Bigger, longer range, with the new Candela C-POD motor, the Candela 8 electric hydrofoiling boat is a game changer – designed for mass production of 1,000s of units and ready to prove the benefits of electric boating to masses of boat buyers. There is no doubt that electric boats are incredibly quiet, more than twice as efficient as fossil fuel motors and also free boaters from the curses of noxious fumes, carbon emissions, maintenance fees and the constant cost of refueling with gasoline or diesel. The hesitancy for many boaters has been the initial upfront costs, a large part of which is the battery and electric system.
Swedish tech firm Candela is to launch its second-generation hydrofoil boat – the Candela C-8, a larger and more comfortable version of its C-7 model designed to bring electric boats to a wider market. “With the C-7, we demonstrated that our hydrofoil technology not only allows for long range on electricity, but also provides a better experience than conventional boats. In a hydrofoil boat, you get a smoother, nicer ride,” says Gustav Hasselskog, Candela’s founder and CEO. “However, the C-7 was more like a hand-built sports car; never intended for volume production.
Neander Shark, manufacturer of the Dtorque 111 turbo-diesel outboard, has taken on direct distribution of the engine in Germany, Denmark, Austria and Switzerland. The territory was previously managed by Friedrich Marx GmbH & Co KG, which has waived its distribution rights in view of Neander’s growth plans.
In a position to set a new Lake of the Ozarks Shootout record for an electric-powered boat if all goes as planned on Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 28-29), the team at Vision Marine Technologies in Montreal, Canada, isn’t focused on a particular top speed or making a certain number of attempts on the three-quarter-mile course in front of Captain Ron’s Bar and Grill, the Sunrise Beach, Mo., host location for the 33rd annual event.
All American Marine Inc. (AAM) and the vessel owner SWITCH Maritime have launched and completed operational trials of Sea Change, a 70′, 75-passenger zero-emissions, hydrogen fuel cell-powered, electric-drive ferry that will operate in the California Bay Area. Sea Change will be the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the U.S., representing a monumental step in the U.S. maritime industry’s transition to a sustainable future. The ferry was developed and constructed to demonstrate a pathway to commercialization for zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell marine technologies. While still working on permitting of hydrogen fuel systems for maritime vessels with the Coast Guard, the completed ferry will exhibit the viability of this zero-carbon ship propulsion technology for the commercial and regulatory communities.
Italian electric propulsion specialist Mitek has launched what it says is the only sterndrive electric motor able to rotate on its own axis to switch from ON to OFF mode, making its footprint almost zero. Revolve features a unique patented system that offers an innovative and elegant solution to completely eliminate the hassle of assembling, disassembling and storing traditional outboard engines.
Volvo Penta continues to see more and more signs of the urgent need to accelerate actions towards increased sustainability. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Volvo Penta says it is continuing to see more and more signs of the urgent need to accelerate actions towards increased sustainability. Momentum is gaining, as there is demand around the world for more sustainable solutions, combined with a shift in investments. This is a transformation it says its welcomes and embraces – not only within Volvo Penta, but also across the Volvo Group.
Candela, the Swedish electric boat builder from Stockholm, has introduced what it describes as the most efficient boat motor ever – the Candela C-POD electric pod drive. Unlike most boat engines, which transfer thrust to the propeller through a complicated set of shafts, bearings and gears, the Candela C-POD gets rid of the gears altogether.
The British diesel outboard innovator, Cox Marine will be exhibiting and demonstrating its CXO300 marine diesel outboards at the Cannes Yachting Festival (September 7-12, 2021) for the very first time. In addition to viewing the game-changing CXO300 up close, Cannes show visitors will also be able to see the outboards in action on the water in a twin installation on board an Axopar 37.