Among the many new boats strutting their stuff at the recent Seattle Boat Show was the Back Cove 32-08 Sedan, a luxurious cruising machine in a compact package. “Practical elegance” is an apt term used in the yacht’s literature for good reason. Built in Maine, the Back Cove 32 is one of several “Downeast” models from 30 to 41 feet.
An immediately noticeable design feature is the layout of the single-level cockpit and salon. The cockpit is virtually surrounded by wrap-around seating, save for swim step access aft and the open entrance to the covered salon. The covered salon is complete with galley, helm, and dining table with seating. The galley is fully loaded with twin stovetop burners, ample refrigeration, sink, microwave, plenty of cabinet stowage, and more. A set of stairs lead the visitor into the spacious accommodations below that includes an island queen berth and enclosed head to port and separate shower compartment
Performance-wise, the Back Cove 32 Sedan runs on a single Volvo D6 370-horsepower diesel engine with four-blade propeller. The manufacturer claims a top speed of around 28 knots. The recommended cruising 3,200 rpm pushes her along at 25 knots in ideal conditions with a range of 244 nautical miles. Additionally, a bow thruster with joystick controls should make docking in tight spaces a piece of cake.
All in all, the 32 Sedan looks like she has good times written all over her. If the Back Cove 32 Sedan has your interest, you best contact Bellingham Yachts, the Northwest dealer, and check out their website at www.bellinghamyachts.com. The base price is $346,000 with a number of additional factory and dealer options available.