Book Ends - 2017

47m Steel

Finesse and sophistication inside and out

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 classic-contemporary 499GT design delivers finesse and sophistication inside and out.

First impressions

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.

Step aboard

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.



Hull type: Displacement

Exterior design: Omega Architects

Interior design: Owner

Hull: Steel


Length over all: 46.70 metres / 153 feet 2 inches

Beam over all: 8.85 metres / 29 feet

Draft (half load): 2.91 metres / 9 feet 7 inches

Tonnage: approx. 499 GT


Crew: 10

Guests: 10

Cabins: Full-beam owner’s stateroom, two double suites and two twin guest suites

Technical Details

Maximum speed (half load): 15 knots

Range: 4,000Nm at 12 knots

Fuel capacity: 60,000 litres / 15,850 US Gallons

Fresh water: 20,000 litres / 5,300 US Gallons

Propulsion Details

Main engines: 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63

Maximum power: 2 x 1,000kW

Main generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak, each 99kW

Bowthruster: HRP 90kW, hydraulically driven

Stabilisers: Naiad Dynamics, 2 fins, type 575, zero speed

General arrangement

Sun deck

Wheelhouse deck

Main deck

Lower deck

Sisterships 47m Steel Displacement



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