Candela P-12: Navigating the Future of Sustainable Maritime Travel

By: | November 21st, 2023

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The shift to electric power is inevitable for the future, yet transitioning to electricity in the air and on water presents more challenges than on land.

Elevating Maritime Travel

Candela has made significant strides in electrifying traditionally fuel-dependent entities, such as ferries, through its P-12. This hydrofoiling vessel, currently in production, has the potential to enhance the cleanliness and noise reduction of passenger vessels.

The P-12 has successfully completed test flights in Stockholm and is poised to redefine water transportation, marking a pivotal moment in the journey towards eco-friendly, high-speed travel.

Minimal Wake, Maximum Impact

The Candela P-12 utilizes cutting-edge computer-guided hydrofoils for cleaner and faster journeys, reducing energy consumption. With a top speed of 30 knots and a range of up to 50 nautical miles, it surpasses traditional electric ships, overcoming historical challenges and advancing the adoption of electric vessels in maritime transportation.

The P-12’s minimal wake qualifies it for speed limit exemptions, offering an environmentally friendly and efficient water transport experience. Priced at €1.7 million, it competes favorably with traditional vessels and is economically viable for operators, marking a significant step towards sustainable maritime travel.

Soaring to New Heights

The Candela P-12 prioritizes passenger experience with swift boarding and nimble maneuvering. Its digital flight control system guarantees a smooth journey. Three variants are available: Shuttle, Business, and Voyager. They cater to diverse needs, including sustainable commuting, premium seating, and versatile interior designs.

The Candela P-12 Shuttle is set to transform commuting in Stockholm by reducing travel time and revitalizing waterborne traffic. It is a significant step toward showcasing Candela Technology’s commitment to revolutionizing water transportation globally.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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