Former SpaceX employees will build a “Tesla” among the boats
A group of engineers, still connected with the company owned by Elon Musk SpaceX, decided to repeat the success of Tesla. However, instead of electric cars, they want to produce boats without emissions. To this end, the company Arc Boats was founded, which is designed to translate the experience of rocket engineers into new projects for fully electric boats. The company has already raised $ 4.25 million in financing and has ambitious plans to sell its first model by the end of the year.
Mitch Lee, one of the founders of the new company, emphasizes that the water vehicle industry is now where the car was 15 years ago. The revolution in boat engines will allow creating quieter and faster models, according to Interesting Engineering. The team is already using their knowledge to develop a new high-performance electric boat with a light and cheap hull.
The Arc One boat – initially available in a limited number at a cost of $ 300,000 will be made entirely of aluminum. The design of the boat should get unprecedented stability, range and speed.