An entirely new type of watercraft
The world’s first active hydrofoil system lifts the hull of C-7 completely above the water’s surface, reducing friction by 80% and enabling long range on pure battery power.
Forget slamming, fumes and noise. Enjoy speed, range and silence, even in rough seas and strong winds.
Efficiency and lightness
With experience from fighter jet technology and airplane design, we have designed Candela C-7 to be extremely light, while still rigid and strong. The hull is made of vacuum-infused carbon fiber, which allows the Candela C-7 to weigh significantly less than similar boats.
Thrilling to drive
Once you have experienced C-7, it is hard to go back to a traditional petrol boat.
The driving experience and comfort were the prime focus areas when engineering the C-7, offering a quiet, smooth, and safe yet exciting ride. The computer-assisted trim makes driving as easy as holding the steering wheel, even in side-wind and rough weather.
C-7 is connected to the cloud, allowing for over-the-air updates and remote service to continuously optimize efficiency and performance.
3 x the range of other electric boats
Candela C-7 has a range of 50 nautical miles per charge travelling at 22 knots. The achieved range is about 3 times longer than the best electric boats currently on the market.
See the C-7 in action
Hydrofoiling is not only great for the environment, it also looks great on film. We think that except for test driving, the best way to experience our boats is through video.
Foiling Double Up
Virtual Test Drive
Candela C-7 | Formation Flying
World’s first electric hydrofoiling boat flying in San Francisco | Candela C-7
Foiling in high waves
C-7 vs regular boats
Fully retractable for shallow water
The foils and propulsion unit are retractable for trailing, storage and shallow water operation.
Early in the development of the Candela C-7, we realized that there was no drive train that could match the efficiency of our hydrofoil system.
Our proprietary, streamlined propulsion unit is one of many innovations that were needed to realize the C-7.
C-7’s digital Flight controller uses ultrasonic sensors, gyros, accelerometers and gps to measure the position, speed and acceleration of the boat. The foils are automatically adjusted 100 times per second to ensure a smooth and safe ride.
The result is a sheltered experience for the passengers and a thrilling drive, even in strong winds and waves.
Hydrofoils reduce friction, enable long electric range and offer a completely different experience from conventional boats.
Hydrofoils can be designed in different ways with varying efficiencies and behaviour. We have adopted the most efficient and precise solution possible – fully submerged foils, stabilized by computer power.
The in-house designed propulsion unit is unique in its very low hydrodynamic drag coefficient.
The Foil System fitted in Candela C-7 uses a very light design using carbon composites and design principles from the aviation industry.
Aft sofa replaced by a sunbed, with an adjustable back-rest
Teak covering the full deck, bow step, swim platforms and part of the freeboard for side entry.
12 courtesy lights placed around the interior of the boat. Dimmable through the touch screen.
Blue or white lights located near the two front struts and in the aft. Usable while foiling for a dramatic effect.
Extendable 3 step swim ladder, mounted on starboard swim platform.
Foldable cruiser cover with aluminum support rods. Usable in separate sections, for example as a spray hood, by detaching the aft section.
Recommended for non-sheltered waters where non-foiling cruising in heavy weather happens occasionally
Including electric winch simplifying single person operation.
Aft teak table
Foldable teak table stow-able under the port-side dash compartment.
Reducing local emissions by 100%
C-7 is a long-range, all-electric craft that travels silently above the surface. No emissions. No wake. No sound pollution or disturbance of marine life.
We designed Candela C-7 to be the most efficient boat ever built. At 20 knots, the energy usage per nautical mile is just 0,8 kWh. To put that into perspective, that’s the energy content of 0,1 liter of gasoline.
Read a few words from our earliest customers who took delivery during 2019.
- Boating in a Candela C-7An additional early customer reached out to us recently, to follow up…
- A dedicated service team makes boating truly hassle-freeCandela C-7 drives like a dream. But the hidden gem of ownership…
- Better sea keeping than any competitorOne of the first Candela customers, based in Stockholm, wanted to share…
|Speed||22 kn cruise, 30 kn top|
|Battery||40 kWh Lithium Ion NMC|
|Foiling Capacity||800 kg|
|Range||50 NM at 22 kn + 8 NM at 5 kn in limp home mode.|
|Wave Handling||Up to 1.1 meters when foiling.|
|Wake Generation||Around 5 cm when foiling.|
|Draft||0.7 m in shallow water mode.|
1.0 m while foiling.
1.5 m while not foiling.