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2015 Back Cove 34

Saint Simons Island, Georgia


"Sea Salt" is a rare find, and is a "Hard Back" Back Cove in exceptional condition with extremely low engine hours of just 190. With a cruising speed of 21kts and maximum speed of 28 kts, boaters have a significant range, making Sea Salt a perfect boat for cruising, and exploring.

UPDATE 27th October 2023
She has just been to the yard for new bottom paint, prop speed and a buff and wax of her topsides. This Back Cove is cruise ready.

Equipped with all necessities for extended periods onboard, this Back Cove features a Kohler Generator, air conditioning, full galley, centerline Queen berth, hot and cold water, and full electronics suite. The electronics package includes Garmin 7212 multifunction display & GPS, Garmin GMR 18 XHD radar, Garmin GHC 20 autopilot, Garmin GHC 21 digital compass, Garmin VHF 200, and Cummins smart craft display, all fully accessible at the helm. Idyllic for cruising and weekending, this Back Cove is capable of much more, and Sea Salt's accommodations would be perfect for a couple looking to do the loop and spending extended time onboard.

Access to the accommodations is through a large, sliding door, providing great protection from the elements. Stepping onboard, the saloon area features a large dinette table with crafted decorate inlay which can comfortably seat four on the over-padded seating. The dinette can be converted in conjunction with the copilot's seat to create a double berth enclosed with aft privacy and blackout curtains. Opposite the dinette is an extensive galley including an electric two-burner cooktop, combination microwave / convection oven, large sink, countertop, and Isotherm fridge / freezer unit. A second Isotherm unit and a separate icemaker are found below the dinette and copilot seat, making beverage access at sea a breeze. Entertainment includes a TV is mounted on the countertop, and Fusion stereo system with speakers. 

At the helm, the captain has a large, fully cushioned helm chair, and fantastic visibility through the oversized windshield equipped with wiper system. In addition to the full electronics package, the captain benefits from bow and stern thruster systems, Seastar hydraulic steering, and electric actuated trim tabs with helm control. A separate forward facing copilot seat on the portside can easily seat two. Comfort aboard is guaranteed with 3 reverse cycle air conditioning units, the large sliding saloon door to the cockpit, and large central opening hatch in the windshield.

Below the companionway steps, the accommodations are exquisite. A large centerline berth with custom bedcover is rear facing with abundant storage below and to both sides. An owner's TV is visible from the berth. On the port side is an L shaped settee with private varnished table, and the electrical panel viewable above. The heads are electric and complemented by a large bason, mirror, and separate shower stall. The impression is of a well-appointed, floating condo. 

The rear cockpit is spacious and complimented by full foam seat cushions. On deck, wide weather decks allow easy access to the cabin top, bow, and windlass, with a large space for sunbathing. 

Engine date is readily available at the helm with the Cummins smart craft display. Both the engine and the Generator are equipped with a fresh water flush system and automatic Fireboy extinguisher system. 

Recent upgrades and additions to the boat also include:

  • 2 x 4D AGM house batteries in October 2021
  • 3 x Group 31 AGM engine start batteries in October 2021;
  • Achilles inflatable tender model LSI-260E
  • Tohatsu 6hp outboard model MFS6C 
  • Full safety and equipment package including dock lines, fenders, life jackets, flares and throwable;
  • Spare propeller;
  • Custom canvas covers. 

Basic Boat Info

Make: Back Cove
Model: 34
Year: 2015
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: ABCD123A123
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 34'4 ft
Length Overall: 34'4 ft
Beam: 12 ft
Max Draft: 3'1 ft
Displacement: 14,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft
Dry Weight: 16000 lb
Single Berths: 5
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSB
  • Engine Power: 480hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade
  • Engine Hours: 189


Fuel Tank Capacity: 185 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 80 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Downeast, Cruisers


Mike Bowie
Dunbar Yachts


Dunbar Yachts
115 Marina Dr
St. Simons Island, Georgia, US, 31522
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Manufacturer Provided Description

Our goal for the Back Cove 34 was to create a cruising yacht with the same simple features, usability and maintenance that have built the popularity of the Back Cove brand. With input from many of our current boat owners, we have created a yacht which offers tremendous value, great style and modern practicality.

Below deck is found a large and comfortable island berth and a convertible L-settee which can be isolated from the cabin with a curtain. To starboard a large head with separate stall shower. On the helm deck, a full galley stretches out aft of the helm seat and to port, a dinette that can seat four adults in complete comfort, is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal on board. Her inlaid table is a fine example of the Maine boat builder’s craftsmanship and tradition, evident throughout the Back Cove 34.

Forward of the dinette, a double mate’s seat is a comfortable perch for the navigator. The helm deck is airy and bright with overhead pilot hatches, opening side windows and a center opening windshield. A Stidd helm chair provides comfort for the helmsman underway.

In her cockpit a large, L-shaped bench seat and a fold-away aft facing seat provide comfortable lounging spots while underway or when anchored in a peaceful cove. Engine access is extraordinary, as the helm deck, including the port side dinette, lifts hydraulically to expose the yacht’s mechanical systems below.


Centerline Queen pedestal berth forward with custom bed cover

Head and shower located starboard aft cabi

L-shaped settee that converts into an additional berth with privacy curtain

Storage above and below L-shaped settee

Lewmar hatches with screens

Island double berth with drawers and storage below

Shelves above berth

Cedar lined hanging locker to starboard

Drawer / Shelf locker to port

120V electrical panel

12V electrical panel

Sirius - XM ready Fusion stereo system - MS-RA670

Majestic television/DVD in cabin

Vizio television in helm



New bottom paint, hull sides waxed 10/27/2023.

Back Cove Blue and White ISO/NPG gelcoat.

Vinylester backup resin

VIP resin infused hull with PVC foam core sandwich

VIP resin infused foam core stringer system

Advanced prop pocket hull design

Molded cove stripe depression with “gold leaf“ style stripe


Back Cove Blue  and White ISO/NPG gelcoat with tan nonskid on deck surfaces

VIP resin infused balsa core sandwich structure

Mooring cleats forward, midships, and aft.  Aft cleats are pop up style

Molded composite bowsprit with stainless steel anchor roller with bale

Electric windlass with deck and helm controls 

Anchor locker with ground tackle storage

Running lights LED

Teak accent stripe on cabin side

SS handrails on hardtop, port, and starboard

Compressed air horn on hardtop

(6) opening port lights within insect screens

Port and starboard molded steps leading to side and fore deck

Molded cockpit seating with storage, and aft facing removable seat to port

    with custom cushion and cover

Transom door to starboard

Swim platform with SS under-mount swim ladder

Hot and cold cockpit shower

Self draining cockpit

Teak ensign flagstaff with cover

Mechanical Systems

Cummins QSB 480 HP electronically controlled engine 

     and ZF marine gear with 189 hours as of Oct 2023

Cummins smart craft display

2” Aquamet shaft

Four blade Nibral propeller

PSS dripless shaft log 

Binnacle mount electronic single lever engine control.

Internal see strainer

185 gallon fuel tank with 2” fill

Racor fuel filter

6” exhaust with two-stage horizontal muffler

Electric actuated trim tabs port and starboard with helm controller

SeaStar hydraulic steering with tilt helm pump

3 below deck air conditioning with reverse cycle heat 

Sidepower bow thruster and stern thrusters with joystick control

Hot and cold pressurized water

11 gallon water heater with heat exchanger

Marelon sea valves on underwater thru hulls

Automatic Fireboy extinguisher system with manual back up

     and 3 hand extinguishers

Electrical Systems

AC and DC distribution panels with polarity indicator

DC battery switch panel

120V AC 30 amp short power with 50 foot cord set

AC seashore power systems ELCI protected

Galvanic isolator

GFI protected 120V circuits

Xantrex battery charged

Xantrex inverter

(2) 4D AGM house battery – new Oct 2021

(3) Group 31 AMG engine start battery – new Oct 2021

(2) 12V DC automatic bilge pumps

Bonding system with the sink transom anode

Engine room lighting 

Cockpit courtesy lights switched at transom door and helm

Overhead LED cabin lights with dimmer control

Reading lights in salon/berth area

Overhead multicolor (switchable) LED helm deck light with switch

12V outlet at home and in cabin

Kohler 6KW with sound shield generator, Model 6EKOD.  As of 5/2023 - 49.6.hours 


Garmin, 7212 multi function touchscreen display GPS

Garmin GMR 18 XHD radar

Garmin GHC 20 auto pilot

Garmin GHC 21 digital compass and heading indicator

Garmin VHF 200 series.

ACR spotlight and control

USB and 12V outlets

Cummins smart craft display

Head / Shower

Head with separate shower stall and bifold door

Molded seat in shower stall with storage beneath

Built-in vanity with sink and storage

Lewmar hatch with screen

Stainless steel opening ports (2) with insect screen and shade.

Cherry framed mirror

Full length mirror on door

Solid surface countertop

Single lever faucet

Shower drain sump pump system

Standard size fresh water electric MSD with holding tank

Waste tank gauge

Macerator for holding tank overboard discharge as permitted

Holding tank pump out fitting on deck

Sealed overhead lighting with bezel switch

Helm & Saloon

Clear anodized aluminum windows with opening windows, port, starboard, and center

(3) windshield wipers with fresh water wash system and intermittent control

Lewmar sliding hatches with Ocean Air Skyscreens

Compass, illuminated

Stazo wood grain steering wheel

Stidd helm seat

Smoked acrylic companionway slider with lockable hatch

Engine hatch open by electric linear actuator

Large engine room hatch incorporates dinette and mate’s bench

Dinette seating with hi-low Back Cove high-gloss table with decorative inlay.

Dinette and mate’s seat convert to double berth

Storage beneath dinette seating 

Charging station for AC/DC/USB

Custom floor carpet

Aft privacy / blackout curtains


Electric two burner cooktop with cover – Kenyon

Two Isotherm SS drawer-style AC/DC refrigerators with freezer compartment

Isotherm ice maker

Large SS galley sink with single lever faucet and drop in sink cover.

Solid surface countertop.

Built in convection microwave Dash contour,

Drawer and doors storage below counter 

Additional Accessories

SS Delta plow anchor with 60’ SS chain and 250’ 5/8 nylon rode

Secondary fluke anchor with 20’ chain and 200’ 5/8 nylon rode 

     and custom mount in forward anchor locker

Custom canvas covers - hatches, windlass, burgee, transom

Windshield and side window sunscreens

Teak aft deck table with pedestal

SS removable rod holders

Magma cookware

Magma propane kettle grill

Nautley HDR403 dinghy lift

Achilles inflatable dinghy, model LSI-260E

Tohatsu 6HP, 4-stroke outboard, model MFS6C

4 Big B fenders with covers 

Dock Lines

Safety Equipment - 8 life jackets, flares, throwable, and First Aid Kit

Fresh water flush system for engine and generator

    with aft deck connection

Spare Propeller with aft locker storage

Assorted spare parts…

      including impellers, belts, zincs, strainer caps, wipers…

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information
Mike Bowie
Dunbar Yachts
912 638 8573