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Batboat


Official Name
Batboat
Nicknames
H.M.S. Batboat; S.S. Batman; The Bat-skiboat; The Midget Man O'War

Vehicle Type
Boat

Status
Active


Vehicle Details

Lead Designer

Current Owner

Previous Models
H.M.S. Batboat (original); S.S. Batman

Previous Owners

First appearance


History

The Batboat is the generic term used to refer to any of the many watercraft used by Batman and the Batman Family over the years. From the very first, provided on a trip to England and dubbed the H.M.S. Batboat, through the current custom models, the Batboat has been an important part of Batman's crime fighting arsenal. Although the Batboats are commonly moored at Sublevel 6 in the Batcave,[citation needed] Bruce also maintains several others at dockside locations throughout Gotham City. All of the remote storage locations are warehouses owned by Wayne Enterprises. During the time that Bruce Wayne was forced to retire his Batman identity due to a broken back, his replacement, Jean Paul Valley took possession of all of the Batman's vehicles, including the Batboat. Since then however, Bruce has resumed the mantle of the Bat, and taken control of all of his possessions. On occasion, Bruce has been known to allow Nightwing and Robin the use of the Batboat. In recent years, Batman used the Batboat (as well as the Batplane) to kidnap LexCorp CEO Talia Head in order to question her about her father.[citation needed]

Capabilities

To submerge, the Batboat's foils retract to reduce parasitic drag. Its aluminum propellers are drivin by sealed AH electrolyte batteries.[citation needed] Environment systems include CO2-scrubbers and air-conditioning units in the Bat-Submersible's stern.[citation needed] Oxygen tanks provide up to six hours of breathable air.[citation needed] There are also emergency tanks that allow an added twelve hours of life-support.[citation needed] The life-support includes oxygen/helium mixes for deep-water submersion.[citation needed]

Weapons

Batboat armaments include a pneumatic harpoon with a high-tensile titanium cable, a launching grapnel that doubles as an anchor, variable-setting depth changes, and a small supply of active-homing torpedoes with heat/motion/vibration target-acquisition.[citation needed] An original version of the Batboat included an over-sized Batarang ejection system.[citation needed]

Onboard Equipment

The Batboat displays include state-of-the-art navigation and communication links, an accent-rate alarm, a dive-time clock, and a safe-ceiling depth meter.[citation needed]

Notes

  • There have been many variations of the Batboat shown in both comic books and alternate media throughout the years. Each version of the Batboat is unique, and no two models are exactly alike.


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Trivia

  • The Batboat featured in the film Batman Forever was designed and built by Glastron Boat Company.
  • The LEGO Company produced a Batboat kit, which includes 254 pieces and a Batman and Killer Croc mini-figure.


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