TWIN SEAS Little Harbor WhisperJet 38 2001

Portsmouth, RI


38 ft
12.5 ft
740 hp
1.83 ft


TWIN SEAS is a highly updated and well cared for example of the ever-popular Little Harbor WhisperJet 38’ Extended Cabin with a hardtop.

Her unique combination of shoal draft and high-performance, quality construction provides a great opportunity for someone seeking a versatile, extremely maneuverable yacht with good looks. The 38s are roomy enough for cruising, yet nimble and ready to be enjoyed as day boats.

TWIN SEAS comes loaded with many extras that make her at home both in southern and northern waters. These include a hardtop, air conditioning, generator, fiberglass decks in the cockpit and teak decking in the bridge deck. She has been professionally maintained and stored indoors off-season by only the best New England Boatyards and has low hours on both her generator and engines.


  • Boat Name: Little Harbor WhisperJet 38 2001
  • Builder: Little Harbor Yachts
  • Designer: Ted Hood
  • Location: Portsmouth, RI
  • Displacement Measure: 18,000 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: diesel
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 364
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Engine Power: 370|horsepower
Engine 2
  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: diesel
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 938
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Engine Power: 370|horsepower

Steering System
Joystick Control


For many boaters, the Little Harbor WhisperJet 38 is the ultimate yacht and one of the most attractive, innovative products to have ever arrived on the marine market. Her boutique Hood design is at the pinnacle of thinking, proper in all respects – offering superb maneuverability, great 1’-10” shallow draft capability, speed, seaworthiness and easy handling.  For many cruising areas she offers an early unparalleled combination of benefits and aesthetics, allowing access to shallow waters other yachts may only view from offshore.  Free of underwater appendages such as rudders, shafts and propellers, there is less worry about snagging lobster pots or hitting underwater obstructions.



HULL:  The Little Harbor 38 WhisperJet has a strong hull fabricated from a combination of knitted bi-directional E-glass with Kevlar hybrid laminate, foam-cored for strength and sound deadening throughout. This combination of superior materials results in a stronger boat that is lighter — thus faster and fuel efficient.

  • Flag Blue Awlgrip, 
  • Awlgrip gold molded cove stripe
  • Awlgrip Single white boot stripe
  • Red bottom



  • Modified V-Hull Design with Running Chines
  • Foam-cored fiberglass hull bottom and topsides
  • Vinylester osmosis barrier
  • Knotted bi-directional E-glass with Kevlar hybrid throughout hull
  • Molded steering console and instrument box; hinged for easy access
  • Lightweight composite stringers laminated to the hull providing exceptional strength
  • Main bulkheads FRP laminated with marine grade plywood laminated to hull and deck
  • Teak windshield/teak trim interior with center opening window
  • Powder coated support/grab rails on back of hard top
  • Varnished teak eyebrows on cabin house
  • Steering wheel with teak overlay
  • Fiberglass nonskid swim platform with retractable stainless ladder, stainless steel handgrip
  • Walk-through transom


Deck Features:

  • Contrasting non-skid deck (new deck paint and non-skid, 2015)
  • Molded rub rail with stainless guard
  • Lewmar Ocean-1 anchor windlass for chain
  • Fiberglass bowsprit
  • Bruce 33 lb. anchor with chain and rode
  • Varnished teak caprail with stainless chafe guards at anchor cleats – anchor roller
  • Danforth 1300-S anchor with rode and chain
  • Stainless swim ladder
  • (6) Life jackets, USCG approved
  • (6) Lewmar anodized aluminum opening ports with screens (2015)
  • Hubbell phone/cable TV shore side plug
  • (2) Lewmar anodized aluminum opening deck hatches, salon and forepeak with screens (2015)
  • (2) Stern hawse pipes, (2) bow chocks
  • (6) Stainless steel mooring cleats, at bow, amidships and stern (stern cleats lower to flush mount)
  • Hot/cold shower in aft cockpit
  • Saltwater washdown in anchor locker
  • Dock lines
  • Horn
  • (6) Fishing rod holders
  • Fenders with covers
  • S/S hand rails


Forward of the cockpit, the Bridgedeck serves as the prime entertainment area. This area can be enclosed for use with heat and air conditioning, or opened to the elements aft via rollup canvas. Superb comfort is inherent in the design. The floor is teak planking overlaid on structural fiberglass decking. The hardtop offers great visibility and has lighting, ventilation from deck hatches and is lined with a custom headliner.

Additionally, the entire bridge deck hinges via an electric lift, allowing access to engines and systems maintenance. There is also a smaller hatch allowing quick access to the engine room. 

The Helm Station is located forward to starboard, with full electronics and instrumentation, including a leather Stidd helm chair (reupholstered in 2018) with joystick steering and control module, new in 2020. The L-shaped settee to port seats four comfortably with a tapered teak table and cover.  Alternatively, the table can be removed altogether to make room for more guests or lowered to form a third berth for sleeping. A removable seatback can be used by the co-helmsman/navigator.

Cockpit seating has storage access ports for better storage of equipment and supplies. There is a custom teak windshield with electrically actuated center-opening window.



  • Generous cockpit with fiberglass deck sole and stern door with split stern seat and storage under striped Sunbrella upholstery.
  • Fiberglass cockpit with large opening hatch and removable storage
  • Hot/cold shower
  • Hubbell 110-volt shore side plug
  • Courtesy lights
  • Washdown outlet



Located two steps up and forward of the cockpit, the bridge deck is the prime entertainment area of this Little Harbor WhisperJet. The teak bridge deck sole adds additional sound reduction to an already quiet and smooth running vessel. Totally enclosed and climate controlled or open to the elements, it is always comfortable.

  • Joystick control system (2020)
  • Custom varnished dash with all new switches (2015)
  • Morse throttle/clutch controls
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Bennett trim tabs and indicators
  • Fireboy Halon indicator
  • Highwater alarm
  • Helm position indicator
  • Fuel gauge
  • Stidd helmsman’s chair (recovered 2018)
  • Windshield washers and wipers
  • Steering wheel with teak overlay customized teak lift-top chart table
  • L-settee with a tapered varnished teak table and cover (converts to double berth)
  • Settee’s removable seat back can be used by the co-helmsman/navigator
  • Bridge deck refrigerator/freezer in a built-in box with top cushion for additional seating
  • Teak bridge deck sole features hatch access to engine room
  • Sole may be raised on an electric screw jack
  • Teak and Lexan “sailboat style” companionway hatch on slider with teak bi-fold doors
  •  Front opening window



The interior woodwork is finished in varnished cherry with white fascia surfaces. The Galley countertop is Black Pearl. The sole is varnished teak and holly veneer.  Overheads are white Formica.  Drawers have Kroon flush positive latches and mount on rollerbearings. OceanAir screens and shades on hatches. Ocean Frigast lighting.



The cabin below is open and uncluttered. The cabin interior has solid varnished cherry trim, locker frames, drawer fronts and corner post, a cherry hull ceiling with hand-rubbed finish, roller-bearing drawer slides with flush positive latches and a varnished teak and holly cabin sole with satin finish. There are sky screens and shades on all hatches. Starting forward is a Vee berth that converts to a very large double with filler. Deep storage is located beneath the berths. Storage shelves and lockers are above the berths, and two large hanging lockers and two storage lockers below lined with cedar are located outboard. Aft of the Vee berth and to starboard is a dinette with teak table that lowers to convert to a double berth.



The elegant and functional galley is located aft to port.  Equipment includes:

  • Isotherm 110/12-volt refrigerator (2015)
  • Kenyon electric stove top (2015)
  • Panasonic microwave oven with shelf
  • Pressurized fresh water system
  • 6-gallon stainless steel water tank with 110-volt element and heat exchanger
  • Stainless steel sink with Grohe faucet
  • Varnished cherry bulkheads
  • Black Pearl countertops



Aft of the galley is the Head with ensuite shower with removable grate. Highlights include a Corian sink, Grohe shower faucet, cherry-framed mirror, Corian counter, chrome fixtures and a freshwater marine toilet to holding tank. An opening port provides light and ventilation.


  • (2) Simrad NSS 12” evo2, Multifunction display with hybrid touchscreen, built-in GPS Antenna, Chartplotter, Radar, Sonar, AIS
  • Simrad 4G broadband radar with 20M cable
  • Simrad Autopilot pack, low current, AC12 Computer, RC42 rate compass, RF 300 Rudder unit
  • Simrad IS40 Multifunction instrument display
  • Simrad NAIS-400 Class B AIS transponder
  • Simrad GoFree WiFI-1 Module
  • Simrad engine room camera with Infared
  • Navonics Gold E-chart, All US waters & northern Bahamas
  • GAM SS-2 VHF Antenna(2)
  • Simrad N2K Network Tee
  • Simrad NEP-2 Network Hub
  • Simrad 4G Broadband radar
  • Lewmar Ocean-1 windlass remote
  • Light switches for nav, anchor, cockpit courtesy, night, valance


  • In accordance with ABYC standards
  • Northern Lights 5.5 kW generator, 112 hours
  • 12v/110v control and distribution panel with voltmeter/ammeter
  • Tinned wire throughout
  • Split loose fire-retardant cable conduits
  • Bonded system on all underwater hardware
  • Reverse polarity indicator
  • 12-volt cabin lighting
  • 110-volt outlets at galley and head with GFCI
  • 12-volt outlet at helm
  • Courtesy lights in cockpit
  • Guest spotlight w/ remote
  • Hard top valance lighting/night lights with switches at helm
  • Spare wire conduits for the AC and DC electrical systems
  • Trace inverter/charger
  • Engine alternator for battery charging
  • 40-amp battery charger
  • Battery switching
  • Battery cables, single insulated 4/0 with fireproof jacket
  • (2) Dockside electrical cables, 110-volt/30 amp with 50′ cord


  • (2) Yanmar 6LYA-STP 370 hp engines with 274 Hamilton Waterjets
  • Isolation engine mounts
  • Cooling system removed and serviced (2019)
  • Port engine removed and rebuilt by John Pride Diesel Engine (2018)
  • WhisperJet sound barrier (ultrasonic insulation around engine boxes, muffler wraps and gaskets on all openings)
  • Wet exhaust with discharge through transom
  • Bronze raw water strainers
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Racor fuel filter/separator
  • Engine room blowers with FRP/plastic vents on deck
  • (2) Engine starting batteries
  • MarineAir 12,000 BTU air conditioner; outlet below and on bridge deck
  • Automatic Halon fire control system
  • Vetus 7 bow thruster
  • Holding tank gauge
  • (3) 12v Bilge pumps with automatic switches
  • (2) Fuel tanks, 150 gallon welded aluminum
  • (2) Fire extinguishers, 2.5 lb.
  • (2) Manual bilge pump switches

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