Candela, a Swedish electric boat manufacturer, is breaking the mold with its innovative and advanced electrification technology, aimed at revolutionizing maritime transportation. Candela's mission is to increase the viability of electric boats, and their C-8 model represents the pinnacle of this goal, showcasing the benefits of hydrofoil technology.
To increase the range per charge and minimize water contact, Candela uses hydrofoil propulsion systems, which help boats glide across oceans, creating a flying-like motion. The C-8 model, which weighs 1605 kg and accommodates up to eight passengers, can cruise at a speed of 24 knots and has a top speed of 30 knots. Candela's C-Pod motor, which features streamlined design and two small propellers, enables smoother actuation and is tailored to the company's hydrofoil system. The motor is designed to last as long as the human that drives the boat and possesses silent propulsion technology, minimizing disruption to the environment.
The C-8 model is designed with safety and experience in mind, with a flight controller system that optimizes the hydrofoil experience by measuring the boat's position, speed, and acceleration. Candela has conducted over 10,000 hours of test simulations, design tweaks, and sea trials to ensure the C-8 offers the best performance possible. By using hydrofoil technology, the C-8 has 80% less water contact than a conventional boat, making it possible to travel further distances while maintaining comfort levels that can even prevent seasickness. The boat is available in three models: the Daycruiser, Hardtop, and T-Top, all exceeding 16 knots in speed and supporting emissions reduction, with mobile app monitoring available.