50m Heesen superyacht Book Ends delivered

Heesen’s 50-metre superyacht Book Ends has been delivered to her new owners. The Dutch-built yacht was built as part of the Heesen 5000 Aluminium semi-displacement series, and is the first of its kind, under 500 GT, to comply with IMO Tier-III regulations.Book Ends yacht on sea trialsPhoto: Ruben GriffioenThe superyacht Book Ends, formerly known as Project Sapphire, features a sporty yet elegant exterior design by Frank Laupmn of Omega Architects with naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects and her builder, Heesen Yachts.Book Ends yacht on sea trialsPhoto: Ruben GriffioenThe Heesen yacht, Book Ends showcases an interior design by Italian studio Cristiano Gatto Design who have chosen a bright and light interior with a colour neutral palette utilising war woods and marbles. She has been designed for an experienced American yachtsman and his family who worked with the team to personalise the interior to suit their tastes and lifestyle requirements.Book Ends yacht on sea trialsPhoto: Ruben Griffioen“Being entrusted for the second time in under four years by such an experienced yachtsman is a source of great pride for our shipyard”, commented Friso Visser, Chief Commercial Officer at Heesen. “Everyone worked tirelessly to ensure the owners and their family could enjoy their new yacht this summer.”Book Ends yacht on sea trialsPhoto: Ruben GriffioenBook Ends is able to accommodate 12 guests across five staterooms with the master suite on the main deck forward and the spacious remaining suites found down on the lower deck. She also offers plenty of outdoor space for her guests to enjoy, with a spacious beach club and a generous sun pad area on the main deck terrace, perfect for post-swim relaxation. Book Ends also allows for alfresco dining to  take place either on the bridge deck aft terrace or up on the spacious sundeck.Book Ends yacht on sea trialsPhoto: Ruben Griffioen / SuperYacht TimesThe yacht Book Ends is comfortable for both quick island-hops and long passages and allows access to shallow Bahamian creeks and the smallest Mediterranean ports, thanks to her reduced draft of just 2.15 metres.Book Ends yacht on sea trialsPhoto: Ruben GriffioenThe 499 GT yacht Book Ends is equipped with twin MTU 16V engines that provide her with a cruising speed of 11 knots and a transoceanic range of 3,100 nautical miles. She has a top speed of 23 knots and an optimised, low-drag, lightweight aluminium hull with a reduced transom depth, which brings efficiency gains of around 12 per cent.

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