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Starting at € 330,000 ex. VAT

The world’s first foiling water taxi

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40 NM
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Top speed
25 kt
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16 people

Candela P-8

P-8 lets up to twelve passengers experience electric hydrofoiling. With one electric pod motor, the P-8 can cruise in almost complete
silence, without disturbing marine wildlife or sound pollution. The P-8 lets you get up close and personal with the best nature can offer.

No wake


not disturbing

With up to 40 nautical miles of range at 20 knots, the P-8 is the first electric water taxi that can cover long routes at high speed. The complete absence of wake allows you to go fast where others can’t, without disturbing the peace.


A completely new type of boat necessitates a revolutionary take on a century old concept; the electric motor.

Learn more about the C-POD

Flight controller tech

Similar to a modern quadcopter drone, the C-8 intelligently senses it’s position relative to the surface of the water and adjusts accordingly.

The world’s first foiling electric boat

Hydrofoils are constantly and automatically adjusted by the onboard Flight controller, to maintain a superbly stable ride in all weather conditions.


The Flight Controller uses different types of sensors to measure the boat’s position, speed, and acceleration in six degrees of freedom to create a precise and stable hydrofoiling experience.

Superior Ride

Whether you’re looking for a comfortable taxi boat, a thrilling rib, or a sightseeing boat, the P-8 will outperform the competition.
Flying above the wave crests at 30 knots without slamming or noise, it provides passengers a smooth yet exhilarating ride – especially in choppy seas. The climate shell is designed for panoramic views and ensures passenger comfort in conditions ranging from sub-zero temperatures to tropical heat.

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90% lower operating costs*
Thanks to our market-proven hydrofoil-system, the P-8 consumes less energy per passenger than a family car. Even in markets where fossil fuels are subsidized, the Candela P-8 will be considerably cheaper to operate than comparable combustion engine vessels. *Assumed cost 0.6€/1l gasoline and 0.1€/kWh.

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P-8 has a flexible interior with space for up to 8 passengers. A spacious front opening allows easy access for passengers.


Small Impact

Our crafts are specifically designed to have a minimal impact on marine life. Candela’s electric hydrofoil boats use 90% less energy than conventional crafts, and have the ability to travel far and fast on pure electricity. This implies a 100% reduction in emissions, particulate matter and NOx. At the same time, Candela’s efficiency and maintenance-free electric pod motors reduces the operator’s annual service costs by 80%.

Safety First

Computer-controlled hydrofoils ensure a safe and smooth ride, even in rough seas. Candela’s proprietary Flight controller has been extensively tested and validated since 2014. This means a 95% reduction of wave g force compared to conventional ships – and the very end of sea sickness.

Faster trips

No other electric water taxi can cruise for 2.3 hours at 20 knots. With a top speed of 30 knots and the ability to sustain it while foiling in choppy seas, the P-8 can outperform many faster crafts when the going gets rough – without sacrificing passenger comfort.

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High efficiency,
low costs

A new standard for energy consumption. By removing the water surface friction through hydrofoiling, which allows for electric propulsion at high speeds.
Candela P-12 (30 Pax)Diesel bus (40 Pax)Biogas bus (40 Pax)Family Car (5 pax)Electric vessel (12 Pax)Passenger Vessel (176 pax)Water Taxi (16 Pax)
Energy consumption per passenger. kWh per kilometer, per seated passenger (kWh/km/Pax)
Swedish Energy Agency Report: ER 2019:03;,,, Region Stockholm, Candela
Candela P-12 Shuttle (30 Pax)
Diesel Bus (40 Pax)
Biogas Bus (40 Pax)
Family Car (5 Pax)
Passenger vessel (176 Pax)
Water Taxi (16 Pax)

Traveled kilometers (per seated passenger) per kWh at 25 knots (kWh/km/Pax)
Source: Swedish Energy Agency Report: ER 2019:03;,,, Region Stockholm, Candela


A comparison between the Candela P-8, our 8.5-meter boat for 8 passengers, and the most efficient lightweight water taxis of the same size.

Traditional water taxiCandela P-8Reduction
Power needed258 kW44 kW83 %
Energy consumption12 kWh/nm1 kWh/nm92 %
Cost of fuel/electricity per hour15 €2 €87 %
Service cost per hour5 €1 €80 %

Engine power (kW)

Diesel ferryCandela P-12Reduction
589 kW88 kW85 %

Energy consumption in service speed (kWh/Nm)

Diesel ferryCandela P-12Reduction
36 kWh5 kWh86 %

Cost of fuel/energy at service speed (€/h)

Diesel ferryCandela P-12Reduction
90 €17 €81 %

Local emissions (g Co2/h)

Diesel ferryCandela P-12Reduction
13460 g0 g100 %

About Candela
Cutting-edge tech, already on the market. We’re proud to be the proven leaders in marine electrification.
Candela’s electric foiling technology is already market-tested. The Candela C-7, the world’s first and only electric foiling boat, has been in serial production since 2019 and is currently the best-selling electric boat in Europe.

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Stockholm-based Candela is Europe’s leading electric leisure boat manufacturer.
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