Back in its early years, Hall’s Boat Corporation sold these Shepherds on Lake George. The Shepherd Boat company was a small semi-custom builder of wooden boats, somewhat understated in styling but of high quality. The company was established in Ontario, Canada after World War II, initially selling boats only in Canada.


In 1949, Shepherd introduced its first boat for sale in the US – a 17-foot twin cockpit forward model runabout.
Its American distributor, Jafco Marine Basin of Buffalo, NY marketed the Shepherds heavily in the US, and the boats gained in popularity. By 1953, Shepherd was producing five models, including a convertible express cruiser, an 18-foot V-drive runabout, an 18-foot direct drive utility, and the Seamaster Twenty – a “roomier and stauncher 20-foot utility that can ship a he-man cargo of luggage, camp gear, or provisions .


Speltz goes on to say, “Today, Shepherd runabouts are gaining favor nationwide with collectors.



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