Delivered: Heesen’s new Book Ends ready for the summer season

Written by Charl van Rooy

The brand new 47-metre motor yacht project known as Ruya, which was sold to her American owner just last month, has left Dutch waters under the name of Book Ends and is now cruising to the Mediterranean where she will spend the upcoming summer season.

Book Ends is the design work of Frank Laupman at Omega Architects with Bannenberg & Rowell Design having been selected as the interior design team of the project. The yacht will cross the Atlantic following the summer season where after she will be presented at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.

At the helm of Book Ends is her captain who had this to say about the yacht’s maiden voyage: “It feels very safe as Book Ends’ structure is solid - Dutch solid! The vessel is very responsive and accepts steering commands immediately. The use of the large rudders in conjunction with the power steering unit makes for a very quick reaction when the steering tiller is moved, even the slightest amount. We can’t wait to welcome the owners on board their new home away from home.”

Book Ends cruises at 12 knots with a range of 4,000 nm and is able to reach a top speed of 15.6 knots.



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