Finnish company XO Boats Ltd. has launched the newest achievement of its ambitious product development. The new DFNDR 9 follows the known principles of XO boats – yet takes substantial leaps forward in versatility and seaworthiness.
“The unique design concept makes the DFNDR 9 an excellence choice for adventures, water sports and fishing alike”, says David Carpenter from The Adventure Boat Company who distribute the brand throughout Australia. “At the same time, it has everything you need to overcome rough seas at full speed.”
All of the XO models are built around the same base concept, a hull manufactured from the highest quality military grade aluminium. The alloy used for the hull is 57% stronger than regular aluminium, and with a hull thickness of 8mm on the keel and 5mm on the sides, this gives every XO incredible strength and seaworthiness, and a full GRP superstructure still provides the creature comforts that every boater demands.
The DFNDR 9 is the first centre console XO boat for overnight use, which – along with extensive customizing opportunities – makes it an exceptional multipurpose boat. While the open cabin structure enables enjoying the warm winds, optional walls provide shelter from harsh weather. The clever design allows for a wide variety of uses, from water skiing and sport fishing to day cruising and challenging adventures. The aft deck and bow areas convert into enormous sunbeds while a private head and berths for two enable comfortable overnight stays. Equipped with two Mercury 225 V6 engines, the boat can reach a speed of up to 50 knots.
The super strong XO military grade aluminium structure and deep-V hull design also makes the DFNDR 9 an attractive choice for a superyacht chase boat, as well as for professional use.
As David Carpenter further adds “XO Boats are designed for adventurous and active use – creating amazing experiences and stories on every journey. XO owners are typically trailblazers who create adventures for others to follow.”