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2023 Pardo GT 52

by Randy Woods
2023 Pardo GT 52
Photo by Mark Albertazzi

With a smooth, sculpted hull and stylish, supple interiors, the new GT 52 from Pardo, now available from Jeff Brown Yachts, is sure to satisfy sun-seekers, sports performance nuts, and just about every boater in between.

The secret to the deceptively simple design of Pardo’s new GT 52 is what’s hidden underneath. At first glance, it’s an unmistakable Cantiere del Pardo boat, with its reverse bow, forward-raking windshield, and smooth, sculpted hull design. While it may look like one of the brand’s smaller walkaround models, the bulk and ample beam suggest a closer kinship to Pardo’s Endurance brand. But the GT 52 is really a mix of both designs, merging sporty performance with luxury amenities that are immediately apparent once you step aboard.

After entering from the hydraulically lifted swim platform at the stern, visitors are greeted by an extremely versatile cockpit space for yachts of this size. What looks merely like a vast sun pad for multiple sunbathers can quickly be transformed into a U-shaped cockpit sofa with foldable backrests surrounding a telescoping dining table. Two fixed bench seats with mini-fridges and icemakers underneath, facing aft, complete the circle for cozy outdoor socializing.

With low gunwales on all sides, the view aft from the cockpit is a 180-degree, unobstructed sweep. For days with strong sun, the seating area can be partially covered by an optional electric Bimini sunshade. Moving forward into the salon, the line continues to be blurred between inside and out, as the sliding glass door and two side windows can be flipped outward and upward, providing a continuous connection from helm to stern. The walkaround sidedecks also lead to a foredeck sun pad, which is roomy enough for three.

GT 52 owners also have the choice between Pardo’s galley-up or galley-down configurations. In the standard galley-up layout, the counters, sink, and appliances are located on the main deck to starboard, opposite a sofa-dinette lounge area and entertainment center to port. The galley-down layout places the galley on the lower deck, adjacent to the staterooms, allowing for more main-deck space for social interaction between helm and cockpit. The galley-down option also allows room for an optional microwave oven and a dishwasher.

With the interiors created by Italy’s Nauta Design—using numerous oak wood accents, a range of upholstery fabrics, and teak flooring—the upper-deck salon and lower-deck staterooms look even larger than they already are. The standard guest cabin, located aft, includes two single berths and an en suite head also accessible from the hallway as a day head. At the bow, the full-beam master cabin features a diagonally positioned king-size berth, a large en suite head, and separate shower. With the galley-up configuration, there’s room on the lower deck to include either an optional third stateroom with bunkbeds or a separate lounge. All staterooms feature smart TVs and Fusion Apollo sound systems.

The main-deck starboard helm features navigation electronics such as Fantom 18X radar, Garmin VHF 315i, a multi-function 16” screen, a Stabilizer 19K gyroscope, and a Garmin MFD-7612 chart plotter. The standard Volvo propulsion system includes a Volvo Dynamic Positioning System for the twin Volvo IPS 800 engines, each of which provide 600hp. Pardo also optimized the vessel to accept optional Volvo IPS hybrids in the near future.

Specs & Info

LOA 54’4” · Beam 16’3” · Draft 4’4”
Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)
528 gal. / 159 gal. / 45 gal.

Twin Volvo IPS 800


Jeff Brown Yachts
Seattle, WA
Tommy Casias

2023 Pardo GT 52
Photo by Mark Albertazzi

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