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X Shore Names Canadian Distributor

X Shore’s primary offering is the Eelex 8000. Photo: CNW Group/BCI Marine

X Shore’s primary offering is the Eelex 8000. Photo: CNW Group/BCI Marine

Montreal-based BCI Marine announced that it is the first North American distributor for Swedish e-boat manufacturer X Shore.

X Shore’s main offering is the Eelex 8000, a modular electric boat made from recycled plastic and cork.

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“In just one year's time, BCI Marine is getting one step closer to fulfilling its vision of introducing innovative new boats to Canada,” company founder Patrick Hardy said in a statement. “We aim to enhance our industry's image and to revive the unbridled joy of pleasure boating while remaining mindful of the environment.”

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Powered by a 225-kW (300-hp) electric motor and twin lithium-ion batteries, the 26-foot Eelex 8000 has a top end of 35 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots. Its systems can be controlled remotely through X Shore’s proprietary smartwatch and mobile app.

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“Keeping our overall goal of helping the boating industry evolve and adapting to support a cleaner environment, we’re excited to be working with BCI Marine as our first North American distribution agreement,” X Shore CEO Jenny Keisu said. “We see a huge opportunity for growth in the Canadian market, particularly as sustainability is a top priority for the country and its citizens.”

Click here for a video on the Eelex 8000.

Look for more about X Shore in the August issue of Soundings Trade Only.

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