Pardo GT52 (16.5 m) is pure Italian style. Cruise crossover testing

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Pardo GT52
Pardo GT52

Pardo GT52, 16.58 meters, is the link between Pardo Yachts’ two families: the Walkaround and Endurance ranges. Walkaround performance and exterior space, cruiser-like interior livability. This hull, in fact, represents an upgrade over a dayboat in terms of livability, but retains the sporty styling and performance hull.

Pardo GT52

The GT52 is the first in the GT family and will be closely followed by a larger model, the
Pardo GT75
, which will share the same approach declined on larger dimensions. The exterior lines that have made Pardo Yachts a worldwide success (nearly 500 units sold in not even 5 years) meet the versatility of the enclosed boat to create one of the most exciting crossovers of 2022.

Pardo GT52
Pardo GT52 underway

It starts with a large aft lounging area with a modular sundeck, which makes this area extremely enjoyable, partly by virtue of the nearby platform accessed by just two steps. There are no folding bulkheads on this model, as had been seen on the 60 Endurance and as will be present on the GT75, but the livability of the aft section is total, with an aft dashboard 60 cm longer than on the
50 Walkaround
.

Main deck configuration with kitchen

“We wanted to create with this model,” Gigi Servidati, president of Cantiere del Pardo, explains, “during the world premiere. maximum usability inside and out, taking advantage of not only the windows, but also aesthetic details, capable of enhancing this feeling. For example, we decided to continue the cockpit teak on the interior as well, so that there are virtually no interruptions, not to mention the side stern windows that rise upward, the fully opening stern door and the sliding roof.”

Main deck configuration with kitchen below deck

Pardo GT52 – Exterior

The basic layout includes a galley in the salon on the deck with a sofa in front of it, but you can choose to have it below deck so as to create an XL living area on deck, particularly suitable for when you have many guests on board. What one does not expect from such a convivial area is that, lifting the cushions at the far bow, to the left is a very large locker that at the owner’s request can become the sailor’s cabin complete with bunk and sink.

Pardo GT52 - Main deck
Pardo GT52 – Main deck

From the bridge, there is a wide view around the boat thanks to the windows that completely envelop the central salon, even at the stern (where they can be opened). The flush deck bow maximizes the inverted bow line typical of Pardo and allows for significant volume gains below deck. Up to 3 people can stay here lying on the sundeck, although when sailing it is advisable to stay aft for safety reasons.

Pardo GT52 – Below Deck

Winking at the cruising boat, the below-deck area of the new Pardo GT52 is designed so that even longer periods can be spent on board. There are two layouts available: galley on deck and galley below deck.

Kitchen below deck

When the galley is upstairs, below you can opt for either a lounge area with television in the first hallway after the stairs or a third cabin with bunk beds. In short, having the galley in the salon will allow you to consider various solutions in the sleeping area, assuming that the owner’s quarters are forward with the bed perpendicular to the direction of travel and the bathroom (with separate shower) at the far bow. This expedient provides plenty of space both for moving around the cabin and for stowage. Instead, the second “standard” cabin is aft on the starboard side.

Cabin of the Pardo GT52

Navigation

The GT52 hull has the same engine options as the Pardo 50 with Volvo Penta IPS engines. It starts with the two IPS650s as the base, with options to have the 700 or the 800. We tested in the magnificent setting of Saint-Tropez this crossover with its maximum power with good peak performance at over 32 knots in the test conditions and a cruising speed of 22 knots, in which it consumes about 180 liters per hour with 8 people on board, 500 liters of fuel and 400 liters of water.

 

In particular, we appreciated the maneuverability of this sixteen-footer and the balance of the hull, on which a major study was made. Compared to the Pardo 50, the GT52 has the engines further aft to increase cabin volumes, and this has meant revising the hydrodynamics to suit a heavier unit with loads distributed differently. The impression is that this work is successful, not least because in your hands, however, you have the feeling that you are steering a fun and always manageable boat that also has good visibility from the bridge.

Pardo GT52 – Data Sheet

Length f.t. LOA 16.58 m
Beam width 4.96 m
Draught Draught 0.94 m
Displacement Displacement 25 t
Serb. Water Water tank 600 l
Serb. fuel Fuel tank 2.000 l
Engine Engine 2 x Volvo IPS 650
2 x Volvo IPS 700
2 x Volvo IPS 800
Power Power 2×509 HP (standard)
2×550 HP
2×600 HP (tested) HP
Vel. max (knots) Max speed (kt) 34 kt
Vel. croc. (nodes) Cruis. speed (kt) 22 22 kt
Cabins Cabins 2-3 +1
Berths 4-6+1
Bathroom toilet 2+1
Designer Project Nauta Design
Naval architecture Naval architecture Zuccheri Yacht Design
Shipyard Shipyard Pardo Shipyard
CONTACT: www.pardoyachts.com

Pardo GT52 – Navigation Data

SPEED in knots*

RPM

FUEL Litres / hour*

4.7

600

5.5

7.5

1000

15

10.6

1500

45

14.9

2000

105

22.5

2500

163

25.1

2600

179

32.1

3000

251

 


 

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