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Boat out of hell - Bat boat built by boffin in a barn set's nautical pulses racing...
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.
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.
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.
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.