About Our Clients

Sailboats and Motoryachts Serviced by Back to Bristol:

Californian 55
Carver 570
Catalina 30
Catalina 36
Grand Banks 32
Hatteras 38
Hunter 35.5
Jeanneau 54
Navigator 53
Sea Ray 44
Selene 55
Uniflight 36

Satisfied Clients of Back To Bristol

“I transitioned recently from a sailboat to a Hatteras power yacht. Bob Allen was instrumental in the acquisition process. He was my advocate---he advised me during the purchase, accompanied me on the sea trial and evaluated my immediate priorities based on the survey. After buying the Hatteras, Bob supervised and drove the execution of the near-term services I needed, specifically replacement of the ship’s sanitation system as well as other plumbing and safety system needs. Bob is great to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable, practical…and he kept my budget in mind as well! I’ll rely on Bob and Back to Bristol as long as I own a boat.”

Stan O’Hoppe – Cracker Jack, Hatteras 38

“In the process of preparing my C36 for the Baja Ha-Ha rally, I hired Bob Allen to perform a condition evaluation. He did so and submitted an assessment and corresponding corrective maintenance plan. Upon my agreement, he began the process where he personally handled many of the tasks and managed others that were required. I’m happy to report that my crew and I had a safe and enjoyable passage to Cabo San Lucas. I was so pleased with Bob’s management services that I’m recruiting him for an upcoming Hawaiian passage.”

Nancy DeMauro, Cat’s Meow, Catalina 36

“After years of sitting idle AND hiring various vendors who weren’t successful, I hired Bob Allen to restore life to my engines and prepare my motor yacht for relocation. Following a brief troubleshooting process, Bob designed, assembled and installed new fuel delivery systems for my boat’s twin Crusader 454 engines. The result….my engines start rapidly and reliably. I would highly recommend him (and have already!) to other yacht owners.”

Phyllis Morgan, NEED BOAT NAME, Uniflight 36

“Following the purchase of a Catalina 30 sloop, I engaged Bob as crew to relocate my new acquisition from Santa Cruz to San Francisco. Several miles offshore, the diesel failed leaving the C30 struggling in building seas. Bob single-handedly worked on the engine to troubleshoot a cooling problem and restarted the diesel to get the vessel and crew back to shore safely. For years following the incident, Bob maintained the C30 keeping the engine, rigging, plumbing and other systems in top operating condition.”

Bill Glynn - Second Wind, Catalina 30