The Hapton Valley Team


Lee Shepherd

Managing Director

Lee is the founder of Hapton Valley Boats and is always hands on and you will most certainly see him canal side. A qualified helmsman with over 20 years of instructional teaching he thrives in steering the novices and assisting the budding professionals.


“Our company is independent and family run with a customer services system second to none”


Glenn Davidson

Marketing Director

Glenn is the newest member of the team. After taking a 3 month winter sabbatical in 2012/13 he found that Canal Cruising was his vocation, so, after spending time with the team and getting to know the business it was decided that he should join the company.


‘Having been a satisfied customer of Hapton Valley Cruises and seeing how well the company is run, I approached Lee to discuss ways in which we could work together.’


‘After spending a lot of time with Lee and getting to know more about the business and its new and exciting expansion plans, it was clear that becoming a part of this innovative boat hire company was something I would love to do, so I did it!’



Boat Manager

Steve has worked for the company for 3 years and lived on a narrow for over 20 years. His experience is invaluable as the companies “Boat manager”


“I am a boat enthusiast and get the best job satisfaction meeting and looking after the hirers”


“its always great to see you come back to the marina after your holiday and hear the wonderful stories from your break”


“Nothing is ever too much trouble and I never rush the tuition as your safety is paramount”




Luba has been apart of our team for a couple of years and now enters her third season as the “Boatkeeper”. A stickler for cleanliness and appearances she always maintains the highest of standards for the interior of our boats which has been commented on in our testimonials. Luba not only looks after all the cleaning staff but keeps the rest of us on our toes too.