Guy Seiders Retirement Announcement

There may not be a more recognized name within the Back Cove Yachts family than that of Guy Seiders. Guy has worked tirelessly throughout his career assisting our dealers and owners in his role as our Customer Service Representative. Until recently, Guy had independently managed the warranty and after sales needs of our owners and dealers, which included well over 800 boats berthed throughout the US, Australia, Canada, and numerous other locales around the globe.

Guy came to Back Cove in 2006, beginning as a mechanic on the BC29 assembly line after a brief stint working at a local customer service call center. This move came after a successful career as a lobsterman, working the waters of MidCoast Maine. With Guy’s in-depth working knowledge of boats, ability to solve problems, and communicate effectively, it didn’t take long for him to create a home in customer service.

While we’ve learned so much through our dealer and owner communications over the years, there has been one common theme that we hear time and again; and that is how amazing, responsive, and helpful Guy has been. Often, one of the first questions we get when a Back Cove Owner arrives for a shop tour, is “Can we meet Guy? He’s helped us out so much and we’d love the opportunity to meet him.”

As some of you may not know, Guy has started down his much-deserved path toward retirement; he is reducing his schedule to three days per week, Monday through Wednesday. We have already bolstered our Customer Service capacity to continue the legacy that Guy has established during his exemplary career with Back Cove Yachts. So please join us in thanking Guy for all the work he’s done for Back Cove over the years, and also for continuing on a little while longer, so that your Back Cove is ready for that next voyage.

Guy Seiders Retirement Announcement
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30 Responses to Guy Seiders Retirement Announcement

  1. Ed Koch says:

    Guy, I wish you well in all that lies ahead as you have the freedom that more time gives. Thank you for all and your graciousness when I visited your production in August 2017. FYI, I sold my BC 37 (hull 46) 5/1 and am no moving onto other adventures so I guess we will both be out of the BC world. Best regards always. Ed Koch

  2. Steve Weissenberger says:

    Guy, every time I called you were informative and helpful. I always felt secure in your knowledge and help. Good luck in retirement, you will he missed!
    Steve Weissenberger BC 30 owner.

  3. Steve and Teresa Flury says:

    Thanks Guy for all you did for us in advice for our backcove adventures. Your dedication is astounding.

  4. Christopher Lowe says:

    I’ve emailed you direct, but will thank you here as well: You have been an invaluable part of the “Odyssea” team!
    (BC 37) Thanks for all your help with extra parts, replacement parts and information in always quick response to my
    strange technical questions!
    All the best,

  5. Ron Ricketts says:

    Guy – you are a rock star at BC … you will be missed ! Enjoy upcoming retirement.

  6. Lorne D. Sinclair - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada says:

    Hello Guy. Hope you have a great retirement. Will miss your unfailing ability to answer all my questions over the years.

  7. Greg Watson says:

    Best wishes for you in your retirement.Also,thank you again for the excellent tour you gave us last October. We are still in the hunt for a recently loved B/C 30′ 2014-2017. You convinced us that the Back Cove is for us. Thanks.

  8. Guy, You always handled our requests cheerfully as well as professionally. We never felt that we were bothering you, we were just working together to take care of our customers. You will be sorely missed by all the dealers and of course the owners. We wish you all the best in the next stage of your life. Thank you so much for all that you have done for us.

  9. Greg Von Gehr says:

    Responsive, helpful and knowledgeable – I hope that your replacement will be “that Guy!” Thanks for always treating small needs as a big deal worthy of your time!

  10. George Scherer says:

    Hello Guy, The small but growing World of Back Cove has changed our boating life forever. The level of craftsmanship, reliability, performance, and support provided by Back Cove boats and team is truly unique and I believe unmatched. You have been our interface for 12 years on questions, minor issues, part sourcing, etc. Every call(not many) to you resulted in enthusiastic responses right on point. Thanks so much for being a major contributor to our ongoing l2 year love affair with our BC 29, ’07. Best Wishes for a Successful and Happy Retirement!!

  11. Susan Buck says:

    Guy, you certainly will be missed. Thank you for five years of good advice. We wish you well. Jim and Susan Buck on BackCove ‘37, TOUCH BLUE making our fourth trip from Sarasota to Mt Desert Island, ME.

  12. jay cherry says:

    Guy, it has been a pleasure dealing with you over the past 12+ years….we still have our 2004/29′ and love it even more today than the first day we received her….you have certainly been a major part in that enjoyment, even though we have not met nor have we had to correspond that many times, but when we did you have always been ‘on point’……thanks and best wishes in you retirement…..j

  13. Paul Howard says:

    Guy, thanks so much for all your support over the years with my 37 and 41. I wish you a long, happy and healthy retirement. You will be sorely missed. Bravo Zulu!

  14. Michael Daniels says:

    Guy, You have a great person to deal with, a perfect guide for the factory tour, and a great resource for my questions on my vessel. All the best in your retirement my friend. Take care

  15. Lee Bost says:

    Thank you for your unwavering support to our customers and staff. Best wishes as you move forward and have fun.
    Lee Bost
    Coastal Carolina Yacht Sales

  16. Bob and Cindi Gibson says:

    Well, its been 15 years enjoying our 29. The enjoyment would not have been as successful without your assistance. Since the dealer closed their offices after we acquired the 29, you were our very own personal customer service guru. You are retiring at a perfect time, we sold our 29 last week and are starting the hunt for her replacement.
    Enjoy retirement, we retired 2 years ago too.
    All the Best
    Bob & Cindi Gibson

  17. John Bone! says:

    Thanks, Guy!
    Your quick responses and accurate information have helped make our Backcove experience wonderful! Best wishes for a good “wind-down” and a great retirement!
    I can’t thank you enough for your support!

  18. Mike Finley says:

    Guy – you drove Back Cove to new heights in customer service and satisfaction. I always found your answers to my many questions to be timely, thorough and right on target. Thanks for greatly enhancing my boating experience with Back Cove.

    Mike Finley
    Hang On Lindy
    BC41 #23

  19. Alan Shearer says:

    Thank you Guy! You are the man at Back Cove. So helpful and patient. Happy next stage in life.

  20. Tom Quinby says:


    My wife GiGi and I will always be thankful for your patience and helpful advice, during our early years of operating Sapphire, our BC 37. During each of our numerous visits to the BC Production Facility, you always exhibited great wisdom and supportive words as you listened to our rookie concerns.
    We wish you great new chapters ahead. May you always be on a boat, when and where you want to be……..

  21. John Flaherty says:

    You have helped me since 2008 when I bought my BC 33 new to my used 37 BC bought last year. Most memorable was the time we locked ourselves out of our head and you went on the shop floor to get consensus on a fix. I told Bentley Collins he should never let you retire but that was selfish of me.
    Thanks for all the prompt help over the years. You will be a tough act to follow.
    Enjoy retirement, it’s the best job I ever had.

  22. Ed Miller says:


    It has been an honor and a delight to have you work with the Back Cove team. Obviously our clients feel as positively as we all do!

    Thank you


  23. Thomas Brown says:

    Guy, although we no longer own a Back Cove, we have owned two, a 33 and a 37, and your prompt attention and assistance with both was superb. You will surely be missed by your fellow Back Cove team members as well as so many Back Cove owners and past owners. You have been a very important and integral part of the storied success of Back Cove. Best wishes for the future. Tom and Barbara Brown, “Osprey”.

  24. nick ouilette says:

    Best of luck in your future years, if you lobster save a few for the west coast.
    As co-owner of Bellingham Yachts, a dealer for Sabre and Back Cove, I can say without reservation Guy is absolutely one of the best in the industry. We became long distance good friends with a little Maine Humor whenever possible in taking care of our mutual Back cove customers over the years.
    Thank You for your support Guy, and making my job easier.

    Best regards
    Nick Ouilette

  25. Gerry Slavin says:


    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    You are always there with the answers to my questions about our BC37.
    Helpful, prompt, and pleasant, you will not be easily replaced.
    Good luck as you move forward.

    Meredith and Gerry Slavin
    ORCA Cortez, FL

  26. Jim Accomando says:

    Guy, you are the voice of Back Cove to me and you will be missed.

    We have enjoyed our BC29 since 2006 and it will be the last boat we will ever own as we are that satisfied. Every inquiry we had or part that needed to be ordered, you were there for us.
    Enjoy your retirement.

    Thank you,
    Jim & Wendy Accomando

  27. Bill Denison says:

    You have helped me in so many ways on learning my Back Cove 41. Thank you. Your expertise has been a great help in solving questions on how things operate. Best of luck.
    Bill and Amy Denison
    Back Cove 41

  28. Hi Guy,

    Thank you for all of your help over the years. We are happy to see that you are transitioning to new adventures in your life. All the best to you and your family!

  29. Bob Sanders says:

    Guy, I just had yet another occasion to contact you about an issue with my boat. Every time I do this, I know I will get prompt, polite and knowledgeable service. That is such a comfort, and only one of the reasons that Back Cove is so well regarded in the industry. I talk you up to other boat owners all the time. As I just mentioned to you, on behalf of all BC owners, DON’T RETIRE! You are right where you should be. Forever. Oh well, I suppose that’s not going to happen. Best wishes and enjoy your richly deserved retirement.

  30. Bill Donovan says:

    Wishing you all the best in your upcoming retirement. I certainly appreciate your assistance with our BC 3(‘ #184. You have proven to be a wealth of knowledge always happy to share such knowledge. My wife and I are out on a five week trip and continue to receive numerous compliments on the boat.
    Also thanks for the factory tour. I think I could have stayed for days.
    Best Wishes
    Bill Donovan

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