XO Boats expands its fleet by introducing new and improved models

XO Boats expands its fleet by introducing both new and improved models

The Finland-based boat manufacturer XO Boats has created yet another dimension to its distinguished product range. During the spring, the company launches entirely new models while also making several improvements to the existing fleet.

The new and improved boats, DSCVR 9 and EXPLR 9, complement the XO fleet in a natural manner. Available both as an open boat and as a T-top, DSCVR 9 is a new sporty cruiser designed for active use in any kind of weather. The improved cabin boat EXPLR 9 has more width and volume than its predecessors, giving the boat extra stability and capacity. The ultra-light design and integrated rails make the sporty roof a lot lighter, while the wider hatch enables driving in standing position.

DSCVR 9 and EXPLR 9 have been designed according to the strict, demanding principles XO is known for. The deep V-hull structure, military grade aluminum and excellent driving qualities form a solid foundation, on which model-specific features can be conveniently designed.

"During the last year, the global market for multi-purpose boats that are suitable for adventurous and active use has downright exploded", Erkki Talvela, CEO at XO Boats mentions. "As a trailblazer for this particular category, we want to keep exceeding the expectations of serious boaters by providing boats that have what it takes to make stories for others to follow."


As an additional element in the product range development, XO Boats has renewed the boats' naming practices. From now on, all boats belong to either DSCVR, EXPLR or DFNDR category.

While the category names, derived from discovery, explorer and defender, refer to the active, adventurous lifestyle of a typical XO owner, they also position the categories between themselves according to the way the particular boats are meant to be used.

The model number that previously referred to the boat's length in feet, has been changed into meters. The names of the existing models have been changed accordingly.

According to Erkki Talvela, the driver behind the change is to help boaters get a better overlook at the fleet – and thus identify the most suitable models for further evaluation.

"We want to make the buying process as convenient as possible, and that starts with helping boaters to reach better understanding of the XO Boats’ range."


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XO Boats premieres the second boat, XO DSCVR, in the new model range at the 2020 Helsinki Boat-Afloat Show

The Finnish boating company XO Boats introduced their new model range earlier this year with the new XO 260 Cabin. This week the second boat, XO DSCVR, in the new model range will make its debut at the largest in-water boat show in Finland.

The long-awaited XO DSCVR combines the renowned driving characteristics of XO Boats with the pure joy of spending a day on a boat and enjoying water sports. The name of the new boat comes from the word "discover".

“The new XO DSCVR is an expedition cruiser which is designed for active use and water sports in mind. It allows you to stay out from the sun or in the sun on sunbeds when wanted. At the same time, it offers the ultimate driving experience in all weather conditions. We are very happy to be finally able to present it”, says Erkki Talvela, the CEO of XO Boats.




The first boat from the new model range, XO 260 Cabin, was unveiled at Boot Düsseldorf in January. The boat has been very well received and its order books are almost full.

“The XO 260 Cabin has received special praise for the fact that the boat is spacious, but still excellent and easy to drive in all sea conditions. We have just started serial production of the boat and it is still possible to have one for this season, but you have to act quickly”, Talvela says.

The new XO DSCVR will be premiered at the largest in-water boat show in Finland on 13.–16.8.2020 in Helsinki. Other XO Boats’ boats displayed in the event will be XO 260 Cabin, XO 270 Cabin OB, XO 270 Front Cabin and XO DFNDR. You can find us and the boats in the promenade from sections 25 to 29. Welcome!

The New 260 XO

The New 260 XO

Suuri veneiden koeajotapahtuma 16.5.2019

Come visit us at Helsinki Lauttasaari 16.5.2019-17.5.2019 12-20pm

Sea trial our XO 270 cabin and XO DFNDR


Vene 19 Båt

XO boats will be at the Vene båt show 2019. You will find us at booth number 6m 48

The following models will be displayed at the Helsinki boat show: 360, Cruiser, 270 front cabin OB, 270 Cabin, Dfndr


Erkki Talvela has been appointed as new ceo of XO boats

Erkki Talvela has been appointed as the CEO of XO Boats Oy. Erkki Talvela has a long experience in business and management and has very good  knowledge in boating industry. Erkki also knows XO very well being one of the founders of XO Boats Oy and contributing several years to XO’s operations.


XO Boats Oy today announced that is has been selected as the Official Media Boat of the 35th Americas Cup by the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA), the body responsible for organizing the 35th Americas Cup in Bermuda, taking place from 26th May through 27th June 2017.

ACEA will use four XO 270 Cabin boats for the exclusive use of the international media that will be attending this iconic event, the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport. In addition, the XO DFNDR will be used for Race Course Operations and an XO 360 & an XO Cruiser will be used for ACEA VIP transportation needs. The 35th America’s Cup will be run on the Great Sound in Bermuda in 2017, and the preparations for the event are at full intensity.

“We’re honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with the America’s Cup and the ACEA in sailboat racing’s biggest stage,” said Dan Colliander, XO Boats CEO. “The competition for the oldest trophy in international sport is iconic, compelling and innovative, much like how our boat owners view their boating experience in a XO Boat”.

Dan Barnett, Chief Commercial Officer of the America’s Cup, added: “We are very excited to announce our partnership with XO Boats, a company which will play an instrumental role in the 35th America’s Cup.

“The America’s Cup pride itself on its reputation for continuous innovation and pioneering world class design and we feel that these values are also held dear by XO who place them at the heart of their boats. We are confident that the international media attending the events in May and June 2017 will be overwhelmed by the quality and craftsmanship of these vessels, making their America’s Cup experience here in Bermuda even more memorable.”


About the America’s Cup

166 years old, the America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport. Over its long history, the America’s Cup has evolved into one of the world’s leading sporting competitions, featuring the best sailors on the world’s fastest boats, the wing-sailed America’s Cup Class (ACC) foiling catamarans. In the summer of 2017, the 35th America’s Cup begins with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, from 26 May to 3 June, then the Luis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs from 4 June until 12 June, finishing with the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, from 17 June through 27 June. For more information, visit www.americascup.com.


Ville Frost
Sales and Marketing Director

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Tom Webb
Communications Manager, America’s Cup Event Authority

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