KINGFISHER is a Dyer 40, Hull #3, which was introduced in 1960. Like her smaller sister, she was designed by naval architect Nick Potter and has the same classic hull shape as the Dyer 29 which was first introduced in 1955. The Anchorage is one of the first yards in this country to build boats using fiberglass starting in the late 1940's. The solid fiberglass hand-laid hull on KINGFISHER is 1" thick. KINGFISHER was USCG documented when launched in 1962 and has remained documented under that name ever-since.
The Dyer 40 series was introduced with a sleeping cabin aft of the express bridge and a full cabin forward. The April, 1965 edition of Yachting Magazine references KINGFISHER and features the background and history behind the introduction of the series. This design provided privacy for two couples while cruising. Bill Dyer, who built the Dyer 40, BLUE PIGEON, for his own use, created this 'Out Island' design specifically for yachtsmen heading south to the Bahamas for the winter. KINGFISHER was also of this design when launched and most probably ran twin 277 hp Seamaster engines which were changed out to 4-53 Detroit Diesels in 1968 to achieve greater range as she was cruising between Florida and New England on a regular basis.
In 1994 KINGFISHER was expertly rebuilt and refitted to her current updated layout by LAMB'S YACHT CENTER in Jacksonville Florida.
Manuals for most systems and equipment on KINGFISHER have been stored digitally. Maintenance logs since the 1994 rebuild have also been maintained.
Twin 140hp Detroit Diesel 4-53 naturally aspirated marine diesel engines installed in 1968 by Bertram in Miami, Florida. KINGFISHER has 2-lever Panish controls and hydraulic steering. All cooper tubing with flexible hoses at the bronze quadrant ram. Hoses with stainless steel connectors were installed in 2014. The trim tabs are stainless steel made by Bennett.
The Starboard engine was removed and rebuilt in 2008. The Port engine was removed and rebuilt in 2014. There are 485 hrs on the starboard engine and 194 hrs on the port engine. Paragon P300 Transmissions, 2.0:1 reduction. Starboard Transmission was rebuilt in 2008.
Racor 500 Series bulkhead mounted fuel filters with vacuum guage and engine mounted spin-on filters. A tank tender guage measures diesel and freshwater levels.
Groco oil change system installed between engines. Services both engines and generator. Rebuilt and new pump installed in 2015.
Shafts: 1 3/8" Stainless with PSS Dripless seals and spur cutters.
Props: 21" x 21" four blade bronze Michigan wheels with new spares on board.
Alternators: The 60 amp Delco-Remy on the Port Engine was rebuilt in 2015; The helm station voltmeters were replaced in 2015; The Starboard engine Delco Remy was replaced with a 70 amp Balmar in 2019.
Freshwater cooling: The engines, transmissions and oil coolers are fresh water cooled. The Port transmission cooler was replaced in 2014. The Starboard fresh water circulating pump was replaced in 2019. KINGFISHER carries rebuilt spare fresh water circulating pumps on board for both engines.
Raw water cooling: The steel raw water exhaust cooling elbows on both engines were replaced in 2014 with 316 stainless steel elbows. The mufflers and exhaust piping are fiberglass with BOREL raw water Hi-Temp alarms on both exhausts. The Jabso gear driven raw water pump on the port engine was rebuilt in 2016. Between 2016 and 2019 the raw water hoses and hose fittings on both engines were replaced, the helm station engine temperature gauges were replaced and the engine mounted raw water heat exchanges were cleaned. Both Diesel fuel coolers were replaced in 2019.
Engine starting: 4D Lead Acid 12v - New in 2020.
Generator Starting: Group 27 Lead Acid 12v - New in 2017.
House: Two Parallel banks of Two 6 volt golf cart batteries in series, 470 amps hrs. 2018.
Replaced battery isolators with Blue Seas auto charging relays in 2014.
Cruises at 13kts, at 2300 rpm
Fuel: 350 gallons in two 175 gallon monel tanks below main cabin sole.
Water: 100 gallons in fiberglass tank integral to hull in bilge. 40 gallon monel tank under V-Berth.
Holding: 30 gallon plastic tank
Hot Water: 12 gallon stainless steel. Heated off engine and AC power.
Heart Freedom Inverter
Xantrex Battery Charger
4kw Onan diesel Generator (1994 with 525 hours) switched with 30 amp Shore Power AC at remote start panel in cabin with voltmeter, ammeter and AC distribution panel with breakers.
DC distribution panel with breakers, voltmeter and ammeter.
Atwood Wedgewood 4-burner propane stove with oven. Two SS propane tanks under express bridge seating.
Xintes S-2A propane fume detector by fireboy - on AC panel
Sharp microwave - Runs off inverter or shore power.
Cold plate top access refrigerator with Adler/Barbour super cold refrigeration system cooled by closed loop fresh water keel cooler. Circulator pump replaced in 2019.
Crusair 16 BTU Air conditioning system with heat. Raw water pump replaced in 2014.
Chart Plotter: Garmin 2010C
Depth Sounder: Garmin remote sonar sensor GSD 20
Radar: Furuno 821 radar and mast mounted dome
Compass: Ritchie HD-744
VHF: Standard horizon Eclipse w/ new antenna 2015.
Autopilot: Robertson AP3000 with chart plotter datalink
Fiamm Fultone II Twin Trumpett SS horn with compressor replaced in 2016.
Halogen search light.
33 lb Bruce with chain and 3/4 in rode
35 lb Danforth H with chain and 3/4 in rode
14 lb Danforth with chain and rode
Windlass - Ideal windlass Co. Model B, Vertical capstan, 12v
See Water anchor washdown pump with outlet by capstan.
A reasonably large aft cockpit with a transom door, large swim platform, and two top access storage locker/seating provides access up two steps to the express bridge with two helm seats and to port a very large U-Shaped settee with stowage and a propane locker underneath. A storage cabinet is to starboard. The bridge sole is planked with teak and has two large engine room access hatches which are sufficient for engine removal. The windshield and bridge deck top supports are crafted from solid teak and finished with varnish.
Down two steps towards the bow is the galley area with the top access refrigerator, a double SS sink, propane stove and microwave above to starboard. A U-Shaped settee with storage underneath and a Hi-Lo table is to port. The settee doubles as a bunk for two with the table down. Storage drawers are under the oven and adjacent to the settee. The galley sole is varnished teak and holly.
Down one more step the head and shower en suite is to port and hanging lockers and a bureau is to starboard. Vee berths with drawers and the chain locker are fully forward. A filler cushion allows for three to sleep in the vee-berth area.
Headroom throughout is at least 6 ft.
Wilcox Crittenden imperial head
Hot fresh water cockpit washdown
Varnished Bow Pulpit with Anchor Rollers
Large Swim Platform
Four step SS telescoping ladder under swim platform added in 2016 to replace existing folding ladder.
Two new helm seats in 2016.
Removed, painted and re-bedded both cabin hatchs in 2016-2017. Zimmco commercial grade aluminum hatches. Installed new screens and refinished brightwork.
Three automatic 12v Bilge Pumps
Two switched 12v Bilge Pumps
One manual bilge pump
Three fire extinguishers
Carbon Monoxide detector
Dock lines and fenders
Shore Power cable