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2016 Back Cove 37

Oakland, California


You are looking for a boat that will be fast, safe, and comfortable for weekend adventures to Monterey and beyond or crisscrossing the Bay through the summer chop with family and friends.  Simplicity exemplifies “Practical Elegance.” The upgraded 600HP Cummins sips fuel at 8 kts (2.5 GPH, 1200 RPM) and provides speed when needed, cruising at 25+ kts.

Simplicity was brought to the Bay Area in 2018 by a owner who wanted to share her passion for the water with her family.  Onlookers have marveled when she single-handedly maneuvers in tight quarters and docks the boat, aided by Back Cove’s bow and stern thruster system.  After numerous Bay cruises and weekends in San Francisco, her family wants to upgrade so that they can entertain even larger groups.

Simplicity is a delight to drive and a joy to behold, with ample space in the cockpit and cabin.  Simple and well thought out systems and comfortable amenities below. Back Cove yachts are designed to provide years of reliable service and immense pride of ownership at a very reasonable cost.

3D Virtual Tour Available - See "External Link" Section at bottom of Full Specifications Tab

Key Highlights

  • Low hours on Cummins QSC 8.3 diesel 600 MHP (approx. 25 kts cruising speed), maintained by Cummins service (last full service 8/18)
  • Back Cove Easy Docking system (includes stern thruster option)
  • Lenco Auto Glide Trim Control System
  • Oil changing system
  • Onan 9.0 kw gen set in sound shield
  • Master stateroom hull sound-deadening
  • Raw water washdown fore and aft
  • Ultraleather upholstery (includes helm chairs)
  • Ocean Air blinds on windows and (4) on bi-fold salon doors
  • Mast for hardtop (radome and antennae)
  • Wi-fi Extender Antenna
  • LLC Owned

Basic Boat Info

Price: $509,000
Boat Name: Simplicity
Make: Back Cove
Model: 37
Year: 2016
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Back Cove Yachts
Designer: Kevin Burns
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 37 ft / 11.28 m
Length Overall: 42'6 ft / 12.95 m
Length Of Deck: 37'8 ft / 11.48 m
Beam: 13'3 ft / 4.04 m
Max Draft: 3'7 ft / 1.09 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft / 1.98 m
Dry Weight: 22,100 lb
Deadrise: 16 °
Double Berths: 2
Twin Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 8.3
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 600hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2016
  • Engine Hours: 173
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 25 kn
Propeller RPM: 2700
Maximum Speed: 28.8 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Plastic
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 120 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Downeast, Cruisers


Listed by JK3 Nautical Enterprises, Inc.

THIS BOAT IS SUBJECT TO AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING AGREEMENT WITH JK3 NAUTICAL ENTERPRISES, INC. 619-519-3093 AND IS NOT OFFERED FOR SALE BY DOWN EAST YACHTING. Down East Yachting is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.

Layout and Interior

Maine craftmanship: American cherry woodwork throughout interior

Upgraded ultraleather® interior fabric

Master Stateroom - Forward

  • Island berth for ease of egress (Lifting under-berth storage)
  • Door to head
  • Many lockers and drawers provided
  • Custom mattress fabric

Guest Cabin - Starboard

  • Pocket door access
  • Pullman berth and ample storage capacity
  • Custom mattress fabric

Head - Port

  • Ample head with separate stall shower
  • Dometic fresh water electric macerating head, with tank meter

Galley - Midship Port

  • Fully equipped with a dual drawer refrigerator, microwave oven and deep stainless steel sink as well as many drawers and lockers for storage
  • Large windows overhead provide the galley with ample visibility and light

Helm - Midship Starboard

  • Twin Stidd helm seats
  • Fully adjustable and pivot to lock aft, facing salon table


  • L-shaped settee around elegant inlaid table
  • Table has swappable legs to convert to queen berth
  • Two person love seat to port
  • Large windows and overhead large sliding hatch
  • Large swing-bi-fold doors completely open up the salon to the cockpit


  • Fixed seating will provide the comfort you desire for socializing with guests
  • Centerline cockpit seat filler w/seatback cushion
  • Removable inlaid table with port or starboard mount
Engine and Mechanical Highlights
  • Cummins QSC 8.3-600: Single, in-line six cylinder diesel, 600 HP @ 3000 RPM
  • Cummins electronic control with Mercury Vessel View 7
  • Side Power DC electric variable thrust Bow and Stern Thrusters
  • Hydraulic steering w/ tilt
  • Three zone air conditioning w/ reverse cycle heat
Navigation and Electronics
  • Furuno TZ 2 Touch Screen (Radar/Chart Plotter/Sounder)
  • Furuno DFF1 Sonar
  • Furuno Sounder
  • Furuno Log
  • Furuno (Airmar) 220WX Weather and XM/Sirius Weather and Audio
  • Furuno FA 50 AIS Class B Transponder
  • Time Zero software on Alliant Marine Solid State Windows PC with Stealth sunlight readable display and wireless keyboard with trackpad
  • Simrad AP44 Autopilot
  • Mercury Vessel View 7 Systems Monitor
  • Icom IC-M506 VHF Radio
  • Fusion MS-AV750 Stereo/DVD Player with remote
  • VHF, AM/FM digital antennae
  • WiFi Extender
  • (2) Majestic” LCD, 12VDC televisions (Master stateroom and Salon)


  • (2) 30 ampere 120 VAC shore power inlets
  • Blue Seas digital ammeter/voltmeter and panel
  • ProMariner ProSafe FS60 galvanic isolator
  • ONAN 9MDKBL-574G, 9KVA generator


  • (3) Group 31-12VDC AGM (2015)
  • (2) 4D-12VDC AGM (2015)
  • Xantrex TrueCharge-2, 40 ampere battery charger: 
  • Blue Seas digital ammeter/voltmeter and panel
  • Cummins/Delco 150 ampere alternator




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.

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