Congratulations to all of the 2022 Gussies Winners!
We are particularly proud to represent many of the finalists and two of the winning boats.
Production Electric Boats: Over 8m / 26ft
Candela • Sweden
The C-8 is a long-range, all-electric hydrofoiling craft that travels silently above the water surface, designed to be the most efficient boat ever built. At 20 knots, the energy usage per nautical mile is just 0.8 kWh – the energy content of just 0.1 liter of gasoline. With a proprietary double pod motor and technology that adjusts the hydrofoils hundreds of times per second to provide the smoothest ride imaginable, the Candela C-8 is one of the best-selling premium boats in Europe – including ICE powered boats.
Concept/In Development Electric Boats: Over 8m / 26ft
Silent 120 Explorer
Silent Yachts • Austria
A 120 foot ocean-going solar electric catamaran from one of the pioneers of electric boating, the SILENT 120 Explorer is an homage back to the days when the brave were constantly seeking unknown horizons. The same way it took an unbroken adventurous spirit to explore the seven seas beyond the limit of one’s imagination, it took a lot of courage to envision and develop the solar electric drivetrain. A fearless attitude is required either way. As such, the SILENT 120 Explorer is more than a yacht – she is the boldest expression of electric solar powered yachting yet.