Electric foiling should dominate powerboats, says American Magic’s designer
Kermarec will be leading the hydrodynamics team at the Swedish Candela electric boat company in Stockholm. His main task will be to improve the efficiency of Candela’s future electric hydrofoil boats. Candela already says its electric hydrofoiling Candela Seven is the most efficient speedboat ever built. Cruising at 25 knots, its range is 50 nautical miles. But Kermarec has 29 years of experience designing boats for America’s Cup teams. Working for Oracle, Artemis and other teams all the way up to this year’s American Magic, he has contributed to today’s ultra-fast, foiling AC75 boats and should have a decided impact.