Rarely does one intentionally set out for a mid day boat cruise…with a boat full of water, but that’s exactly what you’ll be doing if you pick up this $42,000 boat/jacuzzi. If you recall, I showed you a much cheaper ($14,500) version from a company in the Netherlands, though their version isn’t packed with the same amenities, space, and features as the Hot Tub Boat.
The Hot Tub Boat is crafted by a Seattle-based company, and it would seem that they’ve spared no feature when it comes to wandering aimlessly in a boat that accommodates up to 6 people in a pool of 24-inch water that can reach 104-degree F thanks to the onboard diesel-powered boiler. With a maximum load of 2,100lbs, the Hot Tub Boat is said to only “draft 20-inches”, which means you and your buds will be safely floating above the water’s surface.
In fact, the Hot Tub is placed square in the center, which is said to provide the boat with “exceptional stability” – color me skeptical. Adding to the fun, and allure, are four ice chests built-in to the slatted, African Teak deck, as well as a set of 50-watt stereo speakers that pop up when your’re ready to get your boogie on mid-ocean. Propelling this hot tub on water is a 24-volt electric motor that propels up to 6 passengers at 5-mph in what is an emphasized “calm waters”. Steering comes by way of a joystick system located at both the rear and front of the boat, though after 10-hours of cruising around the bay, you’ll need to plug her back in for an overnight charge.
The Hot Tub Boat measures 16-feet long and has a 6-foot 3-inch beam.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."