PHOTOS: Thierry Amelier
If you could charter anywhere in the world, where would you go? The Galapagos Islands? British Columbia’s rugged coastline? How about Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games? All of these are possible itineraries aboard Yersin, chartering for the first time.
The 251-foot (76.6-meter) Yersin may look like a rugged conversion, but she’s actually a purpose-built expedition yacht. “Expedition” is an understatement, actually. She has a reported range of 15,000 nautical miles. In addition, true to the 19th-century scientist and explorer whose name she carries, Yersin is made for adventure.
For now, the megayacht is based in the South of France. However, she has the facilities and, of course, toys for global adventures. For instance, the yacht has a multi-purpose room suited as a media room, research lab, or even a classroom. When in icy regions, Yersin can deploy an all-terrain quad with caterpillar tracks (above). In warmer areas, meanwhile, a 24-foot (7.3-meter) aluminum barge lets you get up close with nature. Divers will appreciate her well-outfitted dive center, too. No matter where you roam, you can take heart knowing the yacht has Bureau Veritas’ Cleanship class notation. This means additional measures to prevent water and air pollution.
Even the most hardcore adventurer needs time to unwind at the end of the day. This is why Yersin puts plenty of creature comforts at your disposal, amid a contemporary ambiance of oak and Zebrano wood. Her spa includes a massage room, a hammam, and a hot tub. A gym sits down here, too. Post-massage or -workout, head back above decks to enjoy pre-dinner cocktails with your friends. You have a choice of two bars (above). Enjoy a movie in the onboard cinema, or relax in the observatory. Then drift off to sleep in one of her eight staterooms. The master, full beam on the upper deck, features a balcony.
The weekly base rate starts at €600,000. SuperYachtsMonaco is her central agent.