2005 Back Cove 29 Hard Top Express

  • 29 ft
  • Downeast
  • Virginia Beach, VA, US

Yacht price :



This one owner Downeast boat is tightly associated with Maine's proud boat building history, and the Back Cove 29 is a grand example of everything that takes the style beyond a simple boat and makes it a work of art. Built in Maine, her design is reminiscent of the working boats of her heritage and contains many of the same practical and elegant details. She has comfortable side decks and convenient handholds for security and efficient movement, and her traditional spoon bow and gently sloped transom result in a style that will turn heads in any harbor. A single Yanmar 315 hp 6 cylinder diesel provides extremely economical cruising from 16 - 20 knots with top end speeds near 30 knots.  







Basic Information

Back Cove
29 Hard Top Express
Virginia Beach, VA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

29 ft - 8.84 meter
30 ft 7 in - 9.32 meter
11 ft 2 in - 3.4 meter
Draft - max:
2 ft 6 in - 0.76 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
12300 lbs


6 Cylinder
Cruise Speed:
23 MPH
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
315 (Individual), 315 (combined)
Max Speed:
33 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
150 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
30 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
30 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Heads:
Captains Cabin:






Below deck, the Back Cove 29s well-appointed and air conditioned cabin in accented with cherry cabinets, ash ceiling strips and a varnished teak and holly sole.  The nicely equipped galley is to port, enclosed head to starboard, and a convertible V-berth and dinette is forward.  

  • Cherry interior
  • Marine air conditioning and reverse cycle heat
  • Dinette with backrest cushions
  • Hi-lo table with inlay
  • V-berth with filler cushions
  • Shelves above berth
  • Ample storage behind backrests and under dinette
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Overhead and reading lights
  • Three (3) stainless steel opening ports with screens
  • Overhead hatch with screen




  • Origo combination alcohol/110V single burner stove with drop-in cover
  • Origo front opening AC/DC refrigerator with freezer compartment
  • Origo microwave built in to cabinet
  • Deep stainless steel galley sink with drop-in cover
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Storage and shelving above counter
  • Locking drawers and cabinets below counter




  • Built-in vanity
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Glass mirror
  • Pull-out single level faucet/shower
  • Shower drain and sump pump
  • Electric toilet with holding tank and waste monitor system
  • Pump out deck fitting
  • Stainless steel opening port with screen
  • Electric vent fan


Deck & Cockpit


The helm deck is comfortable and protected from the elements by a hard top and partial enclosure.  Sight lines from the helm are excellent and sliding side windows, an opening center windshield section, and roof hatches all provide ventilation.  Storage boxes are beneath both the Todd helm and mate chairs and an L shaped lounge to port on the helm deck seats three in comfort.  A large center hatch in the helm deck sole lifts to provide excellent access to the engine room.  Features include:

  • Molded-in contrasting non-skid on deck
  • Port and starboard steps leading to wide side decks
  • Teak accent trim, port and starboard
  • Clear anodized aluminum windshield with side vent panels
  • Three (3) windshield wipers
  • Anchor locker
  • Mooring cleats with skene chocks forward and aft
  • Four (4) spring cleats
  • Stainless steel bow rail
  • Todd Captain helm and mate seats
  • L-settee to port with backrest
  • Swim platform with swim ladder
  • Fresh water cockpit shower, hot and cold
  • Self-bailing cockpit with four (4) overboard drains


Engine & Mechanical



  • Yanmar 315 HP Turbo Diesel engine 642 Hours
  • Single lever engine control
  • Side Power bow thruster
  • Engine control monitor with alarms and engine hours
  • Emergency cross over switch with battery management system
  • Large internal sea strainer
  • Fuel filter
  • Reverso oil changing system
  • Engine room lights
  • 4 bladed NiBrAl propeller
  • Dripless shaft
  • Hydraulic trim tabs
  • SeaStar titling helm with pump driven hydraulic steering
  • Hot and cold pressurized fresh water
  • Marelon sea valves on underwater thru hulls
  • Welded aluminum fuel tank with 2-inch fill
  • Fireboy extinguisher system
  • Macerator system with overboard discharge
  • High water warning alarm for engine compartment
  • Quick anchor windlass with helm and foot pedal controls





  • AC/DC control panel with polarity indicator
  • DC system battery management switching
  • DC breaker for electronics
  • Kholer Diesel Generator
  • 110V/30amp shore power with shore cord and galvanic isolator
  • AC to DC converter/charger, 40 amp
  • Two (2) house batteries
  • Engine start battery
  • Three (3) 12V DC bilge pumps
  • 12V outlet at helm
  • Bonding system with zinc anode
  • Running lights
  • Cockpit courtesy lights
  • GFI protected 110V circuits






  • Raymarine C 120 color multi-function display
  • Raymarine  sonar with sounder and transducer
  • Chart plotter with GPS positioning
  • Raymarine Color Radar
  • Icom VHF Radio
  • Clarion AM/FM/CD stereo with marine speakers
  • 15-inch flat screen TV in cabin with remote and hardtop mounted antenn
  • Ships compass, illuminated
  • Electric horn




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.


Presented by :

Bill Dixon

View Profile
9 Listing(s)
Have A Boat Currently?
List It With Knot 10 And You Get...
  • Brokers From Maine To Florida
  • 7% Commission Structure
  • Exceptional Communication
  • Professional Photography & Virtual Tours

Learn Your Boats Value In Today's Market

Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(6870068)