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2015 Back Cove 41

Annapolis, Maryland



In the early 2000’s, renowned Sabre Yachts of Maine, builder of fine American sailing yachts 28-45’ since 1970 and fast downeast trawlers ince 1989, realized a segment of the trawler-buying public that craved a single engine yacht with bow and stern thrusters for easy maneuverability, a comfortable ride, good speed, and excellent fuel efficiency.  Back Cove Yachts began to fill this void in 2002.

In 1989, their first motor yacht, the Sabreline 36 fast trawler, was introduced.  The ‘fast’ aspect of the vessel was a welcome upgrade from the more traditional slow-speed offerings from other manufacturers common for the day.  As the yachting public began moving from sail to power, Sabre’s trawler line expanded to a collection of downeast fast twin-engine trawlers from 38’ to 58’.  Back Cove would fil the niche for single engine propulsion without sacrificing style, performance or enjoyment.  Today, over 200 craftsmen and craftswomen in Rockland, Maine offer these beautiful designs from 34’ to 41’. 

Our 2015 Back Cove 41, SIMPLICITY is the flagship of the Back Cove line.  First introduced in 2014, the Back Cove 41 now has over 100 copies plying the waters of the world.  She boasts a bright and airy glass-surround salon, spacious cockpit, owner’s and guest cabins with two private heads, comfortable and efficient hull shape and single screw propulsion for impressive fuel savings.  She can scoot at nearly 27 knots in fast cruise while only consuming 28.6 gph.  That’s nearly 1 gal/mile and a 330nm range, a testament to Back Cove’s design, build quality and efficiency.

SIMPLICITY, based on the mid-Chesapeake Bay, has super low hours for her age, and has been meticulously maintained by her thoughtful owners.  She is ready to embark on her next adventure.



  • Cummins QSM11 715HP in-line six cylinder turbocharged/aftercooled diesel engine (only 944 hours!)
  • Powerful fast cruise between 18 and 24 knots, 330nm range (fast cruise)
  • Top speed of 27 knots
  • Super-efficient and quiet 7.5 knot ‘cruise ship’ speed at 800 RPM and only 1.5 GPH fuel burn provides an1800nm range!
  • Full suite of helm electronics with twin Garmin 12” displays, radar, autopilot
  • Lenco automatic trim tabs
  • Bow & stern thrusters
  • Cummins/Mercury engine display for precise monitoring of all engine parameters and performance data
  • Excellent helm visibility, easy egress direct from helm for docking/departure 
  • 4-zone AC/heating system
  • Two stateroom/two head layout
  • Bright and airy glass-surround main salon
  • Abundant storage throughout interior and exterior spaces
  • Superb full hydraulic-actuation engine room access with walk-around ability for access to all mechanical systems
  • Big battery bank (new fall 2023)
  • 9kW Cummins/Onan genset w/437 hours, plenty to run the 4-zone HVAC
  • Hydraulic tender lift off the stern swim platform for easy launch & retrieval
  • West Marine AB310 tender, aluminum hull, hypalon tubes
  • 6HP Suzuki 4-stroke outboard

Basic Boat Info

Make: Back Cove
Model: 41
Year: 2015
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: 12345678910
Has Hull ID: Yes
Range: 330 mi


Length: 41 ft
Length Overall: 46'3 ft
Beam: 13'10 ft
Max Draft: 3'8 ft
Bridge Clearance: 10'1 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft
Dry Weight: 27000 lb
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSM11
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 715hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 BladeBronze
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 2015
  • Engine Hours: 944
Cruising Speed: 22 mph
Propeller RPM: 2200
Maximum Speed: 27 mph


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 400 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 160 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Downeast, Express Cruiser


Dave Townley, CPYB
Please contact listing broker; Dave Townley, CPYB 410-271-5225
Crusader Yacht Sales


Crusader Yacht Sales
7350 Edgewood Road
Annapolis, MD, US, 21403
Tel:(410) 269-0939

  • Cummins QSM11 10.8L  715HP electronically controlled diesel engine w/ZF gear w/944 hours (less than 100 hours/year)
  • 2.25″ Aquamet shaft
  • 4 Blade NiBrAl propeller
  • PSS Dripless shaft log
  • Binnacle mount electronic single lever engine control
  • Cummins/Mercury digital engine display
  • Bronze sea valve on engine intake
  • Marelon sea valves on underwater thru hulls
  • Bronze raw water strainer on engine, generator and AC intake
  • Racor fuel/water separator
  • (2) Vented cross-linked polyethylene fuel tank (P&S) with shut off valves
  • 8″ Exhaust with two-stage horizontal muffler
  • Electric actuated trim tabs w/ helm indicators
  • SeaStar hydraulic steering w/ tilt helm pump
  • Sidepower bow thruster w/joystick control (SE100i)
  • Sidepower stern thruster w/joystick control (SE100i)
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • 11-gallon water heater w/ heat exchanger, tempering valve and pressure relief valve plumbed to thru-hull
  • Automatic fire extinguishers system in lazarette with manual backup
  • Battery powered salon and cabin smoke detectors
  • Four zone air conditioning w/ reverse cycle heat
  • AC/DC control panels with polarity indicator
  • DC system battery management switching
  • DC breakers for electronics
  • Emergency battery bank crossover switch / ACR
  • 240Vac 50 amp shore power inlet w/ power retrieve 50ft cord
  • 120Vac shore power system ELCI protected
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Onan 9.0 kW Genset with sound shield and water/exhaust separator w/437 hours
  • GFI protected 120V circuits
  • 30 amp battery charger
  • (2) 4D AGM house batteries; (4) Group 31 AGM engine start batteries
  • (4) 24VDC automatic bilge pumps
  • Bonding system w/ zinc transom anode
  • Mechanical / Utility space LED lighting
  • Cockpit courtesy lights switched at transom door and helm
  • Guest cabin courtesy lights switched at guest berth and helm
  • Master cabin courtesy lights switched at helm and island berth
  • Overhead LED lights w/ dimmer control tin cabins, salon, and cockpit
  • Overhead bi-color LED light at helm station
  • 12V DC outlets at helm, guest cabin, and master stateroom
  • (2) Garmin 12” Displays
  • Garmin hydraulic autopilot (control head center of helm between 12” displays)
  • Cummins/Mercury electronic engine control/management system
  • Features electornic shifting, trolling, docking features
  • ACR RCL-75 rooftop spotlight control panel
  • Garmin VHF radio
  • Garmin depth/temperature/speed transducers
  • Side Power bow & stern thrusters
  • Underwater stern lights
  • Running lighting controls
  • Three bilge pump controls
  • Remote windlass up/down control
  • Magnum charger/inverter/24V battery monitoring control panel
  • Cummins 9kW genset control panel
  • Electric powered forward windshield open/close feature
  • Digital display 120V and 24V switch panels
  • Shore/gen 120V switching for genset
  • Color anodized aluminum windows w/ opening windows port, starboard, and center
  • (3) windshield wipers w/ fresh water wash system and intermittent controls
  • Lewmar sliding hatches overhead w/ OCEANair Skyscreen
  • Compass, illuminated
  • 20″ Stazo wood grain steering wheel
  • (2) Llebroc leatherette helm and mate seats
  • Adjustable, sloping footrests at both helm seats
  • Mates lounge to port
  • Large bilge storage below helm sole, access by gas strut assisted hatch (beneath helmsman’s feet)
  • Large engine room hatch opens by electric linear actuator (provides superb 360 degree access to engine and all components)
  • Convertible dinette to starboard (drops to make a coffee table or sleeping space using seat back cushions from salon settee)
  • Headliner with padded panels (removable for servicing roof electronics)
  • SiriusXM ready Fusion stereo system with Bluetooth and NMEA 2k connectivity
  • 6″ 200-watt Fusion speakers (two cockpit, two salon, two owner’s stateroom)
  • Flip-down 28″ LED Smart LED Television in headliner w/ separate DVD player
  • “Teak and Holly” high-pressure laminate sole w/ surface texture for traction
  • Charging station (AC/DC/USB)
  • 2-panel stainless bifold salon door (locks in open or closed position)
  • Starboard power window at aft salon dinette
  • Electric two burner cooktop (1) 8″ and (1) 6″ burner w/pop-ups
  • AC/DC stainless steel, (2) drawer-type fridge compartments
  • AC/DC freezer beneath helm seat (new 2024)
  • Large SS galley sink w/ single lever faucet & drop in cover
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Under-counter convection microwave
  • Drawer and doors storage below counter
  • Overhead storage lockers
  • “Teak and Holly” style HPL sole w/ surface texture
  • Towel ring above sink
  • Icemaker
  • Electric grill
  • (2) cockpit tables
  • (2) L-shaped lounges
  • (2) diesel fill deck fittings
  • Engine room access (transmission, stuffing box, fuel distribution)
  • Cockpit lighting
  • Genset access (steerage, hydraulics, batteries, chargers, breakers, shore power)
  • 50A shore power cord w/Glendenning electric retrieval system
  • Cockpit shower
  • Shore TV cable connection
  • Stern door to swim platform
  • Kenyon electric grill
  • Retractable powered sun awning/bimini
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Flag pole holder
  • Swim platform hydraulic tender/retrieval system
  • West Marine AB310 RIB with aluminum hull/hypalon tubes
  • Suzuki 6HP 4-stroke outboard
  • Back Cove white iso-npg gelcoat w/ graystone anti-skid on walking surfaces
  • VIP Resin infused balsa core sandwich structure
  • (8) Mooring cleats forward, aft and spring line cleats
  • Molded composite bow sprit w/ double anchor roller and windlass
  • Anchor locker w/ ground tackle storage
  • LED hardtop mounted running lights
  • LED all-around anchor/nav light on hard top
  • Side deck door at helm
  • Teak accent stripe on cabin side
  • Custom 1-1/4’’ 316L stainless steel perimeter rail
  • SS handrails concealed under hardtop to port and starboard
  • Compressed air horn on hardtop (mast opt.)
  • (6) opening Port lights w/ insect screens and blinds
  • Port & starboard molded steps leading to side & fore deck
  • Cockpit hatches to lazarette and engine room
  • Transom door on centerline
  • Swim platform w/ SS under-mount swim ladder
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Self-draining cockpit
  • Cockpit grab rails behind cockpit seats on coaming
  • 6 inch, 200-watt Fusion speakers (aft of salon door)
  • Pop-up fender cleats on cockpit coaming
  • Quick windlass w/chain rode
  • Rocna 20kg anchor
  • Raw water wash down system
  • (5) foredeck opening ports for stateroom and head ventilation below
  • Flag blue iso-npg gelcoat
  • Vinylester resin (blister-resistant)
  • VIP resin infused hull w/PVC foam core sandwich
  • VIP resin infused foam core cross-member stringer system (for rigidity and strength)
  • Advanced prop pocket design
  • Awlgrip boot top
  • Molded cove stripe depression w/gold leaf-style stripe
  • Master head w/ separate shower stall and bi-fold door
  • Molded seat in shower stall w/ storage beneath
  • Built-in vanity w/ sink and storage
  • Lewmar hatches w/ OCEANair Skyscreens
  • (2) Stainless steel opening ports w/ insect screens and shades
  • Cherry framed mirror
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Single lever faucet
  • Shower-drain sump pump system
  • Full-size fresh water electric head  w/ holding tank
  • Waste and fresh water level gauge (in master head)
  • Macerator for holding tank overboard discharge
  • Holding tank pump out fitting on deck
  • Sealed overhead LED lighting w/ dimmer control
  • Powered exhaust fans
  • Cherry interior on molded composite hull liner
  • (2) Lewmar hatches w/OCEANair Skyscreens
  • (2) Stainless steel opening ports w/ insect screens
  • Teak & Holly-styled high-pressure laminate sole w/surface texture
  • Molded headliner with padded panels
  • Island queen berth w/drawers and storage below
  • Locker outboard
  • Cherry hull ceiling
  • Cedar lined hanging locker to port
  • Multi-drawer bureau w/dovetailed drawers to starboard
  • Reading Lights
  • LED overhead lighting with dimmer control
  • 24″ Smart LED TV with separate DVD player
  • Charging station (AC/DC/USB)
  • 6 inch, 200-watt Fusion speakers
  • Cherry interior on molded composite hull liner
  • Borrowed Light w/OCEANair Skyscreen
  • Stainless steel opening port w/ insect screen
  • “Teak & Holly” high-pressure laminate sole w/surface texture
  • Molded headliner with padded panels
  • Queen berth w/ storage below
  • 8″ polyurethane/latex mattress
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Berthside table
  • LED overhead lighting with dimmer control
  • Reading Light
  • Charging station (AC/DC/USB)
  • Built-in vanity w/sink and storage
  • Lewmar hatches w/ OCEANair Skyscreen
  • Stainless steel opening ports w/ insect screens and shades
  • Cherry framed mirror
  • Full-length mirror on door
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Single lever faucet
  • Shower drain sump pump system
  • Full-size fresh water electric head  w/ holding tank
  • Sealed overhead LED lighting w/ dimmer control
  • Powered exhaust fan
  • Cummins QSM11 715HP in-line six cylinder turbocharged/aftercooled diesel (944 hours)
  • Powerful fast cruise between 18 and 24 knots, 330nm range
  • Top speed of 27 knots
  • Super-efficient and quiet 7.5 knot ‘cruise ship’ speed at 800 RPM and only 1.5 GPH fuel burn provides an1800nm range!


RPM    Consumption

600       0.7

700       1.1

800       1.5 (7.5 knots)

900       2.0

1000     2.5

1100     3.2

1200     4.0

1300     5.1

1400     6.2

1500     7.6

1600     9.2

1700     10.9

1800     12.6 (18 knots)

1900     14.8

2000     17.3

2100     20.0

2200     23.1 (23 knots)

2300     27.2

2400     31.6

2500     36.8 (27 knots)


Power & Motoryacht, February 2015



  • Super easy handling around the dock with bow & stern thrusters
  • Good close quarter maneuvering in tight channels
  • Plenty of power for fast cruise in the 18-27 knot range
  • 1.5 GPH fuel burn at a displacement 7.5 knots boat speed, 800 rpm
  • Only 4 degrees of bow rise at cruise
  • Smart engine room design, efficient layout of systems
  • Impressive modern factory hull construction methods
  • Loaded with standard features from the factory, few options needed
  • Excellent interior layout, fit and finish


Back Cove 41 Factory Walk-Through Video

Standard Disclaimer

Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Engine hours are approximate, may be reported verbally by the seller, and are recorded at the time and date of the original listing of this vessel. Owner's use during the time of this listing may affect the total engine hours upon a prospective buyer's inspection. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.

Additional Contact Information
Contact Dave & Erin Townley for more info, a showing, or to answer any questions you may have!
410.271.5225 (Dave)
410.507.0714 (Erin)