Published: Monday, 19 June 2017

Heesen Yachts has delivered its 47m displacement motoryacht below 500GT – YN 17947 Book Ends – to her American owner in international waters.

Heesens Book Ends Delivered To American Owner

(Photos: Dick Holthius / Hessen Yachts - Book Ends)

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

She is currently sailing towards Gibraltar in moderate sea conditions with long waves. The Captain commented: “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!”

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Book Ends’ exterior lines are designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, while Bannenberg & Rowell created the interior style inspired by the theme of kinetic energy. This design package encases an engineered machine built according to the Dutch quality standards.

Book Ends – equipped with two MTU diesel engines 8V 4000 M63 – 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.