Lazarite hatch

Lazarette hatch, lazarette, lazaret

A lazarette (also spelled lazaret) is a special area on a boat. A lazarette is usually a storage locker used for gear or equipment that a sailor or boatswain would use around the decks on a sailing vessel. It is typically found below the weather deck in the stern of the vessel and is accessed through a hatch from the main deck or through a doorway from below decks. The equipment usually stored in a lazarette would be spare lines and sails; sail repair equipment; line and cable splicing repair equipment; fenders; the bosun's chair; spare blocks; and tools.