Back Cove Yachts, founded in 2003, is a sister company of Sabre Yachts. A group of Sabre dealers requested a smaller Downeast style cruising boat to suit the needs of owners who admired the look and feel of the Maine lobster boat and the dependability and fuel efficiency of a single diesel engine. The Back Cove 29 was launched soon after, and so was a new brand. Today, the two yards are the largest recreational boatbuilding company in the State of Maine where America's first ships were built on the shores of the Kennebec River as early as 1607. Utilizing production line method and vacuum infusion technology Back Cove Yachts leads the industry in 34′ to 41′ cruisers. Back Cove Yachts are built by 200 of Maine's finest boat builders in a modern 240,000 square foot facility in Rockland, Maine.