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XO EXPLORER TO BE LAUNCHED IN JANUARY 2018

XO Explorer is an uncompromised representative of XO’s philosophy, a boat of which design stems from the demanding requirements of the archipelago but which can be enjoyed anywhere on the seas.  XO Explorer is untamed with its powerful twin outboard engines and superb driving abilities and is ready to take you for your sea adventure when others stay in port.

XO Explorer will see the light of day in January 2018! Stay tuned…

Read more: http://www.xo-boats.com/fleet/cabins/xo-explorer/

XO BOATS APPOINTS A NEW DEALERSHIP IN RUSSIA

XO Boats will be exclusively represented by Nordmarine in St.Petersburg, Moscow, Samara and other major cities around Russia.

Nordmarine is one of the most reputable companies in Russian yacht market. It has been established in 2000 and it is offering a wide range of services such as yacht consulting, purchase, sales and maintenance of boats of all sizes as well as the construction of customer motor yachts longer than 30 m in addition to their representation of Princess Yachts in Russia. With the wide range of services Nordmarine is able to offer a good level of services to XO customers during the lifecycle of their boat ownership.

“XO is well established and a very dynamic brand and we are looking forward to make it even more visible in the Russian market”, says Boris Lashkov, the shareholder of Nordmarine. “Significant and reliable design together with high quality production brings XO to the leading position in its class and we are happy to become a part of the international XO dealer network.”

XO Boats has been previously represented in Russia by Range Marine Ltd. but this cooperation has been ended in the end of 2016.

XO Boats’ design and DNA originates from the challenging conditions of the Finnish outer archipelago. This environment has dictated the main design features that make XO. The long water line, slim shape and extra deep V hull ensure the smoothest possible ride in all seas. This unique design enables a thrilling driving experience that allows the driver to explore the sea when others stay in port.

“We are pleased in starting this new cooperation with Nordmarine. Their team is enthusiastic and they dynamic minds, which suit the values of XO bringing something fresh and different to the world of boats”, says XO Boats CEO Dan Colliander in Helsinki.

Established in 2009 the company is 100% Finnish owned by EM-Group. Boats are designed by Navia Design, where Jarkko Jämsén operates as the head of design. Rapidly growing XO Boats’ main market areas are the areas of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, of which harsh and varied conditions forms the optimal natural test laboratory.

For further information please visit www.xo-boats.com or contact:

 

Ville Frost, Sales and Marketing Manager
ville.frost@xoboats.fi
+358 50 302 8880
XO Boats

Dan Colliander, CEO
dan.colliander@xoboats.fi
+358 50 342 9950
XO Boats

Galko Vladimir, Representative
Vladimir.galko@xo-boat.ru
+79219673843
Nordmarine

Nordmarine Moscow
Butikovsky Pereulok. 7
119034 Moscow
Russia
www.xo-boat.ru
office@xo-boat.ru

Nordmarine St.Petersburg
Petrovsky prospect .14 / 4
197110 Saint-Petersburg
Russia
www.xo-boat.ru
office@xo-boat.ru

XO Boats Oy
Pulttitie 18
00880 Helsinki
Finland
www.xo-boats.com
info@xoboats.fi

XO BOATS SELECTED AS THE OFFICIAL MEDIA BOATS FOR THE 35TH AMERICAS CUP

XO BOATS SELECTED AS THE OFFICIAL MEDIA BOATS FOR THE 35TH AMERICAS CUP

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.”

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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
ville.frost@xoboats.fi
+358 50 302 8880

Tom Webb
Communications Manager, America’s Cup Event Authority
Tom.webb@americascup.com
T: +1 441 705 0534

XO BOATS INTRODUCES – XO DFNDR

XO DFNDR is something unique and completely new. XO DFNDR is your professional grade tool that is meant for tough use and active people. This is a boat that is made for enjoying your own archipelago and its outdoor adventures and activities. It is ideal for commuting to your island or longer sea adventures and water sports. What is sure is that this boat is something different and it will be noticed!

The driver and co-driver will be comfortably and steadily seated on two fully suspended XO sport seats. In good weather you can enjoy the open feeling and having the sides of the cockpit and roof open. In bad weather you can close the cockpit with side canopy walls and convert it into a comfortable cabin with Webasto heating. As this boat is meant for practical and fun use it has exceptionally a lot of storage space, in the bow, stern and on top of the cockpit where you can easily store your wake board, diving or camping equipment.

As all the XO Boats, also XO DFNDR is of the same XO family with its great driving abilities. The origin of the tough conditions of the Finnish archipelago has made this boat into what it is, handling the rough seas with confidence with its military grade aluminium hull, deep v-shape and long water line. This enables for XO DFNDR to cut the waves and offer a steady and solid ride maintaining your cruising speed even in conditions where others would stay in port.

XO DFNDR can be powered with a single or twin outboard setup with recommendations up to 2 x 200 hp.

XO DFNDR is highly equipped for heavy use and will be provided with two versions of equipment. The Rider version is a highly specified boat to enable the most thrilling XO experience for your adventures. The Utility version is designed for practical use such as commuting to your island. Both versions will include a back bench with a refrigerator.

“XO DFNDR will be an eye catcher at the coming exhibitions and on the sea. It is a boat with attitude and it is screaming to be taken for a sea adventure”, says XO Boats CEO Dan Colliander.

XO DFNDR can be test driven at various dealer locations during the coming season.

The world premiere of XO DFNDR will be at Boot Düsseldorf in January 2017.

Technical details:

 Length: 7,6 m
 Beam: 2,28 m
 Height above water line: 2,1 m (light mast 2,4 m)
 Draft: 0,9 m (with engines down)
 Weight: 1 200 kg (without engines)
 Fuel tank: 320 l
 Deadrise at transom: 24˚
 Max load: 5 people
 Hp recommendation: 1 x 200-300 / 2 x 100-200 hp
 CE Category: C

Highlights:

 Driver and co-pilot seated on fully suspended XO sport seats
 Cockpit with closable side canopies
 Large storage spaces
 Rigid military grade aluminium alloy hull and GRP deck
 Rider and Utility equipment versions

XO BOATS INTRODUCES – XO Cruiser

XO Cruiser is a great boat to have a fun summer day or a weekend out on the sea and it is equipped with all you can imagine to ensure this. You can enjoy the sunny day on a large sun bed while jumping for a swim. As well you can have your summer meal on a table of six people prepared on barbeque installed on an electrically elevated wet bar. The two fridges of the boat ensure that you will not run out of cool drinks on your way.

This boat is ideal for a day or a weekend trip. There is a very spacious front cabin with a large double bed and a toilet with shower. Webasto heating ensures comfortable accommodation for 4 people in the front cabin and under a canopy in the cock pit.

“XO Cruiser is your own little island in your own archipelago where you can enjoy your summer day with the important people of your life in addition to the superb driving experience”, says XO Boats CEO Dan Colliander.

Like all XO Boats, XO Cruiser is designed for a fun driving experience. The roots of XO lie in the tough conditions of the Finnish archipelago, which are also an integral part of XO Cruiser’s DNA. The superior military grade aluminium hull ensures the most enjoyable and solid ride cutting through the waves with its deep v-hull, slim shape and long water line. The driver and the co-driver will be sitting in the middle of the boat on comfortable fully suspended XO sport seats with all the necessary equipment to master the most enjoyable driving experience such as double Simrad navigation system, automatic Zip Wake trim control and bow thruster to name some.

XO Cruiser will be ahead of its time by introducing the new Naviop iLoop digital boat control system that enables you to digitally both monitor and control all the systems on the boat like observing the voltage of your batteries or controlling lights.

XO Cruiser will be powered by up to 350 hp twin outboard engine setup and is recommended with a joystick control for the most enjoyable overall driving experience. XO Cruiser is delivered with a full spec Premium equipment selection with an extensive range of options. Everything on this boat has been carefully selected to ensure a thrilling and enjoyable experience when exploring your very own archipelago wherever it is.

The world premiere of XO Cruiser will be in Boot Düsseldorf in January 2017 together with XO DFNDR.

Technical details:

 Length: 9,6 m (without engine)
 Beam: 2,77 m
 Height above water line: 1,92 m
 Draft: 0,9 m (with engines down)
 Weight: 4 400 kg (without engines)
 Fuel tank: 660 l
 Deadrise at transom: 23˚
 Max load: 8 people (B cat), 10 people (C cat)
 Hp recommendation: 2 x 250-350 hp
 CE Category: B

Highlights:

 Driver and co-pilot seated in the middle of the boat
 Accommodation for 4 people
 Electrically elevated wet bar with barbeque
 Sun bed
 Rigid military grade aluminium alloy hull and GRP deck
 Full spec Premium equipment

German Design Awards Special Mention 2017

XO360

Description

Like all XO boats, the XO 360 is born and bred in the Finnish archipelago. Here conditions are harsh, and everything has a reason. Its attractive design is a serendipitous by-product. Everything from the seats to the service is designed for a total user experience. The long water line, slim shape and extra deep V hull ensure the smoothest possible ride in all seas. This sets you free to answer the call of the sea – whatever the conditions.

Jury statement

For its size, the boat leaves nothing to be desired with regard to space and comfort. Moreover, it meets the highest aesthetic standards with its dynamic lines and balanced proportions.

SPECIAL MENTION

Excellent Product Design Transportation

Read more here.

 

 

 

 

MOTOR BOAT AWARDS 2017 FINALIST

Last year we launched our biggest boat in Düsseldorf, XO 360. It is the crown jewel of the collection and the solid aluminium hull makes XO 360 unique in its class and enables the most enjoyable experience.

We want to take the time to thank our team because without them this would have never been possible. Our team is exceptional!

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” –Henry Ford


 

Motor Boat & Yachting has revealed the nominations for the Motor Boat Awards 2017. After much debate, the judges have whittled the entries for this year’s awards down to a select group of finalists. Every boat that has been tested and published by Motor Boat & Yachting magazine prior to and including the February 2017 issue has automatically been entered into one of eight categories then narrowed down by our judges to a select group of finalists. The panel will now review the finalists for the last time before selecting winners in each category.

XO BOATS IS LAUNCHING TWO NEW MODELS IN JANUARY 2017

XO DFNDR

XO Boats is launching two new models of which one is XO DFNDR.  It is a boat that is of its own type and is equipped with attitude!

XO DFNDR is a 25ft boat that is meant for tough and active use.  It is a boat for the adventurous minds, for outdoor activities or as a commuter to your island.  This boat combines the good sides of both open and cabin boats.  The strongly built frame allows to have it open on a good weather or have it closed and heated inside on a bad weather.  Additionally the boat has a lot of storage space.  As all XO Boats also XO DFNDR has superb driving abilities with its military grade aluminium hull and its deep v-shape.

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XO CRUISER

XO Cruiser is your own little island in your archipelago where you can enjoy your summer day to the max.  XO Cruiser is an open boat of 31ft with twin outboard engines.  It will be equipped with a spacious front cabin.  To get the most out of your summer day the boat is equipped with a sun bed and the special feature Wet Bar, which has a barbeque integrated in it.  Like all XO boats, also XO Cruiser is shaped by the rough conditions of the archipelago and that has resulted in a boat that is just enjoyable to drive even when others stay in port.

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XO Cruiser will be launched in January 2017 at Boot Düsseldorf when more information will be provided.

New XO dealer – Norway

Giramar AS is now appointed importer and dealer for the Finnish Giramarboat brand XO Boats in South-Norway; from Østfold county in the south-east to and including Rogaland in the south-west. With this appointment XO Boats has completed their long sought-after distribution and dealer network in Norway. Earlier this year, Marine Team AS was appointed for Mid- and North-Norway and Motor-Drange AS for West-Norway. Giramar is already the importer and distributor of; Sea Ray Powerboats, Beneteau Sailing yachts in Norway and a dealer for Clipper and Explorer Motor Yachts in South-Norway.

 

XO Boats’ design and DNA originates from the challenging conditions of the Finnish outer archipelago. This environment has dictated the main design features that make XO. The long water line, slim shape and extra deep V hull made of aluminium, ensure the smoothest possible ride in all seas. This unique design enables a thrilling driving experience that allows the driver to explore the sea when others stay in port.

The XO Boats model range cover powerboats in the range from 22 to 36 foot. September 2016 will see the introduction of XO’s new flagship, the XO 360, at “Båter i Sjøen”, the floating show in Oslo.

”We are really excited to start working with XO Boats ”says Harald Korn, CEO at Giramar. ”XO is very much complimentary to the boats already in our portfolio, and we are already used to working with products for the discerning owner. The XO is the boat for people who had several boats before and is ready for something really special. This is the Porsche of the seas!”

Calle Nyman, sales manager at XO Boats says ”Giramar, with their fantastic showroom and location in Leangbukta in Asker, is just what we have been looking for. XO will fit really well together with the other brands represented by Giramar and all the other companies in the beautiful marina”.

The first boats are already on the way to Asker! From beginning of July, Giramar will exhibit the latest XO 250 with outboard engine and the famous XO 270 Cabin equipped with sterndrive diesel engines.

www.giramar.com

New XO dealer – Sweden

XO Boats will be represented by Seacastle AB in the greater Stockholm area of Sweden.

Seacastle is located in Lidingö, close to the center of Stockholm and is able to offer full service to XO buyers like part exchanges with used boats, servicing and even winter storage. Seacastle also has a show room open for visits. Through this cooperation we will be able to serve our customers in the best possible way offering the highest quality total experience for XO boat ownership.

XO Boats is already well known in Sweden and already represented in Gothenburg area via Nordic Marine. The new arrangement in Stockholm will be a valuable part of the XO strategy in Sweden that is seen as a very suitable market for XO. Stockholm is full of potential being the biggest city and capital of Sweden.

XO Boats’ design and DNA originates from the challenging conditions of the Finnish outer archipelago. This environment has dictated the main design features that make XO. The long water line, slim shape and extra deep V hull ensure the smoothest possible ride in all seas. This unique design enables a thrilling driving experience that allows the driver to explore the sea when others stay in port.
In January 2016 XO will introduce its new flagship XO 360. This boat will feature the Stockholm Boat Show in March 2016 with Seacastle among other models where one can meet Seacastle and XO.

“We are thrilled to start this new cooperation. Both companies have a dynamic and fresh approach to boat sales and we are sure this will be a good match to take XO to a new level in the Stockholm area”, says XO Boats CEO Dan Colliander in Helsinki.

www.seacastle.se