Heesen announced that M/Y Book Ends (aka Project Ruya, aka YN 17947) is now delivered to the owner

Book Ends is a 47m full displacement motor yacht under 500 GT with a total exterior deck space of 180 sqm. Her sun deck has a space of 85 sqm.

At the stern is a transom that transforms into a swim platform. There will be also the tender garage with a stored 6.5m tender and a 3m jet ski.

The captain comments:

“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!”

Photos by Dick Holthuis

Book Ends‘ interior was designed by Bannenberg & Rowell. Twelve guests can sleep aboard in 5 staterooms. The owner’s suite is located on the main deck at the forward area. The other staterooms are on the lower deck and equipped with ensuite bathrooms.

“We took the idea of movement as the foundation for the new interior concept for Project Ruya,” Dickie Bannenberg comments, “so expect a taut muscular and fluid design with sporty, hi-tech finishes. The ambiance will be fresh and light with textiles, carpets, and graphics discreetly referencing themes of energy, direction, and progress. We feel this is synonymous with Heesen’s progressive and contemporary brand values, and that Project Ruya will be a worthy complement to the Heesen fleet. She is our fifth collaboration with the yard in its popular 47m class.”

The yacht is powered by two MTU 8V 4000 diesel engines for a top speed of 15.6 knots (0.6 knots over contract). At an economical speed of 12 knots, she has a transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles.

Book Ends will spend the summer in the Mediterranean and will cross the Atlantic for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Deck Layouts