XO Boats launches new model range

Press release
27th of June 2019


The founders of XO Boats Oy – Sakari Mattila and Erkki Talvela – have returned to work for the brand and have immediately accelerated product development. The duo has introduced a new model for the production of several different boats around a single hull. Mattila is the founder of Axopar boats and is also a man behind the Aquador and Paragon Yachts. The new design philosophy will revolutionise the market for aluminium boats and enable the construction of a competitive price range.

The first of new boat model range on the market is the XO 260 Cabin, designed for rough sea conditions and also suitable for commuting. There are three different models designed around a 26-foot hull: Cabin, T-top and the new DFNDR.

The smallest boat in the XO Boats’ new boat model range is now two feet longer than its predecessor, but at the same time its price drops significantly in relation to the boat’s length: the approx. price of the 8.1 meter long 260 Cabin with the 225 horsepower Mercury engine starts at € 68.000 (ex factory, VAT 0).

XO Boats has an ambitious goal to expand globally. With the renewed model range, boats will get extra width compared to previous models. Widened beam provides more stability for driving and extra interior volume. New design philosophy and a year-round production capacity enable XO to launch a wide range of new models.

Please find attached pictures of the XO 260 Cabin. The pictures are freely available for media to use. Copyrights: XO Boats

Contact information
Erkki Talvela
CEO, XO Boats Oy
tel. +358500504252

XO Boats Oy
Veneentekijäntie 10
FI-00210 Helsinki