Exclusive: XO Boats to launch two brand new models at the 2017 Düsseldorf Boat Show

The Cruiser and DFNDR models from XO Boats will make their world debuts at the German show

XO Boats will arrive at the 2017 Düsseldorf Boat Show 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.

XO Cruiser

The XO Cruiser

Below, a forward cabin features a double berth and a toilet and shower room to cater for overnight stays.

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The DFNDR is a different kettle of fish and more inline 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 roll bar and quadruple spotlights on show in the renderings.

There’s more to the external cage than aesthetics, though, as this is the basis of the DFNDR’s unique ability to transform from enclosed to open thanks to what is described in the press literature as a ‘mini-wheelhouse’.



Precise details on how this will work are yet to be revealed but it’s safe to assume that canvas drapes over the entire structure to provide protection from the elements.

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.

See more images of the XO Boats Cruiser and DFNDR at the top of this page.

More information Wessex Marine. Tel: +44 (0)1202 700702 Web: www.xoboats.com


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