Pardo P43

Pardo P43

Italian accent.

by Kevin Koenig

If it’s the unrivaled class and panache of Italian styling you are after, look no further than the Pardo P43.

Photos Courtesy of Pardo

This mid-size dayboat has a vertical bow and open, walkaround layout that is all the rage in Europe. The design makes for a low-fuss way to enjoy the marine environment while accommodating larger crowds for bigger and better parties.

The P43 is available in three different power options — all pods — including Volvo Penta IPS500s, IPS600s, and the most powerful, IPS650s. Below deck, the P43 is set for a weekend jaunt to your favorite island. She has a forepeak primary cabin with a queen-size berth, as well as optional twin bunks amidships for the kids or a cozy couple.

Overnights here will be very comfortable, especially taking into account the accommodation level’s envious amounts of headroom. A private head compartment with separate shower will also be greatly appreciated on longer trips.

On deck, the standard carbon fiber T-top offers sun protection for those sitting in one of the three spacious helm seats. Spread out on either the massive bow sunpad or aft sunpad with adjustable backrests.

Shae Cross, president of Irish Boat Shop — the newest Pardo dealer in the Great Lakes — sees some real crossover appeal between this Med-inspired design and the way people boat in the Midwest.

“Our customers in Northern Michigan have been asking for luxury Mediterranean styling to suit their boating lifestyles and Pardo is the ideal luxury cruiser with the right design, look and feel for this market,” he says. “The new 43 that just arrived is perfect for longer-range or day lake trips, and we believe Pardo augments our brand lineup nicely.”

If you’re in the Great Lakes region and looking for something a bit different than the guy in the neighboring slip, consider injecting some sleek, European glamor into the lineup at your favorite dock.


  • LOA: 43′
  • Beam: 13’9″
  • Draft: 3’5″
  • Dry Weight: 25,794 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 312 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 78 gals.
  • Max Power: 960 hp
  • MSRP: $1,410,460
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