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June 19, 2006

World's Greatest Bathboats


They are to be found at — where else? — bathboats.com.

Can they build one for you?

Above and below,


happy bathers playing in the bath with their bathboats.

Read the story of the little company that could here.

"People ask how long these boats last. We tell them we can guarantee them 30 years... that's how long we've been making them and the first ones are still floating."

That's good enough for me.

Here is a link to a page of frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Here is a link to a page entitled "Show us your boats!"

The photo below


features Dana McDill, CEO of World's Greatest Bathboats, "on his coffee break in front of international headquarters in Princeton, Minnesota."

Strange: his international headquarters bear more than a passing resemblance to bookofjoe World Headquarters™ here in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Clearly, great minds (Bizarro World iteration) think alike.

But I digress.

Here is a link to a page where you can order your very own bathboat.

Off-the-shelf versions are $25 and a custom design, incorporating personal touches about the recipient, are $30.

Cheap at ten times the price considering they'll still be floating in 2036.

Will you?

[via Reggie Nadelson and the Financial Times]

June 19, 2006 at 05:01 PM | Permalink


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I probably won't be needing a bathboat any time soon. I was just looking at those pictures of the tiny little humans demonstrating the product and thinking about how some people's faces don't really change too much from infancy to adulthood. That kid on the top, I bet when that one grows up you'll have no trouble matching the baby pic to the grownup face. Not so much the second pic. When I look at kid pix of me I have the same kind of confused, disgruntled look I do now. And usually I was waving a fist at the camera, unless I had one of my two favorite "toys," a burned-out light bulb and an old blue glass Vicks VapORub jar. Interesting how faces change.

Posted by: Flutist | Jun 20, 2006 8:34:07 PM

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