Piriou’s new range of Yacht Support Vessel’s

French shipyard Piriou, known for having delivered the 77 metre expedition yacht Yersin earlier this year, have unveiled a new line of yacht support vessels during the recent edition of the Monaco Yacht Show. The line consists of three yachts including a 40m, 53m and 63m version. All three versions have been designed to assist in the transport of superyacht tenders and landing craft, crew and supplies, and will be constructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure.

The YSV 40 is designed as a rapid ocean-going support vessel capable of delivering crew and provisions to her mother ship in all weather conditions. The vessel will have arrange of 5000nm at a maximum speed of 18 knots. Her helideck is designed to LY3 standard, capable of carrying an S300 helicopter.

The YSV 53 is the ideal platform for yachts looking for a midsized support vessel. The 53, with her 125,000 litre fuel capacity, will make an ideal escort for large yachts looking to undertake long-distance voyages. The flush deck on the YSV 53, as on the YSV 40, make loading and unloading of tenders and toys easy and safe. 300m2 of deck space is on offer, with an additional helideck capable of receiving a 3,000 kg helicopter such as an EC 135.

The YSV 63 is Piriou’s flagship support vessel, and is designed to safely carry her cargo internally, with an added top deck suited for helicopter storage. The garage is suited for the safe transport and stowing of cars and other land vehicles. This space also offers a grand entertainment area once all craft have been launched. Her incredible range of 5000nm at 17 knots makes the YSV 63 able to reach any location in a short time. As with the other vessels in the range, her interior spaces can be costumized to suit the owner and mothership’s needs.

By Charl van Rooy

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