The history of boats mirrors cars when it comes to engines. In the early days of motor-powered travel, electric was a common choice, but it was replaced by combustion engines. X Shore̵
The striking feature of the Eelex 8000 is that it is a fully electric boat. This has several advantages, especially noticeable noise reduction. Boat engines are loud even before the sound of water propulsion comes into play. But the Eelex 8000 is incredibly quiet by comparison.
And the Eelex 8000 takes a few feature ideas from other premium electric vehicles (EV) like the Tesla. X Shore opted for sustainable materials, cork instead of teak, PET and optional flax fiber instead of glass fiber and carbon fiber. It also has a water and glare resistant touchscreen in the front and center by the handlebars.
You can get Over The Air updates via the touchscreen, an optional autopilot, pre-installed maps and audio, light, pump and temperature controls. You can connect a Garmin watch to the Eelex 8000, and if you fall overboard, the boat will detect when you are more than 3 meters away or underwater and stop in 10 seconds. You can even link a mobile app to start remotely.
You might think an electric boat can’t travel far, but X Shore promises a range of up to 100 nautical miles, depending on your travel speed. And thanks to the prowess of the electric motor, it can reach speeds of up to 40 knots, although the cruising speed is 24 knots. It can be charged in an hour if you have access to a blower and eight hours if you don’t.
The boat is 8 meters long and lithium ion batteries power the motor. You get many of the usual features such as a swim ladder, sunroof and plenty of storage space. X Shore also offers customizations, such as optional upgraded speakers, benches and tables, and anti-theft systems. You can even choose from three nature-inspired colors: moss, sand and coffee.
The Eelex 8000 is available in the US starting at $ 320,000 through the X Shore site.