One of the exciting new products on display at the Dusseldorf Boat Show was the 10m XO Explorer from the Finnish shipyard XO Boats.
XO Explorer is an uncompromising follower of the famous brand philosophy. Its rugged hull, made of «navy-grade aluminum», is designed to cut through rough waters, ensuring comfort and safety in any weather.
«The model is designed to inspire you to take on maritime adventures while others are forced to stay in port» - comments Dan Colliander, CEO of XO Boats.
The boat accommodates up to 10 people, with a double cabin with shower in the bow.
On a sunny day, the saloon glass doors can be slid open to combine the space with an open-air lounge area equipped with a built-in wind bar with induction stove, fridge and sink. During the bad weather, the aft area can be covered with an awning to provide more space for comfortable entertaining.
Underlining that the vessel is to cruise both in hot and cold weather, the manufacturer supplied it with an air conditioning and a heater.
In the wheelhouse with a 360-degree view there are shock-absorbed seats.
This includes redundant Simrad navigational instruments, Zipwake automatic interceptors, bow thruster and Naviop iLoop digital integrated system for monitoring on-board equipment. To provide the best maneuverability, the yard optionally arms the joystick control post.
TheXO Explorer is equipped with two outboard engines up to 350 hp each, with the top engines capable of speeds up to 40 knots.