The electric boat pioneers at X-Shore have developed a “Tesla Model 3 for the water,” with this smaller, more affordable plug boat.
Built using the same smart technology, sustainable methods, and clean, Scandinavian design as the Eelex 8000, the new, smaller X-Shore 1 enters the market at a much more attractive $139,000 US, which the company believes will generate new and reinvigorated interest in electric boating.
About a third of the price of other high-performance electric boat offerings, “whilst not compromising on performance or operational capabilities,” according to the press release, the X-Shore 1 will be built at the company’s existing boatyard in Nyköping, Sweden, and will be available in two configurations: Top and Open.
“In order to bring electric boating to the largest possible audience, it is essential we bring to market a range of models and options to satisfy the different needs and desires of the global boating community,” said CEO, Jenny Keisu . “Crucially, the X-Shore 1 enters the market at a remarkably low price point, as we must make electric boating competitive with fossil-fuel boats to speed up the transition. Just as importantly, by launching the X-Shore 1, X-Shore is hoping to encourage a new generation of boat owners, and show them that electric boating is not just the future, but the present.”
The first orders will be delivered to customers in the second quarter of 2023 and can be ordered via selected partners and on the company’s website.
You can check out the company’s “Shhh” release of the all-new 1 model, below, then let us know what you think of the new little speedster in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
X-Shore Shhh Release
SOURCE | IMAGES: X-SHORE.
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