Yersin by SuperYachtsMonaco, sailing through the ice

Sailing through the ice SuperYachtsMonaco is the charter Central Agent for Yersin, the 76.6m eco-friendly expedition vessel with a steel hull and Ice-Class aluminium superstructure

by Marco Mariani – photo by ©Ameller

Yersin, named after the legendary 19th-century scientist and explorer, was built by the French shipyard Piriou in 2015. Designed for adventure-lovers, she combines cutting-edge technology with a range of 15,000 nautical miles to allow guests to explore the most remote regions on the planet.

Yersin has been awarded a Cleanship class notation and is equipped with the most modern green technologies.

Her full-displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure are completed by an Ice-Class classification for all-weather sailing. Her vast full-beam master suite is on the upper deck and opens onto a large private terrace, while the flexible guest accommodation features a beautiful VIP stateroom, 2 double and 4 twin cabins, each of which is equipped with a full IT and entertainment system plus ensuite bathrooms.

Yersin offers guests 2 formal dining rooms with 2 cocktail bars, and her key leisure areas include a media centre, library, 12-seat cinema, and observatory.


On the lower deck, Yersin boasts a spectacular SPA and gym area, designed to meet all her guests’ onboard fitness and wellness requirements. Complete with a hammam, hairdresser, and massage room for onboard treatments, Yersin’s wellness space also features a large SPA pool.

Yersin is a sturdy and powerful explorer yacht, with exteriors designed by Pierre Jacques Kubis. Her wide decks offer a variety of areas for relaxing and socialising outdoors, including various lounge and dining areas, as well as a large bathing platform at the stern.

Designed for long-distance missions, Yersin’s main deck has a vast multi-purpose platform that can be used to deploy specialist technical equipment including a seaplane and submarine. The boat also features a large polyvalent room that can be used as a research laboratory or classroom.

Fully equipped to explore the most remote regions on the planet, Yersin hosts a 7.3m aluminium tender, two 7.5m Zodiac Hurricanes, and a quad fitted with caterpillar tracks for ice. She has a professional diving facility plus space for jet skis, canoes, inflatable dinghies and bicycles for onshore adventures.

Yersin – Technical details
LOA 76.6m
Maximum beam 13m
Maximum draft 4.5m
Gross Tonnage 2200 GRT
Guests 12 in 8 cabins
Crew 24
Cruising speed 11 kn
Range 15,000 nautical miles

(Yersin by SuperYachtsMonaco, sailing through the ice – – November 2019)