Candela C-8 Electric Hydrofoil Boat
The Candela C-8 electric hydrofoil boat has successfully completed its maiden journey. In other words, it managed to achieve its target takeoff speed of 16 knots before cruising silently above water at a zippy 20 knots.



Unlike other electric boats, the C-8 boasts computer-controlled hydrofoils that use up to 80% less energy than conventional watercraft. However, the foils are retractable at the push of a button for anyone who doesn’t want to glide above water. Autopilot technology lets you set a preset route before just kicking back and relaxing, thanks to its fly-by-wire steering system. Its 44 kWh battery is good for around 50 nautical miles on a full charge, which takes around 2-hours. The C-8 has already sold 100-8n units thus far, priced at $339,000 USD.
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Candela C-8 Electric Hydrofoil Boat

This first flight marks a huge moment not only for Candela, but also for the powerboat industry. The C-8 is not only designed to be the best electric boat, it is designed to be a far better experience than conventional powerboats. I hope we can drive the transition to emission-free boating at a very fast pace,” said Gustav Hasselskog, Candela’s CEO.

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