Hot Tug: A Motorized, Wood-fire Heated, Floating Hot Tub

It’s winter.

We all think about being somewhere where it’s not icing, snowing, sleeting, or being anywhere that doesn’t require twelve layers of clothes to go outside and do something as simple as going to the mailbox.

Leave it to the entrepreneurial Dutch to make come up with an ingenious contraption to ease our winter woes–provided you live near a body of water.

Meet the Hot Tug–a motorized, wood-fire heated, floating hot tub. It’s the brainchild of a barge worker in the Netherlands by the name of Frank de Bruijn. Apparently this isn’t his first outdoor project, according to the site–hes made a rocket stove and a picnic on wheels, amongst other things.

The boat/hot tub is powered by a small electric motor and driven by a rudder. The stove at the bow of the boat requires roughly 3 bags of firewood to heat 1800 liters of water (that’s 475 gallons) to around 100° F, according to the Hot Tug site.

The boat is wood with a glass fiber reinforced polyester lining. It can also sail, sans water, and it will float higher.  The site says that it comfortably sits 6 people, though “maybe 8, if you are good friends.”

You can buy a Hot Tug over at the site for just under $17,000 (€ 14950)

Get your swim trunks ready….

From hottug.nl.

HT LuxuryLaunches.com for the lead.

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Abigail Bassett

Abigail Bassett is the Executive Editor at CNTRL MEDIA, LLC. She is also a freelance content creator and curator whose work has appeared in publications like Forbes, Fortune, Automobile, Motor Trend, Money Magazine and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories using a variety of media and taking the visitor places that they have never been–whether it’s into the cockpit of a rare supercar, inside an exclusive home or hotel, or behind the scenes of a fashionable event. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher. She teaches at a number of public, private, and corporate venues, around Los Angeles, CA.

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