The history of the Buster XL stretches back to 1992, and after almost 30 years in production the fifth model generation is being introduced. In keeping with the traditions of the XL, the design of the new model has been based on practicality, economy and safety
The hull of the 2020 Buster XL has been totally redesigned, and the new model is 70 centimetres longer than the earliest model. The interior is significantly more spacious than before, which can be seen especially in the improved legroom for the aft sofa. Thanks to a waterline that is 30 centimetres wider than before, the floorspace is also considerably larger.
The driving characteristics of the Buster XL are nicely balanced: the hull is stable, yet the driving feel is light and precise. The throttle response is also immediate. Optimal driving ergonomics ensure easy operation. Key features in the driver’s milieu include the easy-to-read maps and dials on the standard Buster Q smart display. Adjustable offshore seats and ergonomic armrests and footrests provide a smooth ride in even the toughest conditions.
The Buster XL is designed for seven persons, and the suitable engine power range is 80 to 115 horsepower. Thanks to the efficient hull design, fuel consumption is kept down to just 0.7 litres/nautical mile at a comfortable cruising speed of 19 to 23 knots, even with the biggest engine.
A larger 160-litre fuel tank also provides excellent range even at maximum speed, as fuel consumption at 36 knots is just 1.1 litres/nautical mile.
The swim platforms on the new model extend evenly on both sides of the engine, making it safe for access and fishing. Practical details include storage areas inside the consoles that remain dry in all conditions.
Standard equipment on the new Buster XL includes a maintenance-free aluminium floor, stainless steel fittings, hydraulic steering and a 10” Buster Q smart display with electronic maps. All Buster XL boats are sold with Yamaha outboard engines with a Yamaha Y-COP immobilizer for enhanced security.
Optional equipment includes a table, seat rodboxes in the left and right seats, a canopy, a harbour cover, a cushion set and a watersports bracket. There is plenty of storage space for fenders in the rack between the rodbox and the console. Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate the top-quality Raymarine fishfinder and modular fishing set, which transforms the XL into a spacious and specialised lure fishing boat. The removable fishing set includes rodboxes, a fishing platform and a front engine mounting.