EVELYN COWLES Little Harbor 38 2001

Portsmouth, RI


38 ft
12.5 ft
740 hp
2.5 ft


Price reduction effective October 5. 

A gorgeous yacht without compare, this fully optioned 2001 Little Harbor 38 is a superb example of the 38 WhisperJet series. She is fully ready to go and only for sale due to the owners quest for a larger boat.

Equipped to cruise immediately, she has Yanmar 370 horsepower diesels driving Hamilton water jets, thus, is fast and able to ply the shallows. With nearly pull up to the beach abilities, and she is versatile. She has a few unique features, but the one standout interior feature is her private stateroom layout. 

With a whole list of upgrades and refit details, she is NOT ONE TO MISS.

2020, 2021 Upgrades: New cushions in helm deck and cockpit, newly recovered Stidd Chair, new galley refrigerator, new KVH LTE wi-fi system, new shore power cord, new metal work, mast painting, new Vetus bow thruster, recent 1000 hour Yanmar engine service, new elbows on engines, new varnish, etc.

She has had all the necessary gear and presents as a more refined and well cared for vessel than most. Being a 2001, she has the longer deck, thus more interior cabin geometry, and with a teak deck and teak transom. In sum, she sparkles.

Evelyn Cowles has been in the Hinckley Program since purchased by her current owners and has been lavished with attention. 

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  • Boat Name: Little Harbor 38 2001
  • Location: Portsmouth, RI
Engine 1
  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 6LY series
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 1091
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Engine Power: 370|horsepower
Engine 2
  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 6LY series
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 1093
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Engine Power: 370|horsepower



From the bow, the cabin has a very large V-berth, sleeping two quite comfortably. This forward berth has a step allowing far easier access. The berth converts with a filler piece to make a large bed. There are shelves over the berth, both to port and starboard. A Flat screen TV is located at foot of berths. Two hanging lockers, several drawers and lockers.

In the aft part of the cabin is the bulkhead, separating the cabin from the salon and galley. 



Next aft, Galley is to port with a hanging locker aft.

The head is aft of the galley and has a custom built vanity, toilet, numerous cabinets and a shower. 


The dinette is to starboard, and drops down to form another double berth.


Three steps up is the bridge deck with large L-shaped settee and dinette. The table converts to a berth. To port is the chart table, and to starboard is the helm, with a Stidd helm seat. Aft of the Helm Chair is a drink frig in custom teak locker hard mounted to the deck. The entire bridge deck lifts for easy access to engine room.


Down two steps is the cockpit with bench seat at stern. A hot and cold shower is at the stern. The bridge deck and cockpit soles are laid teak. Interior joinery work is teak. 

OTHER DETAILS: Custom cushions were hand built by Hinckley in 2021. The material is a very subtle green Sunbrella brand fabric, and the cushions on helm deck and in cockpit were all new in 2021.

FORE DECK: The fore deck has a very large and deep storage locker, accessed via a Lewmar deck hatch. 


  • Raytheon tri-data speed/depth/log

  • Raytheon autopilot

  • VHF Horizon

  • Flat screen TV

  • stereo with CD player

  • KVH Electric digital compass



The electrical system of the Little Harbor 38 was engineered in accordance with ABYC standards and incorporates a 12 V DC ships electrical system powered by the batteries. Additionally, the shore power system is 110/125 V AC at 60 hz, and power comes from three sources: 1. the shore power system via dock power; 2. the 5 kW Northern Lights generator; 3. the Trace 2500 Watt inverter.

At the heart of the electrical system is the BASS brand Breaker panel. The panel consists of circuit breakers, and is mounted starboard in the companionway. There are volt meters and ammeters for the DC and AC systems managed thru the Trace Inverter controller. Additionally, the following equipment was included as part of the original build out and comprises first class build standards often missed in many other yachts of this size.

  • Pre tinned wire throughout to prevent oxidation of copper in the marine environment

  • Split loom fire retardant cable conduits

  • 125V/250V 50 amp shore service with 50’ cord

  • Reverse polarizing indicator

  • 5kW Northern Lights diesel Generator in aluminum soundshield

  • Trace 2512 inverter/charger

  • Engine alternator for battery charging with automatic combiner

  • All AGM Batteries. Separate house and engine start batteries. Six group 27 house batteries, all 105 ah per yielding over 600 ah. New July 2020 Hinckley Yachts Portsmouth RI

  • 12 V cabin lighting. Four Danish reading lights, eight stainless steel dome lights and two fluorescent lights

  • 110 V outlets in galley and head

  • Courtesy lights in cockpit

  • Engine room light

  • NEW ACR spot light – moves up down and to port or starboard



  • NOTE IMPORTANT UPDATE: In July 2020, Jackrabbit had an important and essential upgrade to her hinged deck structure. The helm deck was removed and the hinge point was massively restructured with FRP L brackets both on the aft portion of the deck where the helm deck part meets and on the helm deck hinge area itself. This is fairly important surgery and should be performed by the techs at Hinckley, Little Harbor. This makes Jackrabbit far more valuable as this renewed structure puts her in a small number of sisterships that have had the update.

    Kevlar-reinforced fiberglass hull with vinylester resin, Corecell A550 core and bi-directional E-glass with Structural carbon fiber grid stringer system

  • Molded deck, stern seat, swim platform, steering console, instrument box and settee

  • Kevlar-reinforced fiberglass hull with vinylester resin, Corecell A550 core and bi-directional E-glass with Structural carbon fiber grid stringer system
  • Rubbing strake with stainless striker, molded into hull versus bolted on

  • Dark Green Awlgrip hull 

  • Moon Dust non skid on decks and teak cockpit with teak helm deck

  • White gelcoat deck, trim, waterways, deckhouse and cockpit sides

  • Stainless steel telescoping swimming access ladder

  • Stainless steel bow rail

  • Varnished teak trim on exterior teak and in helm deck

  • Four Opening portholes

  • Three Opening deck hatches

  • Nicro vent in head

  • Anchor locker

  • Teak windshield is varnished

  • Six Stainless steel cleats

  • Two Bow chocks

  • Fibreglass bowsprit

  • Self launching Bruce anchor with 150’ chain with Maxwell anchor windlass with control at helm and on deck

  • Self-launching anchor roller

  • Salt water wash down in anchor locker



  • Twin Yanmar 370 HP diesel engines, fresh water cooling, inboard service for ease of access. Just under 1000 hours

  • 1000 Hour service performed by The Hinckley Company, Portsmouth RI. 2021
  • Exhaust elbows replaced 2021
  • Hamilton WaterJets, full Jet Service performed 2021

  • Rolls Royce JetStick steering system with manual backup, manual back up is rare on many vessels allowing control with low battery voltage

  • Generator, Northern Lights with 500 hours

  • WhisperJet sound barrier in engine compartment, comprised of Sound down insulated foam on helm deck ceilings and on walls of the engine room creating super quiet operation and ability to comfortably cruise and speak softly. Thus, WHISPER Jet.

  • Two Perko Bronze raw sea water strainers for main engines

  • Racor 900 Series fuel filtration and water separators for each engine. 500 Series Racor system for generator. System is 

  • Bennett Trim tabs with controls at helm

  • Three Automatic bilge pumps

  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment

  • Bronze ball valve thru-hulls below waterline

  • Hot water heater

  • High water bilge alarm with control at helm

  • Vacuflush head with holding tank and gauge. Head and Vacuflush system replaced 2021

  • Bow thruster new in 2021, integrated into JetStick Control system

  • 16,000 BTU MarineAir air conditioning.



Evelyn Cowles was built for long time Little Harbor owners who wanted the best of the best. Nothing less. 

The current owners have carried on the same tradition of excellent care as her first owners and have upgraded her to modern standards. This ownership is the first mechanical engineer owner, who really understands systems.

She has had many mechanical and electrical and cosmetic updates, making her in my view, an excellent choice in a cruising yacht.

She is ready to cruise. Now.

In a market short of available boats, there is even a greater shortage of pedigree boats loaded with extras. And even shorter inventory of classics, able to operate in shallow waters while still able to go offshore safely.

Then advancing the thinking a little more, there is a shortage of pedigree boats in outstanding shape being sold by owners who just said, MAKE IT THE BEST ONE.

The smart money goes after the well cared for yacht, where plentiful investment has been made, spending a little more than the cheap boat that’s been left for dead, un maintained, moldy, smelly and with bad electrics, mechanicals.

The smart money understands EVELYN COWLES.


Evelyn Cowles has lately had substantive upgrades and she is in cruise ready condition as a result. Being fully vested in the Hinckley Service program has only helped her achieve  a far more refined level of fitness.

1. Hinge repair. The helm deck hinge repair is one of the most significant repairs required on WhisperJets. This repair allows the deck to hinge up, allowing techs to access the engine space. New summer 2020.

2. Cushions and covers. Her helm deck and cockpit cushions are all new in 2021. A very tasteful light green fabric was chosen.

3. Stidd Chair recovering. 

4. New Swim ladder.

5. New KVH Wifi system allowing wifi far offshore

6. New galley refrigerator

7. Bottom paint stripped and reapplied

8. Full certified Jet service – by HINCKLEY

9. Engine Service. 1000 hour service performed summer 2022.

10. Mast stripped down and completely re-painted, awlgrip

11. New Bow thruster


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