Heesen’s Project Ruya delivered and named M/Y Book Ends

Book Ends will make her public debut at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Dutch yard Heesen has delivered the 47m Project Ruya superyacht. Her experienced American owner has named her M/Y Book Ends.

The new yacht will spend the summer cruising the Mediterranean before crossing the Atlantic for an appearance at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

She is currently sailing towards Gibraltar in moderate sea conditions with long waves. 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."

Book Ends' exterior classic contemporary lines are designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, while Bannenberg & Rowell created a rich and luxurious interior style inspired by the theme of kinetic energy.

Book Ends is equipped with two MTU diesel engines 8V 4000 M63 and has reached 15.6 knots during her sea trials. She has a transatlantic range of 4,000nm at 12 knots.