Candela P-30

Redefining urban waterborne transportation

Candela’s purpose is to speed up the transition to fossil fuel free oceans and lakes. Our innovative P-30 is the world’s first high-speed and long-range electric shuttle ship. Cruising at 20+ knots on computer-controlled hydrofoils, it consumes 80% less energy than conventional ships. Opening up our waterways for fast, zero-emission transport will revolutionize urban commuting.

Candela P-30 is the world’s first electric hydrofoil shuttle ferry.
Computer-controlled hydrofoils lift the hull above the surface and reduce energy consumption by 80%, allowing P-30 to cruise for 60 nautical miles at a speed of 20 knots.


Not just a ferry, but a system

A Candela P-30 is not only a replacement for today’s uneconomical and dirty diesel ferries. The ability to travel at an average speed of 60 km/h between stops makes it a compelling alternative to cars and buses. Hydrofoil ships require no additional, costly infrastructure, but instead make use of underutilized waterways to alleviate traffic congestion and pollution in urban areas.

A flexible fleet of P-30 shuttles is a cost-effective replacement for bigger diesel ferries in the 300-500 passenger range.


Scalable from 12 to 300 passengers

Our electric hydrofoil technology can be applied to a wide range of vessels, from 12 person taxi boats to 300 passenger ships.

P-30 has a flexible interior with space for up to 30 commuters. An automated mechanical ramp allows easy access for wheelchairs, bikes and others needing extra space.


50 % faster

Today’s ferries travel slowly on urban waterways due to massive wake generation. Candela’s energy-efficient foiling technology permits 30+ knot speeds dock-to-dock without creating wake.

The result is a 50 % reduction in commuting times compared to today’s ferries, as well as more frequent departures.

Cleaner cities
at a low cost

Current high-speed diesel ferries emit large amounts of greenhouse gases. 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 emissions, particulate matter and NOx.

At the same time, Candela’s efficency and maintenance-free electric drive train reduces ship operator’s annual costs by 50%.

A better experience
for passengers

Computer-controlled hydrofoils ensure a safe and smooth ride, even in rough seas. Candela’s proprietary Flight controller has been extensively tested and validated since 2014.

This means a 95% reduction of wave g force compared to conventional ships – and the very end of sea sickness.


A new standard for energy consumption

By removing the water surface friction through hydrofoiling, which allows for electric propulsion at high speeds, the Candela P-30 sets a new standard in energy efficiency for route based transport solutions.


A comparison between the Candela P-30, our 11 meter ship for 30 passengers, and the most efficient light-weight diesel ferries of the same size.

Traditional diesel ferryCandela P-30Reduction
Power needed589 kW88 kW85 % reduction
Energy consumption at 20 knots24 kWh/nautical mile3 kWh/nautical mile87 % reduction
Cost of fuel/electricity per hour36 €5 €85 % reduction
Service cost per hour10 €1 €90 % reduction

About Candela

Cutting-edge tech, already on the market

We’re proud to be the proven leaders in marine electrification. Candela’s electric foiling technology is already market-tested. The Candela Seven, the world’s first and only electric foiling boat, has been in serial production since 2019 and is currently the best-selling electric boat in Europe.

Stockholm-based Candela is Europe’s leading electric leisure boat manufacturer.

Contact us
to learn more

Do you want know more or hear how we can electrify waterborne transport near you? Fill out the form and our public transport team will reach out. If you prefer to send an email, instead, please reach out to erik.eklund@candela.com

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