The historic motor vessel Lotus currently serves as a maritime floating lodge and small group event venue. With five staterooms, galley and grand salon on the main deck and an expansive entertainment promenade on the upper deck, the Lotus is meticulously appointed with artifacts of rustic old-world charm that ushers the soul back to the Edwardian era at the turn of the previous century.
Floating Lodge - Picnic B&B Experience
The Lotus roams from port to port on Puget Sound to moor for extended periods of time so that guests can meet the boat and enjoy a stationary floating B&B experience.
Floating Lodge Event Venue
An memorable opportunity for awaits groups up to twenty-four people for dockside events such as weddings, birthday celebrations, weddings and organization gatherings.
2015 Floating Lodge Schedule:
Jan 01 - Jul 15
Lake Union Park - Seattle
Jul 16 - Jul 20
Burton, Vashon Island
Jul 21 - Dec 31
Lake Union Park
When not booked for private events, the Lotus is open to the public for tours and splendid occasions such as our traditional Sunday afternoon tea parties where drop-in guests can savor a variety of fanciful teas and pastries.
Length: 92 ft.
Beam: 18 ft.
Draft: 5.5 ft.
Scantlings: Old Growth Douglas Fir
Year Launched: 1909
Net Tons: 102
Builder: Joseph A Sloan (Seattle)
Designed by: Naval Architects - Lee and Brinton:
Propulsion: Single 180hp Buda 6 cyl Diesel Engine
Speed: 10 knots
Passengers (underway): 12 + crew
Guests (dockside events): Approx 25 + crew
Guest State Rooms: 1 Master, 2 queens, 2 bunk rooms
History of the Lotus
Lotus has been a familiar sight in Puget Sound and North to Glacier Bay in Southeast Alaska for nearly 100 years. She was the largest power yacht on the West Coast when she was launched in 1909.
Today, she retains the charm and original furnishings of that lovely, adventuress era. Step aboard and Step back in Time.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Built to cruise the Inside Passage of the Pacific Northwest
Built for Maurice McMicken, attorney, legal counsel to the legislature of the State of Washington, publisher Seattle Post Intelligencer Newspaper, Sportsman and civil leader
Designed by Naval Architects - Lee and Brinton, and Built in the Sloan Yard, Seattle , Washington.
Length 92 feet, Beam 18 feet, Draft 5.5 feet, 102 tons
Lotus features a strongly Edwardian design ethic, with the chandeliers, claw-foot tubs, mahogany inlays, and exposed beams of the same sort found in homes built in that era. Lotus' interior has been remarkably preserved, with nearly all the original wood and fixtures from the main cabin forward. The galley has been modified to enclose the once-open engine room space, and to accommodate modern appliances and fixtures. Above, in the pilothouse and on the upper deck, wonderful 360-degree views are afforded from beneath an awning extending the length of the deck.