Back Cove Yachts introduces the Back Cove 34O. (Yes “O” is for outboard)
Recognizing the increasing popularity of outboard propulsion, the Back Cove Design team has produced the first ever Back Cove with standard Yamaha 300 HP engines. Optional 350hp Yamahas and 350hp Suzuki engines are also available.
In recent years outboard motors have become increasingly reliable and quiet and they can provide very good fuel economy, said Bentley Collins, vice president of sales and marketing for Sabre Yachts and Back Cove Yachts. The entirely new hull, fitted with a standard bow thruster and designed specifically for outboard propulsion, offers cruise and top end speeds approximately 10 knots faster than the traditional single diesel engine Back Cove, he said.
The 34O offers a comfortable island berth below and a separate head and shower. Her helm offers clear sight lines for the captain and crew. A full galley is found aft of the helm station. Her cockpit and helm deck are meant for entertaining with an aft facing seat that converts into a U-shaped helm deck, dinette, or second berth. The standard 5kW diesel generator and cabin A/C below deck coupled with the spacious island berth, separate head and shower, remind that this Back Cove is still intended for cruising.
Sea trials will be performed in August with full production and boat show appearances beginning in September 2018.