Our VIPs – Volunteers in Partnership – are hard at work every day to keep LOTUS beautiful and viable.
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Thank you one and ALL!

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The M/V Lotus Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

  • Thank you for thinking of LOTUS – we so appreciate your gift.
  • If your company allows matched donations, we will help you make that happen!
  • You might want to designate your donation  in the name of a loved one or for a particular project.

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Please call Dan Helman –  our Head Steward  on the ship’s cell  425.243.9641

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Please mail it to us:

The M/V Lotus Foundation108

1010 Valley Street, Seattle, WA 98110

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Lotus wouldn’t float without all the support she has had over the years from generous sponsors:

Center for Wooden Boats – Seattle  We are honored to be here – we have found our community  and are an active  participant in the waterfront programs presented by this magical and beloved corner of Lake Union. Come See, Come Play. Come Today!

BioSok™ –  Absorbs and biodegrades the oil and fuel from your bilge. Lotus used to have a strong odor of diesel – Not Anymore!!  The cause is gone – go to their website Unireminc.com  and read about it.  Better yet – Buy Some – It Works!  Thank you for your generosity.

PS – The Sequoia (The Presidents  former yacht ) is also a proud and grateful recipient of BioSok generosity. Our photos will hang together on the BioSok Office wall.

Dunn Lumber – Seattle est 1907  Thank you for the Excellent Deck Paint – We love the Gaco products – Our decks are waterproof and Beautiful! Thanks for your support now that we are back in Seattle and you are just up the lake!

West Marine  Excellent Bottom Paint! Thank You Randy Repass and Sally Christine – you came through for Lotus again! and again. See you next haulout 2016!

Miller Paint – Seattle est 1890  Excellent Topside Paint! And, from an historic Seattle company!

Gougeon Brothers / West Systems Products  Thank you for our boat load of Epoxy to rebuild our trim and rails and that great book they wrote on restoration of wooden boats. We have learned so much from you.

Henery’s Hardware, Port Townsend  Thank you for your generous support as our ship’s store when we are in PT!

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding  THE place to learn wooden boat building and repair. You were a haven for Lotus years ago and repaired out tiny PenYan shore boat. And then, several of your students rowed out to spend nearly two days on the beach to  help us when we were down the winter of 2012. Thanks Hugely!