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.
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.
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.