ARC Boat



The ARC-Boat is a remote controlled boat that is used to collect river and estuarine data including flow, depth and suspended sediment concentrations. The system is designed to provide clean data in flows of up to 5 m/s.

It was developed in partnership with end-users and perfected to meet their exact needs.


Moonpool for safe deployment of instrumentation
Skids protect the sensor, twin rudders, and twin propellers from damage
High quality data collection with minimal under-hull air entrainment
Robust and reliable design
Excellent manoeuvrability
Designed with operator safety in mind
Lightweight and easy to transport
Minimum 200 m remote control range
Supplied with fairings and adaptor sleeves to accommodate a wide range of instruments
Unique detachable bow allows for road transport in small vehicles and easy replacement in the event of impact damage


Water depth monitoring
Tidal velocity measurement
Water quality monitoring
Bathymetric surveys
Current profiling



Length without detachable bow

1.20 m

Overall length

1.95 m


0.18 m


0.72 m

Draft (inc. skids)

0.22 m

Deployment depth of ADCP

0.12 m

Dry weight

Main hull, deck, propulsion system and electronics

25.6 kg

Detachable bow

4.2 kg

Total unladen weight

29.8 kg

Total unladen weight with batteries

37.2 kg

Largest ADCP fitted

7.6 kg

Total weight

44.8 kg

Data Sheet


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