For Sale


1971 Dyer 40 Flybridge Cruiser

Year: 1971
Length: 40′
Engine/Fuel Type: Twin / diesel

Located In: Rhode Island, United States

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Current Price: US $279,000 
PAMINA is hull #18 of the famous Dyer 40 design.  She was built in fiberglass in 1971 by The Anchorage (Dyer Boats) in Warren, Rhode Island, and her cabintop and flybridge were then finished in wood by Morse Boatbuilding of Thomaston, Maine.
In 2013, PAMINA underwent a comprehensive restoration to transform a solid but faded classic Maine workboat into a beautiful, museum quality vessel equipped with modern power and state-of-the art electronics and conveniences for luxurious and comfortable coastal cruising and entertaining.

PAMINA recently came on the market from the collection of a passionate, lifelong yachtsman and expert restorer of significant yachts and antique cars.

PAMINA is now equipped to provide another lifetime of enjoyment and pride of ownership for the enthusiast looking for a truly classic craft with today’s pleasure boat performance, reliability and features.


Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Builder: The Anchorage/Morse Boatbuilding
Designer: Nick Potter
Flag of Registry: United States

LOA: 42 ft 6 in
Beam: 12 ft 5 in
LWL: 35 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 0 in
Displacement: 22000 lbs Dry Load
Bridge Clearance: 19 ft 9 in

Total Power: 740 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2001
Engine Model: LYA-STE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 482
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 370 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2001
Engine Model: LYA-STE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 490
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 370 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: Fiberglass (231 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (235 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (28 Gallons)

Number of double berths: 1
Number of heads: 1

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass

Additional Information

PAMINA’s hull was built in fiberglass in 1970-71 by The Anchorage, Warren, RI, builder of “Dyer” boats, based on a Nick Potter design to which 36 boats have been made. She was finished at Morse Boatbuilding, Thomaston, Maine (pre-cursor of the current “Lyman-Morse” yard), where her house, fly-bridge, and very simple original interior arrangements were completed in wood.

From 1971 to 2011, she was named PEGGY K, and she was used as a workboat and for inter-island transport in Maine.

In May 2001, Billings Diesel of Stonington ME re-powered PEGGY K with twin Yanmar 370hp turbo-charged 6-cylinder diesel engines, coupled via Aqua-Drives for noise and vibration reduction (at 2018 ~ 600 hours on all this equipment).

In 2013, PEGGY K, re-named PAMINA, was entirely gutted above and below deck, and completely refurbished to state-of-the-art yacht cosmetic and technical standards — mainly at Rhode Island Mooring Services, North Kingston, RI, with design and technical support from Barrington, RI-based Naval Architect Matthew Smith.

Specifications below are as of 2018. Virtually everything in PAMINA now was newly installed during the 2013 refit — aside from the original 1971 fiberglass hull, wood cabin exterior shell and flybridge; and the twin 2001 Yanmar engines, Aquadrive couplings, and shafts.


– Entire hull gel-coat below the waterline sand-blasted and stripped, then refinished with two barrier-coats of epoxy (at Billings Diesel, Stonington ME), and three coats of Pettit “Vivid” black bottom paint (at Rhode Island Mooring Services, North Kingstown, RI)
– Top-sides, house, decks, and fly-bridge refurbished, faired, and Awlgripped. Hull is a custom pale blue/green, house and flybridge are off-white, decks are buff, entire interior is bright white
– Two aft deck hatches with drainage gutters – one over the steering and autopilot machinery, and one over a large storage lazarette under the cockpit deck
– Six original bronze opening ports Awlgripped, screens refurbished
– Two aluminum engine air louvers with drains, P & SB, Awlgripped
– Bomar foredeck opening hatch over lower galley/berth area
– Three opening Pompanette windows: one at helm (center windshield) and two at P & SB aft corners of salon, Awlgripped
– Custom opening twin transom doors on centerline to aft swim platform
– Teak swim platform on steel supports, with two 316 stainless steel folding cleats at outer corners, black rubber rub-rail, and quick-removable stainless steel swim ladder
– Custom double-skin fiberglass fly-bridge roof on Awlgripped off-white aluminum frame, with internal lighting. 2 Large solar panels, radome, antennas, etc above


– Custom solid teak bow anchor-pulpit with 316 stainless steel chafe plates above and below, and Delrin/stainless steel anchor roller
– Lewmar galvanized main 35# “Delta” claw anchor with 100’ of galvanized 3/8” chain and 250’ of 3/4″ nylon “Mega-Plait” braided rode at the bow 
– Spare Fortress FX-23 anchor with 6’ of 3/8” galvanized chain and 200’ nylon rode, stored in lazarette
– Maxwell stainless steel RC12 electric chain/rode anchor windlass – connected directly to main battery bank (no supplementary battery or charger required)
– Custom 316 stainless steel bow chocks inset into mahogany bow rails
– Two 12” 316 stainless steel Herreshoff-style bow cleats
– Four 10” 316 stainless steel “Flat-Top” folding mid-deck spring cleats, two each P & SB
– Two 10” 316 stainless steel Herreshoff-style stern cleats, P & SB
– Custom 316 stainless steel bow rail to forward corner of house
– Stainless steel toe-rail banding removed, polished, and re-installed with all new stainless hardware, and extended to the entire boat, incl. transom
– St. Croix stainless steel dinghy davits – 400# capacity – mounted on quick-release bases at transom. Removable davit arms stored in cockpit lockers
– Quick-release stainless steel swim ladder stored in cockpit locker, mounts under swim platform at C/L. 

MACHINERY (all new except as stated)

– 2001 Yanmar diesel engines and Aquadrives routinely maintained and serviced annually. Engine hours in 2018 ~ 600 hours
– ZF electronic throttles (with synchronizers) at helm and fly-bridge
– Centek mufflers & exhausts
– Engine space ventilation fan
– Sleipner “Sidepower” 100/185T electric bow-thruster with “joy-stick” controls at helm and fly-bridge, connected directly to main battery bank (no supplementary battery or charger required)
– Teleflex “Sea-Star” hydraulic steering
– Bronze rudder bearings (twin rudders are original fiberglass in excellent condition)
– New cutlass bearing pads, glassed to hull
– Two Michigan DQX 20 x 21 4-blade bronze propellers. Two old propellers, stored ashore as spares, go with the boat
– “Spurs” shaft line cutters serviced and re-installed

TANKAGE (Total Fuel = 235 gals; Total Fresh water = 231 gals)

– Two original integral fiberglass diesel fuel wing tanks (75-gallon capacity each) outboard P & SB under aft deck, pressure cleaned 2013
– Custom new aluminum 85-gallon diesel fuel tank on C/L under aft deck
– New Racors, manifold system, and plumbing for the fuel system
– Two new custom plastic/fiberglass fresh water tanks: 110 gallons centerline under aft cockpit deck; 110 gallons in the bow under chain locker. New 11-gallon stainless steel hot-water tank
– New SCAD tank-level monitoring system with WEMA sensors for each fuel and water tank, with digital display at helm
– New 28-gallon Sealand integral toilet system black tank – see “Plumbing” below

PLUMBING SYSTEMS (All new – See also “Tankage” above)

– Jabsco PAR MAX 7 main fresh-water pump, generates 60psi. and pumps 7 gpm
– Isotherm 11-gallon stainless steel water heater – water is heated by either an engine-heat-exchanger or a 110 V electric heating element in the hot water tank
– Hot/cold shower in head with Whale “Gulper 220” sump pump
– Hot/cold fresh water service at galley, head, and main salon
– Hot/cold fresh water deck shower in aft deck area
– Fresh water hose bib in aft deck area, quick-release FW hose outlet at bow
– Chromed shore water intake fixture at P aft deck with pressure reducer
– Sealand “Vaccu-Flush” fresh-water toilet system with 28-gallon holding tank, stainless steel deck pump-out fitting, Y-valve for offshore overboard discharge, and dedicated tank-level gauge
– Shurflo “Pro-Blaster II” high-pressure saltwater washdown pump, plumbed to quick-release hose outlet at bow and aft deck hose bib

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (12V & 110V) – All new

– Two Group 31 AGM engine-start batteries – 105 AH, 1000 MCA each
– Four 8-D AGM house-bank batteries – 245 AH each
– Parallel switch for combining the house and engine-start batteries
– Mastervolt “Master-Easy” digital battery monitoring system
– Balmar high-output (165 AH) alternator on SB engine for charging house battery bank. Engine start batteries charged by Yanmar regular-output alternator on P engine
– Two Helios solar panels (260 watts each) on flybridge roof to charge the house-bank batteries while engines are off
– Two Xantrex “Echo chargers” to feed solar-panel power to the engine-start batteries after the house bank batteries are charged
– Mastervolt 4,000 watt inverter-charger for 110-volt AC power aboard and battery charging while on shore power. Supports cook top, microwave, and water heater
– Stainless steel shore-power intake socket and 50’ 50-amp cable
– Engine-start and house bank battery switches
– DC and AC breaker panels at helm for all service circuits
– LED lighting throughout – interior and exterior, including navigation lights
– 12 V DC and 110 V AC grounded power outlets throughout
– Two windshield wiper-washers at main helm


– Simrad AP 28 auto-pilot with controls at helm and fly-bridge
– Garmin 5212 GPS-plotter at helm
– Garmin 5208 GPS-plotter at fly-bridge
– Garmin 24” 48-mile high-definition radome, linked to both Garmin screens
– Garmin “intelliducer” depth sounder, integrated with both Garmin screens
– Raymarine i-50 depth display at helm – with dedicated sounder
– Airmar 150 GPS and multi-function weather station
– Furuno RD 33 color display at helm for Airmar 150 weather station
– Two Icom 540 VHF radios at helm, each with dedicated antenna; twin remote handsets at fly-bridge
– Garmin AIS 600 transceiver linked to Icom VHF and Garmin systems
– Loudhailer linked to both Icom VHF radios
– Air-pressure horn with switches at helm and fly-bridge
– Powermax cell-phone antenna booster
– Fusion AM-FM Stereo system with integrated CD-player and i-pod input, with speakers in salon and aft cockpit
– Two rebuilt classic Danforth “Constellation” 5” compasses, at helm & fly-bridge


– All interior surfaces refurbished and Awlgripped white
– All salon windows lined with clear 3M film to reduce heat and glare
– Three opening Pompanette windows: one at helm (center windshield) and two at P & SB aft corners of salon, Awlgripped
– “Soundown” sound-deadening lead-foam under the decks in the engine space and in the salon overhead
– Bilge areas in berth/galley area re-gel-coated
– New teak and maple floors by “Teak Decking Systems” in the salon/helm, galley, and berth areas. The main salon settee to port and the helm seating/storage module to SB are secured to the floor with barrel bolts, and designed to lift out completely. The salon floor is in 4 separate large sections that also lift out completely, providing totally open access to the entire engine space under the main salon for major service work. Hinged central access hatch on gas struts provides easy, quick access to the central bilge area and main engines under the salon for routine oil, Racor, and service checks 
– Large twin V-berths forward, with removable filler panels and cushions to make a huge king-size berth
– New Large storage locker in the bow (forward of mirrored doors): over the new water tank, aft of the chain locker
– Storage shelving P & SB outboard of the forward berths
– Storage lockers in galley and under the berths
– Galley with Corian counter-tops; stainless steel/chromed hardware including sink and faucet, “Seagull” drinking water purifier, and Grohe soap dispenser; 9 cu. ft. stainless refrigerator with Dometic compressor, cold plate, and hinged hatch on twin gas struts; Force 10 110 V 2-burner glass-cook-top; Panasonic 110-volt 1,000 watt 1.5 cu. ft. convection-microwave oven; mahogany knife rack; and custom cabinetry for dishware and glassware
– Large head compartment with Corian counter-top, stainless sink and chromed faucet, shower with automatic sump pump, Sealand “Vaccu-Flush” fresh-water electric toilet, and storage shelves and lockers
– Isotherm 2.3 cu. ft 110 V bar fridge with freezer in salon aft Port corner cabinet
– Stainless steel bar-sink and faucet in salon aft SB corner cabinet, bar storage below
– Webasto “Air-Top EVO 3900” 13,300 BTU diesel-fired cabin heater, mounted under the aft end of the main salon settee to Port
– Custom settee in tan synthetic leather to port in main salon, storage below
– Custom helm seat in tan synthetic leather with extensive storage below, deep seating, reversing back-rest, and two footrests
– Three synthetic wicker Kingsley-Bate rotating lounge chairs with custom upholstered cushions on the aft cockpit deck
– Three small hardwood cocktail tables, movable between salon and cockpit
– All-weather cushions and soft goods throughout, including on fly-bridge, all with zippered covers for easy laundering
– Weems & Plath brass quartz ship’s time-and-tide clock at helm, and clock and barometer forward


– “Fireboy” emergency engine shut-off and fire-extinguishing system
– Three loose stand-alone fire extinguishers
– Two bilge pumps on float switches with alarms
– Revere 6-Man “Coastal Compact” life-raft in dedicated enclosure beneath aft cockpit aft hatch
– CO monitor/alarm
– Four fenders with fleece covers
– Braided nylon bow, stern, and spring docklines 
– Boat hook
– Flares
– Large first-aid kit
– Eight West Marine inflatable life-preservers in mesh bags
– Substantial tool bag
– Magma BBQ grille – stored in lazarette, attaches to fishing-rod socket in the cockpit, fed by readily available small discardable propane bottles


Personal effects, including family photographs, awards, and salon rugs

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Alec Brainerd at (207) 542-0372.