The dutch have given us many great things and The HotTug is no exception. The HotTug is a design by Frank de Bruijn, who works on a barge in the port of Rotterdam. Frank de Bruijn: “It’s much more than a boat, it’s a vessel with different options. When the tug is filled, there is only a narrow rim between you and the water, making you feel at one with your surroundings.” 

Frank’s long experience of wood stoves while living and working on his own barge helped him to develop a wood-burning underwater stove. This is what heats the 1800 litres of water in the HotTug to a pleasant 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees F.) in a few hours.

The HotTug is constructed from wood and fitted with glass-fibre reinforced polyester. The stove is made of stainless steel and has a double-walled pipe. The HotTug is powered by a built-in electric motor so is very quiet. 

The HotTug is a truly unique experience to enjoy and we are delighted to be bringing it to locations across the UK in the coming years.