While an anomaly, combining hot tubs with a mode of tranpsportation isn’t new. There have been hot tub limos, for instance, as well as hot tub boats.

But these have been one-off, customized, novelty products fabricated for one company to rent out. Now, a manufactuer has decided to take the idea on the production line.

The Spacruzzi doesn’t move fast, but it’s not meant to. “It’s a hot tub that changes scenery,” says Alexey Kanwetz, CEO/chairman of Spacruzzi Luxury Experience Hot Tub boats, based in Polson, Mont.

To create the boat, Kanwetz brought in a maritime architectural designer. The product is made in the company’s manufacturing facilities in Polson, with testing of the boats conducted in Montana’s Flathead Lake and at Lake Tahoe, Nev.

While ultra-high-income homeowners provided an automatic target audience from the start, the producer now also sees increased interest among rental companies looking to add it to their menu of luxury products and services.

“I think it’s indicative of a real trend toward an experience-based recreational product,” Kanwetz says.

The boat measures approximately 15¹/₂ feet long by 8 feet wide and weighs about 1,200 pounds before filling up with its 400-gallon capacity.

The hot tub makes up the main portion of the boat, which runs on a battery whose charge keeps it going approximately 16 hours per day. Buyers have a choice of sanitation systems, including chlorine options and ControlOMatic saltwater chlorine generation systems. The sanitation systems work while plugged in when the boat is docked. A propane heater keeps the water warm while the boat travels.

Additional amenities include an interactive multimedia screen, Bluetooth speaker and additional seating on the deck.

The company fulfilled its goal of selling 100 units last year. Now it is gearing up for more intensive production, with equipment being built to speed up production. The new factory is expected to be running sometime in June.