“I have been sailing in the Bay since 2001. I continue to enjoy many days with friends and family on the water. I continue to meet great sailors through Boatbound.”
Aboard since 2015
From San Francisco, CA
It would be hard to imagine a more gracious host.
Everything was as described, and the description, introduction and closing checklist were appropriately low maintenance. Easy access to the boat and the marina were bonus points.
Thank you Brian, including for the use of the Pearson. She handled great on a beautiful day. And the 5 knt headwind was all we needed to dock at a full stop.
I now see why other reviewers consistently give Brian / Blue Haven five stars!
Brian went out of his way to get us set up in the morning.
Blue Haven is a great boat, easy to maneuver under sail or motor.
We had a wonderful sail from Berkeley to Tiburon - can highly recommend,
Looking forward to coming back ... thanks Brian.
Blue Haven is a really great boat! It handled so well on the bay, and it's easy to sail. He's got it rigged up as basically a one man sailing vessel with all lines accessible from the helm. (though it's still very nice to have some helping hands on the SF bay.) Brian takes good care of her, she was clean, and full of gas for our trip. His marina is in the perfect location for a day sail, and Brian was very helpful in guiding us towards the lay of the bay, locations to avoid and places to explore. When I'm looking to sail in the Bay Area again, I will definitely be reaching out Brian.
Great day charter! Brian is easy to work with, checkout covered what we needed to know and we got on the water quickly. The Pearson 32 is a great SF Bay boat... can keep moving in lighter winds, handles heavier wind well, even goes to weather decently with headsail alone (a nice touch if you have non sailors who are a little overwhelmed by winds out toward the Gate). A few things to note: boat has good selection of both adult and children's PFD's, all the USCG required safety equipment is right at hand, and there is both a throwable horseshoe and a LifeSling as additional safety gear, reefing system (done at the mast) is quick and easy. Would definitely rent this boat again.
My friends and I had a blast sailing out to the Golden Gate and around Angel Island on Blue Haven. The boat is in good sailing condition and handled 20 knots of wind no problem. Brian was very easy to coordinate with and made the check-in/check-out procedure a breeze. Highly recommend!
We had a perfect sail on the Bay with Brian's boat. The wind and tide worked for us the whole afternoon, for which I give Brian full credit. The boat had clearly been outfitted for ocean passage; everything felt solid and reliable. Brian was very easy to deal with. Highly recommended.
Brian's Pearson can easily handle San Francisco Bay making it a very comfortable sailing experience. Brian has been the best owner I've rented from. He even sent my hat & jacket (left behind in error) back to me. Next Bay sail will most definitely be on Brian's Pearson.
Brian was easy to deal with. Explained what was needed to know. Boat was pretty tired, and not at all near what the pictures showed. My crew was disappointed. All in all she handled the journey well. Boat needs a lot of tlc, as with most rentals.
We had an amazing day sailing on Blue Haven! We sailed under the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge, and around Angel Island, in glorious winds! The boat was in good shape and had everything we needed, and Brian was super friendly and easy to work with. He got me quickly up to speed on everything I needed to know about the boat and the waters nearby. I can't wait to sail on Blue Haven again soon!
We had an awesome day sailing Brian's boat. We had myself and 5 passengers on board. It was comfortable. The crew had the time of their lives. Brian is attentive and easy to deal with. The boat is well maintained and easy to sail. I would definitely recommend Blue Haven.
Wonderful afternoon sail on the bay. Brian was great: Communicative, on time, relaxed, knowledgable, and all in all, a real pleasure to charter from. His boat sailed beautifully and made for a perfect day in and out of easy access Berkeley Marina.
Had a great day out! Brian is very responsive and amicable, laid back kind of person. The boat is in great condition; not a speed machine but very seaworthy. All rigging worked great, maybe hoisting the main required a little extra attention with the luff cars needing some guidance and wanting to jump off the track (also duly noted by Brian) but remained firm once fully hoisted and no issues when bringing the sail down.
Some of the gimmicks like GPS, grill or autopilot were not working, but didn't need them this time and Brian clearly pointed it out at check in. We had a pleasant sail with no surprises; a great experience over all!!
I took out this Pearson on Saturday Nov 21st. There was no fog and moderate winds on the bay. We had a great time sailing around Treasure Island, out under the Golden Gate Bridge and back along San Francisco pier front. Everyone had a great time and there were lots of boats out enjoying the day. This time of year is a great time to enjoy the bay.
My wife and I had a great day on Blue Haven. The Pearson is a great boat for the bay. Everything was as expected, and Brian did a great job briefing us on safety, operation, and destinations. We also lucked out and had perfect sailing weather. We will definitely rent this boat again.
Brian was very prompt, through and easy to get along with. I had never sailed SF Bay and the experience was fantastic. The boat sailed well in the wind and everything was as expected.
Location: great location as it is right in the wind "slot" easy sail to Bridge, city, went to Sausoiito, Tiburon
We had a great time on Blue Haven. Brian made sure we had all the safety information in advance of our trip and was overall very accommodating. The boat sailed well, even in very low winds. We particularly enjoyed the working head and running water. Highly recommended!
Brian was super helpful and very flexible. He's clearly a dedicated boat owner and takes excellent care of the boat. The Pearson 32 is in very good shape, sails well, and is well equipped for sailing on the Bay. Great overall experience.
I took my family sailing on San Francisco Bay last Sunday. The Pearson 32 was the perfect size boat for 5 adults with plenty space. The boat is set up to be easy to rig and sail and she handled very well, even when the wind got quite squally near the Golden Gate.
Brian is very friendly, helpful, and reasonable and I would happily rent from him again.