Boot 2020 debut: Candela, the flying electric boat

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The foiling Candela Seven has a range of 50 NM in 22 knots, which is a world record for electric boats (Image Courtesy: Candela)

Flying above the sea surface, the electric Candela Seven boasts record-shattering range, speed and seakeeping capabilities. The first electric boat to truly rival combustion engine competitors will make its show debut at Boot Düsseldorf 2020.

With a range of 50 nautical miles in 22 knots, the 7,7 meter bowrider Candela Seven is the first electric boat to rival fossil fuel equivalents in terms of speed and endurance. This industry-first performance is achieved thanks to hydrofoils and an advanced control system.

The wing-shaped foils reduce energy consumption by 80 percent compared to fossil fuel planing boats and also cuts fuel costs by some 95 percent. In a cruising speed of 20 knots, the Seven consumes only 0,8 kWh of energy per nautical mile. That is the equivalent of using 0,29 liter per gasoline per nautical mile.

The advanced foil technology and computerized foil control system has been developed by Candelas team of engineers since 2015 and has been tested in several prototypes. While serial production of the Seven has already started at our Lidingö factory outside Stockholm, the Düsseldorf Boot will be the show debut for the world’s longest-range electric speedboat.

Sea News, January 20

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra