Olson 911S – “Jane Doe”

I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the service I received from you and your staff during the recent haul out of Jane Doe. As you are aware, extensive work was done, including realigning and resetting the keel, replacing all standing rigging and fabricating and repositioning the mast step. Each task was performed efficiently, expertly and graciously. My experience with the yard was nothing but positive. Thanks for putting together a great crew and coordinating all their efforts to get my boat back in the water on schedule and looking good.   - Robert E. Izmirian

Express 37 – “Eclipse”

San Francisco Boatworks has been my trusted partner for over 20 years. Through that time, they’ve kept my boats going fast and looking great! Those times when disaster has struck they’ve responded quickly to put the boat together and suggest useful upgrades, and have kept within a reasonable budget.  - Mark Dowdy

Hunter 33 – “Billy Budd”

Over the years I have brought both of my wooden power cruisers to San Francisco Boatworks for hull repairs. Rick Dawson, their wooden boat expert, has done some extremely intricate plank replacement on my classic 1961 motor yacht, a Hunter 33…as I watched in fascination, Rick applied the latest science and materials to the ancient art of proper plank replacement in a hull that was then over 41 years old...he used the latest elastomeric and epoxy products to create a perfect job.  - Captain Alan Hugenot, Marine Surveyor

Sparkman & Stephens 47 – "Alpha"

I have been using San Francisco Boatworks for over 20 years. In addition to paint and mechanical work over the years, the yard totally replaced teak decks on my much-loved S&S sloop “Alpha.” I have always been treated like family over the years by Craig, Mike, Rick and Chris and the rest of the team. I highly recommend San Francisco Boatworks to all local boat owners for quality, value, expediency and courtesy.  - Rick Pfaff

Express 37 – "Mudshark"

I have trusted my boats to SFBW for 25 years. As my boats grew from a Ranger 25 to a Santana 35 to my Express 37, so have my boatyard projects.I am a very loyal customer as SFBW has always treated me fairly and with great integrity. It doesn't matter if I'm doing my own bottom job or working with boat designer Carl Schumacher to modify a keel, the quality of the work is excellent.

One of the larger projects was converting my boat from racing to cruising. The craftsmen added bow rollers, plumbed a water heater and did other projects to get the boat ready for the Ha-Ha. While in Mexico I needed some parts and got help from SFBW's Parts Manager, Phil. When it was time to return to the Bay Area, I had the boat trucked from Mexico to SFBW, where they unloaded the boat and got her ready for sailing in the bay.
Thanks to the entire crew at SFBW for taking good care of my boat. - David Fullerton

J-Boat 42' – "Tiki"

I am delighted to tell you what a great job your staff did on our recent refit of TikiJ.  You helped me plan out the work and kept me well informed.  What was delivered demonstrated a high level of craftsmanship in many different areas.   I especially appreciated the updates, feedback and recommendations.  

My visits to the yard were informative with good open discussion and access to those that did the work (all done well).  My experience was positive throughout.  No surprises for money or time.  I’ll be back with future work and will continue to highly recommend others to have work done with you. - Scott Dickinson



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