We found a show room quality ’53 Shepherd. FALCON is hull #13 in the first series of the 27′ with a 9’6″ beam. Shepherds have long been loved for their high sides and solid framework making them ideal for big lakes. In addition to the beautiful restoration, FALCON’s engines were overhauled with a 331 Chrysler Hemis for a top speed of 42 mph. 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 another Shepherd.
She has the original throttle and shift control levers that have been custom machined to operate modern control cables for smooth shifting. Thanks to its new electronic ignition system the engines run better than they did when brand new. The exterior has 15 coats of Epifanes varnish, and we absolutely love the Bubinga and teak grating on the interior floor along with the matching custom built mahogany swim platform.
The restoration work has been performed by Bergersen Boat Co out of Lake Geneva, WI. Production of the handcrafted, mahogany Shepherd line of boats originally began in the 1930’s, and Bergersen recently brought the line back for new production in addition to their restoration of the original classics.
FALCON is the recipient of the 2016 Geneva Lakes Boat Show Captain’s Choice Award, and the 2017 International Boat Show- Silver Award. You can own this gem for $210,000