Ready for Electric Boating? How the X Shore Electric Boat Works

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Q&A with X Shore Electric Boats to find out how it works – how fast it goes, boat range, how to charge batteries and more [VIDEO]

They say that electric boating is the future. With advancements in battery technology and a desire for a more sustainable way to boat, we’re starting to see some really interesting boats with electric motors hit the market.

We met up with X Shore Electric Boats at the 2021 Annapolis Powerboat Show to find out more about their new X Shore Eelex 8000, a 26 foot 100% electric boat.

X Shore is a boat builder from Sweden that has been getting a lot of attention since they debuted their boat in the U.S., so I was eager to know more about how does it works.

I was able to chat with X Shore’s sales manager, Patrick DeSocio to ask him questions about the boat and the company…

  • How long does the battery last & how fast does it go?
  • How do you charge the battery?
  • What type of battery does it use?
  • Is it quiet?
  • What kind of decking material is used?
  • Is the U.S. market ready for electric boating?
  • Is this the only model offered by X Shore?
  • What other types of boats will be next?

Check out our Q&A video with X Shore on their electric boat… some of the answers may be surprising!

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Diane Seltzer

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Diane is the founder of as well as the boating lifestyle site for kids Active in the boating industry, Diane has also led the marketing for multiple recreational boating businesses and startups.
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