“Aesthetic excellence is an intrinsic value, but it can also serve as a powerful driving force towards a sustainable future. At Candela, our primary focus is to create vessels that are more compelling in every respect. I am therefore very happy about the C8 Polestar edition and our collaboration with the brilliant team at Polestar,” says Gustav Hasselskog, CEO & founder Candela.
Starting from 2023, all Candela C8 boats are powered by the 69kWh battery and charging hardware from the standard range Polestar 2 to realise a range of up to 57 nautical miles on one charge at a cruising speed of 22 knots. This compares favourably with traditional powerboats and comes with a highspeed range 23 times longer than conventional electric speedboats.
The Candela C8 uses an efficient 75 kW electric direct drive pod motor– the Candela CPOD – and ‘flies’ on computer-guided hydrofoils that lift the hull above the water at high speeds, reducing energy consumption by up to 80% compared to traditional motorboats. When foiling, the ride is silent and smooth, without damaging wakes, thanks to Candela’s computer-stabilised foil technology.
The Candela C8 Polestar edition is available online in the Polestar Additionals webshop or at Candela.com and is sold and delivered by Candela. Production takes place at Candela’s factory in Stockholm, Sweden, and deliveries are expected from June 2024.