The Maine boat building industry has, for centuries, produced rugged, sea going vessels. Today, the popularity of the Downeast Motor Yacht continues to grow worldwide with boats such as the new Back Cove 34 leading the way.
Her Vee hull and dependable diesel engine get her on plane at ten knots and she will cruise efficiently and comfortably at 20 knots while sipping fuel at less than 12 US gallons per hour. Her hull has downward turning chines and long spray rails to provide additional lift and push spray down and away from the windshield. Built using Back Cove Yachts VIP resin infusion process, she is both strong and quiet. Airex coring is used as a sandwich material to reduce engine and exhaust noise and the best deck hardware is selected to reduce hardware rattles and for it's long lasting good looks.
On deck she is as practical and well laid out as the other models in the Back Cove range. Wide side decks, oversized hand rails, always a hand hold wherever needed, highest qauality hatches and portlights, large dimension mooring cleats; all features you have come to expect from Back Cove Yachts. In her cockpit an L-shaped bench seat and and aft facing seat are wonderful places from which to enjoy a day on the water.
The Back Cove Story began in 2003 when Back Cove Yachts and the design team from her sister company, Sabre Yachts, collaborated to create and introduce a simple but elegant power boat range, answering concerns from the market that too many companies were designing increasingly larger boats. The styling was to be reminiscent of the Maine lobster boat, a spoon bow, a gently sloped reverse transom and a touch of tumblehome in the topsides were blended to create a striking and elegant style. From a practical perspective, systems were to be simple and efficient to minimize the cost of ownership. A single diesel engine propulsion system and standard bow thruster were chosen for efficiency and maneuverability in tight spaces. These practical design featues continue to strike a chord in the marketplace and the Back Cove 34 has already received rave reviews from the public and the marine press.
Below deck the Back Cove 34 offers a roomy and inviting interior. With 6' 5" of interior height she is one of the most spacious boats in her class. Forward is a comfortable island berth with large cedar lined hanging locker to starboard and additional storage to port. Below the berth top are several convenient drop in storage spaces and large dovetailed drawers. Aft and to port an L-settee converts into a sleeper and is enclosed with a Sunbrella privacy curtain. Air and light stream into this space through a large overhead deck hatch and through four opening ports in the coach roof.
To starboard is an easily maintained head compartment enclosed with an elegant cherry bulkhead. The head unit has a separate stall shower, a feature rarely found in a 34' vessel. Her fresh water flush MSD and standard macerator are standard features. The counter top is made of Solid Surface Material.
On her helm deck the sense of spaciousness is impressive. A raised dinette with an elegant inlaid table will seat four for dinner and can also be converted to form an additional sleeping berth. This entire space is surrounded by large opening windows as well as hatches in the overhead.
To starboard is a well equipped galley with a deep stainless steel sink, cherry cabinets, dovetailed drawers, microwave oven and a two burner cooktop. A solid surface countertop adds to the beauty and functionality of her bright and airy galley. Two fridge/freezer units are found below the helm and mates seats.
When underway the standard Stidd helm chair is a superb and comfortable seat that will help reduce fatigue during long priods at the helm. To port, the mate's seat is an equally comfortable spot. A tilting helm pump and large surfaces for mounting navigational electronics are but two of the many features provided at the helm. Large windshields, each equipped with a strong wiper and washer, provide a great view of the sea ahead.
This boat is located in Dunedin, Florida.