Swedish hydrofoiling electric boat manufacturer, Candela, has expanded their international dealer network to the UK and will be exclusively represented by SE Yachts.
Gustav Hasselskog, Candela Founder and CEO, said, “We have a great affinity with the UK market as they embrace innovation readily. The SE Yachts team are a superb fit for us given their knowledge of the UK sailing market and their success with Swedish brands. We’re excited to work with them and cannot wait for you to see Candela on the water in the UK.”
The Candela C-8 all-electric craft travels 60 NM at 23 knots thanks to hydrofoil technology and Candela’s battery collaboration with EV-maker Polestar. The maximum speed is 28 knots and the boat is certified for 6+2 passengers. The closed front cabin makes the vessel the perfect day-cruiser with the possibility for an overnight stay.
A Candela pushes the technological limits of boating. At 17 knots, the boats lift above the water, radically reducing energy consumption, thanks to a near-complete elimination of water resistance. Furthermore, Candela boats are equipped with the Candela C-POD, the world’s most efficient electric motor. The duo-prop drive line is submerged completely underwater to enable cooling directly from the water and ensure a silent ride.
Simon Rosier, SE Yachts Director, said, “We’re incredibly excited about Candela. Having experienced a Candela test ‘flight’ in Sweden, we understand the ease, peace, and exhilaration of being on board. The infrastructure to support electric boats has grown across our marina network, thanks to Aqua superPower and MDL Marinas. Candela is a great addition to our existing range, a real head turner, and something a little bit different for the UK. It’s an awesome time to be part of the electric foiling boat revolution.”
SE Yachts are based at Hamble Point Marina near Southampton. Test drives of the Candela C-8 will be available from there and other MDL marinas later this year. Find out more, email email@example.com to experience the Candela C-8.