Date: 20 January 2017. M/V Lutin (a family
Guest author Olivier on TS M/V Lutin.
This piece is for
The Writer's Block.
It's written by an online friend. Captain Olivier's family like
my own has a long history on the water. He kindly
shared pictures of his cruising grounds and family boats from way back
when... Thanks Cap'n.
For Olivier's family yachting is
an ongoing tradition. Looking at previous editions of their
boats is fun. For me, I am reminded that every vessel was the epitome
at one time. Needs, choices and desires change over the years.
Here's a look back in time from the coast of France. Enjoy...
LUTIN ("elf" in English) was the name of my grandfather's boat
(my mom's father).
This is the Lutin logo.
My grandfather was a wonderful, interesting, caring and generous
who learned me everything about boating and more.
Antibes, France is the cruising
grounds for M/V Lutin:
Here are 2 pictures of the first LUTIN, with my grandfather, my
grandmother, my grandmother's sister aboard, in 1955....
My father named each of his
boats LUTIN, so do I.
About my dad's picture on his 42' Grand Banks woody,
it was my cousin on the swim platform.
Side Note from Janice:
Woody is a term meaning the hull of the boat is
wood. Most boats pre-1960 are wooden though larger ships
might be steel.
I was behind the camera. I took the pic, from the
tender of the boat.
I remember my Dad's boat was at the anchor between Lerins Islands
what are the 2 islands in the bay of Cannes, the city where is the
film festival. I do remember very well the week we spent around of
Cannes, my dad and my mom were very happy, we had fun time all
together aboard, with a beautiful sunny weather.
Mom, Helene, Olivier and Dad aboard a Lutin in July
I am glad you liked the old pictures I sent you,
it was my pleasure to share them, especially the ones of my
grandfather's runabout, and my dad's GB.
© Captain Olivier on TS M/V Lutin, a 46' Grand
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