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Classic Beauty


Lazee Gal hails from Vancouver BC.  With the sun glinting off her windshield, she’s pulling in to Plumper Cove, Keats Island.

Some info on Lazee Gal found here

“Hi there,
Lazee Gal is my family’s boat. It was built in 1953 for the Dueck family (the car company, yes) by Thorton Grenfell. It is 64′ including the swim-grid, and is Mahogany over oak frames. My great-grandfather, who is a Bentall, bought it, and it now belongs to my grandmother and her two brothers. Any other questions, feel free to ask me.”

3 Comments

  1. Renee
    Posted March 24, 2017 at 1:35 pm | #

    When I was in my teens I was a member of the Burrard Yacht Club along with my parents and brother. The Lazee Gal was new and Lee Dueck sailed alone on many occasion so at times my father and I would accompany Lee while my brother skippered our cruiser the Star Trail also built by Thornton Grenfell. They were wonderful days and I am so happy to have been a part of the history of the Lazee Gal.

  2. bigsnit
    Posted March 24, 2017 at 3:22 pm | #

    Thanks for your comments Renee. It’s a beautiful boat, just watching it motor into the bay makes you want to sit back and grab a Martini and discuss Hemmingway or Virginia Woolf.

    • Renee
      Posted March 24, 2017 at 8:15 pm | #

      I have such fond memories of the Lazee Gal and Lee Dueck. Those were the days of cruising the Gulf Islands with so few people, just the yacht clubs at Latona, Gambier Island etc.

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