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The Swedish technology company X Shore has raised millions in oversubscribed funding round

Stockholm-based electric boat manufacturer X Shore closes over 50 million dollars in its latest funding round. The round was oversubscribed in a day with the participation of many investors including existing owners, board members, and management alongside the founder and CEO of Swedish battery developer Northvolt, Peter Carlsson. The company is planning to boost production at its new facility named X Shore Industries 1 which will be the first assembly line of the company. The Swedish company will also use the capital to increase the R&D process.

Leading Electric Boat Manufacturer X Shore Raises more than $50 Million to Increase Production At Its New Facility in Nyköping

The latest funding round – which was heavily oversubscribed in less than 24 hours – will also be used to support research and development efforts

X Shore, the Swedish technology company behind a game-changing generation of fully electric boats, today announces that it has raised more than $50 million (SEK 500 million) of new capital in its latest funding round (which was oversubscribed in a day). Alongside further investments from existing owners, board members, and management, new investors include Peter Carlsson founder and CEO of Swedish battery developer, Northvolt.

The new financing will be used to ramp up production at its new factory named X Shore Industries 1, in Nyköping Sweden, which has recently become operational, rolling its first boat off the production line at the end of March 2022 following pilot production starting last fall.

The new factory will also be the home of the company’s first automated assembly line, which is currently being installed. With the latest injection of funding, X Shore will now be able to manufacture two boats per day by year-end, noting that the new factory enables the in-house production of significant parts, such as composite hulls, which were previously outsourced to external subcontractors. The additional capital will also be used to support increased research and development efforts.

X Shore, Jenny KeisuJenny Keisu, CEO of X Shore comments: “We have received an incredible amount of support during this latest funding round, resulting in over-subscription in less than two days.

At a challenging time given market uncertainty, we are both proud and grateful of the enthusiasm for X Shore shown by well-reputable investors and the wider community.

With the launch of our new factory, X Shore Industries 1, the funds will be used to accelerate our production capabilities, ensuring that lead times for delivery are significantly decreased and also allow us to invest more in research and development, as well as to build out our sales channels globally.”

The funding round comes after a successful year of growth and expansion for X Shore, having officially launched its Eelex 8000 electric boat in the United States last year.

From its 100% electric 225 kW motor to the low impact materials it is built with, the Eelex 8000 from X Shore embodies the start of a more sustainable maritime tradition. With electric power, toxic fumes and disruptive noises vanish, and it produces a minimal carbon footprint during its lifetime compared to fossil fuel engines, which helps combat climate change.

About X Shore

The Swedish climate-tech and electric boat company X Shore was founded in 2016 in Stockholm. Made in Sweden, X Shore has become the world’s leading supplier of electric boats with customers in markets such as North America and EU. X Shores boats use no fossil fuels and have minimal impact on marine wildlife. X Shore has been awarded a number of prizes for the design of the model Eelex 8000, and in 2022 the company was nominated for the European Powerboat of the Year and received the jury’s special mention. 

X Shore creates 100% electric boats for a fossil free tomorrow. By combining Swedish maritime craftsmanship with technology, innovation and sustainability we change and charge the future of the boat industry.

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Nurcin Metingil
Nurcin Metingil
A permanent student, a passionate first reader and nowadays doing master’s degree in Publishing Management. Beside these, I am up for games! I have been playing games since I was 6. Now, I am whispering "Business. Business. Numbers. Is this working?"

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