Some quirky hot tubs - Part2!
For some more ingenious ideas that take hot-tubbing to the next level read on!:
Hot Tub Electric Boat
Engineered and built in Seattle, USA, by a marine carpenter that specializes in custom house boats, the craft's Vinylester hull is topped with a slatted deck handcrafted from African teak within which a bespoke hot tub is built. The hot tub measures 2.4m long x 1.2m wide x 0.6m deep and is positioned on the boat's center of buoyancy, providing the boat exceptional stability. It's draft is only 50cm, even when filled with its maximum load of 950 litres of water and six adult bathers.
An integrated diesel-powered boiler with an adjustable thermostat heats the tub's water to a maximum 38° C. A waterproof stereo system plays music from your MP3 player through two flush-mounted 50-watt speakers that pop-up from the deck. Four ice chests built into the deck provide ample storage for your preferred refreshment with additional storage compartments fore and aft.
A teak swimstep provides easy entry into and from the surrounding water. A 24-volt electric motor propels the boat up to 5 mph on calm water, steered via a joystick by a bather located starboard/aft. Its rechargeable battery bank provides up to 10 hours of power from an overnight charge using its built-in Smart Plug shore power connection and on-board chargers. It even includes a hot tub cover to keep the water insulated.
So, if you've got £28,000 to spend (not including shipping charges), why not get one today?
Take a look at the video below to see the boat's construction process:
SPIRE YACHT 46
With several luxury powerboat models and tenders already under their belt, SPIRE BOAT has now collaborated with young British designer HENRY WARD of Henry Ward Design to conceive this ambitious 46ft luxury speed yacht / chase boat named the SPIRE YACHT 46.
The lines of this craft are very pure and elegant and with a great combination of day and night LED lights the Spire Yacht is bound to make an impression wherever it goes. The vessel oozes luxury and boasts 3 double cabins, including an owner's cabin with private toilet and sink. The comfortable RECARO seats in the main saloon give great support while on the go and create a sociable room while at rest as the helm seats swivel around two removable dining tables. There is also an optional pull-out single bed here for the captain if required. Aft of the saloon there is a second communal toilet and a shower cabin (with standing head room). To port is a galley with electric BBQ, polished stainless steel sink, fridge and microwave oven whilst the starboard unit features one of the three on board LCD TVs. Pure music can also be heard around the yacht when controlled from any of the iPod docking ports.
Accessed via a gull-wing door in the front screen, the yacht also boasts a spacious sunbathing area on the foredeck with a diving board and the option of an overflowing sea water spa encrusted with 240 carats of diamonds. This spa is a derivative of SOMETHY medical pool, the first manufacturer of medical pools with hydromassage, drainage and colourtherapy. More recreational space is also offered on the aft deck with sunbed cushions available for over the engine hatches and a swim ladder for easy water access. An optional table can also be fixed here for alfresco dining.
Base price of the Spire 46 (without the spa) is £1M.
Promotional video for the Spire is here:
2-TIER HOT TUB
Spread over two decks this incredible hot tub is bigger than most London apartments and it seems no extravagance has been spared to create what looks like one of the most over-the-top hot tubs to date.
The ultimate backyard accessory, the Luxema 8000 boasts a huge flat-screen TV and its own bar and has no less than 130 separate jets and nine water pumps to keep occupants happy. Its dimensions are 7.5m long x 2.2m wide x 1.54m deep and weighs 1500kg (without the 10,000 litres of water needed to fill it). It even boasts a built in hifi system to ensure guests are always entertained.
Although the tub would likely impress friends and add value to a property, it will set buyers back thousands of dollars. The lower spa has six seats as well as a bar attached to the outside should guests become thirsty. If they are feeling a little more energetic, the top pool can be used to swim, with powerful water jets creating the effect of a current to swim against. Of course, the jets can be turned off to turn it into a normal pool.
As if that's not enough, SPAmbient can sell you a matching sauna to sit nearby. The company sells dozens of less showier tubs too, seemingly specialisingly in structures which are divided into separate jacuzzi and pool sections
ACARO MARTINI 24 CARAT, GOLD PLATED HOT TUB
Talk about bathing in luxury, well you can't get any closer than the new Acaro Martini Hot Tub. This beautiful hot tub will have anyone braving the cold winter weather to lay back and relax in this elite luxury hot tub.
This is lavishness at it's finest, designed for the most classy, decadent individual this tub is decked out with the most beautiful bathroom furnishings. Swarovski studded fixtures, gold plated accessories and diamond embossed jets.
Produced by Italian designers and artist Giacomo Arcaro and Roberto Martini, fittingly naming the hot tub after themselves they have created the first spa to be made out of 24 carat gold. Incredibly pleasing to the eye and for the body no doubt!
If that's not enough it is custom fitted with an audio system with subwoofers, massage and aromatherapy and power for your iphone and lighting, all great for getting the party started.
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