The Pardo 43, built by the Italian yacht maker Pardo.(Courtesy Pardo Yachts)

Summer Guide / Boating

Gulf Gliders

These three slick vessels are ideal for navigating the shallow waters of Southwest Florida.

Pardo 43 Clean European lines with ultimate comfort for entertaining If you want to feel like George Clooney gliding across Lake Como on a summer evening, you might want to look into the sexy walkaround Pardo 43. Built by the Italian yacht maker Pardo, the brand is now available in our area through Germain Yachts. Though the yacht maker offers other models ranging from 38 to 60 feet in length, the 43-footer (and, in many respects, the 38) can handle our local shallow waters. “What do residents—including myself—really do when boating in Naples? We cruise, we entertain, we enjoy paradise comfortably with our friends and family,” Zach Germain says. “This is why I felt so strongly about bringing this brand to Southwest Florida. Whether it’s a ride to Marco for lunch, buzzing by the pier on a sunset cruise, or running up to Captiva for a night away, this boat is the perfect entertaining vessel for extreme comfort and style.” The 43 is the ultimate sunset runner, with a remarkable amount of deck space, lounging and seating areas. The rear sun lounge area can be adjust
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