Our goal for the Back Cove 34 was to create a cruising yacht with the same simple features, usability and maintenance that have built the popularity of the Back Cove brand. With input from many of our current boat owners, we have created a yacht which offers tremendous value, great style and modern practicality.

Below deck is found a large and comfortable island berth and a convertible L-settee which can be isolated from the cabin with a curtain. To starboard a large head with separate stall shower. On the helm deck, a full galley stretches out aft of the helm seat and to port, a dinette that can seat four adults in complete comfort, is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal on board. Her inlaid table is a fine example of the Maine boat builder’s craftsmanship and tradition, evident throughout the Back Cove 34.

Forward of the dinette, a double mate’s seat is a comfortable perch for the navigator. The helm deck is airy and bright with overhead pilot hatches, opening side windows and a center opening windshield. A Stidd helm chair provides comfort for the helmsman underway.

In her cockpit a large, L-shaped bench seat and a fold-away aft facing seat provide comfortable lounging spots while underway or when anchored in a peaceful cove. Engine access is extraordinary, as the helm deck, including the port side dinette, lifts hydraulically to expose the yacht’s mechanical systems below.

The Back Cove 34 is the ideal couple’s cruising yacht.


LOA (not including anchor roller or swim platform) 34’4? ft (10.46m)
Beam(overall) 12.0 ft (3.66m)
Draft 3’1?ft (.94m)
Displacement (dry) 16,000 lbs (6.44t)
Fuel tank capacity 185 Usg (695l)
Water tank capacity 80 Usg (225l)
Holding tank capacity 40 g (225l)
Max headroom below and on helm deck 6?-5? (1.96m)
Sleeping accommodations 5@ 6?-6? (1.98m)
Designed to ABYC, NMMA, USCG and CE Category “B” standards  

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  • Back Cove white iso-npg gelcoat
  • Vinylester backup resin
  • VIP Resin Infused hull w/ PVC foam core sandwich
  • VIP Resin Infused foam core stringer system
  • Advanced prop pocket hull design
  • A wlgrip boot top
  • Molded cove stripe depression w/ “gold leaf” style stripe


  • Back Cove white iso-npg gelcoat w/ graystone anti-skid on walking surfaces
  • VIP Resin infused balsa core sandwich structure
  • Mooring cleats forward, aft and spring line cleats. Aft cleats are pull-up style
  • Molded Composite bow sprit w/ stainless steel anchor roller Anchor locker w/ ground tackle storage
  • Running lights
  • Teak accent stripe on cabin side
  • Custom 1-1/4’’ 316L stainless steel perimeter rail SS handrails on hard top, port and starboard Compressed air horn on hardtop (mast opt.)
  • (6) opening Port lights w/ insect screens
  • Port & starboard molded steps leading to side & fore deck Molded cockpit seating w/ storage, forward facing and aft Transom Door to starboard
  • Swim platform w/ SS under mount swim ladder
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Self draining cockpit

Mechanical Systems

  • Cummins QSB 380hp electronic engine and marine gear
  • Cummins Smartcraft display
  • 1.75’’ Aquamet shaft (2” w/ optional engines)
  • 4 Blade NiBrAl propeller
  • PSS Dripless shaft log
  • Binnacle mount electronic single lever engine control
  • Internal sea strainer
  • 185 gallon fuel tank w/ 2” fill
  • Racor Fuel Filter
  • 6’’ Exhaust w/ two stage horizontal muffler
  • Electric actuated trim tabs port and starboard w/ helm controller
  • SeaStar hydraulic steering w/ tilt helm pump
  • Sidepower bow thruster w/ joy stick control (SE60i)
  • Hot and Cold pressurized water
  • 11 gallon hot water heater w/ heat exchanger
  • Marelon sea valves on underwater thru hulls
  • Automatic Fireboy extinguisher system w/ manual back-up

Electrical Systems

  • AC and DC control panels with polarity indicator
  • DC system battery management switching
  • DC breakers for electronics
  • Emergency cross over switch / ACR
  • 110V AC 30 amp shorepower w/ 50 foot cord set
  • AC shorepower system ELCI protected
  • Galvanic isolator
  • GFI protected 110V circuits
  • Battery Charger
  • (2) 4D GEL house battery
  • (2) Group 31 engine start battery
  • (2) 12VDC automatic bilge pumps
  • Bonding system w/ zinc transom anode
  • Engine room lighting (2) w/ bezel switch
  • Cockpit courtesy lights switched at transom door and helm
  • Overhead LED cabin lights, individually bezel switched
  • Reading lights in salon / berth area
  • Overhead dual color LED helm deck light w/ switch
  • 12V outlet at helm and in cabin

Head / Sanitary Systems

  • Head w/ separate shower stall w/ bi-fold door
  • Molded seat in shower stall w/ storage beneath
  • Built-in vanity w/ sink and storage
  • Lewmar hatch w/ screen
  • Stainless steel opening ports (2) w/ insect screen and shade
  • Cherry framed mirror
  • Full length mirror on door
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Single lever faucet
  • Shower drain sump pump system
  • Fresh water electric MSD w/ holding tank
  • Waste tank monitor
  • Macerator for holding tank overboard discharge as permitted
  • Holding tank pump out fitting on deck
  • Sealed overhead lighting w/ bezel switch
  • Powered exhaust fan (12V)

Helm Deck

  • Clear anodized aluminum windows w/ opening windows port, starboard and center
  • (3) windshield wipers w/ fresh water washer system
  • Lewmar sliding hatches w/ OCEANair Skyscreens
  • Compass, illuminated
  • Stazo wood grain steering wheel
  • Stidd 500N series helm seat
  • Smoked acrylic companionway slider w/ lockable latch
  • Engine hatch opens by electric/hydraulic linear actuator
  • Large engine room hatch incorporates dinette & mate’s bench
  • Dinette seating w/ hi-low Back Cove high gloss table w/ decorative inlay
  • Dinette and mate convert to double berth
  • Storage beneath dinette benches


  • Electric two burner cook-top with cover
  • (2) SS Drawer style AC/DC fridges w/ freezer compartment
  • Large SS Galley sink w/ single lever faucet & drop in cover
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Built-in microwave
  • Drawer and doors storage below counter


  • Varnished Cherry interior on molded composite hull liner
  • Lewmar hatches w/ screens
  • Island double berth w/ drawers and storage below
  • Shelves above berth
  • Cedar lined hanging locker to starboard
  • Drawer / Shelf locker to port
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • L-settee converts to a second berth
  • Storage above and below L-settee
  • Privacy curtain to enclose berth
  • “Teak and Holly” high pressure laminate sole w/ surface texture
  • Overhead lighting
  • XM friendly stereo system w/ CD, MP3 jack and wired helm remote
  • Interior / Helm Deck speakers


Virtual Tour



The reports provided in this section were performed by the engineering staff of Back Cove Yachts and should be used as a guideline of speed and fuel consumption that you can expect when you operate your own Back Cove 34. Sea state, air and water temperature, boat loading and bottom condition will all create deviations from these numbers. The conditions existing during the test are stated in each document.


The information on this page will enable you to build your own Back Cove 34 to your specification.


  • Cummins QSB5.9 engine @ 380hp (Standard)
  • Yanmar 6LY 440 hp electronic engine
  • Volvo D6 435 hp electronic engine
  • Cummins QSB5.9 480 hp electronic engine w/ BTS control

Interior Cushions (L-settee and V-Berth)

  • Choose from standard fabric collection
  • Ultrasuede/Ultraleather

Helm Deck Cushions (Includes Stidd Helm Seat)

  • Vinyl (Huron, Snow Cap, Stoneware)
  • Sunbrella from standard fabric collection
  • Ultraleather / Ultrasuede

Other Soft Goods

  • Ocean Air Blinds on helm deck side windows

Aft Bench Fabrics

  • Choose Vinyl or Sunbrella Fabric from standard collection

Additional Options

  • Hardback Enclosure
  • Gen set, Onan 5KW (services one air con unit)
  • Kohler gen set 6Kw (required with 2nd air con unit)
  • Ignition Protected Stern Thruster
  • Anchor Windlass
  • Oil Changing System
  • Salt water washdown pump in anchor locker + cockpit
  • Fresh water washdown in anchor locker
  • Teak decking swim platform, cockpit sole and side steps
  • Removeable cockpit table, inlaid 20 x 30 Oval w/two inserts
  • Air Conditioning in Cabin, 9Kbtu
  • Air Conditioning on Helm Deck, 16 Kbtu
  • 1800 Watt Inverter
  • Espar Heater (Cabin and Helm Deck)
  • Mast for Hardtop
  • Isotherm Ice Maker (installed on helm deck)
  • Freezer top loading installed under forward dinette seat
  • Propane Cooktop (w/ tanks stored in aft seats)
  • Flat Screen TV / DVD Player
  • Helm Deck Trim Package
  • (Includes faux wood panel, overhead cherry handrail, overhead battens)


The marine press is always interested in testing boats so as to provide third party opinions of new models as they are introduced to the market. We encourage magazines to test our boats because we are confident that they will find them amongst the best in their class. In this section you will find reviews written by editors whose job it is to provide both their opinions and scientific data to their readers.

We hope you enjoy their findings and that these tests are helpful in assisting you with your search for you next boat.

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