Gallant Lady

  • 65'
  • 1940
  • Washington, United States
  • $389,000


Contact Dale Partna at (P) 206-660-7339 or (E) dpartna@crowsnestyachts.com

Gallant Lady is a wonderful classic wooden vessel from 1940! Her hull is close-grained Douglas Fir, her upper structure teak, and her interior mahogany. She boasts five double cabins, two heads, a ship’s library stocked with books of fiction, area wildlife, history, and geology, a roomy wheelhouse so you can take a turn at the wheel and level spacious decks to enjoy the clean salt air.

This 65' single diesel engine, is a classic pilothouse cruiser, built in Tacoma, WA, by the Riggs Brothers - and was designed for what she has been doing for over 70 years – small group accommodations for camping on the water.

Gallant Lady has the unique distinction of being one of the oldest vessels in continuous service on Northwest waters. In her early days, she made trips to Southeastern Alaska and presently serves Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and Inland Passage of Vancouver Island.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: TACOMA
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: Classic Pilothouse Cruiser
  • Model Year: 1940
  • YearBuilt: 1940
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/20 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 65' 0" (19.81m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: 61' 9" (18.82m)
  • Beam: 16' 4" (4.98m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 8' 6" (2.59m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
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  • Displacement: 115,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 75 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 256 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 15
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: 20
  • State Rooms: 2
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: Displacement w/ Bulbous Bow
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: Riggs Brothers
  • Interior Designer: Riggs Brothers
  • Manufacturer: N/A
  • Model: N/A
  • Engine Count: n/a
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: N/A


General Vessel Description: Single diesel engine pilothouse cruiser

Interior Layout:

The wheelhouse is forward with doors exiting to side decks. A watch berth is on the aft bulkhead of the wheelhouse with a DC electrical sub-panel starboard. Steps lead aft down to a salon with two berths and two settee/berths forward and aft. Steps lead down and aft to the galley. Next aft to port is the aft head. A large bunk room with four stacked single berths is next followed by two private staterooms with double beds located port and starboard. Access to fuel tanks, water tank, and steering is through a passage in the port aft stateroom bulkhead.

Taking steps forward from the salon is a companionway leading to the lower deck. Forward is the forepeak with anchor chain and rode storage followed by a V-berth with two single berths. Next aft to port is a headOpposite is another stacked bunk starboard. Next aft to starboard is a private cabin with stacked single berths. Opposite is the utility room with electrical panels, clothes washer, dryer, and tools. The engine/generator room follows.

Deck Arrangement: The decks have raised bulwarks forward, safety railings with lifelines and a typical mooring set up with hawsers and cleats, an anchor and windlass system. Side decks aft of the pilothouse are flush, also with safety railings and lifelines, and are covered by the cabin hard top. Three open-air double berths are built into the port side of the house. The aft deck is covered by the cabin hard top and enclosed with canvas. A hatch leads to the cabin top (ladder stowed) where lifesaving tethered Float Buoys are stored. An aluminum boom davit with 12 VDC winch resides on the cabin top for deployment and retrieval of small boats, Float Buoys and for Man Over Board retrieval. A portable boarding ladder attaches to port or starboard cap railings.

Deck and Hull

Hull is constructed of 2” thick Douglas Fir plank on hardwood frames. Hull has been
completely stripped of coatings (“wooded” 2014). In 2017 fasteners pulled for
inspection due to COI and fasteners replaced (approximately 100% of underwater
planking refastened).

Topsides Hull:

  • Douglas fir plank, completely stripped of coatings (“wooded” 2014), many planks
    renewed, application of top finish coats complete (2014-2017).

Underwater Gear:

  • Propellers: Single, 30.5 RH 24, bronze, 3-blade
  • Cutlass Bearings
  • Propeller Shaft: 2-1/4 inch diameter stainless steel
  • Propeller Shaft Seals: bronze packing gland
  • Rudder: Steel rudder mounted in keel shoe
  • Thru-Hulls: Bronze, new 2014
  • Seacocks: Lever ball valves, new 2014
  • Keel Coolers: Two, new 2014

Ground Tackle:

  • Anchor: Bruce 30 kg. claw
  • Rode: 6’ of 3/8” chain, 200’ large diameter line
  • Windlass: Ideal Windlass, 12 VDC up/down on foredeck
  • Second Anchor: Danforth 60, and rode
  • Fenders: Eight 
  • Mooring Lines: Eight 
  • Boat Pole


  • Galley Range/Oven: JennAir two burner plus grill, AC electric
  • Galley Refrigerator: (2) Sanyo 110 VAC
  • Microwave Oven: Admiral
  • Freezer: Kenmore 5, 110 VAC
  • Clothes Washer/Dryer: Whirlpool and Maytag

Electronics and Navigation

  • Compass: 8-inch diameter and Dirigo 3 inch diameter
  • VHF Radio-Installed: ICOM IC-M502
  • VHF Radio-Handheld: Uniden HX300
  • Loud Hailer: Raytheon 220
  • Radar: Raytheon SL72
  • Ship’s Computer: Toshiba PC

Electrical Systems


  • (2) 8D-12VDC wet cell lead-acid, (6) six volt lead-acid (1) Group 31-12VDC;
    installed and secured in polyethylene battery boxes located in engine room
    (installed 2016), (1) Group 31-12VDC forepeak (windlass)

Battery Charger:

  • Professional Mariner Pro 40-60, 60 ampere

Electrical Systems:

  • 110/240 VAC: 50-ampere shore power service, main breaker panel, and subpanel
    with boat cable wiring (all new 2014)
  • DC-AC Inverter/Charger: Magnum Energy MagnaSine M2812, 2800 watt
  • DC: 12VDC systems, battery switches panel with voltmeter, branch breakers
  • AC Generator: Northern Lights, 12 KW, M843-12N, 8432-7106, 7623.1 hours indicated

Fuel System:

  • (2) Atlantic Coastal Welding Co, 128 gallons each, 0.25 thk. 5052 aluminum tanks,
  • dual duplex Parker 900MAM remote filters and Parker 500MAM remote filter,
    neoprene USCG A-1 fuel lines remain, lever shut off valves, fuel gauge at helm


  • Single station hydraulic wheel steering
  • Auto Pilot: WH Auto Pilots P2
  • Rudder Angle Indicator: WH Auto Pilot indicator

Engine Controls:

  • Single station, single lever-cable

Safety & Fire Protection

Vessel has current Safety Equipment as follows:

  • PFD’s: (43) Adult Type I, (5) Child PFD
  • Throwable Device: Ring buoy, floating line, ACR Buoy Light SM2
  • Life Floats: (2) Jim Buoy
  • Visual Distress/Flare Kit: Sufficient per USCG and within date
  • Fire Extinguishers: (8) ABC-I, tagged 5/2017 Fire King, Seattle
  • Fixed Fire Suppression: Fire Boy HFC227 clean agent, tagged 5/2017
  • Sound Devices: Horn, Bell, Hailer, Megaphone
  • Navigation Lights
  • Oil Placard Posted
  • Plastic Trash Placard Posted
  • Bilge Pumps: (3) Rule 2000-12VDC with float switches
  • High Water Alarm: Johnson audible type, 3 bilge sections
  • Engine Room Blower
  • Carbon Monoxide: (3) salon, lower forward deck, lower aft deck
  • Smoke Alarms: (6) Kiddie, in each cabin sleeping area
  • Search Light on wheelhouse cabin top


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.