New Zealand Company Builds Their Own Batman Themed Jet Ski


The Batmobile has been around for over 70 years after making it’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27 way back in May 1939. From there, it has changed many times and taken various different forms from the famous George Barris version that we came to love in the 1960’s to the tank looking creations we see in the movies today. Batman has had many different forms of transportation besides the Batmobile over the years but we never really saw him use a jet ski; that’s until now.

Built as a promotional item for BOP Film, the team over at Black Chilli has built a custom-designed jet ski that they think Batman himself would be proud to use. Starting with a written-off hulk of a Yamaha FZR, the team rebuilt it back to new before going totally custom with it. Their new “Batski” features custom wings, machine guns, missiles and other various Batman type gadgets using a variety of materials.

It’s clearly just for show as most of the add-ons will quickly be ripped from the Yamaha, but it makes for a nice show piece. Once it was complete, BOP Film then displayed it with Batman and Joker at the Downtown Tauranga, New Zealand Santa Clause Parade. It turned out to be a massive hit with Batman fans and children alike. Way to go guys! We haven’t seen it on the water but we’d love to see that!

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Cody Cole

Associate Editor – cody.cole@shawgroupmedia.com Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody's parents gave him a beat up '69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Fast forward 17 years, Cody still has the Charger, along with a few other Mopars ranging from a '70 Coronet, a '73 Duster and a couple of current SRTs. Cody can truly and proudly say he is a true Mopar nut in love with all types of Mopars!

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