Electric Hydrofoil Boats ♆ Candela

By bringing together some of the world\’s brightest researchers and engineers, Candela has redefined what a boat is. They claim to be the globe\’s only electrical boat with speed & range as a fossil boat while foiling in rough sea second to none. Simply Candela is electrifying marine transportation and the future of boating.

Candela was founded in 2014 by Gustav Hasselskog. Determined to find ways to make electric boats with both range and speed, he gathered a task force consisting of some of the world’s leading experts within dynamic modelling, hardware design, hydrodynamics, control theory, machine learning, image & signal processing, structural engineering and electrical machines.

The mission: to make an electric boat with better performance than the fossil fuel competitors.

At the end of 2016, a full-scale prototype was launched, reaching the target of more than 50 nautical miles per charge at a speed of 22 knots. Serial production of the world’s first electric hydrofoil boat started in 2019.

In 2020, Candela C-7 became the best-selling electric boat in Europe.

Our ultimate purpose is to speed up the transition to fossil fuel-free lakes and oceans.

A traditional 7.5 m petrol boat consumes about 15 x more fuel than a family car, leaving a heavy footprint on our planet. Multiply that number with the number of ships and boats in seas worldwide and it’s easy to see that the concept of traditional combustion engine boats is simply not sustainable.

P-12 Hydrofoilng Boat: Fast electric commuting Β© Candela

Candela\’s purpose is to re-think efficiency in marine transportation to radically push the performance boundaries of electric boats and ships.

At Candela, focus is on doing something good for the planet and all its species. Coming from 20 different nations, they share a conviction that kindness combined with deep knowledge in science, has revolutionary power.

Visit Candela website for more information.