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2016 Back Cove 37 Downeast

Norwalk, Connecticut



The Back Cove 37 Downeast is a much sought-after rarity.  Seas the Day is a low hours, highly optioned and beautiful example of this model.  The oversized cockpit/helm deck provides a platform for swimming, dining and entertaining on the hook for a Sunday outing, while below the full galley, head/stall shower and queen berth for cruising to Block, the Vineyard or Cape at a steady 24kts.

The cockpit is large enough for a circular table and chairs, all of which can be covered by the existing full length electrically actuated Sure Shade.   

The options and highlights include:

  • Upgrade Single Cummins QSC8.3 (344 hrs)
  • Gleaming Flag Blue hull (see the photos!)
  •  Easy Docking System which includes a stern thruster (bow thruster is standard)
  • Yacht Controller permits control of speed forward/reverse and bow and stern thrusters from anywhere on the boat.
  • Additional Isotherm drawer refrigerator below the helm seat
  • Upgrade Ultraleather fabric on Stidd and settees in Helm Deck/Pilothouse
  • Lenco Autoglide Trim Tab Leveling System
  • Power opening center window
  • Mast for hardtop
  • Fresh water wash down in anchor locker
  • Oil Change System
  • Shore water inlet in cockpit
  • ACR Remote controlled halogen searchlight
  • AIS
  • Raymarine Thermal Camera
  • Raymarine Glass Bridge GPS, Radar, Autopilot
  • Garmin VHF 
  • Standard Sure Shade awning to cover entire cockpit
  • Standard Cummins Generator
  • Standard Reverse Cycle Air conditioning/heating
  • Standard Bow Thruster (stern thruster included in Easy Docking System)
  • Standard Stidd 500N helm seat
  • Standard Fusion stereo w/Iphone/Android dock and remote

It's hard to beat the versatility of this model, and Seas the Day  must be seen to be appreciated.


Basic Boat Info

Make: Back Cove
Model: 37 Downeast
Year: 2016
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: NEH37D16B616
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 37 ft
Length Overall: 42'6 ft
Beam: 13'3 ft
Max Draft: 3'7 ft
Dry Weight: 22100 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 8.3
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 600hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Bladealloy
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Hours: 386
Cruising Speed: 24 kn
Maximum Speed: 28 kn


Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 120 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Downeast, Cruisers


Diana McCabe


Petzolds Norwalk Cove Marina
48 Calf Pasture Beach Road
East Norwalk, Connecticut, US, 06855

Hull, Deck and Cockpit


  • Back Cove Flag Blue iso-nog gelcoat hull
  • Vinylester resin
  • VIP Resin Infused hull w/PVC foam core sandwich
  • VIP Resin infused foam core stringer system
  • Advanced design prop pocket
  • White Awlgrip boot stripe
  • Red bottom paint
  • Molded gold cove stripe
  • Swim platform w/SS under-mount swim ladder

Deck Features:

  • Back Cove white iso-npg gelcoat
  • VIP Resin infused balsa core
  • Mooring cleats forward, aft and spring line cleats
  • Fiberglass swim platform w/SS anchor roller and electric windlass
  • Anchor locker w/ground tackle storage and wash down 
  • Varnished teak eyebrows on cabin sides
  • 316L stainless steel bow rail
  • SS handrails under hardtop to port and starboard
  • (4) opening SS port lights w/screens on cabin house sides
  • Sure Shade cockpit awning system


The cockpit is expansive and a focal point of this model.  There is boarding from port and starboard sides onto molded steps, as well as a transom door on the centerline for boarding from the swim platform.

  • Large L-shaped settees port and starboard with Sunbrella blue striped cushions.
  • SS railing around cockpit
  • Sure Shad electric cockpit awning system
  • Hot and cold water cockpit shower
  • Fresh water inlet in cockpit
  • Cockpit courtesy lighting
  • Aft cockpit sole hatch provides access to mechanical areas including rudder 

Pilothouse and helm deck:

  • White powder coated aluminum windows provide outstanding visibility and ventilation.  There are three forward facing windows, outboard two are fixed and center opening window is electrically actuated opening.  The side windows slide open.
  • (3) windshield wipers w/fresh water washer systems
  • UltraLeather fabric upgrade on pilothouse Stidd seat and settees
  • Large L-settee to port has a removable set back for conversion from fore/aft facing seat to lounge/berth
  • Cherry table with gloss finish at the L-settee
  • Straight settee to starboard with footrest
  • Storage area forward to port accessed by deck hatch
  • Large engine room hatch is electrically actuated for full access to engine room
  • Headliner with padded panels for sound absorption
  • (2) Fusion stereo speakers
  • Isotherm SS refrigerator 
  • Overhead LED lights w/dimmer for helm deck/pilothouse
  • Aft Eisenglass and Stamoid enclosure is easily removed to seamlessly connect the pilothouse/helm deck to the cockpit.  There are no steps!

Helm Station:

  • Stidd 500N helm seat
  • Stazo wood grain steering wheel with tilt feature
  • Storage under seat base
  • Varnished teak instrument panel
  • Single lever Cummins engine controls
  • Bow and stern thruster controls
  • Easy Docking controls
  • Illuminated compass
  • Cupholder
  • Fireboy automatic fire extinguishing system w/manual override and deploy
  • Anchor windlass controls
  • Remote spotlight control
  • Lenco Trim Tab Level Ride controls
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning/heating controls
  • 120V and 12V outlets
Navigation Electronics
  • Raymarine gS Series 12.1" Glass Bridge Sunlight Viewable MFP display
  • Raymarine T253 Fixed Thermal Camera
  • ACR RCL-75 Remote Controlled Halogen Searchlight
  • RD24HD 4KW 24" HD Digital Radome
  • Garmin VHF 300
  • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot System
  • Raymarine AIS 650 Class B and AIS Transponder
  • Fusion stereo interfaced to Raymarine system
  • Owner's iPad can be connected to Fusion stereo
Entertainment System
  • Fusion stereo system
  • Fusion remote at helm
  • Fusion Iphone/Android dock
  • Jensen flatscreen TV
  • (2) pairs of Fusion speakers (in pilothouse and below)
Accommodations Below

The forward cabin is accessed forward of the port settee and helm station.  The cabin is finished with a Herreshoff bulkheads and varnished cherry trim.

  • Queen island berth forward with hanging lockers to port & starboard.
  • Enclosed head to starboard with a stall shower
  • Spacious full galley to port
  • 12K BTU reverse cycle air conditioning/heat
  • (4) overhead opening hatches with Ocean Air screens and shades
  • Teak and holly laminate sole w/surface texture throughout
  • Overhead LED lights w/dimmer control

The large fully equipped galley is to port and opposite the head.  

  • Kenyon electric two burner cook-top
  • Vitrifrigo AC/DC SS refrigerator and freezer drawers
  • Large undercount SS galley sink w/single lever faucet
  • Solid surface countertop with flush covers for sink and waste bin
  • Cuisinart convection microwave
  • Drawer and cabinet storage above and below counter

Aft above the galley:

  • AC/DC panels
  • Generator controls
  • Fusion entertainment system controls with iPhone dock
  • Head countertop is Corian w/undermounted SS sink
  • Single lever mixing faucet
  • Storage above and below countertop
  • Chrome towel bar and towel ring
  • Cherry framed mirror
  • Full length mirror on interior side of head door
  • Lewmar hatch with Ocean Air screen/shade
  • SS opening port
  • Air conditioning vent
  • Sealed overhead lighting
  • 12V exhaust fan
  • 110 VAC outlet
  • Fresh water electric head w/holding tank
  • Holding tank monitor
  • Macerator for holding tank overboard discharge
  • Deck plate for holding tank pump out
  • Separate stall shower has molded fiberglass pan w/drain
  • Wand style shower head
  • Molded seat in the shower with dry storage below
  • Shower drain with sump pump
Master Cabin Forward
  • Queen island berth with storage below
  • Lockers outboard to port and starboard
  • Cedar lined hanging locker to starboard
  • Multi drawer locker with drawers to port
  • Cupholders outboard of berth to port and starboard
  • Wall sconce lights on forward bulkhead
  • (2) opening ports with screen and shades
  • (3) Lewmar hatches with Ocean Air Skyscreens with screens/shades
  • Pair of Fusion speakers
  • Jensen flatscreen TV on adjustable bracket
  • 12V outlet 
  • (2) USB 12V charge ports
  • AC and DC breaker panels
  • Onan 9KW generator with sound shield
  • (2) 110V AC 30amp shore power inlet with 2 X 50' shore cords
  • Emergency parallel switch between house and engine bank
  • Promariner ProSafe SF60 galvanic isolator
  • Xantrax True Charge2 40 amp battery charger
  • Xantrax 1800 Sine Wave inverter
  • (2) 4D AGM house batteries 
  • (3) Group 31 engine start batteries
  • (3) 12DC automatic bilge pumps
  • Bonding system w/anode
Engine and Mechanical
  • Cummins QSC 8.3L 600HP electronically controlled Common Rail engine (344 hrs)
  • ZF 286A transmission w/2.391:1 ratio
  • 2.25 Aquamet shaft
  • 4 Blade NiBrAl propeller
  • PSS dripless shaft log
  • Helm mount electronic single lever engine control
  • Bronze seacocks on engine intake
  • Marelon sea valves on underwater thru hulls
  • Bronze sea water strainer on engine
  • Racor fuel/water separator
  • Vented cross-linked polyethylene fuel tank with shut off valves
  • 8" wet exhaust with dual-stage horizontal muffler
  • Electrically actuated trim tabs port and starboard
  • SeaStar hydraulic steering w/tilt helm pump
  • Sidepower bow and stern thrusters as part of Easy Dock System
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • 11 gallon water heater w/heat exchanger and 120V AC heating
  • Automatic FireBoy extinguisher system w/manual back up
  • Two zone air conditioning w/reverse cycle heat
  • Reverse Oil Change System
  • Sound insulation and gasket compartments and hatches
Covers and Additional Equipment
  • Exterior weather covers for all pilothouse windows
  • Pilothouse/helm deck aft Stamoid and Einsenglass drop with zipper door
  • Covers for cockpit L-settees
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders
  • Horn
  • Life jackets
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information
Please call Diana McCabe at 203-247-7808 for more information and boarding instructions.