I love Maine and spending the 4th of July there with family and friends was just awesome this year. Of course, one of the highlights for me was also work related…spending time at both the Back Cove and Sabre Yacht building factories. There was certainly plenty of activity! Back Cove is getting set to roll out the new Back Cove 34 and hull number one was well underway. They have done a wonderful job updating the very successful 33 and, in particular, modified her interior to facilitate an island berth. I’ll pass along more details as she comes to fruition in the next month. We had a couple boats under construction for Australian delivery and I was able to take pictures and report back directly to their anxious owners with a first hand report, which I found very satisfying.
The big treat for me was seeing the new Sabre 48 Salon Express and observing the incredible success of this all new model. The first hull was launched in April and already 8 have been retail sold and the factory was a hub of activity with 9 under construction to fulfil retail and dealer orders. In what is a challenging market for most boat builders, Sabre continues to innovate and offer custom quality yachts that embody the latest technologies and performance, with timber interior craftsmanship that is simply awe inspiring. Watch for more on this magnificent vessel as she will certainly bring huge accolades to Sabre and the wonderful team that build them.
As part of Sabre Motor Yachts’ innovative ‘Launch Pad’ campaign, customers who place an order for any model in the Sabre range will also receive an iPad 2.
The Launch Pad comes preloaded with a massive range of data pertaining to the boat – from the day it was ordered right through to delivery to the owner. Such information includes everything from Cummins engine or Zeus pod owners manuals to guidebooks for all navigational electronics (as installed) to spare parts and component lists for every onboard item from light globes to batteries.
The actual documents live ‘in the cloud’, so they can be updated as required, with access from the Launch Pad via a preloaded application called GoodReader.
Emarine Australia’s Jed Elderkin said the Launch Pad would also be preloaded with an extensive range of marine-related applications from weather to tides and available marinas.
“Sabre’s Launch Pad essentially does away with the large number of hardcopy manuals that are associated with each onboard system and piece of equipment,” Mr Elderkin said.
“Sabre’s after sales service department will also be on hand with an email communication tool that will allow owners to send a service request to either or both Sabre and Emarine Australia to report a problem.
“We can then respond with a solution to the issue and get it sorted quickly, at the same time creating a digital service log that’s accessible via the Launch Pad so it can be referred to if required again.”
Sabre owners will also be able to upload documents to their boat files when each service is completed to keep track of service intervals and service requirements.
“The future of this technology is unlimited, as additional services will be added as they develop throughout the ownership of the vessel,” Mr Elderkin said.
“For example, today there are applications available for the operation of specific audio equipment and TVs, and this will continue to expand.”
To check-out the Sabre range, visit emarine.com.au or drop by Emarine Australia’s exhibit at the upcoming Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and Sydney International Boat Show.
One of the most successful new model releases on the scene in the past two years has been the new Sabre 40 Sedan, which was designed and executed to utilize Zues Pod Drives. E Marine Australia will be unveiling this model, Hull #046, in Australia at the 2011 Sydney International Boat Show July 28th through August 1st in Darling Harbour.
It goes without saying we are excited about her build and arrival and will endeavour to keep this updated and document a bit of the process. She will be finished in Flag Blue and include such desirable features as a large opening sunroof, cockpit icemaker and BBQ as well as teak laid cockpit and swim platform.
To celebrate her Australian Debut, we will have Bentley Collins, VP of Sales and Marketing, making a trip from Maine back here to his homeland ( yes, he is an Australian) and watch this page for details as we plan a bit of a celebration to show her off.
The Back Cove 34 is styled in the ‘Maine lobster boat tradition’ with an elegant spoon bow, broad transom and classic lines. The flared bow and performance hull make for a stable, ocean-capable vessel while the high-tech construction methods of infusion hull and deck mean the boat will be strong, lightweight, quiet and very economical.
Emarine Australia’s Jed Elderkin said he was looking forward to the launch of the new model.
“Whenever Back Cove creates a new model it is always the perfect next step,” Mr Elderkin said.
“Back Cove has a very loyal customer base all over the world and the company takes care to communicate with owners, always applying a large amount of constructive feedback to the next generation of boats.
“This means the boats evolve with genuine improvements in detail – often in little things like head height, how easy it is to get into and out of bed, elbow-room in the shower and so on… and you know you’ll still get the same incredible performance and master-craftsman’s quality for which Back Cove is renown.”
Below deck the new Back Cove 34 has a large island-berth and a convertible L-settee, along with a large head with separate shower stall. Beautifully-finished timber throughout creates a warm and homely feel to offer a comfortable home-away-from-home for leisurely weekends away.
The full galley, including two drawer refrigerators located under the helm seats, is situated on the helm deck and stretches out aft of the helm position. A dining area with inlaid, solid wood table is opposite the galley where four adults can sit to enjoy a meal or card game.
The helm deck is airy and bright and features Back Cove’s iconic upright windows that provide impressive all-round visibility. Overhead hatches, opening side windows and a centre-opening windshield create excellent ventilation. The whole helm deck area lifts hydraulically for easy engine access.
The aft cockpit has a large, comfortable lounge area with an L-shaped bench seat and foldaway seat, perfect whether underway or at anchor. This area is ideal for a barbeque and has a walk-through to the aft boarding/swimming platform.
The Back Cove 34 is due for launch in July 2011 with the first model likely to arrive in Australia during spring. Emarine Australia will be debuting the new Back Cove 30 at the forthcoming Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show alongside the flagship Back Cove 37.
The new Back Cove 30 motor yacht is set to make its Australasian boat show debut at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 19-22 May 2011.
Emarine Australia, exclusive Australian importer of Back Cove Yachts, will have both the Back Cove 30 and Back Cove 37 on show and the company is looking forward to a positive event.
Emarine principal Jed Elderkin said he had seen an encouraging start to the year so far.
“We’ve sold four Back Cove boats in the first two months this year, so there are definitely serious buyers out there,” Mr Elderkin said.
“Sanctuary Cove is a fantastic show and we really hope 2011 will be a big one for us.
“I’m always excited to debut a new model at a boat show… the first Back Cove 30 arrived in Australia at the end of last year and we have already sold five of them – it’s a wonderful boat for this region.”
The new 30 epitomises Back Cove’s modern evolution of a time-honoured style. Presenting a traditional spoon bow, deep vee and stylish, gently sloping transom, the Back Cove 30 offers the elegance of a traditional Maine lobster boat. The hull has been constructed using state-of-the-art infusion technology for reduced weight and increased strength making this model even more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, the Back Cove 29.
Internally, the new boat features a comfortable V-berth that converts to seating around a saloon table. The Back Cove 30 also features a fully-equipped galley along with separate head and shower. Cockpit space is well laid-out and the helm position offers clear, all-round lines of sight; large signature windows create a bright and airy space in the cockpit deck.
The Back Cove 30 can reach cruising speeds of around 20kt with the standard 315hp diesel engine (upgrade available). With downward turning chines forward, the boat will plane with little effort meaning an efficient transition with little bow rise. Standard specification includes a bow thruster lending to the efficiency of the Back Cove 30 and making manoeuvring simple.
Contact Emarine Australia to confirm your visit to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
Here we are exceedingly pleased to share are some pictures that are becoming increasingly more common around the coastal regions of Australia…a Back Cove Raft Up….this one on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
In particular, we wish to recognise the exceptional efforts of our Queensland Dealer, Peter Byrne, who has just completed the commissioning works on Back Cove 37 Hull #024, which has just been handed over to her very proud new owners. They report she is every bit as lovely as they had anticipated, and having moved up from a mass-produced “plastic sports-cruiser”, they are well positioned to appreciate the difference. Welcome aboard!
We are pleased to have a new 38 SABRE Hardtop Express with Volvo Penta IPS drives here in Australia. Hull number 083 of this series is presently being commissioned for her new owner and will live at Clontarf, on Sydney’s North Harbour.
We recently had the pleasure of having two of Australia’s most prominent marine journalists on board for sea trials and a photo shoot and plan on seeing lots of press in the coming months. I will get back on the blog and upload some pictures as well.
Lot’s of other activity as the Back Cove 30 was featured on the cover of Trade A Boat magazine this month! We have two of these on order for clients at present as well as a couple 37′s .
More news soon…!
At long last, we are thrilled to announce the arrival of the newest Back Cove model, the magnificent all new Back Cove 30. The latest creation from the undisputed leader in single engine shaft drive diesel motor cruisers, Back Cove Yachts in Maine, USA, the new 30 is the culmination of the latest technologies in boatbuilding and offers new levels of performance, luxury and efficiency. Her resin – infused hull and deck are lighter and stronger, helping her single diesel engine to use almost 1/3 less fuel than a twin engine boat of the same size.
We had a superb day to show her off here at the Roseville Bridge Marina on Saturday the 18th of September. Lots of current and prospective Back Cove owners came around to have their first look and she was received with an overwhelmingly positive response. Her are a few shots taken on the day…
Everyone, alright, nearly everyone, likes a party. Well, E Marine Australia is planning one to kick off the release of the magnificent new 30 Back Cove .
We have just e-mailed out the invites and would love to hear from you if you can make it. Roseville Bridge Marina is such a great venue to showcase this stunning new vessel and we have teamed up with the Echo Point Cafe to host an open house on the afternoon of September 18th. Please let us know if you can make it…we would love to see you there!
Here are some first look photos of the all new Back Cove 30 showing her grace and beauty off the coast of Maine. She really is stunning. We are anxiously awaiting the Australian Premier of this lovely new boat and are pleased to report that hull number two has now been shipped and is headed our way.
Interestingly, many of our our Australian admirers mistake the traditional look and style of our vessels for semi displacement or slow speed cruisers. Not so. Back Cove Yachts are at the cutting edge of modern design and boatbuilding techniques, resulting in fast, capable cruisers with deep vee hulls that operate at fast planing speeds efficiently and economically.
We anticipate the new 30 on our shores in early September and welcome your inquires. She will be available for sea trial and viewing in Sydney so please watch this page for our planned launch party!