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Candela C-8 Electric Boat Smashes World Record, Covers 483 Miles In 24 Hours

• By: Suvrat Kothari

Swedish boat company Candela is not only taking electric mobility to the seas but is also breaking world records along the way. The Candela C-8 set a new world record last week, by covering 420 nautical miles, or 483 miles in 24 hours over the in-land waterways around Stockholm.

The boat set sail from the Frihamnen port in the capital city on an overcast day, elevating above the water thanks to its deployable hydrofoils – wing-like structures under the boat that boost performance and efficiency – and dual counter-rotating propellers. The C-8 is Polestar powered, using the same 69 kilowatt-hour battery pack from the Polestar 2 electric fastback.

Thanks to the Polestar battery, Candela claims the C-8 is the longest-range electric boat on the market by a wide margin, and probably among the more expensive ones with an eye-popping starting price of $395,000 before taxes and fees in the Americas. There's also a C-8 Polestar edition that starts at a whopping $450,000.