XO Boats will arrive at Düsseldorf with two brand new models in the Cruiser and DFNDR

XO Boats will arrive at Düsseldorf with two brand new models in the Cruiser and DFNDR. The renderings aren’t giving too much away but the basic details sound enticing.

The 31ft Cruiser is described as ‘your own little island’ and though it has XO’s trademark hardcore hull and up to 700hp from twin outboards on tap, on deck, it is all about enjoying life in the sun thanks to a totally open cockpit with a spacious sunpad and aft wet-bar. Below, a forward cabin features a double berth and a toilet and shower room to cater for overnight stays.

The DFNDR is a 25ft model specifically designed for tough, active use

The DFNDR is a 25ft model specifically designed for tough, active use

The DFNDR is a different kettle of fish and more in line with what we’re used to from XO. It’s a 25ft model specifically designed for tough, active use as is clear from the exoskeleton roof rack and quadruple spotlights on show in the renderings. Single or twin outboards should make for a top speed of 44 knots, too.

XO says that deck storage will be ample to add to the DFNDR’s versatility as a fast transport/commuter boat, though if you want something tough for point-to-point blasts, exploring and watersports then it’s just the job. Contact Wessex Marine.
Tel: +44 (0)1202 700702.
Web: www.xoboats.com

AT A GLANCE

Length 31ft 5in (9.6m)
Beam 9ft 0in (2.75m)
Engines Twin outboards up to 700hp Top speed 45 knots
Price from £179,940 inc UK VAT