Candela C-8

Simply a better experience

The first modern hydrofoil!

The Candela C-8 throws all existing rules overboard and comes up with a revolutionary design. Combining advanced aircraft technology with software and electronics, you get the feeling of flying over the waves in absolute silence.
Moreover, you consume only a fraction of the energy used by classic ships.

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Available in 3 different versions

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The Candela C-8 has a range of 94 km per charge, at a speed of 37km/h. This range is up to 4 times greater than the best electric boats on the market.

From the centre of Amsterdam to Marina Den Oever or from Antwerp to Cadzand on one charge.


Luxurious interior

The cabin in the C-8 offers sleeping space for 2 adults and 2 children.

The sound system with subwoofer and 6 speakers ensures a phenomenal musical experience. And that on board the quietest boat ever built.

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Foiling mode for all speeds above 16 knots. Highest efficiency, longest range.
Planing mode for extreme wave heights, speeds up to 20 knots. Reduced range.
Shallow mode. Protects foils and the Candela C-POD. Low speeds only.
Harbor mode. Foil system fully retracted above waterline to eliminate risk of fouling on front and aft foil systems.


The retractable C-FOIL system makes the C-8 a versatile electric boat.

Retracted, the foils and the Candela C-POD are protected by the hull. If weather conditions are too extreme and thus do not allow foiling, the C-8 can be sailed like a classic electric motorboat, well understood with a reduced range due to the higher resistance.

Ecological footprint

Reduction of direct emissions by 99%

The C-8 is a fully electric boat with a long range, cruising silently above the surface of the water. No emissions, no noise and no nuisance to underwater flora and fauna. The Candela C-8 has been developed as the most efficient boat on the market. At a speed of 20 knots, the boat consumes only 0.8kWh per mile travelled. This is comparable to 0.1 lt of petrol.

Elektrische boot Zero emission

Easy to use

The 15.4-inch touchscreen is easy to operate. The smart user environment allows you to control everything from navigating to turning the fridge off and on.

Candela values complete, yet simple device-human interaction. They therefore pride themselves on their good user experience. Online updates ensure an always up-to-date system.


See the Candela boat in action

Candela has introduced the world to foiling electric boats. Since introducing the Candela C-7 in 2018, they have already won several awards for their sustainable innovations.


100% carbon, made in Sweden

Thanks to experience from fighter jet technology and the aircraft industry, Candela has developed extremely light, yet stiff and very strong hulls. The C-8 hulls are made of 100% carbon fibre, making them significantly lighter than comparable boats.

On a weight-to-strength ratio, carbon beats glass fiber by a wide margin.

Candela C-8 - Stringer - Romp van 100% carbon vezels,
Candela C-8 - technical drawning - Technische tekening

Technical specifications


1605 kg (Daycruiser version)


8 passengers including driver


8.50 m


2.50 m


24 kn cruise, 30 kn top


Candela C-Pod (45/50 kW)


50+ NM at cruising speed

+3 NM at 4 kn in limp home mode


0.5 m in shallow mode

0,9 m in planing mode

0,8 m while foiling

1.5 m while not foiling, foils extended


230Vx1x16A: 13h

230Vx3x32A: 2,5h


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 frictionless planing in addition to low air resistance when foiling. In Planing mode the foils are above the surface which prevents fouling and corrosion

Candela C-POD is specifically developed for our electric hydrofoil craft.

Candela C–POD

The Candela C-POD is the most efficient and longest-lasting boat motor ever built.

Submerged, direct-drive electric motors provide an absolutely silent ride while eliminating transmission losses.

The Candela C-POD is built to last a human lifetime, without maintenance.


The Flight Controller uses different types of sensors to measure the boat’s position, speed, and acceleration in six degrees of freedom to create a precise and stable hydrofoiling experience.

After 10,000+ hours of simulations, design iterations, and sea trials, our software provides the safest and most thrilling boating experience.

Foil system

Hydrofoils are the key to a long all-electric range at sea.

Candela’s electric hydrofoil system reduces water friction by 80% compared to a planing boat and makes for a completely different – and better – ride.

The hydrofoils are constantly and automatically adjusted by the onboard Flight controller, to maintain a superbly stable ride in all weather conditions.


Candela C-8 - Bowrail - Boeg en handgreep


Powdercoated stainless steel handle for easier boarding.

Candela C-8 - Table View - Carbon tafel

Carbon table

When combined with the functionality of the turnable front seats, this table opens up for socializing.

Candela C-8 - Fridge - Koelkast


Dometic 20 L fridge for beverages and food, situated underneath the sunbed seats.

Candela C-8 - Extra Seats - Extra stoelen

Extra seats

Removable extra seats, increasing the passenger capacity by two.

Candela C-8 - Aftgate - Zwemplateau op het achterdek

Aft Swim Platform

Swim platform that doubles as an aft gate, to enclose the open aft of the boat.

Candela C-8 - Sunshade - Zonnetent


Storable sunshade. Useful on sunny days. Easily mounted with 4 carbon fiber poles.

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