A Brief Introduction...

Bob Allen, Owner

A veteran of high-technology marketing and sales as well as the US Navy, Bob Allen has owned and operated yachts for the past dozen years. Following his passion for all things marine and the desire to leverage his yacht knowledge and experience along with his design and mechanical skills, he recently made the transition from technology start-ups to a marine start-up, launching Back to Bristol Yacht Management Services.

An accomplished Silicon Valley executive and a bit of a perfectionist, Bob’s vision for Back to Bristol is to help yacht owners keep their yachts in top condition, providing a single point of contact for all services. To this end, Bob employs a holistic approach, carefully assessing functional, mechanical and cosmetic conditions to ensure a vessel’s systems perform in concert to deliver reliable and safe marine recreation. In addition, Bob engages service providers and craftsmen who are best-in-class in their specialty, while continually guiding the process and ensuring the optimum final result.

When you work with Bob Allen, you’ll have a partner who is a no-nonsense, hands-on professional you can rely on to manage your yacht management activities---from preventive and corrective maintenance to concierge services to captaining and commissioning your cruises.


  • Vessel functionality and readiness evaluation
  • Systems optimization
  • Navigation system design and installation
  • Collision avoidance and safety systems
  • Replacement and upgrade component specification, configuration and installation
  • Service vendor evaluation and management
  • Fit and finish evaluation and consultation
  • Concierge services