SOLD | 1977 Dyer 29 Down East Hard Top

(SOLD) 1977 Dyer 29 Down East Hard Top

The Dyer 29 is a legendary boat, often referred to as the "Original Picnic Boat" and claims the right of the longest running production model in history of US boatbuilding. Even after more than four decades in production, the Dyer 29 is in greater demand than ever, and is considered one of the most handsome small boats ever built. 

The popularity of the 29 is due to her classic looks and timeless hull form, combined with a large open cockpit. The lobster style semi-displacement design allows a smooth ride. The fine bow with it's sharp entry allows the boat to sit through a chop and big boat wakes effortlessly. The round chine and narrow stern makes her controllable in a following sea.

The Dyer 29 is known for it's sea kindly behavior. 


  • Manufacturer:Dyer
  • Model: 29 Down East Hard Top
  • Year: 1977
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: North Hampton US
  • Vessel Name:FREESTYLE
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Nick Potter
  • Make:Perkins
  • Model:6-354T
  • Engines(s):1
  • Hours:3250
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:140|horsepower
  • Length:29 ft
  • Beam:9.5 ft
  • Draft - max:2.5 ft
  • Fuel Tank:150|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:15|gallon
  • Holding Tank:150|gallon



Additional Information

  • V-Berth forward, storage below, port & starboard shelving, and new cushions.
  • Galley with pressurized water system, propane stove, refrigerator, and ample storage.
  • Enclosed head, manual flush, overboard discharge, and holding tank.
  • (2) Port lights STBD (2) Port-lights PORT (1) Overhead hatchTeak cabin sole.
  • Hanging locker
  • Teak cabin sole
  • Custom double berth in the pilot house
  • Flybridge with bimini top and console cover
  • Cockpit camper back with eisinglass and screen enclosure
  • Magma Grill
  • (2) Deck chairs
  • Teak transom seat
  • Alpine AM/FM/CD Receiver 
  • Teak swim platform and bow pulpit
  • The current owner purchased "FREESTYLE" in 1990 with just 1200hrs and has since kept a meticulous service/cruise log that details all service work completed and cruise history. All the original owner's manuals are available as well.

Navigation Equipment

  • Garmin 192C Color Chartplotter
  • Apelco Fish-Finder
  • Apelco VHF
  • Compass

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Dyer 29 Down East Hard Top is so quiet that a social conversation or a picnic can be enjoyed while underway. The boat is easily driven, level-riding and non-pounding.  The 29 has been proven durable and seaworthy by more than 300 owners and fishing captains. The raised bridge deck over the engine offers great visibility from the wheel. The sailboat cabin is perfect for a cruising couple with its twin V-berth cabin, galley and enclosed head.

DisclaimerThe 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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