On June 30 the waters of Rockland, Maine, greeted the newest addition to the Back Cove line, the Back Cove 30 (shown right). Designed in Maine’s traditional down east style, the Back Cove 30 (which takes the place of the now retired Back Cove 29, launched in 2003) features a single 315-horsepower Yanmar engine that provides a cruising speed of approximately 22 knots. If you’d like to see more shots of the Back Cove 30, or read updates on the vessel’s progress, visit www.backcoveblog.com.
Beneteau has recently launched their Swift Trawler 44, a comfortable cruiser designed for living aboard. A replacement for the Swift Trawler 42, the ST 44 is set to make her first public appearance at the 2010 Paris Boat Show (December 3 - 12). The ST 44 sports twin 300-horsepower diesels that give her a company estimated cruising speed of 18 knots, with a top speed around 24 knots. www.beneteau.com
Building on the success of their 345 Conquest, Boston Whaler has debuted their design for the new 345 Conquest Open. The 345 Conquest Open has several options that fisherman should enjoy, such as the optional marlin tower with upper control station and buggy top (which includes a Mercury SmartCraft vessel view display), and 23-foot lift-out outriggers for trolling. www.whaler.com