The Hot Tug – Wood-fired Hot Tub Boat
Ah yes, I can’t think of 2 things I love more than hot-tubs, and being out on the open water. Ideally, I guess I would like to be using the hot-tub on the stern of my 115 foot yacht. Slipping off my high heels and sinking into the blissfully steamy water, while one of my outrageously handsome crew members serve me icy cold champagne and strawberries.
Alternatively, I could get a Hot Tug. The first wood-fired hot tub boat in the whole world. Built to accommodate you and up to 7 of your closest friends, the Hot Tug hold around 530 gallons of water and a wood stove located in the bow of the boat can heat that water to 100 degrees F in just about 2.5 hours, using only a small wood log fire.
Cruising the waterways is easy enough, with an available Minnkota electric motor you can power around in heated style for about 2 and a half to 8 hours, depending on your motor selection and, the fact that theres a fire burning on your boat seems to be of no concern, as the stainless steel surrounding the wood fire remains cool to the touch because of the water surrounding it, as of yet I have no idea whether the stove can be used to roast marshmallows.
Currently, the Hot Tug seems to be only available in the Netherlands, where they are also being utilized in rental programs. The owners of the company are willing to entertain international requests and have their contact information located on their website hottug.nl and if your thinking about it, one of these little floating pleasure pits will run you around 16 thousand bucks. Hey, whatever floats your boat.