A sister company of long-established Sabre, Back Cove Yachts was founded in 2003 in Rockland, Maine.
This new luxury brand, which looks and handles like a lobster boat, was the answer to yachters who wanted a Sabre-like cruising boat – only smaller.
With their simple but elegant design, low maintenance requirements and dependable, fuel-efficient, and for the most part, single-engine packages – Back Cove Yachts took the market by storm. Together, Sabre and Back Cove Yachts are Maine’s largest recreational shipbuilder. And, that’s saying something, because there are at least 200 shipyards in the state.
Production Back Cove Yachts for Sale
There are four styles of Back Cove yachts in production, ranging in length from 26 to 42 feet. There are also four retired models: Back Cove 26, Back Cove 29, Back Cove 34 and Back Cove 30 yachts for sale.
32 Back Cove Yacht:
Launched in 2016, this 32-foot pocket cruiser is easy for two people to handle, but there’s plenty of room for family and friends. The 32 Back Cove gets the fuel economy of a trawler, has open sightlines and is practical and comfortable enough for extended cruises. The Back Cove 32 was awarded Best New Powerboat Under 35 feet in the 2016 New for Newport competition. It’s still cruising strong 600 hulls later.
Back Cove Downeast 37:
Easy-to-control, fuel-efficient day boat that’s excellent for long-range cruising. The cabin, with enclosed head, sleeps two and the open cockpit makes entertaining stress-free. The Back Cove 37’s keel-less hull is what sets it apart from your typical lobster boat.
Back Cove 340:
Two outboard Yamaha 300s make the Back Cove 340 10 knots faster than Back Cove’s cleaner running single diesel models. The Back Cove 340 delivers a quiet, smooth and steady ride even in choppy seas.
Back Cove 390:
This outboard-powered model delivers fuel efficiency along with enough space in the cockpit for relaxing and al fresco dining. Plus, there’s plenty of storage below the cockpit for gear and water toys.
41 Back Cove:
With a focus on long-range cruising, the Back Cove 41 is more cutting edge than a traditional Downeaster when it comes to technology and construction. It has all the comforts of home –– two queen-size berths and two heads, galley-up design, XM radio, Satellite TV and reverse cycle AC/heat –– as well as dockside handling second to none.
Retired Back Cove Yachts for Sale: 26, 29, 34, 30
Back Cove 26:
Launched in 2004, this modern, well-constructed cruiser was available in open style or hardtop and came with a variety of diesel engines ranging from 200 to 260 horsepower.
Back Cove 29:
Its traditional spoon bow and sloped transom make this Downeaster lobster boat a real beauty. Powered by a quieter single diesel, the Back Cove 29 has clean, simple lines, is low maintenance and easy to operate.
Back Cove 34:
Ideal for day or overnight cruising, the efficient and practical Back Cove 34 has a full galley, is open and airy, and provides easy access to mechanical systems.
Back Cove 30:
Whether you’re into day boating or overnight cruising, this Downeaster has all the features Back Cove yachts are famous for: comfortable side decks, strategically placed handholds for safety and a beautiful spoon bow and gently sloped transom. Her resin-infused, deep-vee hull provides a quiet, relaxing ride.
- Founder: Sabre Yachts
- Size: 26 to 42 feet
- Type: Downeast-style cruisers, motor yachts
- Hulls types: Deep-Vee, displacement
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Back Cove Yachts Models
|Model Name||Production Year||LOA||Beam||Draft|
|26||2005-2009||26' 6" (8.08m)||9' 4" (2.84m)||2' 6" (0.76m)|
|29||2004-2009||29' 6" (8.97m)||10' 6" (3.18m)||2' 6" (0.76m)|
|30||2011-2020||30' 7" (9.32m)||11' 3" (3.4m)||2' 6" (0.76m)|
|32||2017-2020||32' 9" (9.98m)||11' 10" (3.61m)||3' (0.91m)|
|33-34||2007-2018||34' 4" (10.46m)||12' (3.66m)||3' (0.91m)|
|37||2009-2020||38' 3" (11.63m)||13' 3" (4.04m)||3' 3" (0.99m)|
|39||2022||43' 6" (13.26m)||13' 8" (4.15m)||3' (0.91m)|
|41||2014-2020||46' 6" (14.17m)||14' (4.27m)||3' 9" (1.14m)|
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