1996 Little Harbor Whisper Jet 40

  • Price: SOLD
  • Year: 1996
  • Length: 40ft
  • Located In: Newport Beach, CA

This charming and versatile Little Harbor 40 is now available! The Ted Hood Yacht Builders designed this classic Downeast style express cruiser with a focus on quality craftsmanship, performance and ingenuity. The walk around exterior provides ease of access to the bow and stern and compliments her enlarged cockpit outfitted to fish or entertain. The helm and cockpit settee are set forward protected by a new polycarbonate enclosure. The twin Cummins 420hp diesels engines can top her out around 35 knots and cruise economically at 25 knots. This preferred power package is combined with jet drives to simplify her handling and improves agility when docking. As you step down below through the varnished companionway, you'll see an updated interior layout consisting of a v-berth forward, full galley and a separate head and shower.

Recent enhancements:

  • Topsides painted with white Awlgrip
  • Engines and Generator recently serviced
  • New polycarbonate enclosure
  • Lewmar Hatches replaced
  • New interior and exterior upholstery and soft goods
  • New galley appliances
  • Bottom paint completed 2021
  • Hydraulic lines replaced
  • Varnished cap rail in cockpit
  • Hardtop painted white Awlgrip
Class: Express Cruiser
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Length Overall: 40ft
Beam: 12.5ft
Fresh Water Tank: 1 X 110 Gal
Fuel Tank: 1 X 400 Gal
Holding Tank: 1 X 20 Gal
Windlass: Electric Windlass
Electrical Circuit: 110V
Heads: 1
Engine 1
Engine Make:Cummins
Engine Model:6CTA8.3-M2
Engine Year:1996
Total Power:420hp
Engine Type:Inboard
Drive Type:Jet Drive
Engine 1
Engine Make:Cummins
Engine Model:6CTA8.3-M2
Engine Year:1996
Total Power:420hp
Engine Type:Inboard
Drive Type:Jet Drive
Deck Highlights
  • Topside white Awlgrip paint job (2021)
  • Full walk around
  • Enlarged cockpit for relaxing or fishing
  • Polycarbonate enclosure
  • Auxiliary bait tank 
  • Swim platform
  • Telescoping ladder
  • Hard top 
  • Lewmar hatches (new)
  • Rod holders
  • Stainless steel cockpit fairleads
  • Sony audio speakers
  • Saltwater deck pump
  • Bruce Anchor
  • Ample bow for custom seating
Mechanical/Electrical Highlights:
  • Twin 420hp Cummins 6CTA8.3-M2 Diesel engines combined with jet drives
  • Fischer Panda 4 Generator - 30kW (recently serviced) -only 94 hours
  • Magnum Inverter
  • MarineAir (A/C and Heat)
  • Exhaust hoses replaced
  • 110V system
  • Hydraulic lines replaced 
  • Jet drives recently serviced
  • Teleflex hynautic hydraulic steering
  • Racor fuel/water separator filters
  • Automatic fire suppression system
Interior Highlights:
  • Teak and holly floors
  • New upholstery
  • New hatches and window vents
  • Large V-berth bed
  • Ample storage with louvered hatches
  • Norcold galley fridge
  • Black & Decker microwave
  • Kenyon three burner stove top
  • Air conditioning and Heat
  • Dual deep stainless steel galley sink
  • Separate shower and head*
  • Delta Marine freshwater head system 
  • 110V outlets
  • Westinghouse VHF radio
  • Gray speckled Corian countertops
  • Overhead lighting
  • Ocean Frigast reading lights
  • Alpine audio speakers
Navigation/Helm Electronics:
  • Updated Garmin XSV touch screen Navigation system
  • New Garmin HD Radar
  • Robertson Auto-pilot
  • Updated Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio
  • Cummins engines gauges 
  • Navigation lights
  • Wipers and washer combination
  • Cockpit courtesy lighting
  • Horn
  • Rule bilge pumps
  • Lewmar Windlass 
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Varnished helm
Salon/Galley Highlights:
  • Voluminous salon and galley
  • Leather furnishings and beautiful woodwork
  • White corian counter tops
  • Ample window hatches
  • Teak and Holly floors
  • L-shaped salon settee with telescoping table
  • Concealed “James Bond” bar beneath port settee
  • Lots of large windows offering natural light and ventilation
  • LED overhead lighting
  • CruisAir AC & Heat
  • Splendide Washer & Dryer
  • U-Line Icemaker
  • Vitrifugo fridge/freezer drawers
  • Eno 3-burner stove and oven (gimbled)
  • Brandt range
  • LG Microwave
  • Dual stainless steel galley sink
  • Samsung Flat screen TV (wall mounted with articulating arm)
  • DirecTV Satellite
  • 110V Outlets
  • Bose audio speakers
  • Lewmar overhead hatches with adjustable vents
  • Navigation table

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