BORN IN FINLAND — NOW ON THE WEST COAST
DEEP-V ALUMINUM HULL
PERFECT FOR NORTHERN SEAS
Legendary Scandinavian aluminum boats are now on the West Coast.
Coming from the beautiful Finnish archipelago, which is said to be one of the most difficult seas to navigate, XO boats are designed for speed, performance and year-round operation.
When you want the most from your boat, join us and head out when others stay in port.
Following the best traditions of northern seamanship, XO brings you freedom and confidence of using your boat year round.
Tough design, complemented by great performance, and comfort makes XO a perfect choice for all-season fishing, cruising and commuting.
Hi, mine is a XO 250 open with 300 hp Evenrude G2 engine. Very happy with this boat. The 250 is fantastic in Norwegian waters. Maybe not the fastest, but always best through rough sea.
— XO Boat Owners Forum
Unlike fiberglass, aluminum hulls are much more durable. For this exact reason aluminum became a material of choice for commercial and search-and-rescue and military operations, where durability is one of the key performance factors.
XO hulls are manufactured using the best quality marine aluminum (AlMg4,5/5083), with maximum design stress of 113 MPa (ISO 12215-5). All XO models are build with an 8 mm thick keel, 5 mm bottom panels and 4 mm side panels, and are reinforced with honeycomb sheets.
XO is a fast boat with excellent handling performance allowing you to make a good headway even if the conditions are not ideal.
To give you some idea of how other options perform, a single 300hp is said to be good for around 38 knots, while the single diesel installations should deliver speeds in the low 40's. With the largest horsepower option, twin 250hp outboards, the EXPLR 10S+ should be knocking on the door of 50 knots, maybe a touch over. The EXPLR 10S+ delivers a driving experience as close to perfect as it gets.
— «Motorboat owner» magazine, Jan 2020
Designed to face the tough conditions of all seas and shores, XO offers a wide selection of different models, bringing the design and the sailing experience of professional vessels to recreational boating.
With the same hull as a baseline, you can choose from the full-cover Cabin, the T-TOP or the patrol-boat-like walkaround DFNDR.
DFNDR 9 is the winner of the Motor Boat Awards' best adventure boat of the year 2023.
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Introducing a center console chase boat that redefines your perception of multipurpose use.
Combining a deep-V shape hull that is manufactured of the best military grade aluminum in the market with aesthetic design enabled by state-of-the-art fiberglass, the new DFNDR 9 takes you through the roughest seas to new adventures and experiences that go well beyond conventional.
Introducing the latest addition to our range of outstanding boats, the XO EXPLR 9 is the first of the second generation of boats to be launched. Making its debut at Boot Düsseldorf 2020, XO EXPLR 9 comes with more width and volume than its predecessors, giving the boat extra stability and capacity.
Inspired by Nordic environment and conditions, with its accommodation capacities and weatherproof cover, XO EXPLR 9 is the perfect boat for the adventurers travelling in all corners of the planet. The boat can be installed with air-conditioning and heater, and like all our boats, it also features our renowned aluminium deep-V hull. XO EXPLR 9 is made to exceed all your expectations, no matter the environment or challenge.
The EXPLR 10 Sport is one of XO’s best-selling models! With its renowned sea-keeping performance, striking design and year round comfort, this boat is ready for comfortable weekends away. The boat has convertible saloon/sleeping berth, with the optional toilet and galley module.
Explore the places you did not even know existed. This model is the design gem of its own weight class. Any challenge the sea might throw to XO 280, the boat will come out victorious. It will take you safely and steadily to your destination, when others stay in port.
The EXPLR 10 Sport is a fit for families and friends appreciating a day offshore. Spending quality time with close ones is important, therefore it is eqquipped to bring comfort also during shorter adventures.
EXPLR 10 Sport + model adds a two-berth sleeping cabin instead of the open forward cockpit. The OB version is available with either a single or twin outboards, and it features a protected aft deck area with various seating options.
Gather your group and go. In this model, 8-10 people can travel through the wind and navigate steadily with comfort. The front cabin accommodates two people for a good night sleep, hence the inevitable night after a day is not an obstacle for continuing the adventure.
The EXPLR 10 Sport + is a fit for families and friends appreciating a day offshore. Spending quality time with close ones is important, therefore it is eqquipped to bring comfort also during shorter adventures.