153' Heesen 2017



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153' Heesen 2017 BOOK ENDS


Delivered in 2017 by the Heesen Shipyard, this extraordinary vessel is virtually brand new.  It boasts almost 185 square meters of highly versatile exterior decks, an optimized interior layout that intelligently uses every element of space on board and spacious, elegant accommodations for up to ten over-night guests.







Cruise Speed:

12 KTS

Max Speed:

15 KTS

Range NMI:



29' "

Engine Details:

MTU 8V 4000 M63

Engine 1:

2017 708.00 HRS 1340.00 HP

Engine 2:

2017 708.00 HRS 1340.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:


Water Capacity:



Book Ends - the 13th sister ship in the newly restyled 47-meter 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. 

With a top speed of 15 knots, and a transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, she has proven to be ideal for cruising in the Mediterranean, as well as basking in select areas of the Bahamas; something of pre-requisite for her current owner. Seeking a yacht with greater stability and range than their previous vessel, the owners appreciate the consistency of Heesen's proven 47-meter platform. 

Book Ends combines Heesen's Dutch quality with volume, state-of-the-art engineering and advanced naval architecture. Pairing precision with performance, she is powered by two MTU diesel engines 8V 4000 M63, and is a reliable, true blue-water yacht, an evolutionary Heesen classic.

The 47-meter series is known for its outdoor spaces, devoting almost 185 square meters to exterior decks. Book Ends' cozy bow seating area is the perfect place for sunsets, socializing and Mediterranean vistas, but the piece de resistance is the sprawling sun deck. Taking up 83 square meters, it features a spa pool forward surrounded by sun pads, loose lounging chairs, a bar to port and a large seating area aft. Versatile in nature, the sun deck has proven to be the ideal spot to host parties, friends and family.

Book Ends boasts a highly optimized interior layout that intelligently uses every element of space on board.  A key feature is the expanse of glazing that lightens and opens up the space. The airy interior is complimented by dashes and accents of a bold and warm orange - found throughout the yacht, from Hermes throw blankets, pillow and leather details to crew uniform, shade umbrellas and canvas cushions outdoors.

The customized interior provides simple elegance, with plan, light wood paneling, white rugs and paired down use of furniture in order to optimize space. Artistic details have been carefully placed throughout.

The sophisticated Sky Lounge provides complete serenity - a peaceful, inner sanctuary. Rounded lifted ceilings and a large round rug and coffee table echo the unusual circular walls of this floating haven. Soothing and Zen, and providing a certain tranquility, the Sky Lounge is equally as versatile in design the inclusion of games table with mid-century-inspired leather chairs means the room easily transitions from peaceful to playtime. Its calming aesthetic provides a harmonious place for relaxing.

The main deck Owner's stateroom is airy and bright, with light grey paneling, a white leather headboard and large windows. Detailed raised ceilings add a sense of space and height, making the area seem larger, while the large master bathroom includes a standalone marble bath in the center with a pair of hand basins to port and separate shower and head cubicles.

Hull type: Twin propeller, round bilge, displacement 

Naval architect: Heesen Yachts 

Exterior Design: Omega Architects 

Interior Design: Owner / Bannenberg and Rowell 

Classification: LLOYDS 100A SSC YACHT LMC Large Commercial Yacht Code LY3 

Hull: Steel 

Superstructure:  Aluminum 

LOA: 46.70m / 153"3'

Beam overall: 8.85m / 29"0'

Draft: 2.91m / 9"7'

Displacement (half load): Approx. 400 tons

Gross tonnage: 499 tons

Hull: Steel

Superstructure: Aluminum

Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts

Exterior Design: Omega Architects

10 guests in 5 staterooms. 9/10 crew in 5 cabins. Fullbeam Owner's stateroom, two double guest cabins and two twin guest cabins.

Maximum speed (half load): 15 knots

Range at 12 knots: 4,000nm

Fuel Capacity: 60,000 l / 15,850 US Gal

Fresh Water: 20,000 l / 5,300 US Gal

Main engines: 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63

Maximum power: 2 x 1,000kW

Gearbox: 2 x ZF 5311

Engine control: MTU Blue Vision

Propellers: 2 x 5 blade fixed pitch

Main generators: 2 x KiloPak, each 99kW

Bowthruster: HRP 90kW, hydraulically driven

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

Engines: 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63 (1,340 hp each)

Engine hours: Port 708 hrs / Stbd 706 hrs - Aug 2018

Generators: 2 x KiloPak, each 99kW

Generator hours: Port 1289 hrs / Stbd 1286 hrs - Aug 2018

Bow thruster: HRP 1001 (90kW), hydraulically driven

Water maker: 2 x Idromar reverse osmosis desalinization systems 400V/3ph/50hz     (6,000 lt/day each)

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

Fuel Separator: Westfalia OTC 202137

Air conditioning: Heinen Hopman

Waste water treatment: Hamann

Toilet system: Jets System

Fuel capacity: 64,826 l / 17,125 US Gal

Lubrication oil: 532 l / 140 US Gal

Dirty lube oil: 1,023 l / 270 US Gal

Fresh water: 21,002 l / 5,548 US Gal

Voltage: 400v 3 Phz, 230v Single Phz

Frequency: 50 Hz

Shore power: Ekels 100 kW 400v 3 Phz Shore Power Converter

Batteries: Victron Gel

Magnetic compass: C-Plath

Gyro compass: Sperry Marine

Depth sounder: Furuno FE800

Autopilot: Sperry Marine

Radar: 2 x Furuno

Electronic chart system: 1 x Transas and 1 x Furuno Time Zero

GPS: 2 x Furuno RD50

Instrumentation system (wind speed & direction): Furuno

VHF: 2 x Sailor 6222 GMDSS VHF

Telephone exchange: Panasonic KX NS700

VHF hand held radio: 2 x Jotron TR20 GMDSS, 10x Icom ICM87

TV/DVD: Flat screen TV in all cabins (including crew bunks) plus sky lounge, main salon and bridge deck aft with blu ray DVD, Kaliedescape movie/music server, Direct TV / Sky Tv and Apple TV. Internet is provided via Seatel / MTN + Pepwave Cell Connection

Satellite: Seatel TVRO & VSat (48 inch domes)

Music system: Music can be played via Blu Ray DVD, Kaliedescape and Apple TV Apps/Airplay

Refrigerator: 3 x Foster 600 l

Freezer: 2 x Foster 600 l

Oven: 1 x Miele H6890BP, 1 x Miele DGC6800 Stem Oven

Stove: 5 x Gaggenau 400 Series (1 x Grill, 1 x Fryer, 3 x 2 Induction Burner)

Microwave: 2 x Miele H6800M

Icemaker: 3 x Hoshizaki

Dishwasher: 2 x Miele GG06 Speed Plus Dishwasher

Washing Machines: 2 x Miele 6065

Dryer: 2 x Miele PJ7136

Anchors & Chain: 2 x 315kg HHP Anchors (High Holding Pool Type) with 2 x 137m of 17.5mm Studlink chain

Crane: Hydromar

Windlass: Maxwell

Stern capstans: Maxwell

Tenders: Rescue Tender Zodiac 4.0m Inflatable with 25hp Yamaha Outboard

Toys: N/A


Life rafts: 4 x Zodiac 12 Person

Life jackets: 25 x Mustang Inflatable. 14 x child, 18 x foam adult

Firefighting equipment: Hifog fixed fire fighting system by Marioff

Bilge & fire pumps: 2 x 7.5 kW Azcue Bilge / Fire pumps

Searchlight: 2 x Sanshin Searchlight

Security cameras: 4 x Cameras (1 x engine room, port & stbd deck, aft deck)

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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