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Pardo Yachts Brings Italian Excellence to the Great Lakes

Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
By: Spring Brook Marina

Pardo Yachts—made from one of the world’s most prestigious shipyards, Cantiere Del Pardo—is rooted in a rich Italian history of handmade excellence. Pardo Yachts is synonymous with power, elegance, quality, comfort, and customizable features. These are the values that characterize each exemplary Pardo Yacht; each expertly hand crafted by experienced yacht builders with the most discerning owner’s interest in mind. These are very well built, unique vessels that turn heads on the dock while infinitely surpassing owner expectations.

After the success of the Pardo 43 and 50, Pardo Yachts released the Pardo 38, rounding out the range of available sizes. The Pardo 38 made its Great Lakes debut at the 2020 Chicago Boat Show and was an absolute showstopper. The attention to detail in the fit and finish of the boat is the first thing you will notice once stepping onboard. The hull is vacuum infused using vinylester resin with high density PVC for hull sides and decks. This ensures optimal structural rigidity and excellent thermal and acoustic insulation.

The lounging areas are located both at the bow, with a large and comfortable sunbathing area for three people, and at the stern, with two settees and a foldable table allowing space for six. The linearity and refinement of the furnishings are further enhanced by the careful wood choices and the attention to detail that make the interior of the Pardo 38 true excellence.

The walk-around deck plan ensures safety, easy movement, and well-being onboard. The T-Top is built with carbon technology covering the wheelhouse area with an optional electrical bimini that can cover the dining/lounging area at stern.

One of the most unique features on the Pardo 38 is the Quick Gyroscopic Stabilizer. It is rare on boats this size to have a stabilizer, and having the ability to anchor out comfortably or do a longer day trip on slightly windier days is a huge benefit, allowing you to get the most out of your boat on days that many people would rather skip or sit at the dock.

The Pardo 38 has seven different engine packages offering a range of performance options to satisfy all your needs. The standard gas Volvo V6 stern drives deliver an out of the box 35 knots while the triple Mercury 400HP outboards can push the boat past 50 knots. A more economical performance can be had by equipping one of the diesel options such as a pair of Volvo Penta D6 380 HP stern drives, which will still deliver a 40 knot top end.

Propulsion choices include twin stern drives, twin outboards, or triple outboards. At Spring Brook Marina, the in-stock Pardo 38 is powered by stern drives to provide more room on the swim platform, fuel efficiency, shallow draft, and joystick operation. It is, without doubt, the most exciting boat under 40’ that the staff at Spring Brook has ever run.

There are many options available with Pardo Yachts. The in-stock Pardo 38 is very well-equipped. It has upgraded Volvo D6 engines with joystick control, Quick Gyroscopic Stabilizer, natural teak throughout, and durable, upgraded exterior upholstery. It has an extremely practical galley that is centrally located near the aft entertaining space. Drawer-style refrigerators are located underneath the seats, which help to add entertainment value and functionality, while also adding to the astonishing amount of space which has been made available on this 38-foot boat. Visitors aboard are continually shocked at the size of the cabin for weekends aboard. The decor is contemporary with white laminates and upgraded Gray Oak woodwork in the cabin.

Even with the attention to detail that owners of such prestigious brands have become accustomed to, Pardo Yachts are quickly becoming the icon of the sea. With over 40 years in the boat building industry, Pardo spares no expense to the details and on the Pardo 38, you will find high end materials and seamless craftsmanship coming together to create a stylish, high quality, top performing yacht. If you have not heard of Pardo Yachts until now, don't worry. This brand’s time in the limelight has only just begun.

About Spring Brook Marina

Spring Brook Marina is a family owned company, founded nearly 60 years ago on the Illinois River, with locations in Chicago, IL; Fish Creek, WI; Port Clinton, OH; St Louis, MO; and Traverse City, MI. Spring Brook specializes in all aspects of power boats ranging from 18'-75'. With a vast knowledge of the boating marketplace and proven track record of exemplary customer service, Spring Brook is the go-to spot if you are looking to buy, sell, or service a powerboat of any size range.

At Spring Brook we want to understand how much free time you have and if you're interested in longer cruises or day boating so we can help you find the right vessel. Boaters come to us after doing a ton of online research, and we are happy to assist with guidance. For questions regarding Pardo Yachts, call the main office at (815) 357-8666, visit the website at, or email [email protected].

This article first appeared in the Summer Issue (Jul/Aug) 2020 of
Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.

tags: Dealerships, New Boat Models

2021 jan/feb

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