YERSIN, the eco-friendly explorer from Piriou

François Fiat, the first La Belle Classe superyacht ambassador, a label presented by the Yacht Club de Monaco in 2005, has introduced his new vessel, a 77m expedition yacht named after the Doctor Alexandre Yersin.

Being built the french shipyard Piriou in Concarneau and designed by Pierre Jacques Kubis, this explorer yacht will boast a steel displacement hull and an aluminium superstructure giving her the possibility to navigate in any conditions including ice exploration.

Powered by twin engines with schottel system, she will reach a 15 knots top speed and a 12 knots cruising speed allowing her a 12,000 nautical miles range and 50 days without having to take on supplies, requiring few stops and landfalls. This goes along with the yacht’s motto: Leave an imprint without leaving a trace.

CLEANSHIP and Bureau Veritas certified with ICE Class IC, this ship will be able to whistand extreme conditions and temperatures from -20% to +50%.

Yersin is the tool for achieving a project called A.S.E. (Adventure – Science – Education).

The vessel will contribute to the preservation of our planet, with the support of researchers and scientists from all over the world, and the participation of young children and students.

Yesrin is due to be launched in June 2015.

Photos: Courtesy of Piriou.