Candela appoints UK dealer

Grey hydro foiling boat flying across the water

Swedish electric boat builder, Candela, has expanded its international sales network to the UK, appointing SE Yachts as its exclusive dealer.

“We have a great affinity with the UK market as they embrace innovation readily,” says Gustav Hasselskog, Candela founder and CEO. “The SE Yachts team are a superb fit for us given their knowledge of the UK sailing market and their success with Swedish brands. We’re excited to work with them and cannot wait for you to see Candela on the water in the UK.”

The electric hydrofoiling manufacturer’s Candela C-8 will be making its UK debut with SE Yachts at the Southampton International Boat Show, 15-24 September 2023.

The all-electric C-8 has an extended range (60 nautical miles at 23 knots) which Candela says is due to hydrofoil technology and its collaboration with EV-maker Polestar. Equipped with the efficient Candela C-POD, the maximum speed is 28 knots, while the duo-prop drive line is submerged completely underwater to enable direct cooling and a ‘silent’ ride.

Simon Rosier, SE Yachts director, comments: “We’re incredibly excited about Candela. Having experienced a Candela test ‘flight’ in Sweden, we understand the ease, peace, and exhilaration of being on board.

“The infrastructure to support electric boats has grown across our marina network, thanks to Aqua superPower and MDL Marinas. Candela is a great addition to our existing range, a real head turner, and something a little bit different for the UK. It’s an awesome time to be part of the electric foiling boat revolution.”

SE Yachts is based at MDL’s Hamble Point Marina near Southampton. Test drives of the Candela C-8 will be available from there and other MDL marinas later this year.

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