The original XO 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 has made the sort of transition that Land Rover recently performed with its own Defender.
The XO DFNDR 9 is slightly softer, less military in appearance and strikes a much better balance between rugged point-to-pointing and more comfortable deck spaces when you want to chill out with the anchor deployed.
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