Introducing the Candela C-8, the epitome of electric boat innovation! This marvel of engineering harnesses hydro foiling technology to elevate efficiency and reduce energy usage. Crafted with precision from lightweight carbon fiber, its sleek hull is purpose-built for hydro foiling, guaranteeing an unparalleled experience on the water.

Introducing the game-changing Candela C-8! Its groundbreaking design merges cutting-edge aircraft tech with state-of-the-art software and electronics, giving you a sensation of gliding over waves in serene silence. Plus, it sips only a fraction of the energy compared to traditional ships, making for an eco-friendly voyage like no other.

The Candela C-8 DC powerboat from Candela, available since 2022! This 8.50-meter electric/hybrid beauty features one guest cabin and a sleek carbon hull. With a draft of 1.50 meters, it can cruise at speeds up to 27 knots, perfect for coastal adventures, river journeys, and canal explorations.

Available In Three Different Versions:


Day Cruiser:

Hard Top:


Experience the impressive range of the Candela C-8! With a single charge, it can cover up to 94 km at a speed of 37 km/h. That’s up to four times farther than other leading electric boats. Imagine cruising from the heart of Amsterdam to Marina Den Oever or from Antwerp to Cadzand—all on one charge!


Luxurious Interior:

Step into the cozy cabin of the C-8, where you’ll find room to sleep comfortably for 2 adults and 2 children. Enjoy an incredible musical journey with the onboard sound system featuring a subwoofer and 6 speakers, all within the serene environment of the quietest boat ever crafted.


Designed to conquer extreme wave heights and reach speeds of up to 20 knots, the Candela C-8 is built for the ultimate adventure on the water. While its range may be slightly reduced at these thrilling speeds, rest assured, the thrill of the ride is well worth it.

Discover the versatility of the C-8 electric boat, thanks to its innovative retractable C-FOIL system. When retracted, the foils and the Candela C-POD are safely shielded by the hull, ensuring protection during adverse weather conditions. In instances where foiling isn’t feasible, the C-8 seamlessly transitions into a classic electric motorboat, maintaining functionality albeit with a slightly reduced range due to increased resistance. Experience the best of both worlds with the C-8, offering adaptability and performance for every sailing scenario.

Ecological Footprint:

Experience a remarkable 99% reduction in direct emissions with the eco-friendly design of the C-8 electric boat, contributing to cleaner and healthier waterways for all.

Discover the Candela C-8, a fully electric boat designed for long-range journeys, gliding serenely across the water’s surface without emissions or noise pollution, ensuring minimal disturbance to underwater ecosystems. Engineered to be the epitome of efficiency, the C-8 consumes just 0.8 kWh per mile traveled at a speed of 20 knots, equivalent to a mere 0.1 liters of petrol. Experience unparalleled sustainability and performance with the Candela C-8, redefining eco-friendly boating for the modern adventurer.

Easy To Use:

Experience seamless control with the user-friendly 15.4-inch touchscreen interface of the Candela electric boat. Navigate effortlessly and manage every aspect, from navigation to regulating your fridge, all within a smart user environment designed for simplicity. At Candela, we prioritize intuitive device-human interaction, ensuring a superior user experience that’s both comprehensive and straightforward. Stay ahead with online updates, guaranteeing your system is always up-to-date for optimal performance on every voyage.

Made In Sweden, 100% Carbon:

Leveraging expertise from fighter jet technology and the aircraft industry, Candela has engineered remarkably lightweight yet durable hulls for the C-8. Crafted entirely from carbon fiber, these hulls are significantly lighter than other boats of similar size. In terms of weight-to-strength ratio, carbon fiber outperforms glass fiber by a wide margin, ensuring the C-8 delivers unmatched performance and durability on the water.

Technical Specifications:

Weight1605 kg (Day cruiser version)
Length8.50 m
Width2.50 m
Passengers8 passengers including driver
MotorCandela C-Pod (45/50 kW)
Speed24 kn cruise, 30 kn top
Range50+ NM at cruising speed
+3 NM at 4 kn in limp home mode
Draft0.5 m in shallow mode
0,9 m in planning mode
0,8 m while foiling
1.5 m while not foiling, foils extended
Interface15,4-inch touch screen with Candela’s proprietary navigation and boat integration system. Free software upgrades included. One year free sea chart upgrades included.
Charging230Vx1x16A: 13h
230Vx3x32A: 2,5h
AppCandela app with position, state of charge, route statistics and more. Optional geo-fence.
Hull-shape Hull-shape The hybrid hull is shaped for frictionless planning in addition to low air resistance when foiling. In Planning mode the foils are above the surface which prevents fouling and corrosion



Introducing our new powder-coated stainless steel handle, designed to make boarding your electric vehicle a breeze.

Carbon Table:

With the added feature of turnable front seats, our table transforms into a space for socializing, making it perfect for gatherings in your electric vehicle.


Enjoy chilled beverages and snacks on-the-go with our Dometic 20-liter fridge conveniently located underneath the sunbed seats in your electric vehicle.

Extra Seats:

Easily boost your passenger capacity by two with our removable extra seats, giving you more flexibility and room for friends or family in your electric vehicle.

Aft Swim Platform:

Our swim platform does double duty as an aft gate, providing both a convenient entry point for swimming and a secure enclosure for the open aft of the boat.


the Storable Sunshade, your go-to solution for those scorching sunny days! Designed with convenience in mind, this sunshade can be easily mounted using four lightweight carbon fiber poles, making it a breeze to set up and take down whenever you need it. Say goodbye to sunburns and hello to a cooler, more comfortable driving experience with our Storable Sunshade.

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