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Q-TIP is an exceptional example of the WhisperJet 34 Class and the only one of her sisters to have been re-powered (2013) with state-of-the-art common rail and fully electronic diesels. This distinction, along with exceptional care, light seasonal use (with indoor storage), and consistent updating with improvements makes this spirited Express Cruiser a true standout. Q-TIP offers a unique combination of high-performance features: upgraded Cummins QSB 5.9 liter engines with 380 horses apiece on a modified deep-vee hull; true shoal draft, thanks to her Hamilton Waterjets; easy and intuitive maneuvering in tight spaces and when docking, with a combination of twin waterjets and a powerful bow thruster (complete with joystick AND custom footswitches).
Another signature feature of all WhisperJets is best-in-class sightlines for captain and passengers alike from the roomy bridge deck. Here one finds plenty of comfortable seating, an ergonomic helm and space for a large cooler. Additional highlights include recent topsides paint, electronics upgrades, bimini with full enclosure and bridge deck tonneau cover, autopilot, major waterjet service and windlass – all details of which can be found in the listing.
Currently offered for sale by her second owner, Q-TIP has been well cared for since new and it shows.
Aft of the V-berth and settees and to port is the functional galley with plenty of counter space and storage.
Aft of the galley to starboard is the roomy en-suite head and shower, with opening port and solar vent for light and ventilation.
The bridge deck is the focal point of this design and serves as the prime entertainment area on the Little Harbor Express, with plenty of wiggle room, comfortable seating and the aforementioned best-in-class sightlines in all directions. The state-of-the-art helm station is located forward and to starboard, with full electronics and instrumentation and a helm chair. Forward to port is a companion pedestal chair to match the helm. An L-settee behind (with storage beneath) seats three to four comfortably.
Behind the helmsman's seat is an oversized cooler in teak chocks with Sunbrella cushion and backrest that provides additional seating as well as quick access to cold drinks. The entire bridge deck sole lifts open electrically, with a switch at the helm for excellent access to the engine compartment. The helm console is hinged for easy access to steering and electronics modules.
Hull is Awlcraft Jade Mist green (2011) with single white boot stripe, molded-in gold cove stripe and red bottom.
Corecell A550 foam-cored hull bottom; Corecell A500-cored topsides with knitted bi-directional E-glass with Vinylester osmosis barrier resin with Kevlar hybrid throughout the hull and lightweight composite carbon-grid stringer system. Main bulkheads are FRP laminated with marine grade plywood. There is a molded rubrail with stainless striker.
Q-TIP is a perfect dayboat, comfortable with 6-8 adults and children. She is a nice cruiser for two. We have enjoyed her along the coast of Maine for twenty years and are now sizing down - a little wisdom with age. We have tried to maintain Q-TIP as new. Build records will convey with the sale and all service records shared with a serious buyer.
The owner’s personal effects are excluded from the sale.