The mighty 76.6 metre motor yacht Yersin, listed for sale by David Legrand at Fraser in Monaco, has received a further price reduction of €3,000,000.
Built in steel and aluminium by French commercial yard Piriou to a design by Pierre-Jacques Kubis, she was delivered in 2015 as an eco-friendly, world-girdling expedition yacht.
Her history is an interesting one. The owner’s requirements for Yersin were so specific that he became an integral part of the design team, working in collaboration with designer Pierre Kubis, and of course the yard.
Green technology is at the yacht's core and the owner was willing to sacrifice guest spaces to make room for larger technical areas such as the engine room. Yersin’s diesel-electric propulsion spreads power production over six generators that can be brought online, one by one, according to demand. They burn only the fuel they need so they’re green and offer serious range. Meanwhile, two azipods are complemented by a pump jet forward that allows an impressive degree of manoeuvrability.
Yersin can sleep up to 18 guests across eight staterooms with a crew of 24 on hand at all times. The owner’s stateroom is inspired by the French colonial era and comes with its own private deck forward and fixed balconies as well as a luminotherapy shower.
Guest have free reign of a 30-square-metre spa, cinema, and a pool deck complete with a teppanyaki galley, sushi bar and a large swimming pool. Other highlights include a library and an elevator accessing all decks.
This tech is green as well as lean: at 11 knots, Yersin consumes 360 litres of diesel an hour, half what she would with standard engines, and at nine knots this drops to 180 litres an hour. A catalytic exhaust filters 99.8 per cent of harmful particles, while a UV filter integrated into the black and grey water system “zaps” any remaining bacteria.
Yersin can travel up to 15,000 nautical miles on a single tank of fuel, while a 1C Ice Class hull lets her venture further than most other vessels.
Yersin is now asking €59,000,000.