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Practical Elegance. From Maine

Currently in Stock at our Youngstown indoor showroom.  (Specs Below)

The style of the Down East lobster boat is closely associated with Maine’s proud boat building heritage. The Back Cove 30 is a grand 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.

Below the surface she is modern and contemporary. A resin infused, deep-vee hull with propeller recess and standard trim tabs, offers a quiet and comfortable ride. With her standard 320 horsepower 6 cylinder diesel, she will cruise at 20 knots and top out at 25, and with optional higher horsepower, she will cruise at 25 knots. Around the docks, you will appreciate the maneuverability provided by her standard bow thruster. Her deck hardware is as rugged as the coastline she calls home.

The Back Cove 30: the perfect design for day boating or overnight cruising.

Additional Information

2019 Back Cove 30 Hardtop Express


Standard Boat with Factory Supplied 2019 Model Equipment:

Length Overall (incl. swim platform, bow sprit) 34’2”

Hull Length (molded) 30’ 7”

Beam (Max) 11’ 3”

Air Draft w/optional radar mast 11’ 6”

Draft (Prop) 32”

Displacement (typ. full load) 12,300lbs

Fuel 160 US Gals

Water 58 US Gals



• 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

• Awlgrip 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

• SS anchor roller

• Anchor locker w/ ground tackle storage

• Running lights LED

• 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.)

• (4) opening Port lights w/ insect screens

• Port & starboard molded steps leading to side & fore deck

• Molded quarter seating in cockpit w/ storage, port and starboard

• Transom door on centerline

• Swim platform w/ SS under-mount swim ladder

• Hot and cold cockpit shower

• Self draining cockpit


Mechanical Systems

• Yanmar 8LV320 mhp engine and Kanzaki marine gear

• 1.5’’ Aquamet shaft (1.75” w/ optional engines)

• 4 Blade NiBrAl propeller

• PSS Dripless shaft log

• Binnacle mount single lever engine control

• Engine instruments w/ alarms and hour meter

• Internal sea strainer

• 160 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/ tilting helm pump

• SidePower bow thruster w/ joy stick control (SE40i)

• Hot and Cold pressurized water system

• 8 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

• 12V outlet at helm and in cabin

• 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) 31 AGM house battery

• (2) Group 31 AGM engine start battery

• (2) 12VDC bilge pumps

• Bonding system w/ zinc transom anode

• Engine room lighting (2) w/ bezel switches

• Cockpit courtesy lights switched at transom door and helm

• Overhead LED cabin lights, individually bezel switched

• Reading lights in berth area

• Overhead dual color LED helm deck light w/ switch


Head / Sanitary Systems

• Built-in vanity w/ sink and storage

• Stainless steel opening port w/ insect screen and shade

• Cherry framed mirror

• Solid surface countertop

• Pull out single lever faucet / shower

• Shower sump and pump system w/ overboard discharge

• Standard size fresh water electric MSD with holding tank

• Waste tank gauge

• 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)

• Fresh water tank level gauge


Helm Deck

• Clear anodized aluminum windows w/ opening windows port,

starboard and center.

• (3) windshield wipers w/ fresh water washer system

• Lewmar sliding hatch w/ OCEANair Skyscreen

• Compass, illuminated

• Arrigoni helm seat (Choose white or tan vinyl)

• White translucent acrylic companionway slider w/ lockable latch

• Raised L-settee seating aft of helmsman

• Mates bench seat to port, removes to face aft

• Raised settee to port w/ backrest converts to berth



• Alcohol / 110V single burner stove w/ cover

• SS front loading AC/DC fridge

• Galley sink with single lever faucet & drop in cover

• Solid surface countertop

• Countertop cabinet storage

• Built-in microwave

• Drawer and doors storage below counter



• Varnished Cherry interior joinery on molded composite liner

• Lewmar hatch w/ OCEANair Skyscreen

• Custom hi-lo table w/ Birdseye Maple inlay

• V-berth w/ filler and cushion, converts to dinette

• Shelves outboard of berth

• Cedar lined hanging locker

• Cherry hull ceilings

• “Teak and Holly” high pressure laminate cabin sole w/ surface texture

• Charging station for (AC/DC/USB)

• Sirius - XM ready Fusion stereo system w/ Bluetooth connectivity. Interior and helm deck speakers

• Storage under dinette and forward berth


Factory Options:

Upgraded Yanmar 370HP 8LV Diesel

Flag Blue Hull

White Boot Stripe

Gold Cove

V Berth Cushions Tempotest Boardwalk Navy

Cockpit Cushions Sunbrella Milano Flax

Helm Deck Cushions Ultraleather Claremont

Llebrock Helm Chair Ultraleather Claremont

Helm Deck Trim Package

Isotherm Drawer Fridge below mate’s seat on helm deck

1800 Watt Inverter

Back Cove Easy Dock System with Ignition Protected Stern Thruster

Electric Anchor Windlass

Air Conditioning in Cabin, 8,000 BTU

Oil Changing System

Power Assist Steering

Insulated Cockpit Seat Box

Mast for Hardtop


Dealer Supplied Equipment & Services:                         

Docking Package                                                                                      

Safety Package

Anchor Package with Polished SS Anchor

Name & Hailing Port on Hull ($200 allowance)         


Freight from Factory

Anti-Fouling Paint over Epoxy Bottom

Full Fuel Tank