XO 360 Review

XO 360 Boat

An uber-tough all-weather rocketship, the XO 360 will transport you anywhere in any weather



  • Remarkable standard specification
  • Terrific all-weather protection
  • Starboard walkaround & side-door
  • Super-tough aluminium hull
  • Huge electric 2-part sunroof
  • Handling and performance


  • Poor helm ergonomics
  • Flawed saloon
  • Ultra-shallow cockpit 


The XO 360 certainly dished up a few surprises out on the water, as well as some predictable behaviour.

In horrible test conditions that would see many a bigger boat scurrying home for protection (steep, closely spaced seas, compounded by a squally wind over tide) although it has no flare in the topsides to deflect the spray and the waves, nor any spray rails, the XO 360 proved to be one of the driest boats of its type that I’ve ever tested.

Fitted with the biggest engine option, the twin D6-370hp Volvo DPH sterndrives, our boat clocked 42 knots. With its all-weather protection and exceptional heavy weather ability, the XO 360 is a boat that begs to be driven hard and fast.

However, if you’re feeling frugal, dropping down to a 25 knot cruise will see your fuel go a wallet-friendly 70% further (1.97mpg vs 1.25mpg).

At this speed, the XO 360 is so relaxed it feels more like 15 knots. However, the driving experience was impaired by the XO 360’s dash and helm ergonomics, which were unrefined and uncomfortable. Changes are apparently in the pipeline, so watch this space.

The XO360 is a terrific, all weather, high speed rocketship. We’ll reassess the XO 360 after the numerous changes filter through, but as it stands the saloon and the helm on our prototype test boat were both flawed.

Doubtless many good things will remain though, such as the absurdly generous standard spec, fine owners en-suite cabin, starboard side-door, and walkaround sidedeck.