Electric sailing enthusiasts are in luck, since from Candela, the new brand specialized in electric boats, has just made public the official date of presentation and subsequent commercialization of the C-8, its latest all-electric hydrofoil model and that they already call “the most anticipated electric boat in the world” due, particularly, to its attractive design, General specifications and capabilities.
In recent months there have been many electric boats that have been presented in society, however, there is one that has known how to shine among all of them. This would be the Candela C-8, which was presented in society as a mere digital design last August. Months later, the model began its tests in real environments and just three months ago we could see how a prototype of the Candela C-8 developed in its “inaugural navigation”. Now, the advances on this electric boat have borne fruit and from the company they assure that it is ready to be presented in society definitively, as well as to start marketing and selling to its potential customers.
Next week, specifically from May 28 to June 5, one of the largest events in the nautical sector, the so-called Salone Nautico Venezia, will be held on the Italian city of Venice, which will have a total of 9 days of exhibitions, conferences, regattas and tests of the different boats on the waters around the historic city. Taking advantage of this event of enormous international significance, from Candela they have decided that this will be the ideal environment to publicly meet the “most anticipated electric boat in the world”, as the Swedish manufacturer calls it.
This company will be present at this event during all the days of celebration of the Salone Nautico Venezia, in which it will show the details of the Candela C-8 to all those interested who come there. During the event, the Swedish firm will open the order book. They can be booked by giving a deposit (of 1,000 euros refundable) or, directly, contributing the entire amount that it will cost to get an electric Candela C-8, which is estimated to start at $ 330,000. Presumably, the first deliveries to final customers will be a complete reality throughout the second half of next year 2023.
Candela C-8: An Upgrade to C-7
This will be the second model launched by the company, after the Candela C-7, which was presented in 2019 and incorporated succulent solutions for its electrical mechanics. However, the C-8 is positioned one step above the previous model, since its hull is somewhat larger, reaching 8.5 meters in length and 2.5 meters in width. It hosts important technological advances in maritime electrification, such as its electric hydrofoil system, which is capable of reducing friction with water by up to 80%, which ensures greater electric autonomy and a higher top speed; but also its latest model of electric motor outboard, which is postulated as the most efficient in the world.
From the company they claim that their specifications will make this the closest thing there is to driving an electric supercar through the water thanks to its instant power delivery. The maximum speed will be about 24 knots (44 km/h) and its autonomy will be around 100 kilometers at cruising speed. Its hull has been developed in carbon fiber and its inspiration was that of airplanes. The Candela C-8 can present an image of a boat without a roof or, conversely, attach one to it for the days when it rains or to use it as a mere protection of its cabin.