Candela C-Series
Leisure boats

Group 1345 Designed and made in Sweden

Leisure boats

World’s best-selling electric boats. For a reason. Candela’s C-series leisure craft deliver an unparalleled blend of silence, comfort, electric range, and performance. Since 2019, we have shipped dozens of our electric foiling boats to happy customers in 13 countries. Once you have taken off, you will never want to go back to traditional boating. Enjoy the future of maritime leisure today.

A modern boating experience, redefining comfort and efficiency.

At Candela, we’ve engineered solutions to eliminate the drawbacks of traditional boats. Say goodbye to noisy engines, exhaust fumes, high fuel bills, constant maintenance and slamming. Lift off at 16 knots and glide silently and smoothly over the waves, thanks to software that keeps your Candela stable even in waves and wind.

With over-the-air updates that continuously improve your craft, an intuitive user interface on a bright 15” screen, hydrofoils that retract at the push of a button for easy trailering and shallow waters, and a maintenance-free drive train, we bring the boating experience into the present.

Candela C 8 Leisure boat in Miami
Candela C 8 in Shallow Waters with Retracted Foils

Our boats in action

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MBY’s review of C-8

Watch Motorboat & Yachting’s amazing review of Candela C-8.

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Candela C-8 vs planing boat in waves

We tested wave management in the Candela C-8 alongside a conventional motorboat to see the difference.

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Candela C-8’s first flight

See the world’s most anticipated electric boat in action from when we tested out C-8 Prototype 01.

Foiling Double Up

Watching the speedy 69F Sailing boat fly next to Candela C-7 is to see into the future.

Questions?
Here are the top five.

How does Candela C-8 handle high waves and rough water?

Candela C-8’s seakeeping capabilities are second to none for its size. Instead of smashing into the waves, the C-8 flies over them. Thanks to the foils, the ride will be smoother than any conventional boat in moderate waves. Waves up to 1.1 meters just pass under the hull. In rougher conditions, the C-8 operates like any other boat; the efficient planing hull and a “planing mode” mean that you can operate the boat as you would any other, with the foils acting as a keel to provide extra stability.

What is the range at high speed? And how quickly can you charge?

The estimated range is 57 nautical miles at 22 knots. This means you can cruise for more than two hours without noise, emissions, or wake. Additionally, with access to a DC charger, a C-8 can be recharged from 10-80% in less than 30 minutes, making it the quickest-charging boat on the market. A more common option is charging at your dock from a three-phase outlet, which will take around 5 hours from an empty battery.

There are many other electric boats out there. What makes the Candela C-8 different?

The Candela C-8 is the only electric boat with the range of a petrol boat at higher speeds and also the only hydrofoiling electric boat in serial production. Hydrofoils bring several other benefits that other electric boats can’t offer: vastly reduced noise levels at higher speeds, faster charging speeds, a much smoother ride, and little wake generation. A battery pack of 110 kWh or more in a planing boat will only result in 20-30 nautical miles of range (even if some boat makers unrealistically claim higher range). The only way of solving this energy equation is to use hydrofoils. A Candela C-8 can achieve an estimated 57 NM with a battery pack of 69 kWh.

What happens if you hit something in the water?

The foils are made from carbon fiber, extremely strong, so hitting smaller debris will have little to no effect. Hitting a bigger object – a large log, a submerged container, or underwater rock – will result in the foil breaking off at a designated point. Thus, the boat’s hull is spared from damage otherwise typically incurred on regular boats.

Where can I test one, and when do you ship?

We have shipped dozens of boats to customers around the globe. Our C-8 is the world’s best-selling electric premium boat with over 100 orders. Current delivery times are estimated at 6 months after placing an order but are expected to increase due to rising demand. However, test drives are available in many locations across Europe and the US, as well as in Thailand, New Zealand, and occasionally in other countries. Reach out to sales@candela.com for inquiries.

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