The Pardo 60 will be one of the big news at the Dusseldorf boat show, scheduled from 18 to 26 January.
On January 20th at the German boat show, Pardo Yachts will unveil its new 60 foot (18 meters) which marks a turning point in the history of the Italian shipyard, but also in the development of a new trend: that of the boat with two souls. From the first rumors gathered the Pardo 60 will be able to navigate in two configurations: the displacement mode with a speed of 10/12 knots and the planing mode, at 20/25 knots. It’s like having two types of boats in one, choosing to sail with great fuel economy more slowly or at great speed, consuming more fuel but reaching the goal quickly.
It seems easy to achieve this result, but from a design point of view, it presents some difficulties. This is due to the design project, with two different hulls that have to live together in one boat.
The displacement one was born to sail “slowly” with all the hull underwater. The main problem to solve is to keep the boat as stable as possible, reducing the roll and pitch.
In the second, the planing one, instead, it is necessary to facilitate the exit from the water of most of the hull, keeping it stable and soft on the passage on the wave even at high speed. Thanks to the development of CFD (Computatonal Fluid Dynamic) software that allows simulating the behavior of a boat in all sea conditions before its construction, today it is possible the unthinkable, to have in a single boat the displacement and planing modes.
The shipyard Pardo Yachts has taken advantage of this opportunity by creating a boat with a double possibility of use, fast and slow at the same time. Pardo 60, will become the 18-metre flagship of its range which today includes the Pardo 38 (11.90 m), 43 (13.45 m) and 50 (16.25 m).
Pardo Yachts thus enters a new segment of the market, that of boats with which to enjoy a comfortable and safe holiday on a boat with plenty of space available. This new 60 footer, by observing the rendering and on the dock voices, will maintain from an aesthetic point of view all the features that have made the success of the three smaller models. Elegant, an unmistakable line with the bow upside down, the “walkaround” concept that allows you to go from bow to stern without hindrance.
In addition, given the size, above the roof that covers the interior saloon and much of the cockpit, there will be a large fly, a real raised terrace. The other special feature will be to have the cockpit openable, so as to increase considerably the space on board when the boat is anchored in the roadstead.
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