In celebration of the upcoming Waterland Festival, the historic MV Lotus yacht will be docked at the Des Moines Marina July 17-20, offering Dockside Tours from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

According to the MV Lotus website:

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, adventurous 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, co-owner of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Newspaper, developer of the Seattle Street Car Company, sportsman and civic leader.

  • Designed by Naval Architects Lee and Brinton, and built in the Sloan Yard in Seattle.

Or you can Book a Night and stay onboard, to be within walking distance of all the Waterland Festival activities all weekend – details at or MV Lotus Foundation on Facebook.

Sunday, July 20, also includes the Classic Car & Wooden Boat Show along with the Taste of Des Moines, all on the marine floor.


July 18 – 20, 2014
Come See Us ! And a fleet of other Classic Yachts
Des Moines, Washington
Wooden Boat & Waterland Festival
DOCKSIDE TOURS – Des Moines 11 – 4 Thursday – Sunday
COME STAY ABOARD – Book a cabin for the night – Enjoy the Festival!