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Shepherd Cruisers, Looking For Information
To be clear today, we are not looking for German Shepherds, or people that work sheep farmers. Sorry Phil.. Not a new Zealand story today. We are talking about a Shepherd Boat, Cruiser. Fellow Woody Boater Alan Serpa, is about to drop the hammer on this wonderful boat and was asking about if anyone knows anything about them.
I didn’t even know Shepherd made a cruiser. but me not knowing something should be of know surprise. The good news, is I know I know someone I don’t know that might know something. I know, lots of I knows. Sorry, word loop.. I am kinda dizzy right now.. This might be a good time to show some pics Serpa sent. Oh, wait.. Will this be a Serpa Shepherd?
Is Serpa looking for a Sherpa Shepherd in the know? And I am done!
First one I have ever seen. Nice looking Cruiser. At first glance I would have thought it was an Owens. Really glad she is being saved. Congrats to Alan!
First one for me too. Didn’t know they made outboards either until earlier this month when I found two for sale.
Here’s the other one
Then, there’s this classic inboard for sale in Alabama
Owens was my 1st thought as well. Till I looked at this pic of an Owens one of Dad’s friends owned in the ’70s. I think the mental link is just from the shared design language of the era.
I also didn’t know Century made a cruiser either – well, except for that one off Coronado one. This one is about an hour and a half SW of Chicago.
Mike U, I have an interest in that Century Cruiser. Please contact me. Thomasholm@sbcglobal.net.
Century bought the Cruis-A-Long line in ’59 or ’60 I believe. My parents had (2) Cruis-A-Long’s, the last one a 28′ just before they went Century. The largest Century cruiser was a 33′.
Randy – that one is a 33′ Eldorado model from 1963
He should contact Lars Bergensen
He is making new Shepherd boats in Lake Geneva
I think he bought all the stuff from the old shop
There was nothing left from the old shop. They bought th name.
LOVE the cruisers!
Makes me miss AB!
Trojan bought Shepherd from Jimmy Haun in 1958
Never knew of those either…but Shepherd made a big water worthy boat whatever the size. Love the cruisers!
Looks very like my 1966 Cavalier seastrake…
John in Va
WOW!!! check out that link to the new Shepherd builders site….amazing! what boats…what a shop….the 30 footer is crazy!
don’t miss checking that link.
John in Va
I know Lars and Olivia, great people. They do all the work on my 1940 BB. The whole shop is pure talent with fair prices. Check out their website, used boats for sale. Have a 23’ Barrel Back that is awesome. https://www.bergersenboatco.com/
Shepherd Family sold to James Haun in 1958. He in turn sold to Trojan Boats in 1966. My 1953 28ft Cruiser “Maggie” is Hull #5
THAT BOAT IS GORGEOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Agree. Way cool.
That’s a lot of varnish!
There’s a ton of info to be found online about Shepherd,I think they built cruisers up to 50ft.Great looking boats,great history.Build quality is comparable to any high end yacht.I believe the family out in Wisconsin that’s building new Shepherds can attest to that.
You all know I love cruisers. Especially wooden ones. Great story, and good comments today.
Century cruisers were bult by Cruise Along in solomons island md
Sheppards were a Canadain version of trojan