The Back Cove 26: A motor yacht built in the Maine lobster tradition.

The style and grace of the Maine lobster boat has been admired by boating enthusiasts the world over. No builder blends classic good looks with modern construction better than Back Cove Yachts. As spirited as she is beautiful, the Back Cove 26 will cruise at 20 knots and provide a dry, comfortable ride. She is a joy to operate and a pleasure to own.

First introduced in 2004, the Back Cove 26 is available in an open bass boat style or she can be configured with a pipe supported hard top for protection from the weather. She is offered with a variety of different diesel engine choices from 200 to 260 horsepower. A standard bow thruster makes low speed maneuvering a breeze.

If you have questions that cannot be answered as you read these pages please contact us for additional information.


  • LOA 26′ 6″ (8.08M)
  • Beam 9′ 4″ (2.85M)
  • Draft 2′ 6″ (.76M)
  • Deadrise at transom 14 degrees
  • Displacement est full load 8500 lbs (3864 kg)
  • Fuel capacity 100Usgals (375L)
  • Water tankage 30 US Gals (113L)
  • Holding tank 30 US Gals (113L)
  • Headroom in cabin 5′ 7″ (1.72M)


Virtual Tour

In this section we offer video footage of the Back Cove 26 to assist you in your search for your next boat.

It’s not as exciting as an actual test ride but it is fun just the same. Come on. Let’s go for a test ride!

Optional Equipment


Volvo D4 225 hp electronic engine STD
Volvo D4 260 hp electronic engine
Yanmar 6BY 260 hp electronic engine


Back Cove White STD
Back Cove Blue
Back Cove Black
Dark Blue

INTERIOR\SEATING(Cabin and Helm Deck)

Cobblestone N/C N/C
Skylight Concepts N/C
Navy Concepts N/C
Sailcloth Shore N/C
Harwood Crimson Sunbrella N/C
Sailcloth Shore Sunbrella N/C
Ultraleather (Buckskin, Tumbleweed, White, Linen, Atlantic, Stucco) N/C

(Ultrasuede for Cabin only)

Ultrasuede (Cologne, Dune, Ice, Lichen, Marin, Velvet Blue)

EXTERIOR CUSHIONS(Aft seat and Helm Deck)

Vinyl (Brilliant White, Navy, Anthracite) N/C
Captains Navy Sunbrella
Captains Navy Natural Classic Sunbrella N/C
Mason Saphire Sunbrella N/C
Regency Sand Sunbrella N/C
Sky Blue Sunbrella N/C
Harwood Crimson Sunbrella N/C


Choose fabric from Exterior cushion choices above


Pipe-supported Hardtop
Ignition Protected Stern Thruster
Anchor Windlass
Oil Changing System
Air Conditioning, 7Kbtu
1800 Watt Inverter
SS Radar Arch
Fishing Package – rod holders, portable bait
well, rocket launchers, and raw water washdown

Back Cove Yachts reserves the right to change retail prices without prior written notice & does not guarantee the retail prices sated here will be maintained for any specific time frame

Model Equipment List

Back Cove 26 Standard Equipment List


  • Advanced prop pocket hull design
  • Back Cove white iso-npg gelcoat
  • Vinylester backup resin
  • Multiaxial E glass reinforcement
  • Awlgrip boot top


  • Port & starboard molded steps leading to side & fore deck
  • Teak accent stripe
  • Back Cove white iso-npg gelcoat with graystone anti-skid on
    walking surfaces
  • Multiaxial E glass reinforcement
  • Lewmar #44 hatch in main salon with screen
  • (4) opening Port lights with screens
  • Clear anodized aluminum windshield with side vent panels
    and integral handrails
  • (3) windshield wipers
  • Horn
  • Compass, illuminated
  • Running lights
  • Anchor locker
  • SS anchor roller
  • Mooring cleats with skene chocks forward, aft and spring
    line cleats. Aft cleats are pop-up style
  • Customer 1’’ 316L stainless steel bow rail
  • Captains helm seat (2)
  • (2) seat boxes with storage aft of helm seats
  • Swim platform and swim ladder
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Self bailing cockpit
  • Electrically actuated engine hatch lift

Mechanical Systems

  • Volvo D4 225 hp engine and marine gear
  • Single lever engine control
  • Engine control panel with alarms and hour meter
  • Emergency cross over switch
  • Internal sea strainer
  • Fuel Filter
  • Engine room light
  • 1.5’’ Aquamet shaft
  • 4 Blade NiBrAl propeller
  • Dripless shaft log
  • Electric trim tabs
  • Tilting helm pump driven hydraulic steering
  • Hot and Cold pressurized water (110V and engine heated)
  • Side Power bow thruster with joy stick control
  • Marelon sea valves on underwater thru hulls
  • Welded 100 gallons aluminum fuel
  • Fireboy extinguisher system
  • Macerator with overboard discharge

Electrical Systems

  • AC and DC control panels with polarity indicator
  • DC breakers for electronics
  • 110V AC 30 amp shore power with 50 foot cord set
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Battery Charger
  • (1) 31 DCM house battery
  • (1) 31 engine start battery
  • 12VDC bilge pumps
  • 12V outlet at helm
  • Bonding system with zinc anode
  • Cockpit courtesy lights
  • GFI protected 110V circuits


  • Origo Alcohol / 110V single burner stove
  • Front opening AC/DC fridge
  • Galley sink with single lever faucet & drop in cover
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Countertop cabinet
  • Microwave built into cabinet
  • Drawer and doors below counter


  • Built-in vanity with sink
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Mirror
  • Pull out single lever faucet / shower
  • Shower drain / pump system
  • MSD with macerator and holding tank
  • Macerator for overboard discharge
  • Pump out fitting on deck
  • Stainless steel opening port with screen


  • Varnished Cherry interior
  • Dinette with backrest cushions
  • Hi-Lo table with maple inlay
  • V-berth with filler cushion
  • Shelves above berth
  • Reading light in dinette / berth area
  • Ash hull ceilings
  • “Teak and Holly” laminate cabin sole
  • Overhead lighting
  • Sirius Satellite Radio Ready stereo system with CD and
    interior / cockpit speakers with wired remote
  • Storage under dinette and forward berth


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 26. 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

For more information about this model, please contact Sabre directly.
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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 know they will find them to be amongst the finest 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.

    MotorBoating Magazine Review (pdf)

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