Starting at € 330,000 ex. VAT

C-8: Simply a
better experience

Group 994

57 NM

Group 994 (1)

Top speed
27 kt

Group 994 (3)

8 people

Candela C-8 offers the longest range and highest cruising speed among all electric boats in serial production. The true magic of the hydrofoils appears after takeoff. Glide effortlessly above the chop while focusing on your passengers instead of tackling waves, and enjoying the sounds of nature instead of roaring engines. Travel far on pure electricity and arrive refreshed.

Packed with features

For everyone

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Built for

No noise,
no wake

Our technology
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No pollution,
no traces

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Built for

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Built for

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Candela C 8 Hydrofoiling Electric boat
With a most efficient speed of 22 knots and a range of up to 57 nautical miles, the C-8 combines endurance with performance.

Choose one of the multiple layout and configuration options best suited for your C-8 adventure.

  • Daycruiser
  • T-Top
  • Hardtop
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C-8 DC Interior

The comfortable interior allows for a cozy overnight experience and provides shelter from the sun on a hot day.

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A comfortable interior sleeps a small family and provides a retreat from the sun on warm days on the water.

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A tinted window in the ceiling provides just the right amount of natural light.

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Ample storage, a marine head and dimmable LED lights provide full comfort for overnight trips.

Design edition
C-8 Polestar

An iconic take on a revolutionary vessel. Premium electric car maker Polestar’s design team brings a new level of luxury to this limited-edition version of Candela C-8. Polestar and Candela have taken an industry-first approach by sharing batteries and charging for all Candela’s leisure craft. In this iconic take on C-8, Polestar’s design team has also curated the interior and exterior look.

The sleek grey exterior colour is complimented with a lighter grey tone across interior areas. A specially designed seat upholstered in marine textile offers outstanding comfort and durability. Also, when the boat reaches high speed and lifts out of the water, the hydrofoils in iconic Polestar gold are revealed.

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C-8 T-Top

Explore your favourite spots. Leave nothing but good memories behind.

Candela C 8 T Top

With 6’5”/195 cm of standing room, our T-TOP option provides ample shade on sunny days. Additionally, with an optional canvas cover, the T-Top shields passengers from rain and cold weather.

C-8 Hardtop

The ultimate electric adventure craft, with shelter from the elements

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The all-carbon fiber C-8 Hardtop is capable of handling all conditions you might encounter. It provides shelter for passengers from rain and cold weather. And on sweltering hot days, the textile roof opens up fully, turning the Hardtop into a Daycruiser, with sunshade.

Range calculator

We estimate the range based on several parameters and real world tests in various conditions. Actual range may vary.

  • Daycruiser
1 person
22 kn

Down to the details
Technical specifications

Carbon fiber
69 kWh – Powered by Polestar
1750 kg 3 858 lbs
7 passengers + 1 driver
DC: 8.50 DC: 28 ft 3in
2.50 m 8 ft 3 in
22 kt cruise, 27 kt top speed
Candela C-Pod (45/50 kW)
57 NM at cruising speed +3 NM at 4 kn in limp home mode
0.5 in shallow mode
0.9 m in planing mode
0.8 m while foiling
1.5 m while not foiling, foils extended
1 ft 8 in in shallow mode
2 ft 11 in in planing mode
2 ft 7 in while foiling
4 ft 11 in while not foiling, foils extended
11 kW AC: 6.5 h 0-100%
135 kW DC: <30 min 10-80%
15,4-inch touch screen with Candela’s proprietary navigation and boat integration system. Free software upgrades included. One year free sea chart upgrades included.
Candela app with position, state of charge, route statistics and more. Optional geo-fence.
The hybrid hull is shaped for friction-less planing, in addition to low air resistance when foiling. In Planing mode, the foils are above the surface, which prevents fouling and corrosion

Here are the top five.

How does Candela C-8 handle high waves and rough water?

Candela C-8’s seakeeping capabilities are second to none for its size. Instead of smashing into the waves, the C-8 flies over them. Thanks to the foils, the ride will be smoother than any conventional boat in moderate waves. Waves up to 1.1 meters just pass under the hull. In rougher conditions, the C-8 operates like any other boat; the efficient planing hull and a “planing mode” mean that you can operate the boat as you would any other, with the foils acting as a keel to provide extra stability.

What is the range at high speed? And how quickly can you charge?

The estimated range is 57 nautical miles at 22 knots. This means you can cruise for more than two hours without noise, emissions, or wake. Additionally, with access to a DC charger, a C-8 can be recharged from 10-80% in less than 30 minutes, making it the quickest-charging boat on the market. A more common option is charging at your dock from a three-phase outlet, which will take around 5 hours from an empty battery.

There are many other electric boats out there. What makes the Candela C-8 different?

The Candela C-8 is the only electric boat with the range of a petrol boat at higher speeds and also the only hydrofoiling electric boat in serial production. Hydrofoils bring several other benefits that other electric boats can’t offer: vastly reduced noise levels at higher speeds, faster charging speeds, a much smoother ride, and little wake generation. A battery pack of 110 kWh or more in a planing boat will only result in 20-30 nautical miles of range (even if some boat makers unrealistically claim higher range). The only way of solving this energy equation is to use hydrofoils. A Candela C-8 can achieve an estimated 57 NM with a battery pack of 69 kWh.

What happens if you hit something in the water?

The foils are made from carbon fiber, extremely strong, so hitting smaller debris will have little to no effect. Hitting a bigger object – a large log, a submerged container, or underwater rock – will result in the foil breaking off at a designated point. Therefore, the boat’s hull is spared from damage otherwise typically incurred on regular boats.

Where can I test one, and when do you ship?

We have shipped dozens of boats to customers around the globe. Our C-8 is the world’s best-selling electric premium boat with over 100 orders. Current delivery times are estimated at 6 months after placing an order but are expected to increase due to rising demand. Test drives are available in many locations across Europe and the US, as well as in Thailand, New Zealand, and occasionally in other countries. Reach out to for inquiries.