3 weeks ago
After close to four years of development we have a well functioning flight controller in place. Among other things, it means that Candela has the smoothest ride of all boats of its size currently on the market. Now, based on some initial research, we can conclude that advanced concepts like time-series analysis, neural networks and predictive analytics can take boating to even higher levels. To explore this further we started the search for someone with exceptional skills in mathematics.
I am therefore very proud to announce that Naveen Crasta is joining Candela as Senior Control System Engineer.
After completing his BS, Naveen ranked as one of the absolute top engineering students of India and was admitted to IIT in Delhi for a MSc in Control theory. The following PhD was focused on prediction and guidance of non-linear rigid body systems. Naveen’s postdoctoral research at several universities in Europe covered the fields of system modeling, dynamics, algorithm development and the use of neural networks - both for prediction and for natural language processing.
With Candela Seven in serial production, we now kick off a few R&D projects where some small pieces of the universe of science is put into play in the continued development of the most exciting and clean boating experience. Some of these new R&D projects are within control theory. It is enormously exciting!
Naveen, a warm welcome to Candela! ... See MoreSee Less
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
Erik Kårlin, Mauri Matikainen
Emil Andersson Robert Eriksson går som Hulken med Cresenten på 😎
Silenziosa???... Con il motoscafo?😳😳😳
Hann du ens se något ?
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!
Kostnad för båt med styrhytt?
Man skulle ju vilja se hur den klarar grov sjö också
Var det inte sådana båtar typ som trafikerade Malmö-Köpenhamn?
Il gambo del motore è troppo fuori , non c’è pescaggio per il raffreddamento
Sovjetunionen nyttjade denna teknik väldigt mycket.
Ser fint ut i lugna vatten men hur tar den svall och grov sjö?
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....
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
Candela Speed Boat added 2 new photos.
2 months ago
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