candela c-8 dc


A better experience. To make a compelling electric craft, we had to rethink boats. Instead of punching its way through the waves, C-8 flies in silence above the surface. Instead of following trend of larger motors, we went for efficiency by building a pod motor optimised for hydrofoiling. Instead of creating huge swells, C-8 leaves no wake behind.

The most advanced electric boat battery pack ever comes from… a car. Candela C-8 Polestar Powered uses the same 69 kWh pack as the Polestar 2 electric performance fastback. Polestar batteries also bring DC charging to the table, which means C-8 now combines the longest electric range with the fastest charging times. The result is the longest-range electric boat on the market, by a factor of two.


  • Material: Carbon fibre

  • Battery: 69 kWh – Powered by Polestar
  • Weight: 1,605 kg
  • Passengers: 8 including driver
  • Length: 8.50 m
  • Width: 2.50 m
  • Speed: 22 knots cruise, 27 knots top
  • Motor: Candela C-Pod (45/50 kW)
  • Range: 57 nautical miles at cruising speed +3 NM at 4 knots in limp home mode
  • Draft: 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
  • Charging: 230V x1 x16A: 13h 230V x3 x32A: 2.5 hours
  • Interface: 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.
  • App: Candela app with position, state of charge, route statistics and more. Optional geo-fence.
  • Hull-shape: 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

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