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Rancho Cordova Company Unveils Unique New Product

Post Date:03/24/2017 2:22 PM
The world’s first electric stand-up personal watercraft is now available from Free Form Factory, a Rancho Cordova company that is making waves in our community and around the globe. The Gratis X1 is a high-performance personal watercraft that is free of fuel, noise, and emissions and is a completely new and unique experience for water sports enthusiasts.

“We are thrilled to unveil the world’s first electric, stand-up personal watercraft. With the Gratis X1, riders will experience a powerful, fun and quiet ride on some of the most pristine waterways on earth,” said Founder and CEO of Free Form Factory Jordan Darling. “Free of the restrictions imposed on gas-powered watercraft, the Gratis X1 gives riders of all levels the ability to explore lakes, rivers and oceans they could only dream about riding before.”

All levels of water sports enthusiasts who are looking to ride waterways that are off limits to gas-powered personal watercrafts now have the freedom to ride almost anywhere with the new Gratis X1. This personal watercraft, which can be charged anywhere using a standard electrical outlet or a propane-based generator, also features LED headlights for increased safety and visibility.

“We are proud that Free Form Factory chose Rancho Cordova for its headquarters,” said Mayor Donald Terry. “We congratulate Free Form on its innovation and being the first to bring an electric, personal stand-up watercraft to market.”

Free Form Factory relocated its headquarters from New York to Rancho Cordova in June 2016. Free Form Factory chose the Sacramento region after considering locations in Austin, Texas and the state of New York, but after poor service and difficulty securing funding from other markets, the City of Rancho Cordova and the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council began working with Darling’s team to connect them with the resources they needed.

“We move fast, and we needed a community that moves just as fast,” Darling said. “Rancho Cordova and Greater Sacramento were able to deliver what we needed, period.”

Free Form Factory’s mission is to reimagine the recreational and professional water sports industry through innovative, durable, and environmentally friendly products. To learn more about Free Form Factory and the new Gratis X1, visit
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