Candela C-8 first look: Could this foiling design take electric boats into the mainstream?

Candela is hoping to revolutionise the market for electric boats with a larger, 28ft cabin version of its radical C-7 foiling sportsboat, called the Candela C-8.

The Candela C-8 uses a development of the active foiling technology pioneered on the C-7 but fitted to a longer, wider hull that has been engineered for mass market production.

This means that even though the Candela C-8 is a substantially bigger, better equipped, more comfortable weekender, it’s only marginally more expensive than the custom-built Candela C-7 and on a par with premium petrol-powered weekenders of the same size.

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