The zero-emissions Arc One electric speedboat is ready to hit the water
Last August, Los Angeles electric boat startup Arc Boats revealed their Arc One electric speedboat capable of being the king of luxury speedsters. Now they have showcased their first pre-production model at California’s Lake Arrowhead.
Specifications have recently been updated on the Arc One, though it can still reach a top speed of 40 mph with up to 5 hours of power. Arc Boats’ CEO Mitch Lee has stated that their 24-foot-long Arc One electric speedboat swapped its 200kWh battery pack with a new 220 kWh pack that’s three times larger than the Tesla Model Y’s 75 kWh battery. That should be adequate power for a whole day on the water without the need to recharge.
“The more a boat weighs, generally the more stable it is,” said Lee in reference to Arc One’s larger battery. “Especially for the water sports market, heavier boats means that you can throw a wake for somebody to wakeboard behind.” Lee also mentioned that the new motor will provide quicker acceleration while extending the length of high speeds.
Having already tested a prototype, this unveiling of the pre-production Arc One electric speedboat is expected to signify that client deliveries are on track for this summer. The electric boat startup has published new images and a video of their elegant speedboat in motion. Take a look at the clip below.
The electric boat startup’s limited edition luxury speedboat has been upgraded with a lightweight aluminum hull for better efficiency and handling and will accommodate up to 12 passengers with a storage capacity of 60 cubic feet. At a retail price of $300,000, Arc Boats wants to follow Tesla’s lead by selling a high-priced, low-volume boat and using the proceeds to fund the development of a lower-cost variant.
Set to launch this summer, seafarers can now reserve the Arc One electric speedboat with a $1,000 deposit.