Swedish Built X-Shore Introduces All Electric Vessels
January 07 2019
X Shore, the Swedish first class manufacturer of 100 percent electrical crafts, is leading the way in the marine industry with the market's most modern e-boats. X Shore is at the forefront of technology, design and climate-smart crafts when launching its new boat model Eelex 6500 at the world's biggest boat show, boot Düsseldorf in Germany, 19–27 January 2019.
Two boat models ready for orders – A milestone for X Shore
The Eelex 6500 is a 6,5-metre open/tender boat that will be fresh off the moulds for a global launch in Düsseldorf on 19 January, 2019. The Eelex will exist in two models, 6,5 metres and 8 metres. They are a development of X Shore’s first prototype, the 8000 Smögen Edition, launched as a prototype in March 2018. The Eelex models have increased performance and more sustainable materials, standing out as the most technically advanced electric boats on the market, with exceptional design as well as respecting the environment.
The 6,5 metre and 8 metre X Shore models have the capacity to reach top speeds of 40 knots. They are among the few e-boats to attain a cruising speed of 25 knots. They can travel up to 100 nautical miles on a single charge at a slower pace. Outstanding acceleration and speed in combination with exceptional mileage is key for X Shore crafts and what makes X Shore unique. The boats are practical, smart and beautifully designed with a Scandinavian touch to blend in with nature. Inspired by the shape of the South American electric eel, each craft features a modular interior and hull that is optimised for efficient passage through water.
Electric powered boats provide a minimal carbon footprint compared to boats with traditional fossil fuel engines. Additionally, the undesirable elements of toxic fumes and disruptive noises are entirely banished with electric power. Nature, wildlife and humans remain undisturbed as an electric craft quietly glides through water. With this power of silence, X Shore is committed to “e-revolutionise” the marine industry. X Shore is about giving back to the environment, not working against it. It’s about making boats for the modern world.
"X Shore boats are vanguard in technology, design and sustainability. Once you’ve experienced the sea without noise and fumes, there is no turning back. It’s magic. That is why we are so strongly committed to contribute to a fossil fuel free shift of the marine industry", explains X Shore founder and renowned Swedish entrepreneur Konrad Bergström."
Rolls Royce collaboration
X Shore’s ambitions to lead the way with high tech, efficient and climate smart crafts, have resulted in collaborations with some of the world’s leading companies in the field. As a world leader of propeller design and hydrodynamics, Rolls Royce is sharing more than 50 years of experience to develop X Shore's crafts at the Rolls Royce hydrodynamics centre, equipped with cavitation tunnels.
Storebro, one of the world’s most respected boat manufacturing brands, will guarantee that the boats will be of highest quality. Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, is making an advanced research for future propulsion systems and ensuring faster and more energy efficient hulls.
Order and custom build your craft online
The launch of Eelex also marks the start of sales. X Shore is ready to take the first orders of its two boat models, counting 10 weeks to delivery. The online “craft customizer” launches the same day, where buyers can custom build and order a craft on the cleverly designed X Shore website.