Hot Tub Boats hit it big on Seattle waters

by Tim on July 4, 2012

Almeera Anwar has this article in my local neighborhood blog, MyBallard:

It’s been called one of the most luxurious things imaginable and many who have tried it would agree. It’s a hot tub inside of a boat, and we can thank two local Seattleites for coining the idea.


Photo courtesy Kelly Norton & Adam Karpenske

Adam Karpenske and Kelly Norton joke that their business was born out of necessity and for an escape from wet Seattle winters. Karpenske fathered the idea for Hot Tub Boats when he wanted to put a hot tub on his boat, but did not have enough room to install it, so he approached Norton and the company blossomed from there.

Norton, co-founder of the company, said that everything happened incredibly quickly from there. They started building their first boat in November, which is already available for rental, and there are many more boats on the way. The company is located on the water just off of Westlake Ave North in Wallingford.

For a company that is operating as a very young start-up, they’re getting a lot of attention. They’ve been featured on CNN and Headline News, with much more coverage to come.

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Ferenc Tobak July 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm

In the North Coast pro urchin divers install a tub on they boat warmed by the engine cooling system. Spending hours in 50 degree water they come up to warm up in they hot tub so they can warm up end go back to work more.

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