A closer look at superyacht Yersin

Yersin is the latest 76.60 metre displacement superyacht to be launched by the French shipyard Piriou. With her total construction time taking just over two years since her commencement in the builder’s Concarneau facility in November 2012, her official presentation is scheduled for May 2015, just in time for the summer cruising season. She features exterior design by Pierre Jacques Kubis Naval Design.

She accommodates up to 18 passengers on board and, built as part of the A.S.E. Project, is designed to focus on the primary reception of engineers, scientists and technician in overseas missions. Consequently, on board she hosts several functional facilities such as two laboratories, a media room, an infirmary, a scuba-diving room and a container storage platform.

Among her notable features is her hull, built to Ice 1C class and reinforced throughout to ensure the ability to embark upon remote and extended transoceanic cruises within extreme weather conditions. In addition, she boasts the title of being a particularly β€˜green’ vessel, enabling her to navigate in some of the cleanest and most protected areas in the world. This is achieved through particle filters on the exhausts; a hull treated with non-stick silicone coating; the grinding, sterilisation and storage of waste for a period of 50 days for 40 people; biological treatment plant of grey and black waters and finally, no discharging for 10 days.

Powered by two 1,500 kW diesel-electric engines, she has a top speed of 16 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots, and an impressive range of 12,000 nm at a speed of 11 knots.

By Gemma Fottles

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