Back Cove 30 is Elegant and Economical

The Back Cove 30 will cruise in the low-20-knot range with a standard Yanmar 315-hp diesel.

The new Back Cove 30, which replaces the company’s venerable 29-footer, is a smooth-running, low-maintenance, economical design.

Back Cove 30 plan.

The boat is powered by a single diesel and comes with a bow thruster for close-quarters maneuvering. Cruise speeds with the standard 315-hp powerplant are in the low 20s; top-end is around 25. The boat is built using resin-infused fiberglass to reduce weight while maintaining strength. The deep-vee planing hull features reverse chines to improve stability and a wide, flared bow and spray rails to keep passengers dry.

On-deck, the cockpit features port and starboard settees in the transom corners with storage below. For ease of maintenance, the entire cockpit deck can be raised to provide complete access to the engine compartment and all service points. A smaller hatch is located in front of the transom for routine service checks.

A central flush-mount transom door allows access to the swim platform. The raised bridgedeck offers good visibility all around the boat thanks to the large windows. Port and starboard settees and a table make the bridgedeck an ideal place for socializing out of the weather. The boat also features lots of sturdy grab rails and diamond nonskid surfaces for sure footing.

Belowdecks, the 30’s trunk cabin provides good headroom and features a vee-berth for 2 that converts to a wraparound couch, turning the cabin into a comfortable seating area. Also below is a fully molded, enclosed head with sink and a pull-out shower. The compact galley aft and to starboard features a stainless sink, microwave, alcohol stove, refrigerator and ample storage.



  • LOA: 33’ 11”
  • Beam: 11’ 2”
  • Draft: 2’ 7”
  • Displ.: 12,000 lbs.
  • Fuel: 160 gals.
  • Water: 40 gals.
  • Base price w/ 315-hp Yanmar diesel: $198,500

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Back Cove Yachts introduces the stylish, innovative and economical Back Cove 30. Peter Janssen, Editor Emeritus of Motorboating magazine, discusses the ways it improves on the Back Cove 29 it replaces. Video produced by Billy Black Photography.