Linssen Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop silhouet

Linssen Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop deklayout

Linssen Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop layout

Linssen Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop silhouet

Linssen Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop deklayout

Linssen Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop layout

Basic specifications

Basic specifications 500 AC Variotop
Length o.a. x beam x draft: ± 15,75 x 4,88 x 1,29 m
Minimum air draft: ± 3,49 m
Headroom FC/saloon/AC/Steering saloon: ± 2,00 / 2,00 / 2,00 / 2,00 m 
CE-classification: B (sea)
Tank capacity ± 2.200 ltr diesel fuel
± 1.000 ltr water
± 240 ltr holding tank
Weight/displacement: ± 30.000 kg /
± 30,0 m3
Engine 2x 5 cil. Volvo Penta Diesel, 
Type D3-150 
2x 112 kW (150 HP)


Since the introduction of the first generation Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® in 1996, this model has acquired a special status in the market.  It is an exceptional model in its class, partly as a result of the unique Linssen Variotop®. 

The “Linssen 500”, as this yacht is often called in the market, is considered a unique, exclusive, timeless, value-retaining boat. Proud owners keep telling us how heads turn when they sail by and these owners are more than willing to allow others to visit their yachts on our behalf.

Some time ago, the Linssen Yachts product development team asked Anne Elsinga to design a totally new 500, a completely new concept with new standards and parameters for the future.
At present, the development team is carefully selecting components and systems so that an entirely new unconventional Linssen concept can be created.

The Linssen 500 is a true evergreen
The preview for European Linssen dealers was very successful. There was a huge amount of interest. Linssen dealer Hennings Yachtvertrieb in Papenburg, Northern Germany, placed an order for six yachts for delivery between 2018 and 2020.

Thanks to its dimensions and the comfort on board, the new Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® is a real allrounder, suitable for short or long voyages on all waterways. For instance, you can sail the Grand Sturdy 500 not only on French inland waterways, but also in coastal areas and at sea. The hull shape provides optimal interior space, which is used to the full.
Thanks to the patented Variotop®, you can change the enclosed wheelhouse into an open helmsman’s position at the press of a button.
The layout has been very well thought-out: the yacht has three spacious cabins, a well-equipped galley and high-quality appliances, such as a washer dryer and TV/media. Furthermore, the Grand Sturdy 500 is fitted with the new Linssen climate control system, which again proves that this yacht is suitable for all climates, waterways and users.

The Linssen 500 is a true evergreen. Since the first presentation of the Mark I in 1996, the model series has enjoyed uninterrupted success. The new 500 has everything that makes this classic such a favourite. The latest developments in interior design and technology, the Linssen Variotop® and many other features make this yacht a genuine success story. We are delighted that 25 years of successful collaboration with the Hennings family has now yielded yet another splendid result!.


Several highlights:

  • A single-chine hull shape, which offers initial stability and a great deal of space and comfort in the interior
  • A totally new transom design with comfortable steps in the centre line and stern gates
  • An integrated profiled steel bulwark with fixed deck boxes, intermediate section and cushions
  • Three fully-fledged cabins, two showers and two electric toilets
  • An extensive standard specification
  • Sufficient storage space
  • Linssen Climate Control, a separate day and night heating system, adjustable in various compartments
  • Saloon and galley at one level
  • Electrically collapsible Variotop frame
  • Surrounding teak decks
    And far more!

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