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1999 Dyer 29 Trunk Cabin

Watch Hill, Rhode Island


This immaculate Dyer 29 is a rare find, probably the best example ever built by Dyer.  This is a one-owner vessel that is stored indoors and maintained to perfection by the well regarded Watch Hill Boat Yard. 

Powered by a Yanmar 6LP diesel with only 649 hours and equipped with a Side Power Bow Thruster for easy dockside handling.  Flag Blue Awlgrip, recent Raymarine electronics including Autopilot, custom hardtop - the list is long and impressive.  Photos were taken inside a storage building and really don't do this beauty full justice - this boat really needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.

Bonus - a Dyer Dhow sailing dinghy carried on removable transom mounted davits - sail it or use it as a tender with the included outboard motor.


BLM Yacht Sales / Fall River is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by PETZOLD'S MARINE CENTER - Rhode Island.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Dyer
Model: 29 Trunk Cabin
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: DYEJ0327H900
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 29 ft / 8.84 m
Length Overall: 29 ft / 8.84 m
Beam: 9'6 ft / 2.90 m
Min Draft: 2.5 ft
Dry Weight: 7,400 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LP-DTE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 250hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1999
  • Engine Hours: 649
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 132 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 24 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Downeast, Cruisers


The Dyer 29 is an icon of New England style with it’s sweeping sheerline, dark blue hull, and gleaming varnish.  The 29 has ridden to success on its classic hull design over it’s many years of production.  She’ll maintain a comfortable cruising speed in fairly snotty conditions, because her fine entry parts the seas, leaving behind a subdued patch of water. The boat's substantial keel protects the prop and rudder and gives her excellent directional stability.  Powered by her single Yanmar 250 hp diesel for smooth, reliable and economical operation.  The Side Power bow thruster takes the worry out of docking a single engine boat.

This 29 may be the best one ever built and is certainly the best available in terms of condition, equipment and maintenance.  There are no disappointments or surprises with MIRAGE, she’s been maintained and upgraded with an open checkbook approach by her experienced owners. 

Please review the list of highlights below and then make an appointment to see her in person.



  • Teak swim platform with center mounted swim platform
  • Transom mounted stainless steel dinghy davit system – removable
  • Transom bench seating, beautifully varnished teak with protective cover and removable cushions
  • Gunnel mounted rod holders
  • Fiberglass non-skid fiberglass cockpit sole
  • Outboard motor mount on cockpit coaming
  • Shower – hot/cold cockpit shower
  • Shore power inlet with cord (30amp)
  • Custom hardtop with aluminum uprights
  • Full isinglass helm deck enclosure with zippered openings
  • Bimini folding cockpit cover
  • Hardtop mounted cockpit floodlights
  • Custom step box with storage
  • Hardtop mounted rod holders
  • Lewmar SS electric windlass with helm and deck controls

  • Suncor Plowmaster 25# anchor with SS chain

  • Twin oversized bow cleats

  • SS bow rail


  • Helm seat and removable nav chair with matching upholstery
  • L-Shaped helm deck seating upholstered cushions
  • Removable table stored under L-seating, 2- heights
  • Teak windshield frame
  • Windshield wipers

Helm console;

  • Full Yanmar engine instrumentation
  • Morse controls – separate shift/throttle
  • SeaStar hydraulic steering with SS destroyer wheel
  • Bow thruster joy stick control
  • ACR remote spotlight control
  • Shipmate VHF
  • Bennet trim tab controls and digital indicators
  • Windlass controls
  • Stereo remote
  • Raymarine electronic package – Hybrid touchscreen, GPS,   Chartplotter, Radar, Depth, Autopilot
  • Ritchie compass


  • Teak/Holly cabin sole
  • Hereshoff style cabin – white with teak trim
  • Enclosed head with sink, storage, Jabsco toilet
  • Hanging locker with louvered teak door
  • West Marine stereo
  • Vinyl headliner in perfect condition
  • Varnished Ash hull slat ceiling (siding next to V-berth)
  • V-berth with filler cushion
  • V-berth reading lights
  • Overhead opening hatch
  • Opening portlights
  • Storage under V-berth
  • Full galley – SS sink/faucet, countertop, Kenyon KISS butane gas cooktop
  • Norcold refrigerator



  • Yanmar 6LP-DTE 250hp diesel with only 649 hours
  • Recent Yanmar turbo
  • Racor 900FG fuel filter/water separator
  • Self lubricating shaft seal
  • Dual batteries
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Extra engine room sound insulation
  • Excellent engine room access through two hatches


  • Dyer Dhow sailing dinghy - Flag Blue Awlgrip to match the 29
  • Dinghy carried on transom using easily removable SS davits
  • Outboard motor (with storage mount on cockpit coaming)
  • Mast and sails stored on hardtop w/custom storage bags
  • Dinghy canvas cover with hoops
Brokers comments

You don't come across a boat like Mirage often.  She's enjoyed the best of care, upgrades, and maintenance by the same owners since new.  Everything is right about this boat, she'll stand out in any harbor or yacht club but is also a serious sea boat for multiple uses.

Highly recommended and worth your consideration.

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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