If you like your sportsboats with aluminium hulls and an added pinch of ruggedness then this all-new model from XO will be well worth a visit at the 2021 Southampton Boat Show.
The original DFNDR took an existing XO 240 hull, removed many of the creature comforts, replaced them with scaffolding and shock absorbing seats and touted itself as a bit of a rough tough 4×4 of the sea.
This new version, though, appears to have grown up somewhat and, in a crude but unavoidable comparison, has made the sort of transition that Land Rover recently performed with its own Defender.
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