03 August 2021
Defined as a “cross-over between a walkaround and a classic cabin cruiser” by Nauta Design co-founder Massimo Gino, the new model aligns itself with providing a level of space and comfort beyond expected walkaround models with unbridled performance.
The hull, for example, is considered to be an evolution of the Pardo 50 by its creators, but equally shares the feature of twin 650 Volvo Penta IPS, with the option for twin 700/800 Volvo Penta IPS if desired.
The engines have been displaced further toward the stern, providing more space to the cabin plan. The engine room and the main weights were revised to match this, ensuring balance for the entire boat.
Designed for a hybrid interior/exterior, clean hull lines are evident throughout the model alongside the brand’s iconic inverted bow. The model can comfortably accommodate 11 people, with three along with the bow sundeck and another eight in the stern.
Also, in the stern area, the bridge is 60 centimetres longer than that of the Pardo 50, allowing the owner to place, lower and recover the tender or the jet ski via an electric system.
The interiors of the GT52, as on every Pardo Yacht model, match this idea of function and comfort, with every square inch designed to reflect a typical luxury apartment.
The master cabin has increased volume and is connected to a large bathroom with a shower at the bow. Also included are a VIP cabin and crew quarters.
The architecture of these spaces allows the choice of either a galley up or galley down; the former providing a lounge area with television or a third bunk bed, while the later expands the dinette and includes a below deck kitchen.
This motif of choice is echoed in either a galley or saloon being built on the main deck.
“We have a close relationship with the factory at Cantiere del Pardo and we have been keeping the GT range a secret since our partnership began in early 2020,” said eyachts Managing Director Peter Hrones.
The Sydney-based company is the exclusive dealer of Pardo Yachts in Australia and New Zealand.
“When I saw the official plans, I was glad to see vertical windows, a suggestion I made because it won’t be so hot in our climate, you get the feeling of more interior space when at the wheel and a more distinctive look.”
“What I really love about the GT52 is that the cockpit is huge and with the free-flowing saloon you end up with approximately 30 feet of one level entertaining space.
“The GT range will be groundbreaking for Australia and New Zealand, the cabin is ideal for our weather conditions and the Italian styling and design choices are sure to capture the hearts of our local boaties. We cannot wait to bring this elegant and sophisticated model Down Under.”
The Pardo GT 52 will be available to be seen at the 2022 boot Düsseldorf, scheduled to commence on 22 January.