Cantiere del Pardo, Cannes news and previews

Cantiere del Pardo presents three concepts at Cannes Yachting Festival: the Grand Soleil 52 Performance, the VanDutch 75 and the Pardo 75 T-Top version

As was also reported on our website, Cantiere del Pardo recently became part of the Calzedonia Group and celebrated 50 years in business this year. At the French boat show, the shipyard is presenting projects and world novelties. Such as the Grand Soleil 52 Performance, which is inspired by the legendary lines of the Grand Soleil 52 designed by German Frers in 1987. The premiere was designed by the tried-and-true Matteo Polli and Nauta Design duo and, in fact, echoes the elegance of its progenitor-beginning with the Navy blue lines on the beauty line-and that harmony of form that, then as now, translates into stability and performance.

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The Grand Soleil 52 Performance is part of Grand Soleil’s successful Performance line and comes in two versions, “Performance” and “Race,” to meet the needs of both the sportier customer and those who prefer fast cruising to race courses.

Constructed entirely in sandwich with composite wood compartmentation bulkheads, the Grand Soleil 52 Performance has been studied down to the smallest details to make the most of the volumes and offer uncommon liveability on this size, without affecting weight: the large dinette features the charting area in the bow, large storage compartments and an ergonomic, fully equipped C-shaped galley, and there are 3 refrigerators with freezers totaling 172 liters, to ensure a pleasant stay on board even for long periods. As for the cabins, three are provided: the owner’s cabin is forward with a dedicated bathroom, while the aft VIP cabin – with twin or double beds – has the option of direct access to the bathroom with shower stall, as does the guest cabin on the left, with a double bed. The owner can opt for different woods, such as oak, gray oak or teak; in all cases, chromatic elegance is ensured by contrasting dunnage.

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The cockpit, furnished with innovative and ergonomically designed benches, is perfectly usable by guests, thanks to the choice of recessing all maneuvers.

The deck and sail plan, as well as the live-aboard, are declined differently in the two versions: the “Performance” version provides an “easy sailing” deck plan with 4 winches aft, mainsail sheet with fixed point, standard self-tacking jib and standard carbon bowsprit; the cockpit is free from rigging to be safely usable by guests. The “Race” version, on the other hand, features 6 winches, longitudinal rails for the jib, recessed mainsail traveller, increased sail plan and a carbon bowsprit 90 cm longer than the standard version. The mainsail sheet is German style on both versions. The mast is positioned aft of the main bulkhead to optimize sail center.

There is certainly no shortage of stowage space: the large foredeck rode is capable of holding sails of all sizes, including the Code 0; the anchor locker can accommodate the six daily-use fenders; and the fully watertight garage holds the 2.90-meter tender. The “Performance” version’s live-work mounts a standard keel with ductile iron blade, 2.90-meter T-shaped lead/antimony torpedo, while the “Race” version has a steel-bladed keel, fiberglass hydrodynamic fittings, and optimized lead/antimony torpedo with a 2.7-meter draft. There is also the option of a reduced draft to 2.30 meters.

The boat is air conditioned through three control machines located in the stern, dinette and bow, with dedicated thermostats in each room.

The new Grand Soleil 52 Performance boasts a 24 V electrical system with thinner wiring and longer battery life with electronic battery disconnects. To ensure long cruises in total autonomy, the Grand Soleil 52 Performance can count on four stainless steel water tanks totaling 600 liters positioned amidships below the waterline – sectionable for better fuel management – and another diesel tank also in stainless steel totaling 400 liters of fuel, an essential capacity to enable long transfers.
On board is a 75-horsepower Volvo Penta – 80-horsepower Yanmar is also available as an option – with saildrive transmission and bow and stern maneuvering propellers with brushless motors, which ensure low maintenance and quiet operation.

Grand Soleil 52 Performance – The Data Sheet

Overall length Performance: 17.05m
Overall length Race: 17.95m
Hull length: 16.20m
Maximum beam: 5.15m
Draught std: 2.90m
Draught opt: 2.30m & 2.70m
Displacement: 16,500kg (empty) – 21,000kg (fully loaded)
Engines: Volvo Penta 75hp saildrive (Yanmar 80hp opt)
Beds: 6/8
Interior layout: 3 cabins and 3 bathrooms
Water tanks capacity: 600 l
Diesel tank capacity: 400 l
Naval Architecture: Matteo Polli
Interior and Exterior design: Nauta Design
Construction and Concept: Cantiere del Pardo

World debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2024 also for the VanDutch 75. The flagship of the brand, she represents a new era in the sign of made-in-Italy design for the famous Dutch brand acquired by Cantiere del Pardo in 2020. The desire of Cantiere del Pardo was to reinterpret the unmistakable VanDutch style in a more contemporary and Mediterranean key, and to achieve this, it relied on the Ravenna-based BurdissoCapponi Yachts&Design studio, which chose to start from a new interior concept, where the “Black and White” lacquered style, typical of the VanDutch Yachts brand, is revisited through the use of a black, textured essence contrasting with lighter noble materials: the suede of the upholstery, the lacquering of the slats and the fabric of the ceiling.

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The exterior lines maintain that timeless style that has decreed the success of VanDutch production, with the addition of some technical details that also become aesthetic elements, collaborating and dialoguing together to find maximum integration. An obvious example of this is the new Soft-Top designed with the intention of introducing a functional element, protecting the spacious lounge area, but preserving the balance in the forms without shifting upward the visual volume of the boat. Conviviality in the outdoor dinette is crucial, as evidenced by the two prominent sofas and the pair of convertible tables, both mirrored, which simultaneously provide seating for 10.

Although aimed at the Open market, the VanDutch 75 stands out for a number of details aimed at the cruising world that make it unique: the up & down beach, the garage for the tender with launching and hauling system, the 4,000-liter fuel range, the speed,(35-36 knots cruising, the wide range of customizations and, above all, the intelligent distribution of spaces that make the most of the volumes, offering livability and comfort uncommon on yachts of this size and type.

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The cannulated cushions, inspired by sports cars of the past, recall and foreshadow what is stylistically achieved in the interior.

As it is the “progenitor” model of a new future range, the VD 75 has been the subject of an in-depth analysis and research operation aimed at identifying those elements that, in defining the style of the boat, will be taken up and cascaded on subsequent models, so as to create a recognizable and undisputed “family lane.” Among these are the characteristic “luminous porthole,” which was created to characterize the sides without windows, with an element that becomes a decorative object and recalls, at the same time, the idea of a porthole; the retro-look upholstery with quill-stitched workmanship, inspired by the world of luxury cars; the horizontal lacquered slat motif in the ceiling that conceals the air conditioning; the Quick track lighting system customized for nautical use; and the luxury materials interpreted in a modern key, such as burl, mahogany, and matte black and satin copper metals.

Internally, the VanDutch 75 has two layout options: a standard and an optional one; in all configurations the comfortable crew cabin, with two bunk beds and bathroom with shower-as well as a closet and column for washer and dryer-is always located aft. The standard version includes a large dinette with American-style galley, sofa with convertible table and VIP cabin in the bow with dedicated bathroom equipped with double door to fulfill the function of day head; aft are the twin cabin to port with dedicated bathroom and the owner’s cabin, to starboard, with bathroom and large his / her closet. The optional version with 2 cabins and 3 bathrooms, differs from the previous one in the large aft owner’s suite with desk, sofa and walk-in dressing, worthy of significantly larger vessels.

The upholstery is Suede “beige” for the Cool version and “greige” for the Smooth version, while the dunnage is covered with an Econyl mat, with “lunar” highlights in the Cool version and “burnished” highlights in the Smooth version.

A wide range of customizations is offered to the customer involved in each phase of the project, who can choose from different color palettes to create, in his boat, the atmosphere closest to his personality and his “mood”: the version called “Cool”, characterized by a “pearl” briarwood, presents fresh and contemporary tones, while the “Smooth” version, dominated by “tawny” mahogany, has warmer and enveloping tones. In both versions, the secondary essence consists of a Slate Black wood with a matte finish that, in the color contrast, enhances the elegant and refined look of the rooms.

In terms of performance, there is a triple Ips engine, which not only reduces engine room space in favor of habitability, but also ensures a top speed of 40 knots with reduced fuel consumption under 30 knots, ease of maneuvering, and increased safety.

VanDutch 75 – The data sheet

Length: 22.3m
Width: 5.7m
Displacement: 46.2 t dry weight
Fuel capacity: 3,820 l
Freshwater capacity: 990 l
Std engines: x3 Volvo D13 Ips1050
Opt engines: x3 Volvo D13 Ips1350
Design: Cantiere del Pardo
Naval Architecture: Mulder Design
Interiors and Exteriors: BurdissoCapponi Yachts&Design

A line renowned for performance, practicality and comfort, capable of offering boats that are easily maneuverable and designed to sail in total safety thanks to its configuration.

Following the presentation at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022 of the Pardo GT75, the new Pardo 75 T-Top version joins the Walkaround range, with concept Cantiere del Pardo, naval architecture by Zuccheri Yacht Design and exterior/interior design by Nauta Design.

With the Pardo 75 T-Top, Pardo Yachts’ Walkaround range also has a new flagship, designed with those owners in mind who want to grow after enjoying the Pardo 50 and who want more space in the sleeping area and exterior spaces, while maintaining the specific characteristics of the Walkaround range.

Characterizing the profile of the Pardo 75 is its uniquely styled T-Top, made of carbon fiber, which protects the central lounge area, which in the standard “galley up” version is equipped with an outdoor galley on the starboard side and a mobile bar aft of the wheelhouse. On deck we also find two other lounge/solarium areas, one at the bow and another at the stern; the latter, positioned above the garage capable of accommodating a 2.80-meter tender and toys, is enhanced by the presence of folding terraces at the broadside, which increase the available space by 5 square meters. A not inconsiderable advantage in terms of improving the quality of life on board, always in close contact with the sea.

The deep stern platform makes the most of the boat’s dimensions and-a first for the Walkaround range-doesn’t “just” act as a true terrace on the sea, but also serves as a transformer for launching and hauling toys and facilitating the descent to land, while also allowing for more space in the engine room.

The interior layouts are inspired by solutions usually found on superyachts, with great flexibility in terms of layout to meet the different needs of owners. The standard “galley up” version allows for three cabins and three bathrooms on the lower deck. The shipyard then provided two optional versions: the first, still with galley on the main deck, but accommodating a large salon, two cabins and three bathrooms on the lower deck; the second, with galley on the lower deck, two cabins and three bathrooms. The crew cabin for two is located in the forward section and has separate access to the deck for the benefit of privacy and is complete with private bath and shower.

The standard propulsion system includes three Volvo Penta D13 Ips 1050 engines-but the owner can optionally request for three D13 Ips 1350s-capable of propelling the Pardo 75 up to a maximum speed of 36 knots. The choice of this motorization confirms the attention to the environment that distinguishes Pardo 75: the eco-speed parameter allows the user to define the speed at which lower fuel consumption is achieved, and allows for optimal trim for better comfort on board and maximum performance efficiency. Ips transmissions provide superior on-board comfort, ensuring low noise and vibration levels. In addition, thanks to the joystick they ensure perfect control in mooring and maneuvering operations, even with a small crew. The World Premiere of the Pardo 75 will be in Cannes 2025.

Pardo 75 T-Top version – The data sheet

Length overall: 22.86m
Maximum beam: 5.99m
Fuel tanks: 4,200 l
Freshwater tank: 1,200 l
Std engines: 3 x D13 Ips 1050
Engines opt: 3 x D13 Ips 1350
Concept: Cantiere del Pardo
Exterior and Interior Design: Nauta Design
Naval Architecture: Zuccheri Yacht Design

(Cantiere del Pardo, Cannes news and previews – – September 2023)