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.
“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.”
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.
“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.