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Heesen Project Ruya delivered and named Book Ends

Heesen Project Ruya delivered and named Book Ends

The 47 metre Heesen superyacht Project Ruya has been delivered to her experienced American owner, who has named her Book Ends.

The yard adds that she will spend the summer cruising the Mediterranean before making her public debut at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Upon delivery, her captain remarked: "The vessel is very responsive and accepts steering commands immediately. We can’t wait to welcome the owners on board their new home away from home.”

The sistership to the award-winning 47 metre Elena, Book Ends boasts an enormous 85 square metre superyacht sundeck with space for working out, dining and relaxing. Exterior designer Omega Architects created an al fresco dining space on the upper deck aft, with seating on the main deck aft and foredeck to create a total of 180 square meters of outdoor deck space.

Watch drone footage of Book Ends and Home

Heesen's Mark Cavendish explained: "Over the course of building 11 yachts in this series we've tweaked and refined the process to make the most of the interior space. For example, the huge upper deck saloon is much bigger than you'd expect on a yacht of this size."

Powered by twin 1,341hp MTU 8V 4000 diesel engines, Book Ends has an impressive transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles when cruising at 12 knots. Her precision steel hull with a bulbous bow and zero-speed stabilisers provides maximum comfort in all sea conditions or at anchor.

Her folding transom door offers easy access to the water via a large swim platform and reveals a stern garage with room for a 6.5 metre tender and a 3 metre Yamaha Wave Runner.

Book Ends is Heesen’s fifth 47 metre superyacht developed collaboration with Bannenberg & Rowell. The interior, which can accommodate 12 guests in five suites, was inspired by Galactica Star, which the London-based design studio also worked on.

"We took the idea of movement as the foundation for the interior concept,” Dickie Bannenberg comments, “so expect a taut muscular and fluid design with sporty, hi-tech finishes. The ambience is fresh and light with textiles, carpets and graphics discreetly referencing themes of energy, direction and progress."

Other projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the 49.8 metre Project Nova, which was recently launched and named Home.

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