Hydrofoiling electric boat Candela C-8’s maiden flight.

Watch the whole movie here. The world’s most anticipated electric boat has taken flight, ahead of serial production. Candela C-8 promises to revolutionize waterborne transports, thanks to its unique combination of long all-electric range, high speed and industry-first features.

After 16 months of intense development, it took off from the cold waters outside the Swedish tech company’s headquarters at Lidingö, Stockholm. After reaching the designed take-off speed of 16 knots, the Candela C-8 prototype P-01 lifted off smoothly, and flew noiselessly above the water at a cruise speed of 20 knots.