Evening Star

Evening Star

Member Type: 

Classic

Boat Name: 

Evening Star

Year: 

1938

Length: 

47'

Builder: 

Joe Dyer's Astoria Marine Construction Co.

Designer: 

Joseph M. (Joe) Dyer

Engine Info: 

120 HP Detroit Diesel 4-53 (Evening Star’s 5th engine)

Owner: 

Tom and Ben Dyer

Fleet: 

  • Pacific Northwest

Launched: April 2, 1938
Owners: Milt and Cynthia Henderson, Portland, 1938-1969
               Heine and Peggy Dole, Gig Harbor, 1969-2000
               Tom and Ben Dyer, Seattle, 2000 –  (Son and grandson of the designer/builder)

Evening Star was built as a sturdy cruising yacht, and now has cruised over 150,000 nautical miles. The Doles made only two substantive changes: addition of the flying bridge, and installation of a dry exhaust stack. They also played an important role in introducing the white Spirit bears of British Columbia to the environmental community. Evening Star has been continually operated and maintained, and has never required restoration.