If you happen to find yourself in the Mediterranean this summer, you may be lucky enough to spot Heesen’s newly launched 47m cruising around. Project Ruya, which marks number thirteen in the series was delivered on 13 June to her new Owner, an experienced American yachtsman, and duly christened M/Y Book Ends.  
Just like her sister ships Lady Petra and Elena, the newly commissioned M/Y Book Ends comes in at just under 500GT. Her exterior was designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects while the interior was crafted by Bannenberg & Rowell.  

The design brief called for an interior inspired by kinetic energy. Rich and luxurious materials reflecting a subtle use of direction and progress were carefully selected to deliver on the theme. 
With five guest cabins, M/Y Book Ends can accommodate up to twelve guests whereby the Owner enjoys a full beam Master Suite. 
Work spaces and crew accommodation were given careful consideration and outfitted to levels that exceed those mandated by MCA regulations. This translates to increased efficiency and better productivity from those who are charged with her care and maintenance. 
Even when docked stern-to at some of the busiest marinas, the Guest experience is never compromised. Whether dining on the Upper Aft Deck or higher up on the expansive Sun Deck, you can rest assured that you are doing so in an environment that promises privacy and relaxation. 
Powered by two MTU diesel engines 8V 4000 M63, she cruises at a speed of 12knots with a max of 15.6 knots, and boasts an impressive range of 4000 nm.
But don’t worry if you’ve missed seeing her in the Med.  Her next Port of Call will be just across the pond at the upcoming 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.