Her name is Pardo GT75 and she is the new flagship of Pardo Yachts, the brand of the Italian shipyard that, perhaps more than any other at the moment, is conquering important market shares. This success undoubtedly stems from the beauty of the yachts that Cantiere del Pardo, year after year and without missing a beat, has built, immediately selling out.
Certainly no exception to this postulate is the new Pardo GT75, an exciting 23-metre “weekender runabout” of unprecedented beauty, which “winks” at both the Walkaround models and the award-winning Endurance 60. This concept was strongly desired by Gigi Servidati, who conceived it by outlining its forms and functions, and then entrusted it to Nauta Design.“Coming up with different versions of the same model that meet the needs of different owners is not an easy task, which is why we asked Nauta Design, who are masters of refined design and efficient space planning,” says Gigi Servidati, President and product manager of Cantiere del Pardo – “The exterior and interior styling of the Pardo GT75 reflects Nauta’s hallmark preference for crisp and clean lines devoid of fussy detailing that matches our own pure design DNA”. “The brief behind the Pardo GT75 was to echo all the design traits of the GT52 – elegance, style, comfort, and performance – but stretch them to create a new flagship model available in Tender Garage and Beach versions, and GT or T-top (this last will complete the Pardo Yachts walkaround range),” says Massimo Gino, co-founder of Nauta Design – “The idea was to have owners experience the boat as a villa on the sea.”
Pardo GT75: Tender Garage or Beach? Nauta Design explains her genesisThe new Pardo GT75 is available in two main versions: Tender Garage and Beach. A solution designed to meet different needs, both practical and stylistic, and to design this boat as if it were a tailor-made fabric, sewn around the profile of its owner who, as we shall see, can even choose between the GT and T-Top variants.
The design process began with the Tender Garage version that has an aft deck on three cascading levels. On the lowest level a sofa facing to sea is integrated in between the stairs while the swim platform has a transformer-style access to the sea. On an intermediate level is a large sunbed that lifts up to reveal the tender garage underneath with room for a Williams 380.
The Beach version, on the other hand, whose name speaks for itself and which visually projects directly to the concept of a terrace by the sea, is different. The sofa disappears, leaving room for a large platform that offers all the space needed to enjoy a day at sea between relaxation and hobbies, and which turns into a sort of open-air hold, a bit like those on the now famous explorer yachts.
On both models it is then impossible not to notice the two ‘wings’ that, starting from the bulwarks, open downwards, dramatically increasing both the space available and the feeling of freedom they convey.
“There are traditionally two drawbacks of having completely open aft decks on this size of boat: where to place the air intakes for the engine compartment, and the need for free-standing furniture that requires storage room when under way at speed,” Gino points out. “We solved both issues in a unique and elegant way by hiding the air intakes under the steps of the side wings and adding a fitted mattress on top for sunbathing so the deck furniture is integrated into the structure. Moreover, the wings can be inclined to serve as backrests.”
Both the Tender Garage and Beach versions of the Pardo GT75 also have ample space on the foredeck for a C-shaped sofa facing forward and a large sundeck, while the Beach version also features a sliding glass panel that directly connects the owner’s cabin to the aft deck and offers a panoramic ‘villa by the sea’ view.
“Here again there was a potential drawback” – says Gino –“If guests are socializing on the aft deck, the owner’s privacy is compromised. Of course, you can close the sliding glass door, but it’s much nicer to leave it open at anchor. So, we positioned a sofa relax area in front of the cabin stair with the master bed transversally positioned to one side and behind a sun blind – a simple solution that ensures a degree of privacy even if the door is open”.
Interior: Galley Up or Galley Down?
As was the case for the exterior design, Pardo Yachts also relied on Nauta Design for the interior to offer the ultimate in refinement and increase the options available to the customer. Not surprisingly, here too there are two different versions: Galley Up and Galley Down.
Apart from the differences between the two versions in terms of the owner’s cabins, the main difference lies in the galley, which in the Galley Down version is located on the lower deck near the lounge area amidships, while the Galley Up version has a lounge area amidships and the galley on the upper deck.
Furthermore, the Galley Down version has two double cabins with large ensuite bathrooms, while the Up version, designed for more family use, has up to four guest cabins, all with good-sized bathrooms and shower cubicles: different combinations are available, to accommodate two, three, or even four cabins, for a total of up to ten berths, hence maximum creativity and freedom of choice.
3 x D13 IPS 900
3 x D13 IPS 1050 / 1200 / 1350
Fuel Tank Capacity
Water Tank Capacity
2 / 3 / 4
Up to 10
3 + 1 crew