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by Rob

Our newest listing: a beautiful rowing shell (+ new price on Ross runabout)

March 23, 2017 in Uncategorized


This professionally built Laughing Loon rowing shell, 18 ft, built in 2015, has never been used. The owner is selling for health reasons. Fabricated with red and white cedar, this eighteen foot boat weighs in at a mere 80 pounds! It has always been stored indoors. The rowing shell comes complete with Dreher oars, 2 Wintech outriggers with 63″ pin to pin, a sliding seat and other extras.
Price: $9,900 For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb730 Ad number pb730 More photos below.

J.H.Ross molded plwood runabout: 14.5 ft, 1960s
We have been instructed by the owner to reduce the price on this boat to $1995. The owner passed away before the refinished boat could be re-assembled. The sale includes a 40 hp Gale motor and TeeNee trailer, both needing repairs. For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb706 Ad number pb706

by Rob

Bergersen Boats does it again: a magnificent 27 ft. Shepherd Twin Engine Express Cruiser.

March 15, 2017 in Uncategorized


Congratulations to the staff at Bergersen Boats, who recently completed the restoration of this stunning Shepherd Twin Engine Express Cruiser. Please see notes and photos from the restorers below.
“1953 27′ Shepherd ‘Falcon’
This amazing craft was painstakingly restored by Bergersen Boat Co. This hull is #13 in the first series of 27′ Shepherds built with a beam of 9′ 6”. This boat boasts the rare 331 Chrysler Hemis first offered in 1953. The engines were just overhauled including the Chrysler V-drive transmissions that have all reconditioned clutch packs and seals.

Top speed is 42 mph. This boat comes complete with kerosene stove top, head, original stainless cooler and sink. The bottom is original and the hull sides have been refastened with silicon bronze screws. All bungs were made from original old stock Honduras Mahogany from a ‘donor Shepherd’.
This craft has the original throttle and shift control levers that have been custom machined to operate modern control cables. You will never find a smoother shift on a Shepherd. The 200+ HP Chrysler Hemi’s have modern Delco electronic ignition systems that we machined parts and adapters to accept this incredible upgrade.
With this new ignition system the engines run better than they did when brand new. The boat has 15 coats of Epifanes varnish just applied, restored windlass winch for the anchor, a custom built mahogany swim platform which mirrors the intricate Bubinga and teak grating on the floor in the boat. Winner of the 2016 Geneva Lakes Boat Show Captain’s Choice Award.


Price: $210,000  For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb729 Ad number pb729

by Rob

Further restorative work undertaken on 20′ Greavette sedan

March 13, 2017 in Uncategorized


We have been informed by the owner that the rare Shepherd hardtop offered for sale on our website, has had a new bottom installed in 2016. This will certainly give the Shepherd a “new lease on life” and will no doubt add years of seaworthiness to the vessel. Please see details and photos below.
Notes from the owner:
“Rare 1951 Greavette Sedan Canadian made. Mahogany plank on oak frame. Powered by 6cyl Buchanan inboard. Many upgrades, stainless steel fuel tank, electric fuel pump, electronic ignition. Bilge refinished in 2012, bottom paint 2013. Professionally refinished by Miller Potter’s in Manotick. Always stored indoors. Complete with custom bunk trailer (2008).”
Note: A new bottom was installed on the Greavette at Miller Potters in the fall of 2015 at the end of the boating season.
Price $18,500 For contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb594

by Rob

Dramatic price reduction on Jafco Sea Master: 17.6 ft, 1953

February 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

Originally priced at $17,500,  the Jafco has been re-priced at $10,000 WOW!. Details and photos below.

Jafco Seamaster, 17′ 8″ ft, 1956
This charming,versatile Jafco Seamaster is powered by a 6 cyl, 100 hp. Gray Marine engine. The Seamaster features solid mahogany planking in a lapstrake design. This attractive craft is powered by a 100 hp Gray Marine engine, with a new transmission installed in 2013.(The Jafco was built in Sheffield, Pennsylvania. Some original paper work is available.) The body has been refinished and a chine area plank has also been replaced. The owner has a total of $22,000 invested in the Seamaster. The Jafco comes complete with a single axle bunk trailer, bilge pump, 2 paddles, new lines, 6 bumpers, cushions and upholstery.
“Eleanor” is a beautiful boat and will bring years of pleasure to her new owners.
Original price: $17,500.  New price Feb 2017  $10,000 WOW! .
For contact information,  please click on the link. Ad number pb622

by Rob

Our newest listing: a rare Shepherd hardtop sedan: 24′, 1954

January 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Shepherd Hard Top Sedan: 24 ft, 1954
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Comes with original 331 cu inch Hemi. In excellent condition, and has received many awards, including the Best Classic Cruiser at the 2016 ACBS Lake Geneva boat show. Believed to be the only 24′ Shepherd hardtop in active use. A wonderful boat for multi-day cruises. . The boat can be viewed by appointment in SE Wisconsin. Offers Requested

More detailed notes from the owner below:
A 1954 Canadian built 24 foot Shepherd hardtop is now available. The boat is in excellent condition, and has received many awards; the most recent being, Best Classic Cruiser at the 2016 ACBS Lake Geneva boat show. As an active Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) member, I have enjoyed taking friends on ACBS cruises across the eastern US for over 15 years. This has included cruises on: the Mississippi, the Three Lakes Chain, the Eagle River Chain, the St. Lawrence, the Rideau, the Upper Ottawa, the Hudson, and the Finger Islands of Lake Huron. We have always enjoyed waving to the open boaters as we pass them on rainy days with our side windows cranked up and our windshield wipers active. Unfortunately, I am now in my 80’s and have lost most of my crew. Hence, I am now basically limiting my boating to local waters in my GarWoods.
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As far as I know, this Shepherd is the only 24 foot hardtop in active use. The advantage of the 24 foot hardtop vs. the 27 footer (which is more numerous) is the added seating under the hardtop. The 27 footer has only two bench seats under the hardtop with rest of the space used for built-in furniture; whereas, the 24 footer has four bench seats under the hardtop.The Shepherd weighs about 5,000 pounds….6500 with the trailer.
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The original Hemi V-8 has been rebuilt, (approx. 1998) and it has run great for my 16 years of ownership. In addition to replacing the transom, I replaced some covering boards, chines, frames, all of the interior side paneling, all of the flooring, and the fuel tank. I converted the power train from a remotely activated hydraulic shifter to a classic floor stalk shifter for greater ease in docking.
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I added a Garmin GPS, an InterPhase forward scanning sonar, and a marine phone. These units are mounted on a mahogany bracket in front of the dash on the right side of the helm. These units make cruising much safer. I also built a removable maple picnic table which can be installed in front of the rear bench seat. All the seats have been re-upholstered in a shade of green matching the steering wheel, and the new stalk knobs. A two axle heavy duty trailer with surge brakes on each wheel, and three covers are included. (Larger axles and tires were installed in 2013). The boat can be viewed by appointment in SE Wisconsin on Lauderdale Lakes, which is 15 miles NW of Lake Geneva. My address is in Elkhorn, WI 53121. For more detailed contact information, please click on the link. Ad number pb727

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