Heesen Yachts has delivered YN 19850 MY Book Ends, formerly known as Project Sapphire. The 50-metre Aluminium Semi-displacement Series is the first of its kind below 500 GT to comply with IMO Tier-III regulations.
Book Ends has a top speed of over 23 knots. With a cruising speed of 11 knots, it has a transoceanic range of 3100 nautical miles. Heesen says its performance does not come from brute power, but from smart engineering. An optimised, low-drag, lightweight aluminium hull with a reduced transom depth, brings efficiency gains of around twelve per cent.
Thanks to its reduced draught of just 2.15 metres, it can visit the smallest Mediterranean ports.
Twelve guests can be accommodated in five staterooms, with the master suite on the main deck forward and he remaining suites on the lower deck. Book Ends also offers a beach club, a sun pad area on the main deck terrace and a spacious sundeck.
Book Ends is the second yacht delivered by Heesen in 2022 so far.
Picture by Heesen Yachts / Ruben Griffioen.