About Us

We love being the only boat yard in San Francisco. 

San Francisco Boatworks was founded in 1984 and has been a mainstay of the San Francisco and Bay Area boating community ever since.

Local enterpreneur Michael Denman bought the facility when it was a small, struggling marine repair business alongside a tiny food operation, serving patrons who were launching their small vessels from a nearby concrete ramp.

We have since grown into a thriving recreational marine repair facility and neighbor restaurant, now known as San Francisco Boatworks and the Ramp.

The boatyard and the restaurant draw fans and patrons from the colorful surrounding neighborhood as well as folks from all over the Greater Bay Area. Word of mouth is our best advertisement.

Please visit us to experience the hustle and bustle of the business of the boat yard and the fun and local color and entertainment as folks over at the Ramp enjoy a lovely lunch in this unique part of the San Francisco Bay. The ambience of each compliments the other.