W.D. "Bill" Schock started building Schock Sailboats in Newport Beach, California in 1946. Enjoying much success as a boat builder, he expanded his production to a facility in Santa Ana while allowing the business of sales and services to remain in Newport Beach in the Cannery Village.
In 1962, Schock Boats became a dealer for Boston Whaler in southern California. Grady White followed in 1988. Today, Schock Boats is the oldest dealer of Boston Whalers in the United States, and one of only a few dealers in all of California.