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.”


Sublime / Ridiculous


Archimedes off my starboard bow. One of the 100 largest motor yachts in the world, she’s at anchor in Mannion Bay, Bowen Island BC.

Madsu and I sailed by and took a couple of quick shots, but didn’t want to be rubber-necking-tourists.

We’re far too classy for that.

A few quick comparisons:

  • LOA:  Madsu, 22 feet.  Archimedes, 222.3 feet
  • Power: Madsu, one, 9.9 horsepower gas engine   Archimedes, two, 2,000 horse power diesel engines
  • Fuel tank: Madsu, 22 litres.  Archimedes, 171,000 litres.
  • Crew: Madsu, 1.  Archimedes, 16

Also see this shot


One of World’s Largest Yachts off Bowen Island

Archimedes is apparently one of the 100 largest motor yachts in the world, # 75 according to this website.

She was anchored in Mannion Bay, on Bowen Island, late this afternoon. I saw her pull in so I sailed over to get a couple of shots. Note the swimming pool on the upper aft deck. Nice touch.

The yacht has beautiful lines; she looks like a proper ship.

And she’s big alright. Over 222 feet, and sports two, 2-thousand horsepower Caterpillar engines.

I wonder if they were heading over to the Eco-Shed ?

Have a look at this quick comparison with Madsu.