yet functional interior features solid American Cherry trim. The overhead panels are covered with padded fabric and are completely removable. Main bulkhead surfaces are Formica, drawers are solid cherry, and locker doors are Formica with cherry trim. Doors and drawers feature Kroon flush positive-lock latches and roller bearing drawer slides. Cabin soles are varnished teak and holly. As an option, owners may specify cherry throughout the interior. The main engines are surrounded by a carefully engineered, soundproofed compartment, making the raised salon a comfortable, quiet place while underway, even at high speeds. The water jet system is located well aft for easy access via hatches through the aft deck. The water jet configuration eliminates the need for external shafts, props, and rudders, thereby removing a substantial amount of running vibration and allowing one to virtually run right over floating hazards - such as trap buoys - without fouling. The resulting shallow draft also allows one to safely gunkhole shallow waters off-limits to most boats of this size. As a final benefit, the water jet provides superior maneuverability in tight quarters utilizing twin jet configurations. The hull and deck are built of molded fiberglass using Vinylester resin and foam core. The hull lamination is further reinforced with a Kevlar hybrid to increase collision strength and add stiffness. All fuel tanks are welded aluminum. Structural bulkheads are cored fiberglass bonded to hull and deck. All deck hardware is polished stainless steel. The deck and hull joint features a low maintenance molded rail with optional teak cap that can be varnished or oiled. Decks and cabin tops can be finished with contrasting non-skid. A molded rubrail with stainless striker is provided.

Engine Notes

With Hamilton 273 waterjets.


           Solid cherry trim

  • Varnished teak and holly cabin sole with satin finish
  • MarineAir 12,000 BTU air conditioner - outlet below and on helm deck
  • V-berth with filler
  • Cedar lined hanging lockers
  • Opening hatch and ports
  • Starboard side setee w/Ultra-Leather upholstery
  • Galley to port
  • Port side head with en-suite shower
  • Raritan marine toilet w/Tank Watch
  • SS sink
  • Corian counter tops

  • Formica bulkheads and Corian counter-tops
  • Norcold 110/12-volt refrigerator
  • Kenyon 2-burner electric stovetop
  • Panasonic Microwave oven - built-in with shelf
  • Stainless steel sink
Hull & Deck

  • Hard top with half-tower and upper steering station
  • Deep Red Awlgrip
  • Tan non-skid Gelcoat deck
  • Double Awlgrip white boot stripes
  • Red bottom
  • Awlgrip gold molded cove stripe
  • Powder-coated aluminum frame triple window windshield
  • Swim platform - Fiberglass nonskid swim platform with retractable stainless ladder
  • Guest spotlight with remote
  • Lewmar windlass
  • Bruce 33 lb anchor with chain and rode
  • Hot & Cold cockpit shower

  • Raymarine ED424HD 4KW radar 
  • Raymarine E-127 Hybridtouch plotter 
  • Raytheon ST6000+ Autopilot with rudder angle indicator
  • Raytheon ST60 Tridata depth and speed monitors
  • KVH Azimuth 1000 Electronic Compass
  • Standard Horizon VHF with Ram mic
  • (3) Additional compasses
  • Alpine CD player w/6 CD changer
  • Alpine and Bose speakers
Engine & Mechanical Equipment
  • Twin Yanmar 440-hp diesel engines (installed new 2009)
  • Twin Hamilton 291 WaterJet drives (totally rebuilt 2013)
  • Control Engineering JetStick steering at upper and lower helm stations (installed 2013)
  • Vetus 12 VDC bow thruster - integrated with JetStick controls
  • Isolation engine mounts
  • WhisperJet sound barrier (ultrasonic insulation around engine boxes, muffler wraps and gaskets on all openings)
  • Teleflex throttle/clutch controls
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Bronze raw water strainers
  • Racor fuel filters/separators
  • Reverso automatic oil change system
  • Engine room blowers with FRP/plastic vents on deck
  • MarineAir 12,000 BTU air conditioner - outlet below and on helm deck
  • Cabin heater plumbed from starboard engine
  • Automatic Fireboy halon 15# fire control system
  • Holding tank monitor gauge
  • (3) 12V bilge pumps with automatic switches
  • (2) Fuel tanks, 150-gallon welded aluminum
  • (2) Fire extinguishers, 3-b
  • Impressed anti-corrosion system
  • 6-gallon stainless steel hot water tank with 110v element and heat exchanger
  • Bennett trim tabs and indicators
  • Fireboy halon automatic fire extinguisher in engine room
    • Highwater alarm
    • Lewmar windlass remote
    • (2) Manual bilge pump switches
    • (2) Helm position indicators
    • Fuel gauges viewable at filler openings
Lower / Upper Helm

  • Totally enclosed and climate controlled, AC/Heat at Lower Helm
  • Teleflex throttle/shift controls
  • Yanmar 5601i digital multi-function gauge/alarm panels for both engines (at both stations)
  • Control Engineering Joy Stick control
  • Pompanette helm seat
  • Pompanette navigator seat
  • Norcold refrigerator
  • Settee and Table
  • Factory Installed Upper Helm
  • Joy stick
  • Full-feature accessibility to all electronics through Bluetooth connectivity to the Raymarine E127 HybridTouch plotter and HD24 color radar
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.

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