For many years, people have searched for a small cruising boat with classic Downeast looks and contemporary performance. The new Back Cove 29, built by North End Composites in Rockland, Maine, offers all that and more. She's elegant in her simplicity: easy to look at, easy to use, easy to put away. With a single, straight-drive diesel (a 270 hp Yanmar is standard; this boat had a 315 hp Yanmar), a bowthruster and very comfortable accommodations, the Back Cove 29 is a low-worry, high-pleasure weekender or couple's pocket cruiser. Top end is a quiet 27.9 knots at 3800 rpm. Base price, with standard power: $154,500.