The Back Cove 29: A motor yacht built in the Maine lobster tradition.

The style of the Down East lobster boat has been closely associated with Maine’s proud boat building heritage. The Back Cove 29 is a most recent example of everything that makes the Down East lobster boat a work of art. She has a traditional spoon bow and her transom is gently sloped: a style that will turn heads in any harbor she enters.

Below the surface she is modern and contemporary. A deep-vee hull with prop recess and standard trim tabs offers comfort and performance. With her standard 260 horsepower 6 cylinder diesel, she will cruise at 18 knots and top out at 23, and with the optional 315 horsepower, 6 cylinder diesel engine, she reaches a top end of 27 knots and will cruise very comfortably in the low 20’s. Around the docks, you will appreciate the maneuverability provided by her standard bow thruster.

Available with an optional Hard Top or standard as an open express with aluminum wind shield, the Back Cove 29 is practical and beautiful. She is a delight to drive and a joy to behold.


  • LOA 29.5’ (9m)
  • Beam 10.5’ (3.23m)
  • Draft 2.6’ (.76m)
  • Fuel 145 US Gallons (545 L)
  • Water 30 US Gallons (113 L)
  • Holding 30 US Gallons (113 L)
  • Displacement 10,000 # (light load)
  • Designed to ABYC, NMMA, USCG and CE Category “c” standards


Virtual Tour

In this section we offer a virtual tour and video footage of the Back Cove 29, 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 ride!

Optional Equipment


Yanmar 6BY 260 hp electronic engine STD
Yanmar 6LP 315 hp mechanical engine
Volvo D6 330 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
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


Composite Hardtop
Hardback Enclosure
Pipe-supported Hardtop
4 KW Fisher Panda Generator
Ignition Protected Stern Thruster
Anchor Windlass
Oil Changing System
Below deck air conditioning, 9K btu
Helm deck air conditioning 16K btu
Espar Heating
1800 Watt Inverter (includes 3rd house battery)
SS Radar Arch
Mast for Hardtop
Fishing Package – rod holders, portable bait
well, rocket launchers, and raw water washdown
Helm Deck Trim Package – Faux wood panel
on helm pod, wood trimmed wheel, and wood table

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 29 Standard Equipment List


  • Advanced prop pocket hull design
  • Back Cove white iso-npg gelcoat
  • Vinylester backup resin
  • Vacuum bagged Divynicell core in running surfaces
  • Multiaxial E glass reinforcement
  • Awlgrip boot top
  • Encapsulated foam stringers


  • 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 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
  • Custom 1 1/4’’ 316L stainless steel bow rail
  • Bentley’s captains helm seat (2)
  • L-settee to port with backrest
  • Swim platform and swim ladder
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Self bailing cockpit

Mechanical Systems


Electrical Systems

  • AC and DC control panels with polarity indicator
  • DC system battery management switching
  • DC breakers for electronics
  • 110V AC 30 amp shorepower with 50 foot cord set
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Battery Charger
  • (2) 31 DCM house battery
  • (1) 31 engine start battery
  • (2) 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
  • Fresh water electric MSD with holding tank
  • Waste tank monitor
  • Macerator for overboard discharge
  • Pump out fitting on deck
  • Stainless steel opening port with screen
  • Vent Fan


  • Varnished Cherry interior
  • Dinette with backrest cushions
  • Hi-Lo table with maple inlay
  • V-berth with filler cushion
  • Shelves above berth
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • 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 you can expect when you operate your own Back Cove 29. 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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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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