We are happy to announce that our newest boat model, the X Shore 1, has been awarded top price, Gold, for Excellent Product Design in the category Aviation, Maritime, and Railway in the German Design Award 2023. Following on from the company’s success in 2022 when our debut craft, the Eelex 8000, was awarded Gold in the same category, the prize illustrates that we continued innovative streak and design credentials.

The German Design Award is the German Design Council’s most important prize and among the most recognised international sector awards, exclusively honouring projects that are leading the way in design. Entries are judged by an international jury made up of design experts from the areas of business, academia, science, and design.  Entrants must convince the jury that they comply with increasing expectations and standards for a sustainable design process and use of resources, as well as environmentally-friendly production.

The German Design Award jury states: “With the all-electric X Shore 1, Swedish boat builder X Shore is presenting a motorboat that impresses both in terms of power and performance and the high-quality interior fittings that have been thought-out down to the last detail. The 6.5-metre-long boat impresses with its minimalist design approach that ensures a clean look and at the same time offers so much space and comfort that the boat is even big enough to comfortably accommodate two for the night. Compared to combustion engines, electric boats are CO2-neutral and so quiet that their environmental impact is minimal. The more people that switch to electric propulsion, the better for the environment. It is precisely such excellently conceived and designed e-boats like the X Shore 1 that make people want to make the switch.”