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Heesen delivers Book Ends

On 13 June Heesen Yachts has delivered YN 17947 (Project Ruya) to her experienced American yachtsman. Now christened Book Ends, a 47m displacement motor yacht below 500GT, is now cruising in international waters and will spend the summer season in the Mediterranean before crossing the Atlantic to attend the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.

Book Ends will spend the summer season cruising in the Mediterranean and then will cross the Atlantic to attend the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.


Book Ends’ exterior classic contemporary lines are designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, while Bannenberg & Rowell created a rich and luxurious interior style inspired by the theme of kinetic energy. This beautiful design package encases a perfectly engineered machine built according to the highest Dutch quality standards.

Book Ends – equipped with two MTU diesel engines 8V 4000 M63 – easily exceeded the contractual speed by 0.6 knots, reaching 15.6 knots during her sea trials, and has a transatlantic range of 4,000nm at 12 knots.

photos by Dick Holthuis

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