Yacht Name: Yersin -
Owner: Francois Fiat -
The yacht can accommodate 18 guests and 24 crew. Yersin features A 12-
Her diving facility is fitted with compressors and a Nitrox filling station. She even has a dedicated diving tender.
Yersin has a range of 15,000 nm at 11 knots and her dynamic positioning system allows her to stay in position for up to 10 days. Her cost price is rumored to be around EUR 70 million.
The name Yersin refers to the doctor and adventurer Dr Alexandre Yersin. Yersin was the discoverer of the bacillus responsible for the deadly disease known as the pest or the plague.
The Piriou yard is a French company founded in 1965 and specializes in ship building and ship repairs, focusing on fishery and the off shore industry.
As far as SuperYachtFan is informed, Yersin is the only yacht built by Piriou, although they were also involved in the restoration of Jacques-
Calypso was actually not owned by Cousteau, but by Irish millionaire Loel Guinness, who leased her to Cousteau for one franc per year. The yacht Yersin visited Amsterdam in October 2015.
The yacht Yersin is not available for charter
François Fiat is the owner of the yacht Yersin.
François Fiat is married to Genevieve Baud, the daughter of the late Jean Baud. Jean Baud founded the French retail chains Franprix and Price Leader. Price Leader has 500 stores in France.
In 1997 the Casino Group acquired a majority stake in Jean Baud’s company for approx. EUR 430 million (USD 500 million). In 2009 the remaining shares were acquired for another EUR 428 million (USD 500 million). Francois Fiat was a director at Franprix.
Baud was also founder of TLC Beatrice International Holdings. TLC Beatrice was an international food and grocery products company with operations principally in western Europe.
The Company's operations were comprised of two segments: Food Distribution and Grocery Products.
Food Distribution operations were concentrated in the wholesale and retail distribution of dry groceries, beverages, household products and frozen food in France, while its Grocery Products segments manufactured and marketed ice cream and desserts, potato chips, snacks and beverages in selected major western European markets.
Jean Baud had two sons and one daughter, so the net worth of François Fiat and his wife Genevieve is at least USD 300 million.
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