Vagabond

Member Type: 

Classic

Boat Name: 

Vagabond

Year: 

1929

Length: 

46'

Builder: 

Lake Union Drydock

Designer: 

Otis Cutting

Fleet: 

  • Pacific Northwest
Vagabond is a true "Lake Union ‘Dreamboat’."  Of the twenty two built, only three were built to her length of 46’ ( others were 32' - 42' ), and Vagabond is the largest of the six ‘Dreamboats’ still sailing the Northwest waters. She is readily identifiable by the unique six portholes on each side.
Designed by Ottis Cutting, she was built in 1929 by the Lake Union Dry Dock & Machinery Company in Seattle.  Her hull is Port Orford cedar on bent oak frames.  Originally open, the main cabin was enclosed in 1932.    The original Sterling Petrol gasoline engine was replaced with a Detroit Diesel 4-53 in 1973.
Vagabond has had only four owners and flown only five burgees ( CYA, Tyee, Queen City, Poulsbo, and Edmonds ).