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Candela's product lineup with the Candela C-8 DC leisure boat, the C-8 Hardtop and P-30 foiling commuter ferry.
Swedish marine tech firm Candela – known for cracking the code for long-range electric crafts and topping electric boat sales – has announced it’s raised €24M, led by EQT Ventures, with participation from existing investor Chris Anderson, the Curator of…
Dr Iain Percy OBE at the River Lagan in Belfast
Artemis Technologies, founded in 2017, is the lead partner in the Belfast Maritime Consortium, a 13-member syndicate working on designing and building zero-emission high-speed ferries in the city through the creation of its unique electric hydrofoiling propulsion system, which is…
Plymouth's Marine e-Charging Living Lab (MeLL), will provide the pivotal infrastructure required to accelerate innovation and growth
Plymouth is set to become the first city in the UK to install a network of shore-side charging facilities for its expanding fleet of electric maritime vessels. Over the past year, the city has become home to the UK's first…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
The electric hydrofoil Candela C-7 skims through Venice. See video below
Swedish tech company Candela has showcased its electric hydrofoiling Candela C-7 through the waterways of Venice and says its wake-free design could save Venice from moto ondoso or wake damage. As Afloat reported previously, waves caused by speedboats have become…
RS are claiming this is the world's first electric RIB with a fully integrated electric drive
RS Electric Boats will present their latest generation of electric RIB, the Pulse 63, for the first time at The Green Tech Boat Show 2021 hosted by MDL Marinas at Queen Anne's Battery, Plymouth, 19-20 June 2021. The world's first…
Volvo Penta is expanding its capabilities, experience, and range by becoming the majority shareholder of Norwegian marine battery and electric driveline solutions supplier ZEM AS. Volvo Penta has announced an exciting new acquisition of ZEM – a company with 12…
Simon Locke, the former Head of Manufacturing at Dyson, has been appointed by Artemis Technologies as the company’s new Director of Manufacturing
Artemis Technologies, based in Belfast Harbour, has appointed Simon Locke, the former Head of Manufacturing at Dyson, as the company’s new Director of Manufacturing. Simon was a founding member of the team that created Dyson’s revolutionary digital motor and will…
The Candela P-30 is an electric ferry that builds on Candela's technology developed for the leisure boats model C-7
Candela P-30 is an electric ferry that builds on Candela's technology developed for the leisure boats model C-7. “Moto Ondoso” - wake damage - from thousands of motorboats is slowly eroding the iconic buildings of Venice. A Swedish-designed electric boat…
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