Back Cove 29 Ballston Spa NY

The Back Cove 29 is a Downeast-style boat that is a floating catalogue of fundamentals. Based on the traditional, round-bilge, full-keel lobster boat populating every cove and harbor in Maine, a Downeaster is first and foremost practical and utilitarian; its classic proportions and simple beauty follow its function.

Boat House
(518) 393-5711
2855 Aqueduct Rd
Schenectady, NY
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Boat Mart
(518) 584-2628
549 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
 
Saratoga Boat Works
(518) 584-2628
549 Union Avenue
Saratoga Lake, NY
 
Maynard Yacht Brokers
(518) 399-3062
8 Main Street P.O. Box 109
Rexford, NY
 
Boat N R V Warehouse
(518) 371-7878
1208 Route 146
Clifton Park, NY
 
Andersen Boat Shop
(518)399-5003 (518)399-4241
883 Route 50
Burnt Hills, NY
 
Point Breeze Marine
(518) 587-3397
1459 Rt. 9-P
Saratoga Springs, NY
 
Alpin Haus Of Clifton Park
(518) 371-2211
103 Sitterly Road
Clifton Park, NY
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New Boat Sales, Used Boat Sales, Mobile Service, Engine Repair, Boat Storage, Back-in Test, Boat repair, In-Water Demos
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M-F 9am-6pm Summer; Sat 9am-5pm

Mohawk Valley Marine
(518) 399-2719
47 Mohawk Ave
Alplaus, NY
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Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Brian'S Marine & Recreation
(315) 858-3400
3 Bronner St
Rexford, NY
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Introduction
The Back Cove 29 is a Downeast-style boat that is a floating catalogue of fundamentals. Based on the traditional, round-bilge, full-keel lobster boat populating every cove and harbor in Maine, a Downeaster is first and foremost practical and utilitarian; its classic proportions and simple beauty follow its function. These boats also serve a specific purpose, thanks to focused designers"they don't try to be all things to all people. The Back Cove 29 is such a boat, only brought up to date with modern fiberglass construction methods and materials. It is well executed, replacing traditional wooden plank-on-frame construction, and a hard-chine planing hull (with greater speed potential) substitutes for the lobster boat's semi-displacement, round bilge bottom.

Express cruisers, such as those built by Sea Ray and Chaparral, account for the great majority of the cruising boats sold in this size range. So what's the difference between the Back Cove and those best-selling boats? A few highlights: The express cruiser (EC) has primary access to the foredeck through the opening centerline windshield, opening up interior bridgedeck room by eliminating, or substantially narrowing, the side decks; the EC has sterndrive power, which raises the cockpit, making it unsuitable for serious fishing, but opens up room for a mid-cabin, which is where the engine room is located on the Back Cove 29; the same size EC is often marketed as sleeping 4 to 6 passengers (but look carefully to see if those berths are big enough for adults to lay on comfortably), and the Back Cove's inboard diesel burns considerably less fuel per mile than the typical EC's gas sterndrive power.

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