A Ja­panese tor­pedo tore through the USS Juneau in 1942, killing the five Sul­li­van broth­ers and 680 oth­ers. Paul Allen’s re­search ves­sel has found the wreck­age.

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Back Cove Yachts has taken the wraps off its first out­board-pow­ered boat, the 34O. “Back Cove rec­og­nizes the shift to out­board power that is go­ing on in the mar­ket,” says Bent­ley Collins, vice pres­i­dent of mar­ket­ing and sales. “This first Back Cove out­board re­tains all of the el­e­ments of the other models in the Back Cove range, in­clud­ing Down East styling, a cruis­able in­te­rior lay­out and a helm deck that can be en­joyed in any weather.”

Based on the hull and deck of the Back Cove 32, the 34O (the “O” stands for out- board) comes stan­dard with a pair of Yamaha F300s. A pair of Yamaha F350s or Suzuki DF350A 4-strokes are op­tional. The builder ex­pects a top end around 35 to 40 knots and an ef­fi­cient cruise be­tween 30 and 35 knots.

The deck plan and in­te­rior on the 34O mimic those of the Back Cove 32. That means a sin­gle-state­room lay­out with an is­land berth, an en­closed head and a sep­a­rate shower. On the bridge deck are a C-shaped dinette; a two-burner stove, sink, mi­crowave and pull­out re­frig­er­a­tor; and the helm and com­pan­ion seat­ing.

The bridge deck opens to the cock­pit. Each in­board corner of the tran­som has an L- shaped set­tee with a drop-in teak cock­tail ta­ble. An elec­tric sun­shade can be de­ployed over the cock­pit with the push of a but­ton. (Pric­ing was un­avail­able at press time.)

Back Cove Yachts, Rock­land, Maine, (207) 594-8821. back­cov­ey­achts.com

— Gary Re­ich

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