2 weeks ago
The team is getting larger. With 16 super talents we have more than doubled in a year. It is exciting to build a company! ... See MoreSee Less
Two days of temperatures above zero and a bit of wind opened up for a day at the water. ... See MoreSee Less
It was pretty easy to make a simple calculation and conclude: "they are all wrong. A kid can reduce the energy consumption of a boat with 75% and so kill the global warming impact from all planing water transport.
To move that claim into reality is challenging. We have to make basically everything from scratch. In many areas there is nobody to ask. It has never been done before. Doing something new can feel exciting. But when you fail - despite having pushed your mental focus and cognitive capacity to their limits - the doubt drips in and the mood gets dark.
Then a day like this is helpful. While now focusing hard on getting the first serial boats into water, we continue the R&D efforts where efficiency is one of the focus areas. The 75% efficiency gain has been reached since a while but some new insights into electromechanics and hydrodynamics suggest that there is more to be done. Since six months we have been working on some of the potential gains. For us it meant to move the power consumption down from the current level with 11%. Involving three hydrodynamic changes. Before we were at 16,5kW at 20 knots. The calculations on the new solution said 14,5kW. After many weeks of calculations, computer simulations, CAD drawings, CNC milling, part production and assembly we today went into water. Seeing the 14 kW showing up on the screen was a large relief. A crack in the feeling of doubt. Maybe we are onto something! ... See MoreSee Less
What will be the cost?
Impressive! What was the weight of the craft and the crew?
It's an honor to announce that Claes Bonde is joining Candela as Senior Mechanical Engineer.
With his experience from transmission development at both Scania and Volvo VCE combined with all the mechanics in the robot vacuum cleaner at Electrolux and a whole lot more, Cleas represents a talent that is hard to find. This will help us to enhance current technologies and, above all, continue pushing the boundaries of fossil free boating.
You are warmly welcome to the team Claes! ... See MoreSee Less
I am happy and proud to announce that we have been able to get Alexander Sifvert to join Candela as Chief Revenue Officer. In this role Alexander will lead all Market and Sales activities within the company.
After studies at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Alexander has spent most of his career in the software industry. Most recently as Sales & Marketing Director at one of Swedens leading IT consultancies - Valtech.
The recruitment of such a high profile talent as Alexander is an important milestone for us. Now we are getting ready to lead the global transformation towards fossil free boating! Welcome Alexander! ... See MoreSee Less
The message is reaching outside Sweden. Here in the British tabloid Daily Mail.
It feels kind of unreal that we have moved from a crazy idea in a powerpoint presentation to now be in serial production and discussion colors and configurations with customers. Here is one of the boats sold and in production. The coolest boat in the archipelago? ... See MoreSee Less
Just back from a beautiful weekend in the archipelago of Stockholm. Hours of flying through a cold silent nature. It’s electric! ... See MoreSee Less
Kommer ni ihåg bärplansbåten Sirena som trafikerade Stockholm-Mariehamn T/R i slutet av 1950-talet, början av 1960-talet?
Två och en halv timme tog färden.
Samma princip som ovan Candela!
Var det inte sådana båtar typ som trafikerade Malmö-Köpenhamn?
Ser fint ut i lugna vatten men hur tar den svall och grov sjö?
Kostnad för båt med styrhytt?
Il gambo del motore è troppo fuori , non c’è pescaggio per il raffreddamento
Una buona soluzione. Silenziosa ed ecologica..... unico problema le batterie ! Quelle al litio sono ancora molto costose e hanno alti costi di smaltimento. Il futuro è però vicino....
Man skulle ju vilja se hur den klarar grov sjö också
Hann du ens se något ?
Sovjetunionen nyttjade denna teknik väldigt mycket.
Bellissimo ,questa è nord ....
Emil Andersson Robert Eriksson går som Hulken med Cresenten på 😎
Silenziosa???... Con il motoscafo?😳😳😳
Guido Franchini eh ?!?!?!?!?!!!!
On our way to the outer archipelago of Stockholm. Minus 3 in the air. Plus 7 in the water. Creating a beautiful low floating mist. Grateful is probably the best description. ... See MoreSee Less
Important milestone today when the deck was glued to the hull on the first serial boat. 289kg in total plus 40kg gelcoat and 14kg glue. But rigid like a block of concrete. ... See MoreSee Less
Have I ever said that this bot is fun to run? It is insanely fun! In todays mist. ... See MoreSee Less
This was a fun day. As written about previously we have changed our model for dealing with waves. And today we got some wind and waves to test in. 30kn wind speed in the gusts and 30kn boat speed against the wind meant more than 100 km/h in apparent wind. And pretty choppy waves. The lift in the wing increases when there is more water above it. And the water molecules make a circular movement in the waves. Both phenomenons cause lateral accelerations at pretty high frequency. Aka a shaky ride (still 10 times better than a planing boat). If not managed. Then it is so cool when the thinking starts to pay off. Wind and waves. Not perfect yet. But decent. ... See MoreSee Less
When starting Candela I had this vision of getting the control system so good that you can take off, turn hard and land with a glass of water not falling. Since a foiling boat is above the shaky water surface it must be possible. Today we made it. Thanks to an extraordinary smart and dedicated team. ... See MoreSee Less