50-knots of speed and Italian style in spades makes the Pardo 38 a real must-see at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival

At last year’s show Pardo launched the 50ft flagship of its range and this time around it will be the new entry level model that gets the big Cannes Yachting Festival reveal. It’s clearly hit the spot given that the yard claims to have sold 15 units already.

It’s easy to see why with its stylish lines, decks that delicately balance sunbathing and dining space and a host of engine choices including triple 350hp outboards for a top speed of 50 knots, if not more. There are diesel sterndrive options as well, of twin 260hp, 300hp or 320hp varieties and a twin 280hp V6 inboard petrol version.

Though its primary function is as a day boat there is space below decks for an open-plan double master, a separate shower room and a twin guest cabin tucked underneath the cockpit.

For sun-soaked Mediterranean cruises or chase boat duties, it’s a seriously attractive proposition.

Specification

LOA: 38ft 0in (11.9m)
Beam: 11ft 8in (3.6m)
Engines: Twin inboard/outboard up 1,050hp
Top speed: 50 knots
Price: €309,000 (exc. VAT)
Berth no. QSP155