The Candela C-8 Polestar Edition is a new electric boat that combines iconic design with a marine electric performance. It's a collaboration between Candela, a Swedish company making hydrofoil electric boats, and Polestar, a Swedish brand specializing in electric and hybrid cars.
The Candela C-8 Polestar Edition is based on the Candela C-8, which is the world's first electric boat with a range of over 50 nautical miles at 20 knots (23 mph) on a single charge. The Candela C-8 Polestar Edition adds some distinctive features inspired by Polestar's design language, such as a matte black hull, a minimalist interior, and a digital touchscreen display.
The Candela C-8 Polestar Edition is also equipped with Candela's patented hydrofoil technology, which lifts the boat above the water surface and reduces drag by 80%. This allows the boat to achieve high speeds and long range while consuming less energy and producing zero emissions. The hydrofoils also provide a smooth and quiet ride, as they eliminate waves and noise.
The Candela C-8 Polestar Edition can reach a top speed of 30 knots (35 mph) and has a range of 55 nautical miles (63 miles) at 22 knots (25 mph). It can carry up to eight passengers and has a spacious cockpit with comfortable seats, a sunbed, and a swim platform. The Candela C-8 electric boat is powered by a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged using a standard 230V outlet in three hours.
The Candela C-8 Polestar Edition is a stylish and eco-friendly boat and a smart one. It features an advanced software system that controls the hydrofoils, the battery, and the navigation. The system can be accessed via the touchscreen display or a smartphone app, allowing remote monitoring and updates. The system also uses artificial intelligence to optimize the hydrofoil settings for different sea conditions and preferences.
The Candela C-8 Polestar Edition is a limited edition model that will be available for pre-order starting from May 2023. Only 50 units will be produced, each with a price tag of $350,000 (€300,000). The first deliveries are expected to take place in late 2023 or early 2024.
The Candela C-8 Polestar Edition is a revolutionary electric boat that offers a unique blend of design, performance, and sustainability. It's a perfect choice for anyone who loves boating and cares about the environment. As Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, said: "The Candela C-8 Polestar Edition is an expression of our passion for design and innovation, as well as our commitment to electrification. It's a boat that makes you feel good on the water." @via Candela.