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About Us

Who We Are……

Shep Brown’s Boat Basin has been nestled into this 13 acre nook in the shoreline of Lake Winnipesaukee since 1919, and Yes, was started by who else but Shep Brown. In just few short years we will have the honors of celebrating our 100 year anniversary serving NH Boaters.

In 2002 Bill Littlefield Jr., became the new and current owner of Shep Brown’s after an extensive search for a marina with all the right qualities and amenities. Bill has been around boating and the Lakes Region of NH nearly his entire life. He and his family love the water including his Boxer ‘Nova’.  Bill’s parents were involved in building the Gilford Marina, which is known today as the Mtn. View Yacht Club, and also owned and operated Channel Marine in Weirs Beach until retiring in 2000. And that was when Bill Jr. started the hunt for his own marina. After a little convincing from his brother, he decided on Shep Brown’s. It was truly a Full Service Marina with all the amenities a boater could need. Fast forward a few years to 2012 when Bill married his wife Charity, who also works at the marina and manages the daily business operations. You will see both of these faces and Nova at the marina on a daily basis helping customers and watching them enjoy the boating lifestyle as much as they do.

And By The Way… We love animals and are pet friendly at both the marina and the cottage, so bring your well behaved 4 legged friends with you and come enjoy the lake with us!

A Little About Lake Winnipesaukee

Maximum Depth: 187 Feet
Water Area: 72 Square Miles
Elevation: 504.32 Feet

Lake Winnipesaukee, meaning “beautiful water in a high place,” is located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, at the foothills of the White Mountains. It is surrounded by the Belknap Mountains to the west and the Ossipee Mountains to the east. Lake Winnipesaukee is the third largest lake in New England, after Lake Champlain and Moosehead Lake. At it’s deepest point, Winnipesaukee measures 187 feet and has an average depth of 43 feet. The lake has 178 miles of shoreline and covers an area of 79.6 square miles. This area includes Paugus Bay, the Basin, the Back Bay and all of the islands.

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