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HotTug lets you soak in water while in the water

HotTug lets you soak in water ...
The HotTug is a small motor boat that doubles as a hot tub
The HotTug is a small motor boat that doubles as a hot tub
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The HotTug can also be used without water
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The HotTug can also be used without water
The boat/tub seats six to eight people
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The boat/tub seats six to eight people
The HotTug is built mainly from wood, with the 2,000-liter (528-gallon) tub itself made from glass fiber-reinforced polyester
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The HotTug is built mainly from wood, with the 2,000-liter (528-gallon) tub itself made from glass fiber-reinforced polyester
The HotTug is powered by an electric motor, or a user-supplied outboard engine
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The HotTug is powered by an electric motor, or a user-supplied outboard engine
Water is heated by a built-in stainless steel wood stove
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Water is heated by a built-in stainless steel wood stove
The HotTug is a small motor boat that doubles as a hot tub
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The HotTug is a small motor boat that doubles as a hot tub

Ah, to be gently motoring down the picturesque canals of Rotterdam ... in a hot tub. It’s not as crazy as it might sound – or perhaps it is. In any case, you can do it, thanks to the Dutch-built HotTug.

Yes, the HotTug is a indeed a little motor boat that doubles as a hot tub. It’s built mainly from wood, with the 2,000-liter (528-gallon) tub itself made from glass fiber-reinforced polyester. The water is heated by a built-in stainless steel wood stove, and has to be drained with a user-supplied submersible pump.

The boat/tub seats six to eight people, and is available in a number of packages that mix and match features such as a Minnkota 2.4-kilowatt electric motor, differing numbers of batteries, and the option of using an aftermarket outboard engine. For the electric option, the minimum package of two 12-volt batteries will reportedly provide about two hours of soaking/sailing time.

Prices range from €11,450 (US$14,793) for the basic unpowered version, to €16,450 ($21,252) for a model with the electric motor and four batteries.

The HotTug can also be used without water
The HotTug can also be used without water

Should you feel a little silly sitting in the bath as your cruise the canals, you can also use the HotTug without any water in it ... and if you’re feeling a little peckish afterwards, you might want to jump aboard the almost-as-wacky bbq-donut for some eats.

Source: HotTug via Uncrate

5 comments
Earl Cameron
couldn't be helped...it's waterCEPTION!
Michael Mantion
No brainier.. We used to do this all the time. When camping we fill our aluminum row boat u with water, then throw giant hot rocks from the fire in it and float around relaxing.
Walt Stawicki
works well in the backyard also?
MrGadget
If the coast guard sees this boat, they would launch a rescue thinking the boat is taking in water and about to sink.
Edith Canon
Wow double purpose! It can be a jacuzzi! I love that plus the shapes are pretty cool and looks like there's a lot of room, can occupy 4-6 adults, I guess?