Sancerre Little Harbor WhisperJet 38 2001

Essex, CT


38 ft
12.5 ft
740 hp
1.83 ft


SANCERRE is one of the best 38’ WhisperJets that this office has ever seen. Heavily updated and always loved, she is a fine late-model example of the popular WhisperJet series with all the features one looks for, including the Hinckley JetStick steering controls and desirable hard top. Her 1’ – 10” shoal draft, easy handling and high performance make her uniquely versatile as a day boat or extended cruiser.


  • Boat Name: Little Harbor WhisperJet 38 2001
  • Builder: Little Harbor Yachts
  • Designer: Ted Hood Yacht Design
  • Location: Essex, CT
  • Displacement Measure: 18,000 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: Diesel
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 1426
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Engine Power: 370|horsepower
Engine 2
  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: Diesel
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 1426
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Engine Power: 370|horsepower

Steering System
Joystick Control

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Vessel Description

SANCERRE is in excellent condition, having seen only limited summertime use and continuous service and indoor heated storage by Hinckley Yacht Services and Portsmouth Yacht Refit Center since new. Expertly maintained and updated with a new Generator, Air Conditioning, Garmin electronics, Refrigeration, Stern seating, Canvas/Eisenglass,Cockpit sun awning, Underwater lights, new helm dash, new pilothouse wetbar and much more.



The interior is open and uncluttered. Starting forward is a V-berth with filler to covert to a large double. There are numerous shelves, drawers and storage lockers and two hanging locker lined with cedar. Aft of the V-berth to starboard is a dinette with teak table that lowers to convert to a double. There is another cedar lined hanging locker aft.

The galley is located aft to port. Equipment includes a Norcold 110/12v refrigerator (new, 2021), Kenyon electric stove top, GE microwave oven with shelf, pressurized fresh water system, a 6-gallon stainless steel hot water tank with 110v element and heat exchanger, stainless sink with Grohe faucet, and white Corian countertops.

Aft of the galley is a head with shower. It is fitted with a fresh water marine toilet and holding tank system with a Tankwatch III Monitor. Highlights include a stainless sink with a Grohe shower faucet, a cherry framed mirror, white Corian counter, chrome fixtures and a removable shower grate. An opening port provides light and ventilation.

The cabin interior has solid cherry trim, locker frames, drawer fronts and corner posts with hand rubbed varnish finish; a cherry hull ceiling with hand rubbed finish; roller-bearing drawer slides with kroon flush positive latches; a varnished teak and holly cabin sole with satin finish and padded fabric overhead panels.



Located two steps up and forward of the cockpit, the bridge deck serves as the prime entertainment area on the Little Harbor Express. The state-of-the-art helm station (new varnished dash, 2022) is located forward and to starboard, with full electronics and instrumentation and a leather Stidd helm chair. Forward to port is a customized teak chart table. An L-settee seats four comfortably with a tapered teak table and cover. A removable seat back can be used by the co-helmsman/ navigator. Alternatively the table can be removed altogether to make room for a crowd.

Behind the helmsman’s seat is a (2023) newly installed wet bar amenity with storage and refrigeration.



  • (2022) Dual Garmin 8616xsv MFD Chartplotters w/Radar, GPS, AIS
  • (2022) Garmin radar
  • (2022) Garmin autopilot w/wireless remote
  • (2022) Garmin VHF w/command mic at helm
  • (2022) Garmin AIS
  • Dual XDM270 stereo w/Bose speakers



  • (2019) Northern Lights Diesel Generator w/116 hours
  • (2019) Marine Air Conditioning / reverse cycle heating system
  • 12V/110V control and distribution panel with voltmeter/ammeter
  • (2022) AGM house battery bank
  • Trace inverter/charger with remote control operating system
  • Engine alternators for battery charging
  • 40-amp battery charger
  • Battery switching with Cole Herse switches and selectors in engine room
  • 110 volt/30 amp shore power with 50′ cord 
  • 12-volt cabin lighting
  • 110-volt outlets at galley and head with GFCI
  • 12-volt outlet at helm
  • (2021) Underwater lights
  • Courtesy lights in cockpit



  • (2)  Yanmar diesel engines, 370 hp, with 292 Hamilton WaterJets.  Both engines were removed and re-built by Mack Boring in 2013.   1426 current hours
  • Patented Hinckley JetStick steering system
  • WhisperJet sound barrier (ultrasonic insulation around engine boxes, muffler wraps and gaskets on all openings)
  • Wet exhaust with discharge through transom
  • Morse throttle/clutch controls
  • Bennett trim tabs with indicators
  • High water bilge alarm
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Racor fuel filter/separator
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Engine room blowers
  • Automatic Halon fire control system
  • Vetus bow thruster
  • Holding tank gauge
  • (2)  12-volt bilge pumps with automatic switches
  • (2)  Fuel tanks, 150 gallons each, welded aluminum
  • Fire extinguishers



Foam cored hull bottom and topsides with knitted bi-directional E-glass with Kevlar hybrid and lightweight composite stringers throughout hull.  Main bulkheads are FRP laminated with marine grade plywood.  There is a molded rubrail with stainless striker.  Hull is Awlgrip Flag blue with double white boot stripes, gold cove and red bottom. 



  • Balsa cored deck with teak cockpit and bridge deck sole, white gelcoat and moondust tan non-skid
  • Custom hard top with padded liner, lighting and opening hatches
  • (2021) Removable side and rear curtains in bridgedeck
  • Fiberglass bowsprit with anchor roller
  • Lewmar anchor windlass with remote at helm and foot switches at bow
  • Delta anchor with all chain rode
  • Salt water deck wash down
  • Stainless steel bow rail and grab rails
  • (6)  Stainless steel mooring cleats; at bow, amidships and stern
  • Varnished teak toe rail and drip rails
  • Custom teak varnished windshield with center opening window
  • (3)  Windshield washers and wipers
  • Fiberglass swim platform with teak decking
  • (2020) Removable stainless dinghy davits
  • Stidd pedestal helmsman’s chair with integral Hinckley JetStick system
  • Custom varnished teak steering wheel with stainless spokes
  • (6)  Opening portholes
  • (5)  Lewmar anodized aluminum opening deck/hard top hatches with Ocean Air screens and shades
  • (2) Solar deck hatch vents
  • Aft deck seating in cockpit with storage below
  • ACR spotlight
  • Hot/cold shower in aft cockpit
  • Fenders with covers
  • Binocular/drink holders at helm
  • Stamoid covers for aft seat, console, bridge table, nav table, and companionway
  • (2023) windshield cover and bar amenity cover



  • The owner’s personal effects are excluded from the sale.



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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