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Sweden’s X Shore has launched a new model: the X Shore 1.
It’s a 21-foot boat that has a base price of $139,000, which the builder says is about a third of the retail cost for similar high-performance electric boats.
“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,” X Shore CEO Jenny Keisu stated in a press release. “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.”
Top and Open versions will be available, with the first hulls expected to be delivered to buyers in the second quarter of 2023. Features will include an open transom with a built-in swim platform; integrated navigation lights in the bow rail; and retractable sun awnings.
The X Shore 1 will come in three configurations: Utility, Performance and Premium. The builder says performance will be similar to that of the X Shore Eelex 8000 but with only a single 63 kWh battery on board to reduce costs and the boat’s carbon footprint.
The size of the boat should ease supply-chain bottlenecks that can cause delivery delays, since it fits inside global shipping containers.
Performance expectations for the X Shore 1: The builder says there will be a cruising speed of 20 knots, a top speed of 30 knots and a range of 50 nautical miles at lower speeds.
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