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Book Ends 47m Steel

Book Ends


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Exterior Design


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Book Ends – the 13th sister ship in the newly restyled 47-metre class designed by Frank Laupman at Omega Architects – is a striking, individual yacht. Her well-engineered displacement steel hull with bulbous bow provides smooth and safe cruising in all sea conditions, while her classiccontemporary 499GT design delivers finesse and sophistication inside and out.

With a top speed of 15 knots, and a transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, she has proven to be ideal for cruising in the Mediterranean, as well as basking in select areas of the Bahamas; something of a pre-requisite for her highly experienced owners. Seeking a yacht with greater stability and range than their previous vessel, the owners appreciate the consistency of Heesen’s proven 47-metre platform and have found it to be the perfect fit for their needs.

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Precision and Performance

Book Ends combines Heesen’s Dutch quality with volume, state-of-the-art engineering and advanced naval architecture. Pairing precision with performance, she is powered by two MTU diesel engines 8V 4000 M63, and is a reliable, true blue-water yacht; an evolutionary Heesen classic.


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Outdoor Deck Space

The 47-metre series is known for its outdoor spaces, devoting almost 185 square metres to exterior decks. Book Ends’ cosy bow seating area is the owners’ preferred place for sunsets, cigars and Mediterranean vistas, but the pièce de résistance is the sprawling sundeck. Taking up 83 square metres, it features a spa pool forward surrounded by sunpads, loose lounging chairs, a bar to port and a large seating area aft. Versatile in nature, the sundeck has proven to be the ideal spot to host parties, friends and family.


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Interior Design


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Book Ends boasts a highly optimised interior layout that intelligently uses every element of space on board. Elegantly personalised to the owners’ taste and lifestyle, a key feature is the expanse of glazing that lightens and opens up the space. The airy interior is complemented by dashes and accents of the owners’ signature colour – a bold and warm orange – found throughout the yacht, from Hermès throw blankets, pillows and leather details to the crew uniform, shade umbrellas and canvas cushions outdoors.

The customised interior provides a simple elegance, with plain, light wood panelling, white rugs and a paired down use of furniture in order to optimise space. Artistic details have been carefully placed throughout, such as the custom nauticalthemed mezuzahs that grace each of the doors, handmade by an Israeli artist, while the lighting plan in the main saloon has been specifically tailored to spotlight the Owners’ significant art collection.

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Sky Lounge

The sophisticated Sky Lounge provides complete serenity – a peaceful, inner sanctuary for Book Ends’ owners. Rounded lifted ceilings and a large round rug and coffee table echo the unusual circular walls of this floating haven. Soothing and Zen, and providing a certain tranquillity, the Sky Lounge is equally as versatile in its design; the inclusion of a games table with midcentury-inspired leather chairs means the room easily transitions from peaceful to playtime. Its calming aesthetic has become a harmonious place of refuge for Book Ends’ owners.

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Owner’s stateroom

The main deck Owner’s stateroom is airy and bright, with light grey panelling, a white leather headboard and large windows. Detailed raised ceilings add a sense of space and height, making the area seem larger, while the large master bathroom includes a standalone marble bath in the centre with a pair of hand basins to port and separate shower and head cubicles. This configuration can also be found on other 47-metre sister ships, such as Blind Date.


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Specifications 47-metre Displacement

General Hull type:

Twin propeller, round bilge, displacement

Naval architect:

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Exterior design:

Omega Architects

Interior design:



LLOYDS  100A1 SSC YACHT [] LMC Large Commercial Yacht Code LY3





Dimensions Length over all:

46.70 metres / 153 feet 2 inches

Beam over all:

8.85 metres / 29 feet


2.91 metres / 9 feet 7 inches

Displacement (half load):

Approx. 400 tons

Accommodations Guests:





Full-beam owner’s stateroom, two double guest cabins and two twin guest cabins

Technical Details Maximum speed (half load):

15 knots

Range at 12 knots:


Fuel capacity:

60,000 litres / 15,850 US Gallons

Fresh water:

20,000 litres / 5,300 US Gallons

Propulsion Details


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Main engines:

2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63

Maximum power:

2 x 1,000kW


2 x ZF 5311

Engine control:

MTU Blue Vision


2 × Five blade fixed pitch

Main generators:

2 × Kilo-Pak, each 99kW


HRP 90kW, hydraulically driven


Naiad Dynamics, 2 fins, type 575, zero speed

General Arrangement Book Ends

Sun deck

Wheelhouse deck

Main deck

Lower deck

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