Endurance 60, the new sixty-footer is launched by Pardo Yachts
Friday, March 26, 2021 7:58 PM
The new Pardo Endurance 60 is finally in the water. After the launch in Marina di Ravenna and the initial miles at sea while performing a thorough 12-hour navigation test, the new model has officially joined the Pardo Yachts fleet. Alberto Cocchi, one of the most acclaimed photographers in the nautical sector, the author of the photos taken in Portopiccolo (Trieste), stunning pictures that enhance the hull lines, the continuity between interiors and exteriors, the efficient and liveable spaces of a yacht designed and built by Cantiere del Pardo to let you experience life at sea in style and comfort, and in a safe and eco-sustainable way. The new 60-footer will be introduced to the public and the international press at the Cannes Yachting Festival from 7 to 12 September 2021.
Endurance by name and not only
After the success of the walkaround range (Pardo 38, 43 and 50) with more than 200 units sold in just three years, Pardo Endurance 60 will become even more so your open-air lifestyle hub. Both when outings are limited to a few hours, the weekend, and also for long-range navigation. This last choice highlights the design and construction qualities of a yacht capable of autonomously navigating even for prolonged periods, which really boosts the appreciated family feeling of the current Pardo Yachts line.
Design, quality and reliability over time
The new Endurance 60, like all Pardo yachts, is designed to offer comfort and style on board, ease of use and great reliability over time, as a result of a fully controlled manufacturing chain. The yacht owner is paid great attention as evidenced by the position of the master cabin, the generous and finely furnished spaces, private with stylistic and functional details, ideal for relaxation below deck. The Endurance 60 fully embraces the night & day cruiser philosophy: excellent soundproofing guarantees silent navigation and low consumption even at night, continuity between interiors and exteriors during the sunny hours of the day is ensured by the large side windows of the main deck which, when open, create a continuous space between the bar and the dinette with the external aft table. The result is a real floating terrace that extends the stern area to 41 square meters (including the large swim platform) for complete relaxation in close contact with the sea.
Safety, low consumption and sustainability
Cantiere del Pardo's production lines consistently boast the highest standards of safety and sustainability. Pardo Endurance 60 encapsulates both the rich story of classic design and the innovative processes in place since 1973, an experience that translates into the uncompromising construction quality of the hull. But also into exceptional hull lines based on thorough CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analyses (the same performed on sailing yachts), which allow this boat to navigate at 10-12 knots when cruising and at 23-25 knots when planing. All these features, along with low consumption and hybrid engine provision, make the new Endurance 60 a yacht with a strong vocation for eco-sustainability.
Sea test: the most ambitious expectations have been exceeded.
The initial miles at sea, which was 12 hours of navigation to check boat manoeuvrability and on- board space usability provided exceptional feedback. Endurance 60 offers maximum liveability on board, both inside and outside, striking a perfect balance between lounge, dinette, bathroom and bedrooms. The designed structural flexibility, e.g. the collapsible windows and walls, is even more to be appreciated: the absolute freedom to experience the sea with no barrier to hinder the enthralling maritime panorama. All sunbathing spaces can be easily and safely accessed on the deck and flybridge even while the yacht is planing.
Equally surprising was the silent and vibration-free operation in spite of the generator running throughout the whole test. Fuel efficiency is to be added to the excellent ergonomics of the helm station, the enhanced visibility of over 270 degrees, the high manoeuvrability of the boat and the low consumption of the Volvo IPS 800 engines: an average of 40 litres/hour on a range of approximately 700 miles was logged when cruising at night (displacement at 10 knots).
Gigi Servidati - head of new model development at Cantiere del Pardo - strongly wanted this challenge to be characterized by some essential elements: "The Endurance 60 is a project in which the ability to navigate well in displacement and planing stands out: this is why we have thoroughly studied the hull lines using CFD analysis, making the most of the know-how that comes from almost 50 years of experience in shipbuilding. Low consumption, controlled speed, silent and safe navigation to facilitate night cruising: all these characteristics make the E60 a project in which eco- sustainability also becomes a value to be preserved. All these features are held together by the elegant design and unmistakable style of each Pardo yacht ».
This new 60-footer required the maximum effort in terms of research, study and design from the Technical Office of the Cantiere del Pardo, who worked in collaboration with Davide Leone on the naval architecture and the hull lines, and with Nauta Design on the interior design part.
Vincenzo Candela, chief engineer of the Technical department at Cantiere del Pardo, comments the birth of the new Endurance 60 as follows: “To achieve this important goal, I availed of our in-house team of highly specialized technicians with many years of experience in design. I welcomed the challenge because I strongly believe in the Pardo Yachts project, seeing it as a normal development of the new brand projected towards a future dominated by growth in boat size and High Tech. The Endurance 60 is already prepared and optimized to welcome the future of new engines, such as the hybrid, to navigate in total silence to enter or exit ports or navigate in areas with restrictions”.
Davide Leone, responsible for the naval architecture of the project, comments on the work carried out as follows: “what we designed is a hull optimized in all aspects for IPS transmission. The maximum beam of more than five meters allows to exploit the width of the boat to achieve generous internal volumes (evident characteristic observing the space of the master cabin) and to have better performance when the boat planes at significant speeds”.
Massimo Gino of Nauta Design has this to say on the precious contribution given by the Milanese firm to this new model: “For the Endurance 60 project, which marks the beginning of the collaboration between Nauta Design and Cantiere del Pardo also for motor-driven boats, we worked on an interior layout defined by the shipyard, creating a fresh and luminous style for the interiors, which brings together white lacquering and blond teak, a reinterpretation and contemporary use of teak which has always been the wood par excellence for all interiors.
The layout was conceived by Cantiere del Pardo. The main deck is characterized by the sides that can open to create a new relaxation and socialization area on the cockpit side and on the deckhouse side. The kitchen and bar positioned at the stern have windows which can open towards the sides, to create two relaxation zones with an external bar walled into the kitchen. Dining area and lounge are positioned more towards the bow on a raised zone to enjoy the scenic view. The layout designed by Cantiere del Pardo for the lower deck is the classic three cabin and three bathrooms, including that of the owner. Great importance has been given to the master cabin, characterized by large areas and stowage space and great luminosity given by the quantity of light which arrives through the hull windows and from this successful dosage of white and teak colors”.
Liveable and usable space: when design also provides safety
As with every Pardo Yachts boat, the design, style and livability of the interior and exterior space are at the heart of the project. A common thread connects the elegance and the minimal style which have decreed the success of the walkaround range to this new project. A family feeling is immediately clear if we observe the lines of the bow, a distinctive feature of every Pardo Yachts boat.
As regards the main deck, maximum importance has been given to the livability and usability of the space: one of the strong points of the E60 is the outside area of the stern where two lateral terraces create an area of 33 m2 dedicated to relaxation. This area also has the added feature of keeping life on board in contact with water as much as possible, recreating a real terrace on the sea. The sleek design of the lines creates a feeling of continuity with the level of the sea and does not disturb the harmony of the lines with heights that exceed the structures. The area outside the stern is characterized by a dining area with table and chairs, protected from the sun by an electric Bimini top with which you can navigate in total safety, even leaving it open.
The stern area is completed by a cockpit that can be hydraulically “lowered” and proves convenient for recovering the tender.
Always in line with the walkaround range, it was decided to maintain the same proportion and comfort for the guardrails which take from the stern to the bow area, also equipped and designed to be a further area dedicated to relaxation: the features of this area are a sundeck with recessed cushions of a truly generous size and an aperitif area furnished with table and comfortable seats. Climbing up a level, the flybridge zone is a true novelty for a Pardo Yachts project: based on the owner’s needs, it is possible to decide how much to equip it.
This superstructure differentiates itself from what we are used to seeing, because it is decidedly light with a moderate height: this allows to keep the barycenter of the boat low, to the full advantage of navigation and general aesthetics. Designed to enjoy life to the full “en plein air”, the fly can be furnished with sofa and sundeck with all cushions recessed flush. It is also possible to have a second command zone complete with negative windscreen and refrigerator cabinet.
Easy and safe manoeuvres thanks to the IPS engines
Cantiere has wanted to satisfy the requests of today’s market making it choose IPS 700 HP (800 opt) Volvo engines for easy maneuverability, maximum safety and reduced consumption. Besides these advantages, the IPS engines make it possible to install Dynamic Positioning System, an incredible advantage during mooring because it keeps the boat still in one point making the maneuvers simple and feasible, even with a reduced crew. Interiors and exteriors: Continuous dialogue that gives freedom Moving on to the interior space, again it is the over fifty years of experience in the world of sailing of Cantiere del Pardo that shines through: this know-how is clear to see in the optimum use of the volumes of the areas.
The continuity between interior and exterior is essential on board the E60 and the large windows of the saloon are a perfect example of this. The kitchen and bar are at the stern and have lateral windows that can be opened towards the sides to create a zone with bar facing outwards. Furthermore, if the accordion-style door that separates dinette and cockpit is held completely open, an enormous continuous space is created which gives a sense of total freedom, enhanced also by the negative glass positioned in front of the control console.
Technical motivation (in the event of bad weather and heavy sea, the water does not flow on the glass to the advantage of visibility) aside, this also has an important aesthetic role, giving a feeling of all-round depth and freedom.
The interior command zone is characterized by a side door on the right, which allows the skipper to have direct access to the lateral walkway in the mooring phases, without having to disturb any guests sitting in the dinette or in the cockpit. The saloon houses a fully equipped kitchen, positioned at the entrance and both the table inside and the table outside the cockpit are easily reached. The dining zone and the lounge area are positioned more towards the bow on a raised zone that provides an exceptional scenic view.
Simple and clean-cut lines of the interior space
The design of the lower deck proposes a long-lasting style: the family feeling with the walkaround range is clear and characterized by simple and clean-cut lines in harmony with colors that give the environments luminosity and freshness. There are three cabins and three bathrooms and maximum livability has been guaranteed.
The master cabin positioned at the center of the boat is a generous size, because it exploits the maximum width of the boat: the choice of this position is not casual but rather a strong message of how much the owner is at the center of this new project. Many details make this space the flagship of the interior layout: the vanity area for women, the comfortable sofa under the windows and the several large spacious wardrobes.
The VIP cabin, positioned at the bow with private bathroom, is available in a double version: with bed that can be split into two single beds or one double bed, depending on the owner’s needs. The third cabin presents two single generous sized beds and a dedicated bathroom. Interesting is also the reserved position of the crew cabin, positioned under the sundeck area at the stern, equipped with two beds and toilet area and with direct access to the engine room.
As with any Pardo Yachts project, great freedom has also been left to the owner to customize the new Endurance 60 on board, allowing him/her to choose between a large variety of materials, fabrics and colors. All the furniture, in line with the Made in Italy style of Pardo Yachts is made entirely in the carpentry department, flagship of Cantiere del Pardo. The timeless elegance and the modern shapes of each single element are enhanced by the skilled and expert hands of our artisans, without sacrificing functionality and safety. Every Pardo Yachts boat stands out for quality, solidity and wood finish. This know-how started in 1973 and avails of the great tradition of Italian furniture makers. A skill acquired and perfected over time, handed down by the master artisans from generation to generation. A wealth of knowledge, which has always been enclosed in each and every boat of Cantiere.
Technical features E60
Overall length: 18 m / 60 ft
Hull length: 16.50 m / 54 ft
Waterline length: 16 m / 52,5 ft
Max beam: 5.10 m / 16,5 ft
Draught: 0.80 m (keel) – 1.20 m (IPS engines) / 2,5 ft (keel) – 4 ft (IPS engines) Full load
displacement: approx. 30 t / approx. 66200 lbs
Diesel tank: approx. 2500 l / approx. 660 gal
Water tank: approx. 1000 l / approx. 265 gal
Engine: 2xVolvo IPS 700 hp (800 hp opt.)
Maximum speed: 25kn
Cruising speed: 20 kn