RIPPLE Little Harbor WhisperJet 36 1998

Southwest Harbor, ME


36 ft
12.5 ft
Twin Cummins w/jet drive
740 hp
1.83 ft


Designed by Ted Hood and incorporating a deep-V Hunt designed hull, the Whisperjet 36 is a classic Downeast style express cruiser built by Little Harbor Yachts in Portsmouth, RI.  Powered by reliable Cummins diesel engines connected to Hamilton waterjets RIPPLE is very maneuverable with a shallow draft and the legendary Hunt ride underway.  Set up with large cockpit and bridgedeck area with plenty of seating and an open interior with everything needed for a long weekend away.


  • Boat Name: Little Harbor WhisperJet 36 1998
  • Builder: Little Harbor
  • Designer: Ted Hood
  • Location: Southwest Harbor, ME
  • Displacement Measure: 14,500 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Twin Cummins w/jet drive
  • Engine Model: 6BTA5.9
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Engine Power: 370|horsepower
Engine 2
  • Brand: Twin Cummins w/jet drive
  • Engine Model: 6BTA5.9
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Engine Power: 370|horsepower

Vessel Description

INTRODUCTION:  RIPPLE has been enjoyed by her current owner in Maine waters in the summer and stored and serviced with Hinckley in the off season.  With simple accommodations below for a couple and room for family and friends for day trips she is a nice example of the model and ready for her next owner. 



  • Deep V-Hunt designed hull
  • Foam-cored and knitted bi-directional E-glass with Kevlar hybrid hull
  • Vinylester resin osmosis barrier on bottom
  • Fiberglass swim platform with painted nonskid has a telescoping stainless steel swim ladder
  • Lightweight composite stringers and marine grade plywood laminated FRP main bulkheads
  • Rubrail painted to match hull with stainless steel chafe strip
  • Dark blue Awlgrip topsides
  • White house and deck with painted non-skid.
  • Double White boot stripes
  • Gold cove stripe
  • Green Bottom
  • Cored deck with knitted bi-directional E-Glass with Kevlar hybrid



  • Teak bow sprit with anchor roller and Bruce anchor
  • Stainless steel bow rail with flag socket and running lights
  • Varnished teak exterior trim including toe rails, custom eyebrow
  • Foredeck anchor locker built-in with hatch access
  •  (2) cabin top deck hatches – Lewmar anodized aluminum – one over forepeak and one over v-berth
  • (4) opening ports with screens – Lewmar anodized aluminum
  • Stainless steel 12″ cleats (2-forward, 2-spring, 2-stern)
  • Stainless steel folding padeyes for fenders aft
  • White powder coated aluminum windshield with teak trim and opening center window



The cockpit provide access on and off the boat and an open area to enjoy underway as well as access to the swim platform while at dock or anchor

  • Teak decking on cockpit sole
  • Oiled teak coaming boards
  • (4) fishing rod holders set into coaming boards
  • Removable oiled teak bench and folding table
  • Oiled teak boarding steps port and starboard
  • Cockpit shower
  • Courtesy lights
  • Storage lockers in cockpit sole with lift out bins for access to shafts and jets below
  • Access hatch for systems between jets aft
  • Edson pivoting antenna mast can be lowered for storage or to reduce bridge clearance
  • Outboard motor mount
  • Life ring mount
  • Access hatches to storage under bridge deck settees


Bridge Deck

The large bridge deck is elevated for excellent visibility and can be fully enclosed by the bimini with the removable side and aft curtains.  The helm is to starboard  with an L-shaped settee to port providing seating and the forward end of the settee has a removable backrest to provide a forward facing seat for the nav desk on the port side.

  • Entire bridge deck is hinged with hydraulic lifts for excellent access to engine room below
  • Removable varnished teak table with cover
  • Windshield with three fixed forward windows, two side windows and a small opening window in the center for ventilation underway
  • Pantograph windshield washers for front three windows
  • Bimini with side and aft drop curtains with rollup windows
  • L-shaped settee to port with off white covered settee cushions
  • Storage under settees accessed through hatches under cushions or from cockpit
  • Nav desk to port with storage inside
  • Helm to port with Stidd seat with powder coated pedestal and cushions to match deck color
  • Teak decking on bridge deck sole
  • 110v outlet at helm
  • Large cooler opposite settee with seat cushion
  • Varnished teak companionway with tri-fold companionway hatch
  • 6.5 ft headroom at helm



The interior below is a simple, open layout with a Herreshoff finish with white bulkheads and varnished cherry trim.  A simple galley is immediately to port coming down the companionway with an enclosed head to starboard.  Settees port and starboard provide comfortable seating with a v-berth immediately forward.

  • Four opening portlights and a large overhead hatch provides natural light and ventilation.
  • Retractable screen and shade on overhead hatch and retractable shades over portlights
  • MarineAir reverse cycle air conditioning provides heating and cooling for interior
  • Varnished teak and holly cabin sole with custom carpet covering (varnished 2021)



  • Corian countertop with undermounted stainless steel sink
  • Single lever hot/cold faucet with pull out sprayer head
  • Kenyon two burner electric cooktop
  • Storage outboard of counter in lockers with sliding doors and on shelf above lockers
  • Additional storage in drawers and lockers below counter
  • Norcold fridge below counter
  • 110v outlet



  • Corian countertop with undermounted oval stainless steel sink
  • Hot and cold faucet with pull out shower
  • Storage in locker outboard and under counter
  • 110v outlet
  • Opening portlight
  • Raritan manual marine toilet
  • Tank watch III holding tank monitor
  • Cherry framed mirror on forward bulkhead
  • Stainless steel towel rack and shower head holder
  • Solar vent provides additional ventilation



  • (2) Cummins 6BTA5.9 370 HP diesel engines.  Tachometers show 1,100 hours but are not functional.  Estimated hours are thought to be under 2,000 hours but not confirmed.
  • Hamilton 273 waterjets
  • Morse throttle, clutch and jet bucket controls
  • Racor primary fuel filter and water separator
  • Northern Lights 5kW generator with 420 hours (November, 2022)
  • MarineAir 12,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning
  • FloJet fresh water pump with pressure tank
  • Sealand 6 gallon hot water tanks (heats from 110v AC and engine cooling loop)
  • Scandvik hot/cold cockpit shower
  • Sealand overboard discharge pump for holding tank
  • Shower sump pump
  • Bennett hydraulic trim tabs with level indicator



  • 12v house and starting house batteries
  • Bass custom DC and AC electrical panels with digital voltage and amperage meters
  • Mastervolt Dakar Combi 12-1500-65 inverter/charger with control panel at electrical panel
  • Cole Hersey heavy duty battery switches for House battery, bow thruster and Inverter
  • Heavy duty battery switches for engine start and parallel
  • 30 amp shore power inlet with shore cord
  • Galvanic protection monitor
  • 12v and 110v outlets



  • All new Electronics 2020.
  • (2) Garmin GPSMap 1343 displays at helm (one is xsv)
  • Garmin GMR 24 XHD radome
  • Garmin GMI20 multifunction instrument display
  • Simrad AP26 autopilot
  • Icom M402 VHF
  • Bennnett trim tab controls with position indicators
  • ACR remote control spotlight
  • Ritchie magnetic compass
  • KVH Autocomp 1000 digital fluxgate heading sesnor
  • Horn



  • Fusion MS-RA70NSX stereo with Bluetooth
  • Alpine speakers in main cabin
  • Bose bridge deck speakers



  • Maxwell electric windlass with remote control at helm
  • 33 lb Bruce anchor with chain/rope rode
  • PFD’s
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Sea-Fire automatic Halon fire extinguisher system in engine room
  • (2) Rule automatic electric bilge pumps



  • Chelsea clock and barometer
  • Boat hook
  • Covers for table and nav station
  • Docklines
  • Fenders with fender covers

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