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Boat out of hell - Bat boat built by boffin in a barn set's nautical pulses racing...<br />
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A homemade boat which looks fit for Batman and is billed as the world's first luxury hydroplane is set to hit the market for £120,000. <br />
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The 'bat boat' was the brainchild of 35-year-old engineer Chris Phillips who spent five years putting it together on his dad's farm. <br />
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With a marine adapted 9.4 litre engine originally designed for American NASCAR racers, Chris spent £40,000 on producing the four-seat vessel which boasts 2,000 horse power can reach speeds of 60 knots. <br />
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After selling his car so he could afford to take the prototype to display at the Southampton Boat Show, he says he has now attracted 'significant' investment to produce more.