13 December 2023
Finnish boat manufacturer XO Boats has unveiled its newest model: the adventure yacht XO EXPLR 44.
XO says this new aluminium adventurer is inspired by superyachts, with a mission to bring premium material and naval architecture to adventure yachting.
The XO EXPLR 44 is the first adventure yacht launched by XO. Made of 10/5 mm marine aluminium, the yacht can be equipped with 3×450 hp or 2×600 hp motors, reaching up to +50 knots.
”For a long while, XO Boats has had a number of passionate fans, who appreciate XO’s driving features, safety and high quality,” says Erkki Talvela, CEO of XO Boats.
“As we have discussed with our customers and listened to their feedback, we saw that there was demand for a yacht-sized craft from XO.
“With this launch, we aim to meet the needs of more demanding and quality-conscious boaters, who also appreciate the elegance of EXPLR 44.”
At an overall length of 13.4 metres, the XO EXPLR 44 benefits from the rigidity of aluminium, which helps reduce vibrations from rough seas. In the long run, the owners of EXPLR 44 will benefit from its durability, resistance to corrosion and repairability.
Embracing the benefits of an all-aluminium hull and superstructures has resulted in a strikingly modern styling.
“With the design, we wanted to find ways to maximise the interior space,” says Jaakko Kantola, lead design of XO Boats. “As a result, we created two cabins that are equal in size – so there’s not just one owner cabin, but more like two luxurious suites.
“We also wanted to give extra stability to the yacht while maintaining the sporty outlook of an XO, which is why we lowered the centre cabin.”
The interior design is inspired by Nordic aesthetics, without forgetting luxurious touches and extra comfort. In the front, is an owner’s cabin with a large double bed, shower compartment and good headroom with ample light, space for changing and stylish detailing.
The aft cabin has the option of a comfortable atrium, two single beds or a large double with its own head. Together with the additional bunk in the pilothouse, the EXPLR 44 accommodates up to six people overnight.
”We believe we have created something unique again by placing the second suite under the aft deck. No other yacht in this class seems to have an innovation like this,” says Kantola.
EXPLR 44’s air conditioning and heating ensure comfort by providing an inviting shelter or an open-air ambience. There is space for solar panels on the roof, along with rails for roof racks to accommodate your bikes and sports gear.
Sunbeds in the bow and aft transform into perfect lounging areas, ideal for relaxing and enjoying a cocktail after a day of exploration.