It’s been ten years since Back Cove launched its first boat, a 29-foot single-engine diesel designed to make cruising easy. Since then, Back Cove, a sister company to Sabre Yachts, has built 700 boats ranging from 26 to 41 feet long, but all still single-diesel, fuel-efficient, low-maintenance, Maine-built cruising boats.The latest, the Back Cove 32, is scheduled to launch this summer and remains true to the company’s core values.
The Back Cove 32 combines traditional Downeast looks with comfort, functionality and smart use of space. A centerline transom door leads from the swim platform to the cockpit, and it’s all one level from there to the companionway. Matching L-shaped settees are in the corners of the cockpit, and a generous-sized optional hardtop protects the helm deck.
A galley with an electric, two-burner cooktop, fridge/freezer, stainless sink, and microwave is to starboard. To port, a U-shaped settee can be used as a dinette with a table or converted to a sleeping area. The cabin has an elegant cherry interior with satin varnish, and a large island berth is located in the bow. A head with toilet is to port; a separate shower stall is to starboard. Standard power is either a 370-hp Volvo or 370-hp Yanmar diesel. Base price $320,000.