The expedition yacht was built in 2015 at the French Piriou Shipyard. To a design of Pierre Jacques Kubis Naval Design.
The yacht is powered by Caterpillar engines. Her max speed is 15 knots. The Yersin yacht 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.
The motor yacht Yersin can accommodate 18 guests and 24 crew. Yersin features A 12-seater cinema, indoor Jacuzzi, library, gym, and massage room. There is also a hammam, watercraft, diving gear, and an array of water sports equipment.
The yacht’s owner is Francois Fiat.
Professional Diving Equipment
Her diving facility is fitted with compressors and a Nitrox filling station. She even has a dedicated diving tender.
EUR 70 Million Cost price
Her cost price is rumored to be around EUR 70 million.
Named after Doctor Alexandre Yersin
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-Yves Cousteau’s research vessel Calypso.
Calypso was actually not owned by Cousteau. But was owned by Irish millionaire Loel Guinness. He leased her to Cousteau for one franc per year. The yacht visited Amsterdam in October 2015.
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The boat is not available for yacht charter. And the yacht is listed for sale, asking EUR 72 million.
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