Candela P-12

The world’s fastest electric passenger vessel is redefining waterborne transport.

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From New York to Stockholm, traffic congests metropolitan areas across the world. Meanwhile, our waterways remain mostly unused for high-speed transports, due to wake generation, pollution, and high costs of conventional vessels.

With a destination-to-destination speed of 30 mph, silent flight, no wake and a cost per passenger mile that is only 10% of traditional diesel ferries’, the electric hydrofoiling Candela P-12 is unlocking the true potential of our waterways.

The P-12 Shuttle is designed to be a highly attractive alternative to land based public transport such as cars or buses. Thanks to hydrofoils, it uses 80% less energy than conventional ships.

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Replacing cars

P-12 Shuttle offers convenient cross connections in waterfront cities. On many routes, it’s a faster alternative to cars.

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Thanks to the computer-guided hydrofoils, Candela P-12 flies above the surface without generating harmful wakes. It’s the fastest electric ship to date with a service speed of 30 mph, which allows for to more frequent departures and up to 60% faster commuting times in urban areas compared to the diesel vessels its designed to replace.

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Convenient cross connections

With up to 60 nm range and the ability to travel at 60 km/h, the P-12 offers convenient connections for waterfront communities.

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Passenger
experience

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 feel like travelling on a modern express train, even on open water and in adverse weather conditions.

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The P-12 has a flexible interior with space for up to 30 commuters.

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High efficiency and low costs

Being 400% more energy efficient than any other fast vessel, the Candela P-12 uses less energy per passenger kilometre than a hybrid electric bus. For operators, this means up to 90% reduced fuel costs.

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Travelled kilometers (per seated passenger) per kWh at 25 knots (kWh/km/Pax)
Source:
Swedish Energy Agency Report: ER 2019:03; volvo.com, kewatec.com, waxholmsbolaget.se, Region Stockholm, Candela

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Candela P-12 (30 Pax)Diesel bus (40 Pax)Biogas bus (40 Pax)Family Car (5 pax)Electric vessel (12 Pax)Passenger Vessel (176 pax)Water Taxi (16 Pax)

High efficiency and low costs

Being 400% more energy efficient than any other fast vessel, the Candela P-12 uses less energy per passenger kilometre than a hybrid electric bus. For operators, this means up to 90% reduced fuel costs.

Candela P-12 Shuttle (30 Pax)
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Diesel Bus (40 Pax)
9.5
Biogas Bus (40 Pax)
7.7
Family Car (5 Pax)
6.5
Passenger vessel (176 Pax)
2.0
Water Taxi (16 Pax)
1.2

Building a system

By replacing one large, conventional vessel with a fleet of P-12 Shuttles, a nimbler waterborne public transportation system can be put in place.

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More – and faster – vessels give the option of more frequent departures, while still reducing total operational cost. Smaller vessels ensure better occupancy and fewer empty seats.
For fleet optimization, the Candela P-12 Shuttle is fully connected.


Cleaner cities

Our shuttles use 80% less energy than conventional ships and have the ability to travel far and fast on pure electricity. This means a 100% reduction in local emissions, particulate matter and NOx. Moreover, there is no need for oil changes and thus no risk of oil leakages.

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Engine power
589 kW
88 kW
85 %

Energy consumption in service speed (kWh/Nm)
36 kWh
5 kWh
86 %

Cost of fuel/energy at service speed (€/h)
90 €
17 €
81 %

Local emissions (g Co2/h)
13460 g
0 g
100 %

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Cleaner cities

Our shuttles use 80% less energy than conventional ships and have the ability to travel far and fast on pure electricity. This means a 100% reduction in local emissions, particulate matter, and NOx.

Engine power (kW)

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589 kW88 kW85 %

Energy consumption in service speed (kWh/Nm)

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36 kWh5 kWh86 %

Cost of fuel/energy at service speed (€/h)

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90 €17 €81 %

Local emissions (g Co2/h)

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Future-proofing Stockholm city’s archipelago.

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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

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Candela C-8 DC, HT and Candela P-30 foiling together

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).

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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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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!

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Fliegen über Wasser

A new era of technology on the water

Now is the time to invest in environmentally friendly public transportation systems on water.

A new era of technology on the water

Now is the time to invest in environmentally friendly public transportation systems on water.


Candela provides the technological and practical system solutions that make sense, providing the passenger a smooth and fast commute that is infinitely gentler on the environment and will end up costing less even when taking capital expenditures into account.

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.


Market proven

The P-12 platform is based on market-leading already existing technology

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Following five years of R&D, Candela’s revolutionary electric hydrofoil craft first debuted in 2018. Since then, our C-7 and C-8 leisure boat models have dominated electric boat sales in Europe thanks to a unique combination of long electric range, high speed, and superior comfort.

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.

Full control, of every detail

As pioneers of electric hydrofoiling, we’ve had to develop nearly all technology in-house. Through full control of every detail, we ensure perfect harmony between hardware and software.

Full control, of every detail

As pioneers of electric hydrofoiling, we’ve had to develop nearly all technology in-house. Through full control of every detail, we ensure perfect harmony between hardware and software.


Technical
specifications

Length 11.99 meters
Beam 4.5 meters
Weight 8.5 tonnes
Capacity 30 passengers, seated
Propulsion 2 x Candela C-POD
Batteries 180 kWh
Charging up to 200 kW DC
Top speed 30 knots
Service speed 25-27 knots
Range 50 nautical miles at 25 knots service speed

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the range in high speeds?

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.


What are the service and top speeds?

The service speed is 25 knots, the top speed is 30 knots


How many passengers can the P-12 Shuttle take?

The P-12 Shuttle has 30 seats + 1 captain. There is also room for bikes and wheelchair seating. The maximum payload is 3 000kg


What certifications and approvals will the P-12 Shuttle comply with?

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.


How does the P-12 Shuttle handle rough water?

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.


What happens if you hit something in the water?

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.


How is the boat kept stable?

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.


What are the charging options of a Candela P-12 Shuttle?

• 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


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