I’m not sure what the rules are for lifejacket use because I’m pretty sure somebody could argue that they are really just swimming. The real thing to sort out is to figure out how to teach people to kayak from this baby. I'm positive my effectiveness as an instructor would go way up. Depending on your options, the HotTug ranges in price from €8,950 ($11,700US) for the basic model to €16,450 ($21,500US) for the top-of-the-line version which comes with a stove and electronic motor. According to the website, you can cruise around your favourite lake for about 3 hours that is, after waiting 2.5 hours for the wood stove to heat the water. Note to HotTug: I’m totally happy to do a review of this if you can ship one to Toronto. Call me.