By Ken Hegan for MSN Travel
Ever wished you could sail a hot tub into foreign waters?
Now you can. A Dutch company is producing a hot tub that chugs like a tugboat down rivers, lakes, and fjords. Billed on their website as the “first wood-fired hot tub boat in the world!”, it’s called, of course, the HotTug.
This ingenious ‘jacuzzi boat’ is made of wood and fitted with glass fiber reinforced polyester. It holds 2000 liters of water and the wood stove takes 2.5 hours to heat your HotTug to a spine-tingling 38 degrees Celsius. Then simply untie your moor line, pop into your tub, ease off the dock, and float down river in your hot human soup bowl.
The HotTug has a stainless steel stove and pipe, and is powered by either an electric motor or outboard engine (not included). Depending on the motor, you can ride for 2 to 8 hours. Oh, and there’s a rudder, too. So you can steer away from catcalling party boaters…if you haven’t passed out from staying too long in the hot tub.
What if you want a nice, dry boat ride? No problem. Drain the tub water and the HotTug transforms into a standard boat for six to eight people. So it’s your choice: enjoy a dry, chilly, public dinner party, or a hot, wet, public romantic cruise.
How much would you pay for a yacht that will boost your sexual attractiveness by at least 83.99% and (if you’re not careful) give you Hot Tub Rash, Swimmer’s Itch, Athlete’s Foot, wrinkly fingers, or accidental pregnancies?
You can rent a HotTug or buy your own. HotTugs cost between 8.950 Euros ($11,409.91 CDN) and 16,450 Euros ($20,971.28 CDN). A small price to pay, I suppose, if you’re a cackling exhibitionist millionaire who wants everyone to know when you’re having the Best Date of Your Life.
What do you think…will you ask for a HotTug this Christmas?
— Ken Hegan
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Photos courtesy HotTug