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POWER REVIEW

X-Shore
Eelex 8000

By | Andy Adams

N

o longer an outlier or a flash-inthe-pan idea, electric boating is
fast becoming a viable alternative
that does not require compromises and
that brings some bold new styling and
ideas. One of the first builders to offer a
pure electric boat that is big enough for
offshore use, fast enough for most reasonable performance expectations and that
offers significant cruising range as well, is
from X-Shore in Sweden.
We got a Zoom call organized with one
of the X-Shore founders, Abozar K, joining with Patrick Hardy, President @ BCI
Marine, Canadian distributor.
The first X-Shore model is a 26-foot
centre console that clearly expresses the
founders' commitment to design technology and sustainability with features like
cork decking and flooring and the option
of flax fibre in the composite construction
and recycled plastics used wherever practical. This first model is the Eelex 8000
and the styling is handsome, distinctive
and at the same time, a visual representation of the founders' ideas.
The lines are very clean with three
inboard-mounted cleats and fairleads on
each side. Generous freeboard eliminates

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The interior supports modular furniture that can accommodate many different activities.

the need for deck rails and the transom is
left open to support a wide range of accessories and activities.
Abozar was direct about how they
were inspired by Elon Musk and Tesla.
The X-Shore Eelex 8000 is a fully electric powered boat with a 300 hp electric
engine and a high degree of tech in the
boat's systems. Just as Teslas are actually
quite fast, the X-Shore Eelex 8000 cruises
at 25 knots, tops out at 35 knots (over 40

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mph) and can deliver a 100 nautical mile
cruising range. Acceleration is more than
sufficient for towed water sports going
from 0 to 20 in 4.2 seconds and the load
capacity is 2,500 kg. A combination
of factors like the light-weight company-developed electric drive train and
advanced composite construction help
keep the boat's weight down to 2,600 kg.
The hardtop is light-weight carbon fibre
construction.



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SARAH DOUGLAS: A ROLLER COASTER RIDE TO TOKYO
FEATURE: X-SHORE EELEX 8000
DESTINATION: DESTINATION VICTORIA, BC’S CAPITAL CITY
FEATURE: VIA-MARA – “WOOD” YOU LOOK AT THAT…..
MARINA: QUEEN’S COVE MARINA – AN INVESTMENT IN ENJOYMENT – REGULAR BOAT MAINTENANCE PAYS DIVIDENDS
AT THE HELM: YIPPEE!
SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 530
THE PORT HOLE: JUNE 2021
CROSSING THE LINE: NFTS AND CRYPTOBOATING - A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
Canadian Yachting June 2021 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2021 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - AT THE HELM: YIPPEE!
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - SARAH DOUGLAS: A ROLLER COASTER RIDE TO TOKYO
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - FEATURE: X-SHORE EELEX 8000
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - DESTINATION: DESTINATION VICTORIA, BC’S CAPITAL CITY
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - FEATURE: VIA-MARA – “WOOD” YOU LOOK AT THAT…..
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - THE PORT HOLE: JUNE 2021
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 530
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Canadian Yachting June 2021 - MARINA: QUEEN’S COVE MARINA – AN INVESTMENT IN ENJOYMENT – REGULAR BOAT MAINTENANCE PAYS DIVIDENDS
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