How does an Arc boat compare to a gas-powered boat?
Our boats are far more reliable, cheaper to operate and maintain, quieter, quicker, and more seamlessly integrated with software than any gas boat. Plus, they don’t release harmful emissions into the air and water when you use them.
How do I charge an Arc boat?
Our boats can be charged using a variety of methods — from a standard wall outlet (Level 1) to something you’d use to power an electric car in your garage (Level 2), or even a DC fast charger (Level 3). Our boats (including the Arc One) use an industry-standard charging port (CCS1), and charging cables for both Level 1 and Level 2 charging are included with our boats.
What maintenance is required on an Arc boat?
Keep it clean, and keep it charged. That’s about it.
Can I use an Arc boat in saltwater?
Currently our boats are designed for freshwater lakes and rivers, but they can handle brackish or saltwater environments with a little more effort to keep them clean.
Can I ski or wakeboard behind an Arc boat?
Absolutely. We sure do!
Electricity and water don’t mix... what makes Arc’s boats safe?
All Arc battery packs and electrical systems are watertight, heavily reinforced and constantly monitored to give boaters and their families peace of mind on the water.
It’s also worth mentioning that many larger boats run on high voltage “shore power” when docked, so electricity in boating isn’t a new challenge. Similarly, today’s electric cars operate in a wide range of wet, harsh conditions that demand rigorous protection similar to that found on our boats.
- What will Arc’s next boat model be?
How can I demo one of Arc’s boats?
We’d love to share the thrill of riding in the best-in-class Arc One with you. To get behind the wheel, sign up for a demo here.
Where are Arc boats made?
Our boats are designed and built out of our factory in Los Angeles, CA.
- What is Arc’s mission?
Is Arc hiring?
Yes, quite a bit actually! Check out our careers page for the latest openings.
Can I invest in Arc?
We appreciate your support, but we’re not open to new investment at this time.
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How many Arc Ones will be produced?
The Arc One is an exclusive, limited-edition model. Only a handful will ever be produced. We are wrapping up customer deliveries on the sold out fleet, then transitioning our focus to our next model.
How much did the Arc One cost?
The Arc One cost $300,000. Unlike many other boats on the market, that price represented the all-in cost of the boat. We eliminated upcharging for accessories — everything needed to operate the boat came standard, including a trailer, life jackets, and even a cooler.
Our next model will cost less than the Arc One, and as EV becomes standard in the boating industry we expect prices to continuously fall.
How long does the Arc One take to charge?
Assuming you plug the Arc One into a 240V outlet commonly found in garages or on docks, it should recharge overnight. Plus, if you’re lucky enough to be at a marina with a DC fast charger, you can get an 80% charge in as little as 40 minutes. No more lugging gas cans down to a dock or paying marina gas prices; wake up each morning to a boat that’s ready to go!
How long can I use the Arc One on a single charge?
For most people, the Arc One can handle a standard day out on the water. The exact usage time depends on how you... well, use it. Spending more time at high speeds will drain the battery faster, whereas cruising around at lower speeds is sustainable for over a day. On average, the boat should support 3-5 hours of active usage time. Lunch breaks come free of charge.
What if I run out of power?
Unlike a gas boat, running out of power on an Arc One is highly unlikely. Not only will the boat give you a warning if you start to get low on battery, but it can also run at slower speeds for extended periods of time — think of low power mode on your iPhone. If you’e in the middle of Lake Tahoe, you can get back to any other point on the lake with less than 5% of power.
If you do manage to run out of power, you can get towed back to the nearest dock. Unlike with gas boats which need an actual gas pump, any dock with a plug will do the trick.