Embark on a safer, smoother and silent journey.
Advanced, computer-stabilized hydrofoils ensure a silent, smooth and safe journey. Flying with Candela P-12 will fell like travelling on a modern express train, even on open water and in adverse weather conditions.
The P-12 has a flexible interior with space for up to 30 commuters.
Future-proofing Stockholm city’s archipelago.
Proving the case: The Stockholm Project
Candela’s first P-12 Shuttle will be water-born at the end of 2022 and enter Stockholm city’s fleet of public transportation ferries early 2023 as a pilot on one of its main routes. The pilot will run until the end of the year and evaluate the P-12’s performance, including in terms of maneuverability, comfort, chargeability, wake and noise.
With a speed of between 20-30 knots and built for optimal boarding, the current bus and subway commute on a number of routes can be halved.
Given reduced energy consumption, low maintenance needs and possibility to increase passenger volumes, we estimate that operational costs will be reduced by at least 40%.
A Candela vs other forms of transport: A Stockholm route example. Ekerö Center to downtown Stockholm at 8 am on a Monday. Minutes of travel.
It feels like we’re flying
Electric-Boat Maker Candela Gets Cash Infusion to Scale Up Production
Its C-8 boat model has already become the best-selling electric speed boat in Europe (and it actually outsells most internal combustion engine-powered boats in its premium category).
Candela’s hydrofoiling electric boats attract $24M investment in a bid for cleaner seas
At a stroke it makes every other boat feel strangely low-tech, as if Candela has finally managed to reinvent the wheel or, perhaps more aptly, discover flight.
Candela’s C-8 flying electric boat is already selling better than gas-powered boats
The result is a super stable boat, you can’t really get seasick on board.
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The world’s first AI-powered, all-electric hydrofoil boat that automatically stabilises itself for a smoother ride
I tested a flying electric boat and it was even cooler than it sounds
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So, OK, what’s the bottom line? Simply put, the Candela is a better boat. Just like a Tesla is a better car and an F150 Lightning is a better F150. This is the future, kids, and it’s awesome!
Che bello il motoscafo tutto elettrico che vola sull’acqua senza rumore
Fliegen über Wasser
Hydrofoils function similar to airplane wings. As the water flows over the surface of the foil, the physics of the interaction between water and foil creates an upwards force, lifting the boat out of the water.
In January 2022 we initiated testing of the first prototype of the Candela C-8, our market leading successor to the Candela C-7.
With more than 100 C-8s on order, we are alone in being able to deliver market ready electric hydrofoiling boats.
Frequently Asked Questions
The range is up to 60NM in service speed (25 knots). It will be possible to operate the boat for approximately 3 hours before charging. More than enough to handle the rush hours in the morning and evening time.
The P-12 Shuttle has 30 seats + 1 captain. There is also room for bikes and wheelchair seating. The maximum payload is 3 000kg
The P-12 Shuttle will have a Type approval- DNV Craft with passenger and battery notation. For local standards and certifications please contact Candela to discuss further.
The P-12 Shuttle handles rough water very well. Significant wave height HS 1 meter when foiling and HS 2 meters when not foiling. If the weather conditions are too rough, simply land, and the P-12 Shuttle works very well as a normal planing catamaran.
The foils are made of carbon fiber which makes them extremely strong. Hitting smaller debris has little to no effect. Hitting bigger objects – a log or rock for example – will result in the foil breaking at a designated breaking point. The breaking point is positioned to maximize protection of the hull from impact.
Using advanced sensor-tactics along with a powerful computer, our boats automatically balance by adjusting the foils. The advanced control system makes adjustments of the foils at a rate of 100 times per second.
• AC: 400 V x 3 x 63 A, charging time 10-85 % approximately 3,2 h
• DC: 200 kW, charging time 10-85 % approximately 45 min