The most anticipated electric boat has taken flight, ahead of serial production. Hydrofoiling Candela C-8 maiden flight.
Candela C-8 promises to revolutionize waterborne transports, thanks to its unique combination of long all-electric range, high speed and industry-first features.
After 16 months of intense development, it took off from the cold waters outside the Swedish tech company’s headquarters at Lidingö, Stockholm. After reaching the designed take-off speed of 16 knots, the Candela C-8 prototype P-01 lifted off smoothly, and flew noiselessly above the water at a cruise speed of 20 knots.
Material Carbon fiber
Weight 1605 kg DC version
Passengers 8 passengers including driver
Length 8.50 m
Width 2.50 m
Speed 24 kn cruise, 30 kn top
Motor Candela C-Pod (45/50 kW)
Range 50+ NM at cruising speed
+3 NM at 4 kn in limp home mode