Pardo GT52: world premier in Saint Tropez for the crossover between a Walkaround and Cabin Cruiser

Cantiere del Pardo has presented its new motor yacht, Pardo GT52 at an exclusive event in Saint Tropez

17 May 2022 | by Redazione

Cantiere del Pardo chose Saint Tropez for the world premier of their new motor yacht, the Pardo GT52, the first model in the new Pardo Yachts range. The Cote d’Azur is one of the most welcoming and exclusive locations in the Mediterranean, where, for the first time in its history, Pardo Yachts has exhibited its full range: Pardo 38, Pardo 43, Pardo 50, Pardo GT52 and Endurance 60.

Cantiere del Pardo has just launched a new product positioning itself between the Walkaround and Endurance ranges, targeted for that segment of boaters looking for more liveable and comfortable spaces compared to current Walkaround models, but without skimping on performance.

Presenting the yacht were Luigi Servidati and Fabio Planamente, respectively president and CEO of Cantiere del Pardo, in this video we took at the exclusive world premier event for the Pardo GT52, reserved for the international press and the dealership network.

The new 52-footer confirms a design where the central element is focused on continuity between the interior and exterior, as already shown on the Endurance 60: long lateral aft windows, a fully openable stern door and a semi-open roof.

Complete reorganisation of the space also offers a more varied use of the cockpit area, with a dining area and a large sun lounging area. It has much more generous liveability, thanks to the option of the double interior layout (galley up or galley down) which transforms the perception of the spaces, enhancing the time spent on board, especially during lengthy cruises.

It is stimulating to imagine life on board the Pardo GT52 – explains Massimo Gino from Nauta Designconsidering these two layout options for the living area: on the one side is the large galley near the passengers in the cockpit and with a large relaxation area and a TV on the lower deck, on the other is a well-equipped galley and an ample dinette lounge on the main deck.”


A clear cut, unmistakable hull design, with the inverted bow, a trademark of the Pardo Yachts family. But with an external layout that favours relaxation areas. On the GT52, three people can be easily hosted on the forward sun lounge area, and another eight in the aft areas sitting around a dining table, which can also be transformed into a second sun lounge area.

Also on the stern, the bridge is 60cm longer than on the Pardo 50, allowing the owner to store, launch and recover the tender or jet skis, thanks to a practical electric system. Design choices that highlight the attention to space made available to passengers.

The hull of the Pardo GT 52 – states the studio, Zuccheri Yacht Design is an evolution of the Pardo 50, with which it also shares its Volvo Penta IPS engines (2×650 in the standard version, or 2 x700/800 as an optional). In spite of this, the two models have substantial differences in regards to interior volume, weight distribution and centre of gravity. The GT52’s engines are moved aft to give more space to the cabins.”

The engine room and related weights – notes the studio – have been completely revamped in order to better balance the vessel, in spite of the modifications made. Hydrodynamics have been revised, keeping into account the increased weight created by the cabins – which are larger – and by the closed superstructure, in addition to the interior décor, more imposing compared to the Pardo 50.


The interior of the GT 52 has been created to offer an experience of comfort and functionality and to handle longer trips with passengers on board. Every square centimetre has been designed to provide the feeling of a luxury apartment.

Starting with the owner’s cabin, with a larger size and the bed’s headboard on the gunwale, in order to guarantee easier movement around the cabin, connected to a large bathroom with a shower to the bow. Followed by the VIP cabin with bathroom and the crew cabin.

The interior architecture offers two possible layouts: galley up and galley down. With the former, it is possible to create a TV lounge, or  third cabin with bunk beds on the lower deck. With the latter, the dinette is even larger and the galley below decks is better equipped, for use also in non-summer weather.

The Pardo GT52 – says Massimo Gino from Nauta Design – is the cross-over between a Walkabout and a classic Cabin Cruiser. The living area on the main deck is protected by the superstructure and can be completely opened aft, the door to the living area and the two aft windows connect it directly to the ample and functional cockpit, or can separate the room from the outside, creating a cooler or warmer area depending on conditions.”

In the top – concludes Gino – is a large, sliding sunroof in order to have optimal aeration. The lateral walkways continue up to deck level in order to obtain a flush relaxation area on the bow, with a large sun lounging area in the middle of the deckhouse. Thanks to the flush deck more space is gained in the forward interior: the owner’s area benefits enormously from this increased space with comforts that are rarely seen on vessels of this size.


The GT52 inherits the best of Pardo Yachts’ innovation in terms of quality construction, applied boating technology and the needs of owners who want to fully enjoy the seas and oceans safely and autonomously. The GT52’s engine room is predisposed for a Volvo hybrid engine upgrade, a solution which will soon guarantee performance with less impact on the marine environment.


Overall length: 16.58 m

Waterline Length: 14.95 m

Maximum Beam: 4.96 m

Fuel tanks: 2,000 l

Fresh water tanks: 600 l

Engines: standard Volvo IPS 2×650 // opt. Volvo IPS 2×700 – 2X800

Design: Cantiere del Pardo // Nauta Design // Zuccheri Yacht Design


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