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Candela C-8 flies on computer-guided hydrofoils. With a top speed of 30 knots and a cruise speed of 24 knots, it rivals fossil fuel powerboats in terms of performance while offering a whisper quiet ride and far better comfort.
The Swedish tech company Candela has racked up more than 60 orders for its revolutionary, €290,000 electric boat, the Candela C-8. That makes the flying C-8 one of the fastest-selling 28-foot boats on the market. The Candela C-8 is the…
Artemis Technologies has revealed concept artwork of a crew transfer vessel (CTV) propelled by its transformative eFoilerTM. A study led by the high-performance maritime design and applied technologies company has been awarded £533,000 from the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK to investigate how the technology will decarbonise operations in the offshore wind sector.
A study, led by high-performance maritime design and applied technologies company Artemis Technologies based on Belfast Lough has been awarded £533,000 to investigate transformative solutions to decarbonise crew transfer vessel (CTV) operations in the offshore wind sector. The grant, announced…
Power, style and potential speed – the Redbay Stormforce 1450 speaks eloquently of all three as she eases along in tickover.
Way back in the dim and distant OtherTime, back in the vaguely-remembered May of last year when we still hadn't really grasped how our lives had been totally pandemically changed, we ran a story about how super-host John Brennan of…
John Ryan's Zero Dark RIB out on Dublin Bay
The arrival of Thunderchild II into Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Friday gave rise to speculation that a Dublin powerboat record attempt might be on the cards this weekend, given the 80–mph Zero Dark RIB was also berthed at the town marina.…
Gerry Salmon (right) from MGM Boats signed the contract for the first of five Eopen ribs ordered today at Cannes boat show with Gabriele Ferlazzo from Zodiac.
The new Zodiac all-electric rib will be in Ireland for the start of next year and in time for the 2022 Irish boating season. That's the news from the Cannes Boat Show where Irish Zodiac agents MGM Boats of Dun…
The C8 is absolutely silent, 95% cheaper to drive and sporting the longest electric range of any boat in history says builder Candela
Candela the Swedish electric boat maker is aiming to bring electric boats to high-volume production but for now the cost of the new electric range remains high with the costs of its new C8 range estimated to be €295,000 for…
Middle engine problems forced the cancellation of the Cork to Dublin speed record attempt for the Zerodark RIB.
John Ryan's planned arrival into Dublin Bay this evening by high speed RIB was scrubbed shortly after his UIM record bid started at Cork Harbour this morning. Ryan told Afloat "We lost the middle engine, we'll be a no show…
John Ryan at the helm of the 85-knot Zero Dark RIB
Royal Cork Yacht Club member John Ryan and his ZeroDark RIB team are underway in a bid to set a new time powerboat record time between Cork and Dublin today. Ryan told Afloat the bid is due to depart Cork Harbour…
Howth RNLI recover the upturned RIB tender
Howth RNLI was tasked by Dublin Coast Guard to recover an upturned RIB tender that fell off the rear of a powerboat. Howth RNLI pagers sounded at 1.00 pm Saturday 21st August 2021 after being tasked by Dublin Coast Guard…
Cox Marine's 300hp diesel, twin-turbo CXO300, V8 outboard engine
The British diesel outboard innovator, Cox Marine will be exhibiting and demonstrating its CXO300 marine diesel outboards at the Cannes Yachting Festival (September 7-12, 2021) for the very first time. In addition to viewing the game-changing CXO300 up close, Cannes…
Royal Cork's John Ryan opens up the big black RIB in Cork Harbour during the record-breaking 1 hour 47 minutes and 7 seconds run to the Fastnet Rock and back
ZeroDark, the big black high-speed RIB driven by Royal Cork member John Ryan, broke his own existing Cork Fastnet Cork speed record in a time of 1 hour, 47 minutes and 7 seconds (Subject to ratification by UIM) yesterday. The…
The massive three engined RIB arrives in Cork Harbour
A high-speed RIB capable of 80 knots has arrived in Cork Harbour for several 'days of testing' and to 'show its speed capabilities', according to posts on social media. The RIB, say posters, is here to attempt the Cork Harbour to…
During the 45-day passage from Bellingham to Glacier Bay to Juneau, the pair were underway for 38 days. We averaged 32 nautical miles per day at an average speed of 3.7 knots
American Father and son team David and Alex Borton have completed what they believe to be the first-ever solar-electric voyage from Bellingham, Washington, to Juneau, Alaska. The duo undertook the journey in their 27ft wooden hull solar-powered boat, Wayward Sun.…
Ballyglass RNLI launch to capsized jet ski in Blacksod Bay
Ballyglass RNLI’s inshore lifeboat in northwest Mayo was requested to launch yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 20 July) by the Irish Coast Guard to assist two people on a jet ski in difficulty between Doolough and Claggan in Blacksod Bay. The volunteer…
Pequod, a restored 28-ft steel-hull sailboat during the fossil free voyage from Buenos Aires to Antarctica
Manuel Pardi recently returned to his home port of Buenos Aires in Argentina after a three-month 4,000-mile voyage in Pequod, a restored 28-ft steel-hull sailboat, to the continent of Antarctica. And he did it sustainably with no fossil-fueled engine or…
Candela C-7 claims to be the world's first electric hydrofoil boat in serial production. Flying above the surface using very little energy, it has both long endurance and high speed.
The flying Candela C-7 has won the most prestigious electric speedboat race in Monaco. By beating conventional electric boats that pack ten times more power, the ultra-efficient C-7 showed why future boats will be foiling, its makers claim. Candela C-7…

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