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1957 Shepherd

Estimated price for orientation: 20 000 $

Category: Cruisers

Condition: Used Year: 1957
Make: Shepherd

Nicely restored 1957 Shepherd 100 (18' LOA).  Fresh 300hp Barr Marine V-8 with recently rebuilt Velvet Drive 1:1 transmission. For those of you who know these boats, this is not the original running gear. She now performs as she should as the original 130hp 6 cyl. (approx) would underwhelm most enthusiasts.  The Shepherd company did not intend for the model 100 to be used for watersports/waterskiing therefore you will notice there is no ski pole.  The original engine size was also indicative of this.  Shepherds of this era are typically a bit heavier and have a harder forward chine which extends further aft than most of her contemporaries.   As a result, the ride is very pleasing particularly in chop. These very structurally sound boats were designed for cruising comfortably near their original top speed of 32mph +/-.  The upgraded V-8 will deliver a top speed of nearly 50mph at WOT.This boat was surveyed last year for insurance purposes.  No findings of significance.  Appraised value was established at just north of $31,000.This is a no disappointments example of a very rare model 100.She has her original double planked bottom and soaks up very quickly.This boat is currently in show condition and has not been in the water since her 6 coat Epiphanes refresh last spring.  A quality bunk/very roadworthy trailer along with a newer custom road cover is included.Noted defect:  The fuel tank sending unit is inoperable therefore we have used the traditional dipstick method.  The in-dash fuel gauge is new/old stock and matches all other gauges properly.  A new fuel tank sending unit is included.I own a number of vintage runabouts and utilities of various brands.  This 1957 Shepherd seems to solicit the most far in fact.We have not shown this boat however if so inclined, it would with no doubt impress the judges No Reserve.