The New Zealand Herald, wrote a comical review of the Back Cove 34 this week titled, “Boat is an entertainer’s dream”. My favorite quote from the article is “The perfect summer craft has surprisingly come out of the freezing state of Maine“. This is resonating with me especially considering the foot of snow we are expecting over the next 24 hours. Ahh, to be in New Zealand right now.
Mike Rose writes, You could then reasonably expect a Maine lobster boat to be a sort of nuggety, rounded little battle-horse, quite capable of coping with the wild north Atlantic weather, but possibly not that pretty.
You would be wrong. The first boats to be built in the United States, apart from those of the native Indians, were in Maine, and some 400 years later they know how to build a seaworthy craft— and a good-looking one too.
The Back Cove 34, which recently arrived in these waters, is a good example. The spoon-shaped bow, the graceful sheerline, the hint of tumblehome and the gently reversed transom all reveal its Maine lobster boat heritage. Yet this is no ‘‘stuck in the past’’ design. The Back Cove 34 also boasts a modern V-hull and roomy and inviting layout.
Read the complete review and other boat reviews on Back Cove’s “In the News” section of the website.