PARDO 50

LOA 53ft (16.2m) BEAM 16ft (4.9m) EN­GINES Volvo Penta IPS600/700/800 TOP SPEED ap­prox. 38 knots PRICE from €799,000 ex VAT

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With its first boat, the 43, Pardo qui­etly pro­duced a true sales suc­cess, which cap­tured the imag­i­na­tion of buy­ers thanks to its slick styling, qual­ity fit out and ef­fort­less per­for­mance. Build­ing on that suc­cess the all-new 50 made its pre­miere at Cannes, promis­ing to de­liver all that is so good about the 43 on a big­ger scale.

If you’re look­ing for a boat to en­joy in the sun then the 50’s won­der­fully open deck spa­ces will tug at your heart­strings. Whether it’s space to dine al fresco or purely to lap up the rays on one of two vast sun­pads, this thing comes into its own when swing­ing off the hook in some sun-drenched an­chor­age. De­spite its open­ness the boat feels very safe to move around on; the sid­edecks are deep with­out steps to ne­go­ti­ate, there are hand­holds all over the place and there’s space be­neath the sun­pad for a ten­der.

What’s most en­tic­ing is that de­spite the day boat in­ten­tions the sleep­ing spa­ces are prac­ti­cal and sur­pris­ingly spa­cious – you even get two bath­rooms to sup­ple­ment the twin amid­ships and open-plan dou­ble for­ward. There’s even a third cabin with a loo that is ac­cessed via a hatch on the main deck, though it will most likely be used for stor­age.

There is the op­tion to have IPS 600, 700 or 800, and if it goes as well as it looks then Pardo will al­most cer­tainly have an­other win­ner on its hands.

CON­TACT Cantiere Del Pardo. Tel +39 0543 782404, www.par­doy­achts.com

Head­room be­low decks is very im­pres­sive, as is the fin­ish

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