Onsen Bath Boat
Rintala Eggertsson Architects have rehabbed this old, lovely wood-hulled
workhorse ship into a traditional Japanese-style spa and bath. The Onsen
Bath Boat provides an excursion of relaxation for its passengers, equipped
with a hot stone sauna, a steamy spa and a resting place for sleep and
meditation. The ship itself has plenty of character, carrying its
passengers through cool waters and the backdrop of snow-capped mountains
that climb right out of the sea. Where most destination spas are lined with
palm trees, sand and creature comforts, this sea-worthy bath is an unique,
welcomed departure from the norm.
Rintala-Eggertsson have worked on a few other floating sauna design projects, but this one exceedingly impressive.