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NOTE: This article is about civilian/law enforcement Motorboats in ArmA 3. For Czechoslovakian Motorboats in ArmA 3's CSLA Iron Curtain Creator DLC, see Motorboat (CSLA).

Faction Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Type Speedboat
Seats 3 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 2× Passengers
Item capacity 500 mass
Top speed 69 km/h
Fuel capacity 12 fuel units
Weight 2000 kg (all variants)
Slingloadable No (all variants)
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants Civilian, Rescue, Police

The Motorboat is a luxury watercraft used by Altian and Tanoan civilians in ArmA 3.


  • Roles:
    • Recreational boating
    • Law enforcement
    • Rescue
« A luxury motorboat is an engine powered boat used by the Police and Altis' richest. Its speed and maneuverability is almost on a par with military speedboat.
Field Manual


The Motorboat is a civilian speedboat that uses an outboard twin engine design with a V-drive configuration.

It can cut through the water with relative ease and is able to rapidly turn at a moment's notice, while still being able to cruise at a pleasant speed along the coastline or waterways.

Though not nearly as fast as its military counterpart or the RHIBs favoured by Tanoans, the Motorboat's nimble design still enables it to retain a top speed of roughly 69 km/h.

As the Motorboat is intended for civilian recreational/law enforcement use only, it naturally does not possess any weaponry or armour plating. It also cannot be slingloaded or transported internally by any kind of transport aircraft.

Crew Capacity
The Motorboat has a seating capacity of only three personnel (including the driver). Both passengers are seated comfortably on a couch located in the rear of the boat.


Baseline variant.

Can transport up to two passengers (not including the driver) but otherwise has no other unique capabilities.

Maritime rescue vessel. It is functionally identical to the baseline variant but uses a rescue-themed paint scheme instead.

Unique variant intended for law enforcement usage.

It is functionally identical to the baseline variant like the Rescue version but has a police light bar/beacon mounted on top that can be toggled on and off. Additionally, it uses a police-themed livery paint scheme.


  • Rescue: Pattern-less bright orange paint scheme used by the lifeboat/rescue counterpart.
  • Civilian: Pattern-less white paint scheme with yellow streaks.
  • Police: Two-tone dark blue/white paint scheme used by Altian law enforcement. Has additional livery in the form of POLICE signs written on the hull.


All Motorboat variants have base armour values of 60.


The Motorboat's hull can withstand up to 60 points of damage. High-explosive (HE) type munitions will always inflict 200% additional damage on the hull.


The engines on each Motorboat variant can only withstand a meagre 12 points of damage before failing. They take a 200% increased damage penalty from HE-type munitions.

Destroying the engines will not result in the boat's destruction unless the vessel is at critical.


See also

Boats of comparable role and configuration

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