Holiday III , is 38'and was built in 1956 by Nelson & Hanson on the Duwamish River. The photo was taken passing the University Bridge in Seattle. "Holiday III" is the live aboard home for Thad and Jo. "Holiday III" is the sistership to the "Marilus" and the "Paramour". They were built at the same yard at the same time. Right after "Paramour" was launched the keels for "Holiday III" and "Marilus" were laid. Les Nelson was reconized for building very stong hulls. He built mostly fishing boats and very few yachts. Ed Monk was quoted as saying, "If you want a strong hull, see Les Nelson."
Last modified: 9/22/2003