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September 26, 2018 at 4:51 pm
  Production is underway on the first Back Cove 34O… … and this is one build you don’t want to miss! Catch up on the latest news here, and join the 34O email list for exclusive info and updates Hull 001 Construction 34O Transom Details Bustles to port and starboard integrate the shapes of the outboards – preserving the Downeast aesthetic by blending her lines with the shape of the outboards The swim platform remains spacious, and will become more so once swim steps are added around the “engine well.” A centerline hatch will cover all rigging for the outboard […]
September 26, 2018 at 4:54 pm
Sabre 45 Salon Express named a 2018 Top Product The fifth-annual Boating Industry Top Products list features 50 of the newest products in boating including everything from engines and electronics, to gadgets and apps, as well as boats, tenders, and even wake-surf boards. According to Boating Industry, winners were chosen for their innovation and their impact on the industry. Sabre Yachts is thrilled to be included among the many notable winners. None of our considerable success would be possible without the unfailing excellence of Sabre’s production team, who tirelessly raise the bar on what it means to be “Crafted in […]
September 26, 2018 at 4:55 pm
The first Back Cove with outboard engines features an entirely new hull design. Kevin Burns, VP of Product Design & Development, explains the new features, and the power of computational fluid dynamics in the design process.   More Info: Introducing the Back Cove 34O
September 26, 2018 at 4:58 pm
My favorite thing as Engineering Manager is performing sea trials to validate a new model or engineering change. Launching a boat that is fresh off the production floor is always exciting, though there have been moments of nervousness as I departed the dock knowing one of our infamous New England Nor’easters was brewing. But what better time for a sea trial? Nevertheless, after a rough-weather trial, it is always a relief once the boat returns to harbor and is securely tied. I take comfort that any Back Cove or Sabre will be safe and sound at the dock during a […]
September 26, 2018 at 4:59 pm
Yes, the “O” is for Outboard The Back Cove 34O will make her debut at the 2018 Newport International Boat Show. Her entirely new hull, fitted with standard bow thruster and designed specifically for outboard propulsion, offers cruise and top end speeds approximately 10 knots faster than the traditional single diesel engine Back Cove. Her cockpit and helm deck are meant for entertaining… …with an aft facing seat that converts into a U-shaped helm deck dinette, or second berth. The standard 5kW diesel generator and cabin A/C below deck coupled with the spacious island berth, separate head, and shower, remind […]
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2018
October 26, 2018 at 1:18 pm
  Join us October 31 – November 4. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 59th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31- Nov 4, 2018. The show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. Location: Bahia Mar Lime Zone B Dock 208 – 210 – 212 – 214. Schedule your private viewing via email at sales@downeastyachting.com or call our Michigan office 616-494-8870. Show information can be found HERE. Models on display include the Back Cove 41, Back Cove 34O, Sabre 48, and Sabre 45.