June 5, 2018

Back Cove Yachts 340 OutboardLaunching later this summer, the all-new Back Cove Yachts 34O will be powered by a pair of Yamaha Motor Company 300's, with optional 350 hp Yamaha or Suzuki's available. The entirely new hull, fitted with standard bow thruster and designed specifically for outboard propulsion, offers cruise and top end speeds approximately 10 knots faster than the traditional single diesel engine Back Cove.

Her cockpit and helm deck are meant for entertaining with an aft facing seat that converts into a U-shaped helm deck, dinette, or second berth. The standard 5kW diesel generator and cabin A/C below deck coupled with the spacious island berth, separate head and shower, remind that this Back Cove is still intended for cruising.

Sea trials will be performed in August with full production and boat show appearances beginning in September, 2018!

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Mercury MarineMercury Marine will celebrate its 80th anniversary throughout 2019, reflecting on its strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry.

On January 22, 1939, E. Carl Kiekhaefer purchased a bankrupt engine manufacturing plant in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Now, 80 years later, the business that emerged from those modest beginnings, Mercury Marine, is a company with 7,000 global employees that is heralded as the world’s leading manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, as well as marine parts and accessories.

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BRNKL AppBRNKL by Barnacle Systems will be exhibiting on the global stage at CES 2019 alongside other Canadian companies at the Canadian Pavilion in Las Vegas.

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