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2023 X Shore Eelex 8000 Review

Boaters who have taken a stance to move towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly boating will love the new 2023 X Shore Eelex 8000. This all-electric boat is designed with you in mind and does not slack when it comes to performance or quality either.

Electric boats have grown in popularity as people recognize the impact that gas and pollution have on the world around us. There are many benefits to owning an electric boat including that it is not as noisy as traditional boats, it requires less maintenance overall, it offers you better efficiency, and it has a large energy reserve.

As the world gears up to start seeing more electric boats on the water, the Eelex 8000 is the highest-profile electric boat currently out there. The boat itself bundles together what you love about boats in general, entertainment, water sports, and power.

This boat is not your run-of-the-mill or average-looking boat either. You have many customization options to really put your own spin on your watercraft. Out of all the major benefits that this boat has to offer, owners have bragged about how quiet it is on the water. Not only is this beneficial for the captain and passengers, but it is also beneficial for those around the water as well.

Below, we will delve more into the 2023 X Shore Eelex 8000 to give you a better understanding of what it has to offer you.

Interior and Accessories

When it comes to design, you are in for the experience of a lifetime. The Eelex 8000 comes in a modular design with 10 different customizable layouts to choose from. These layouts are designed to meet the needs of every type of boater out there from those who just want a boat for socialization activities to those who are avid fishers and more.

The boat itself is 8 meters and offers you a ton of space on board, so no one will feel uncomfortable or cramped. It is an excellent choice for those who like to entertain themselves on the water or take their family and friends out for a day excursion. The area on deck is very open and non-confining, which means you can host a nice sunset dinner or lay out and sunbathe.

At the center of the boat is the captain and helm. You could say the entire boat has been built around the captain to ensure one of the best driving experiences possible. There is a large, oversized touchscreen console that allows the captain to adjust the driving whenever and wherever with a couple of taps.

The deck is made from cork, which is not only environmentally friendly, but it offers premium comfort.

As mentioned above, you have 10 different layouts to choose from as this is a modular boat. You can customize it to meet your needs and accommodate the desire you have for your boat.

The Eelex 8000 is truly remarkable when it comes to its interior and accessories. We could go on and on about it and how beautiful it really is. Below, you will find some additional noteworthy accessories and features your new boat will sport:

  • Remote key option through the app
  • Smart boating features
  • Real-time performance data at the push of a button
  • Premium sound system and speakers
  • Watersport hook
  • Hefty loading capacity (customized to your specific needs)

Engine

The Eelex 8000 is nothing short of a high-performance boat and it is built to offer you one of the best and most unique boating experiences out there. This boat is designed to be used throughout nature, on lakes, and in oceans. Since it is electric, you do not have to worry about noise or harmful fumes and fuel leeching into the water.

Powering the Eelex 8000 is a 170 kW Brusa motor that receives its power from a 126 kWh Kreisel dual-lithium battery pack.

While the boat does depend on a battery pack-powered motor, this does not limit it when it comes to performance. You can expect the boat to rise to speed rather quickly and effortlessly. Acceleration is estimated at 4.2 seconds to go from 0 to 20 knots.

Pros

  • 10 layouts to choose from for ultimate customization
  • Customizable hull colors
  • Easy to use interface
  • Smart connected app
  • All electric boating experience
  • Fast charge time

Cons

  • Not everywhere may be equipped with a charger to charge up the boat
  • Throttle takes time to get used to for most boaters
  • Range is less than with a traditional boat

Pricing and Specifications

When it comes to pricing, the exact price you pay will depend on the specifications and options that you choose. The standard Eelex 8000 comes in the color Sandy and is $295,000. Included in the price are two sofas with a table, a front sunbed, a captain’s smartwatch, DC charging, and a premium sound system.

For those who want a more customized boat, there are additional upgrade options including two other colors for the boat’s base. The amount of each upgrade will vary depending on what is chosen.

Eelex 8000 Specs:

  • Length: 8 meters or 26.2 feet
  • Width: 2.6 meters or 8.5 feet
  • Top speed: 30 knots
  • Cruising speed: 20 knots
  • Battery pack: 126 kWh
  • Weight: 2,600 kg or 5,730 pounds
  • Acceleration 0-20 knots in 4.2 seconds
  • Charge time: 1 hour and 10 minutes when fast charging
  • Range: 100 nautical meters at lower speeds
  • Motor: 170 Kw electric
  • Display: 24-inch touchscreen console

Warranty

Currently, the Eelex 8000 comes with a 3-year battery and motor warranty.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a sleek, quiet, and efficient boat that is environmentally friendly and sustainable, you have found it with the Eelex 8000. This vessel is an excellent choice for anyone who is looking for premium quality and customizations that allow you to make your ride truly yours. With the capability to hold many passengers, you can utilize your boat for social outings, fishing, water sports, or whatever other activity you want.

The Eelex 8000 is one of the first completely electric boats on the market and has been rated highly amongst those who own or have test driven them.

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