Pardo GT52 World Première in Saint-Tropez
Cantiere del Pardo presents its brand-new Pardo GT52 with an exclusive event in Saint-Tropez. Côte d’Azur, is in fact one of the most welcoming and exclusive locations of the Mediterranean area, perfectly in line with the Pardo Yachts style.
For the first time in history Pardo Yachts exhibited the entire range: Pardo 38, Pardo 43, Pardo 50, Pardo GT52 and Endurance 60.
Three days, from April 22nd to 24th 2022, entirely dedicated to the discovery of the new model where international journalists, dealer network and selected clients had the chance to participate in this amazing event.
A series of different activities: on Friday afternoon sea trials for the press and welcome drink on the rooftop of the exclusive Hotel de Paris including dinner. On Saturday morning journalists and dealers attended the press conference: Luigi Servidati, President, Fabio Planamente, CEO and Rok Babarovic, Business Development Manager presented the Pardo GT52. At the end Andrea Piccione, Head of Sales of Volvo Penta and Carlo Brevini, Sales and Marketing
Manager of Garmin described some features of the boat. On Saturday evening selected clients and the dealer network joined the Cocktail Party at the Capitanerie Lounge.
A special thank you goes to the sponsors of the event: Falconeri, Volvo Penta and Garmin.
The latest challenge from Pardo Yachts
Cantiere del Pardo has just launched its brand-new Pardo GT52. A novelty that is positioned the Walkaround and the Endurance range, appealing to a segment of owners looking for even more spacious and comfortable volumes than the current walkaround models - but without sacrificing performance. The new 52-footer in which the central element to its design is based around the continuity between the interior and exterior spaces, as already seen on board the Endurance 60: stern doors which can be opened completely and the roof in semi-open mode. A complete reorganization of the also offers a wider usability of the cockpit, with a dining area and extended sunbathing areas, as well as a more generous and flexible ‘liveability’ below deck. This is due to the possibility of twin interior layouts (galley up or galley down) that transforms the perception of space, enhancing the time spent on board especially during long distant cruising. "It is stimulating to imagine life on board the Pardo GT52 considering these two layout options in the living area" – says Massimo Gino from Nauta Design. “On one hand, a solution with a large super- equipped galley close to the guests in the cockpit and with a large relaxation area with TV on the lower deck; and on the other hand, a galley and a very large dinette lounge on the main deck."
52 feet of authenticity
Clean, unmistakable hull lines, with the inverted bow typical of the Pardo Yachts family, however with an exterior layout that emphasises the relaxation areas. On the GT52, three people can be comfortably accommodated on the bow sundeck, and another eight can be accommodated in the stern area, seated around the dining table, which can be transformed into a second sundeck. Also in the stern area, the platform is 60 cm longer than that of the Pardo 50, allowing the owner to place a tender or a jet ski due to the practical electric swimming platform. These design choices
underline the attention to detail paid to the space available for guests, as confirmed by the Zuccheri Yacht Design studio: "The hull of the Pardo GT52 is an evolution of that found on the Pardo 50, in which also shares the Volvo Penta IPS motorization (2x650 in the standard version, or 2x700/800 as optional). Apart from this choice, the two models have substantial differences in terms of internal volume, weight distribution and center of gravity. The GT 52 has the engines displaced further towards the stern to give more space to the cabin plan: the engine room and the main weights have been completely revised to balance the boat in the best possible way, despite the modifications made. The hydrodynamics have been recalculated, taking into account the greater weight created by the cabin plan – clearly wider – and by the closed superstructure, as well as by the more important interior furnishings compared to the Pardo 50.”
365 days of comfort and design
The interiors of the GT52, as on every Pardo yacht, are designed to provide an experience between comfort, functionality and to cope with long distances with guests on board. Every square inch has been designed with the idea of creating living spaces that are typical of a luxury apartment. Starting from the master cabin with increased volume and rotated with the head bed oriented on the side to ensure better circulation in the cabin, connected to a large bathroom with shower at the bow. Followed by the VIP cabin with bathroom and the crew cabin. As already mentioned, the architecture of the spaces allows two layout options: galley up and galley down. With the first one, it is possible to have a lounge area with TV or a third cabin with a bunk bed on the lower deck level, with the second one, the square of the dinette is even bigger and the kitchen below deck is even more equipped for use even in colder weather conditions.
"A cross-over that enhances the pleasure of life at sea"
The innovative solutions of the GT52 are evident, as Massimo Gino of Nauta Design explains: "The Pardo 52GT represents the cross-over between a walkaround and a classic cabin cruiser. The lounge on the main deck is protected by the superstructure and can be completely opened towards the stern, the door of the lounge and the two aft windows make it possible to put the latter in direct connection with the large and functional cockpit, or to separate the lounge from the outside by creating an internal area that can be conditioned or heated depending on the conditions. In the top there is a large sliding roof for optimal ventilation. The sidewalks go up to the deck level to create a very large forward deck area for, with a large sundeck in the middle of the deckhouse. Due to the flush deck, important volumes are gained in the bow interiors: the master area benefits enormously from these volumes with a comfort that is rarely found on boats of this size.
Sustainable luxury by Cantiere del Pardo
The GT52 inherits the best of Pardo Yachts innovation in terms of construction quality, technology applied to boating and the needs of its owners who want to enjoy the sea and the ocean in total safety and autonomy. Aware of cruising with a brand that provides a network of dealers and services all over the world which are able to guarantee the maximum support at any time. With the new yacht from Cantiere del Pardo, this awareness becomes synonymous with sustainability: the engine room of the GT52 is in fact already prepared to receive the upgrade of the Volvo hybrid
engine, a solution that will soon guarantee performance with the lowest possible impact on the marine environment.
A perfect combination between aesthetic and marine character
Space, luminosity, elegance and comfort. Marco Gugnoni from the Technical Office of Cantiere del Pardo explains the choices behind the development of a yacht designed from the outset for luxury cruising: "The innovative concept of the Pardo GT stems from an idea to create a convivial boat that could best connect the interior (the sheltered area) with the exterior, i.e. the sea. The boat features innovative solutions that maximize the comfort of life on board and the ease of use in every moment of the nautical routine." The naval architecture, with proportions and profiles that link the marine character of the boat to its aesthetics and safety: "The external line alludes to an updated Pardo family feeling, with clean lines that communicate the tendency to a comfortable but at the same time sporty navigation and suitable to sail the sea safely. The deck layout is the result of a meticulous study that allows you to enjoy every single moment on board without compromise. As far as the interior layout is concerned, what stands out is undoubtedly the flexibility of choice between an open space with galley and a real salon on the main deck connected with the external cockpit. The master cabin is spacious and bright, with a bathroom complete with every comfort, proving the completeness of an environment that combines elegance with the daily needs of guests. An idea derived from the high maritime expertise that Cantiere del Pardo boasts, to make customers experience the sea in all its spaces and make the sailing experience satisfying even for the most ambitious owner, thanks to the different options offered. We can therefore say that we
have fully embraced a concept where the aesthetics of the forms is never separated from its marine function."