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1999 Little Harbor WhisperJet 40

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States


FRAID KNOT is an excellent example of the Little Harbor 40 WhisperJet Series, offering an extended bridge deck, large aft cockpit, private stateroom forward and convertible salon area for accommodating large groups. With a draft of only 1’10” and Hinckley’s JetStick controls, she can maneuver with ease in very skinny water.

Benefitting from many recent upgrades and constant care, one will find FRAID KNOT to be in first-rate condition. FRAID KNOT is priced to sell now as her owner’s plans have changed.


Love That Yacht is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Hinckley Yacht Brokerage.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $219,000
Make: Little Harbor
Model: WhisperJet 40
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Little Harbor Yachts
Designer: Ted Hood Yacht Design
Construction: Composite
Boat Hull ID: LHB40J14L899
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Length Overall: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Beam: 12'6 ft / 3.81 m
Max Draft: 1'10 ft / 0.56 m
Displacement: 19,200 lb
Single Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LY2A-STP diesel
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2015
  • Engine Hours: 300
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LY2M-STE diesel
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 420hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1999
  • Engine Hours: 1600
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 860hp
Cruising Speed: 30 kn
Maximum Speed: 34 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 400 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 110 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Jet
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Jet Boats, Express Cruiser

Steering System
Joystick Control

Private enclosed V-berth Stateroom is forward with cherry main bulkhead and paneled door. A hanging locker, several drawers, lockers and shelves provide generous storage.

The L-shaped Galley is to port with a Dinette to starboard that lowers to make a double berth. Another hanging locker is aft of the dinette.

The Head is to port with Vacuflush toilet, porcelain sink and shower.

GALLEY:  The Galley has covers for both sink and cooktop to provide useful counter space.

  • Norcold 110/12 Volt refrigerator
  • 2-Burner electric cooktop (removable)
  • Microwave oven built into shelf
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Grohe pull-out faucet
  • Hot and cold pressure water

The Bridge deck has a steering station to starboard and a chart table to port. An L-shaped settee, aft, seats 4-5 comfortably at a varnished teak table. To starboard is a seat with on-deck refrigerator and storage within.

This area features a hard top and is enclosed by the windshield and Eisinglass curtains (2017), providing excellent visibility for all while seated in comfort.

  • Patented Hinckley JetStick steering system that incorporates steering, jet and bow thruster into one for unsurpassed control and maneuverability
  • Headliner (new, 2013)
  • Stidd helm seat (new fabric 2011)
  • Bridge deck cushions (2019)
  • Teak table
  • Teak chart table
  • Dual Yanmar oil/temp/RPM gauges with alarms
  • Morse dual throttle/shift controls
  • Trim tabs
  • Backup JetStick override panel
  • Opening center windshield with electric control
  • Windshield wiper/washer controls
  • 110 Volt outlet
  • 12 Volt outlet
  • Overhead lights on dimmers, (2) red, (4) white
  • Anchor windlass control panel
  • Fuel tank gauge
  • Helm position indicator
  • Stainless steel steering wheel with leather rim

The aft Cockpit has comfortable, upholstered wrap-around seating for up to eight. On-deck storage abounds in lockers, bins and compartments.

  • Kevlar reinforced fiberglass hull w/Vinylester resin, Corecell A550 core and bi-directional E-Glass
  • Structural grid stringer system
  • Molded FRP deck with A550 Core
  • Molded stern seat, swim platform, steering console, instrument box and settee
  • Rub rail with stainless striker, molded to hull
  • Awlgripped hull - Flag Blue
  • Awlgripped non-skid deck - Whisper Grey
  • White Gelcoat deckhouse, trim, waterways, and cockpit sides
  • Laid teak bridge deck and cockpit sole
  • Varnished teak windshield, cap rails, anchor pulpit, drip rail and cockpit trim (stripped and built up with 10 coats in 2017)
  • Varnished teak transom (stripped and built up with 10 coats in 2017)
  • (8) Stainless steel cleats
  • Stainless steel bow rail
  • Swim ladder
  • (6) Opening portholes w/screens
  • (4) Opening deck hatches w/screens, shades
  • (4) Wichard fender clips
  • Stainless steel handrails on deckhouse
  • Hard top with (2) opening hatches
  • (3) Nicro solar vents
  • Anchor locker
  • Maxwell anchor windlass w/control at helm and on deck
  • 45 lb. stainless steel CQR anchor w/10' chain and 150' rode on custom teak platform
  • Varnished teak bowsprit w/self-launching anchor roller
  • Eisinglass weather enclosures for bridge deck
  • Burgee staff
  • Flag stall
  • Fresh water washdown in anchor locker
  • Hot/cold shower in cockpit
  • Twin Raymarine E120 Radar, Chartplotter, GPS MFDs
  • Raytheon Tridata speed/depth/log
  • Raytheon autopilot
  • Electric digital compass
  • Flat screen TV with DVD player on forward bulkhead above V-berth
  • Clarion stereo with CD player and XM satellite radio receiver
  • Electrical system engineered in accordance with ABYC standards
  • 12 Volt DC, 110 Volt AC systems
  • Control and distribution breaker panel with volt and amp meters
  • Tinned copper wire throughout
  • Split loom fire retardant cable conduits
  • 110 Volt, 30 amp shore service with 50' cord and reverse polarity indicator
  • 5 kW Northern Lights Generator (625 hours)
  • Trace inverter/charger
  • Separate house and engine start batteries
  • (2) Engine alternators for house and start batteries
  • 12 Volt cabin lighting, (8) stainless steel dome lights, (4) Danish reading lights, (2) fluorescent lights
  • 110 Volt outlets in galley, head and engine room
  • Courtesy lights in cockpit
  • Engine room light
  • High water bilge alarm
  • ACR searchlight with controls at helm
  • Two Yanmar diesel engines
  • Port engine replaced 2004 - Rebuilt (2015) by Precision Marine (authorized Yanmar service center) with less than 300 hrs since rebuilt
  • Starboard engine (1600 hrs)
  • 1,000 hours engine services performed
  • Hamilton 321 WaterJets
  • JetStick Gen2 steering system w/manual backup
  • WhisperJet sound barrier in engine compartment
  • (2) Bronze raw water strainers
  • Hydraulic steering
  • (2) Racor filters
  • Trim tabs
  • (3) Automatic bilge pumps
  • Automatic FE-241 fire extinguisher in engine compartment
  • Bronze ball valve thru hulls below waterline
  • 6-Gallon hot water heater
  • Vacuflush head with 25 gallon holding tank, discharge pump and gauge
  • Bow thruster (new, 2015)
  • 16,000 BTU MarineAir air conditioning
  • Life ring with heaving line
  • Winslow life raft
  • Flare kit
  • Life jackets
  • (2) Fire extinguishers
  • Miscellaneous spares
  • Basic tool kit
  • Hand-held VHF/GPS
  • (2) Custom drink holders
  • (6) Docklines
  • (3) 8" Fenders and (2) flat fenders
  • (4) Large So-Pac closed cell foam fenders
  • Boat hook
  • Horn
  • Bell

EXCLUSIONS:  Seller’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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