A former team of engineers at SpaceX, the aerospace firm founded by Elon Musk, are planning to sell an electric launch for $ 300,000 . The vehicle designed by the manufacturers of space rockets reaches a speed of 65 kilometers per hour and each charge lasts five hours.
Arc, the Californian startup that will make these boats, has raised $ 4.25 million in seed money to build a 475-horsepower vehicle . The company plans to sell its first model, Arc One, during the end of the year, as Insider reports .
The engineers of the startup have valued the intention of manufacturing a ship, of about 7.3 meters , that could be used as a family recreational vehicle and that did not need maintenance. “Fewer moving parts mean there will be no more rusted engine parts and no tedious winterization,” they explain from Arc.
The boat can now be booked
The CEO of the company, Mitch Lee, who founded the startup with his friend from university Ryan Cook, has stated that this boat can now be booked through the company’s website. This will require a refundable deposit of $ 1,000 .
In the event that the bottles are sold out prior to receiving the reserved one, the buyer will have the option of receiving a full refund or moving to the top of the list for a future model. In addition, when the interested party pays a deposit, they will also have the right to private access to boat demonstrations and events.
That the ship was built by a group of aircraft engineers has represented the search for novelty and innovation. For this reason, from Arc they explain that it is a lightweight aluminum hull combined with a tremendously powerful engine, “which makes it the fastest boat of its kind.”