About Us

I am the grandson of Howard Shepherd and the great-grandson of Lloyd Shepherd, founders of Shepherd Boats. When Shepherd Boats was sold in the late 1950's my grandfather and great-grandfather left all the literature, pictures, etc. behind. I am interested in the history of the company and have created this web site in order to gather as much information as possible. If anyone has any pictures, brochures, historical material or any other information they would like to share I would be happy to post it for others to see and enjoy.

Since I have started this web site a few years ago I have learned quite a bit about the company and the various boats that were constructed but I am by no means an expert. If you have any questions I will try my best to answer them and if I cant hopefully I can put you in touch with someone who can.

A message board has been created so if you are looking for any information you can post your question there and hopefully someone more knowledgeable than I am can answer your question. A FAQ (frequently asked question page is also being created so please check there to see if your question can be answered. I have just started this but in time I will add the commonly asked questions.

If you are looking for parts please check the link section of this web site and look under the section Parts.

Thank you and if you have any suggestions on improving the site please let me know

This has nothing to do with Shepherd Boats but my hobby is wildlife photography and if you have some free time please take a look at my images at


Dave Van de Laar
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Lloyd Shepherd
1889 - 1968
Howard Shepherd
1911 to 1977