Candela C-8 electric speedboat taking off with over 100 orders

Just a month and a bit after its maiden flight, the Candela C-8 electric speedboat is taking off in every way with record breaking sales, a new US test drive centre and an outing as the first electric hydrofoil chase boat in the Sail GP racing tour.

Maiden flight: February 16, 2022: Stockholm

Gliding through the cold waters outside the Swedish tech company’s headquarters at Lidingö, Stockholm, the Candela C-8 prototype P-01 looked like any other (very handsome) boat…until she reached a speed of 16 knots, when she started rising gracefully on her foils – taking off and flying noiselessly above the water at a cruise speed of 20 knots.

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