Linssen Magazine is the in-house magazine of Linssen Yachts B.V. and focuses on the product and the on the development, production and sales infrastructure of this Limburg yacht builder. It is published twice a year in April/May and October/November. 

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The content of this issue - Linssen Magazine no 53 - is:

  • Editorial by Yvonne Linssen
  • Invitation to the 20th Linssen Yachts Boat Show
  • Anniversary celebrations at Linssen Yachts
  • New five-year contract with Raymarine
  • New LBH destination: Dutch Yacht Rentals in Willemstad (NL)
  • New Linssen dealer for North-east of the Netherlands: Nautisch Kwartier Stavoren
  • Linssen Yachts dealer profile: Living the high life in France… on a boat
  • The 500 feeling on a 13-metre yacht
  • Dalsland Canal celebrates 150th anniversary
  • A hydraulic engineering monument. A second life
  • International Boat Shows & Linssen Events
  • German Linssen Yachts Owners Association
  • The complete Linssen programme
  • Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC and Sedan interior restyled
  • Roermond Boat Show; First edition a great success
  • Awards and nominations for Linssen
  • What’s involved... Marketing department running at full speed
  • European trade press tests Linssen yachts
  • Frosty dream trip across Sweden with Elfin Cove
  • How does a sailor become a motorboat enthusiast?
  • Green technology and corporate social responsibility
  • An up-to-date listing from the Linssen pre-owned section

North of Berlin, on the Prerauer Stich, a lake on the Havel, a new Linssen Yachts-Sales centre will be developed by Linssen agent Dirk Fengler.
When it is ready, the new branch will be the point of departure for all interested water sports enthusiasts for questions and information about new and used Linssen yachts, but also for existing customers for service, maintenance and winter storage.

It will also be a new base for the Linssen Boating Holidays charter.

Dirk Fengler and his team will be happy to help you - even now.


Waldstrasse 10

16792 Zehdenick

Tel.+49 (0)3307 4218045


All the nominations for the various awards made by the international water sports magazines are announced each year in September.
Linssen Yachts’ Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan has been nominated for the Best of Boats Award (BOB Award) in the “Best for Travel” category and for the European Powerboat of the Year 2019.

The Best of Boats Awards take into account all aspects of powerboat use and the customer’s point of view. The jury consists of 18 journalists from various water sports magazines from 16 countries. The winners will be announced on 29 November at the Boat & Fun show in Berlin.

The Grand Sturdy 40.0 has been nominated for Croatian Boat of the Year 2018. The selection for the award is different from the BOB and European Powerboat of the Year awards, as this award is decided by companies, boatyards and professionals from the industry itself.

In addition, the Grand Sturdy 40.0 Sedan won the European Powerboat of the Year 2018 award in the water displacement category at the beginning of this year.

This year, the 35th Hiswa in Water will take place for the first time in the Bataviahaven in Lelystad. Linssen Yachts participates with the compact Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC and the ultimate travel boat, the Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan.


Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan  

The Grand Sturdy 45.0 is available in a single or twin version.

At the Hiswa te Water you can find the 45.0 with two engines, but this Linssen is also available in a single-engine version. This ultimate travel boat is suitable for all waters and you can choose which motorization best suits your cruising area. We can certainly advise you on this.

Unieke USP's van de Grand Sturdy 45.0 AC en Sedan


1 x Volvo Penta D4-180 (180 HP) price € 429.100,- (AC) and € 427.000,- (Sedan). excl. VAT

2 x Volvo Penta D3-110 (110 HP) price € 474.100,- (AC) and € 472.000,- (Sedan). excl. VAT


Also check out our special 'White Edition' on our website.

The Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC has a completely new styling and striking new window design, which gives the silhouette a special appearance. Nevertheless, all aspects of the Linssen DNA are unmistakably present. The 30.0 is no less than the larger yachts of the Grand Sturdy series. Everything that makes a Linssen a Linssen is present, only then on a yacht of 'only' 10 meters.


Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC  
Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC


Unieke USP's van de Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC en Sedan


Roermond Boat Show

NEW: Roermond Boat Show

14 - 15 - 16 en 17 September


Since this season the south of the Netherlands has its own In-Water Boat Show, namely the Roermond Boat Show. For four days, Boulevard Nautique Roermond is the setting for this new boat show. The initiative for the Roermond Boat Show comes from Linssen Yachts from Maasbracht and BestBoats International Yachtbrokers from Roermond.

Thes are the participants of the Roermond Boat Show
Southampton Boat Show

Southampton Boat Show

14 - 23 September

In the week from 14 to 23 September the Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan can also be seen at the Southampton Boat Show. Linssen Yachts and Boat Showrooms of London are happy to welcome you on stand number M142.
After the show, the 45.0 Sedan will be available for trial sailings. Contact Colin Watts at Boat Showrooms (0044-(0)7831301815) or email:colin@boatshowrooms.com for an appointment.

Southampton Boat Show

Linssen Grand Sturdy 30.0 Sedan test Boote:

During the summer, a nice selection of our Grand Sturdy program is ready for viewing in the showroom... Walk in and sail away.

Summer is not only the time to sail over the waters of Europe, but also the time to visit Linssen Yachts in Maasbracht. Our showroom is open from Monday to Saturday*.

Welcome cocktail

We welcome you to our showroom with our ‘Upper Deck Summer Cocktail’. From our Upper Deck you look out over the showroom, where this summer almost our entire new build program is set up. Whether you come for our compact 30.0 or 35.0 (AC/Sedan), the particularly spacious 40.0 (AC/Sedan), the 45.0 ultimate travel boat or our flagship the 500 AC Variotop, between 9 and 15 meters Linssen is the place for you.

Summer packages**

When you decide to buy a new Linssen yacht now, we offer a unique summer action package at a very attractive price. This package consists of:


Specially option package for a very attractive price


A free Linssen Yachts towel package and

a free ICI Paris care package

  A free filled ship’s bar (wine, whiskey, ...)

When you buy a ship from the Linssen Collection, you will receive the towels package, the ICI Paris package and the filled bar free of charge.

Visit our special action pages on our website for all your benefits and come to Maasbracht:




Grand Sturdy model series has been extended

30.0 AC and Sedan: compact Linssen Yachts newcomers

Linssen Yachts in Maasbracht has again extended and improved its well-known Grand Sturdy model series. In early May, two new steel motor yachts were officially introduced in two versions: the 30.0 AC (with aft cabin) and the 30.0 Sedan (with open cockpit). With dimensions of 9.70 x 3.35 x 1.00 m, this is the smallest Grand Sturdy on the market. The compact format means that the 30.0 is an ideal boat for new boating enthusiasts and for those switching from a sailing to a motor yacht. The 30.0 AC and 30.0 Sedan are in the Linssen Yachts showroom and marina for an introduction on land or in the water. Make an appointment via www.linssenyachts.com or call +31 (0)475 - 43 99 99.

With the small 30.0 AC and Sedan, Linssen Yachts demonstrates that ‘space’ is a relative notion, and that sailing characteristics do not depend on dimensions. The 30.0 is a match for the larger yachts in the Grand Sturdy series. Everything that makes a Linssen a Linssen is present, but in this case on a yacht of 'just' 10 metres. The styling and the interior for the new 30.0 series have been created in collaboration with KesselsGranger DesignWorks.

Excellent sailing characteristics
The 30.0 AC and 30.0 Sedan are two stable and easily manoeuvrable yachts on which you can sail all inland waterways, rivers, canals and lakes of Europe. However, taking the roundabout route along sheltered coastal areas is also possible with these latest Grand Sturdy models.

4+2 sleeping berths (AC) or 2+2 sleeping berths (Sedan)
The AC version of the Grand Sturdy 30.0 has a fore and aft cabin with a double bed. Four people can sleep comfortably on board. The fore cabin has a toilet, a separate shower and various cupboards. The aft cabin has a toilet with a washbasin on the starboard side and a spacious cupboard on the port side.

The Sedan version has only a fore cabin with sleeping space for two people, various cupboards, a toilet and separate shower. In both the AC and the Sedan, the Easy Sleep Convert System makes it possible to create two extra sleeping berths by converting the saloon bench into a double bed.

Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC Grand Sturdy 30.0 Sedan

Steer outside (AC) or steer inside (Sedan)
On board the 30.0 AC, the helmsman’s position is on the upper deck in the open air. For extra protection, the folding roof can be closed from behind by means of a removable section. On board the 30.0 Sedan, the comfortable helmsman’s position is located on the starboard side in the saloon.

Saloon as an interior living area (AC, Sedan)
The saloon has a spacious layout and is the central interior area of both versions of the Grand Sturdy 30.0. There is a large bench on the starboard side and a galley with cupboards on the port side. On board the Sedan, the saloon and the open cockpit can be turned into one large space by opening the wide double doors.

Open cockpit (Sedan)
A characteristic feature of the 30.0 Sedan is the open cockpit with the extended Linssen Longtop® saloon roof, provided with LED lighting. In the Longtop® at the helmsman’s position, an optional electric Variodeck sliding roof can be fitted. The open cockpit with bench and integrated section/side table is the place where those on board have access to the swimming platform with deck shower.

Aft deck (AC)
What the open cockpit is for the 30.0 Sedan, is the aft deck for the 30.0 AC. The deck has comfortable benches and integrated deck boxes for storage. The bulwark includes a central stern door that provides access to the swimming platform with deck shower.

Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC Grand Sturdy 30.0 Sedan

You can find more information and details about the Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC and 30.0 Sedan at www.linssenyachts.com

The production for the Locaboat Pénichette motor yachts is running at full speed. And every month several of the yachts are being delivered to a Locaboat base. Here is a transport of two yachts that took place this week.

The new yacht is compact in terms of external dimensions and yet provides a very spacious interior. The design was based on one idea, as logical as it is simple: the skipper and his crew don't want "to sail around with bedrooms" during the day. Quite the opposite! They want the entire surface area and the entire capacity of the boat to be 100% available for accommodation during the day, while sailing and when moored during mealtimes and the happy hour. The layout has therefore been designed around the revolutionary concept of a “Day & Night Mode Configuration”.

A way was found to place all the accommodation on one level. There are only two tiny steps from the aft cockpit to the interior and one step from the interior to the forward cockpit and vice versa. The entire centre section between the forward and the aft cockpit is therefore on one level and "day mode" forms one pleasant, large living space.

In "night mode", this large room can be divided by two smoothly sliding partitions which place the toilet and shower compartments in a sort of sluice between the two sleeping cabins. Each sleeping cabin has a double bed which is converted from the L-shaped bench seat in a couple of seconds.


Transport of a Linssen Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan to Jonkers Yachts B.V.​, by Internationaal jacht transport Van de Wetering Loosdrecht​.

Visit this yacht and her sisters, the Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC and Sedan, the 40.0 AC, the 45.0 AC and the Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop at the opening weekend of the new showroom of Alexander Jonkers​.


Here are the first pictures of the photo shoot from last weekend at the Isle of Wight in England. More to follow.


Last Sunday and Monday the Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC and Sedan sailed from Maasbracht to Liege to Dinant in Belgium. In total a trip of 8 + 12 hours and thirteen locks.

On Tuesday morning the photo crew arrived and are taking beautiful pictures on the River Meuse in Dinant, Namen and Huy. Here are several ‘snapshots’ during the shoot. The official pictures taken by @Zebra fotostudio’s will follow later next week.


The new Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC and Sedan, presented at the Linssen In-Water Boat Show two weeks ago, are now ready for their maiden trip. Here in the Linssen marina.

This Sunday, both yachts will leave Maasbracht and travel to Dinant in Belgium. There on Tuesday the Linssen photo crew with @Zebrafotostudios will arrive and do a four day photo shoot of both yachts.


Linssen Yachts has several color combinations to choose from. Here a Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC in beautiful Midnight Blue color with Egg Shell White superstructure.

Here are some impressions of this weekends Linssen In-Water Boat Show. Also today (Sunday 6 May) and tomorrow (Monday 7 May) you can visit us for a trial on one of our available yachts, and view the world premieres: the Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC and Sedan and the Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan.

Friday 4 May

Saturday 5 May

Saturday 5 May - VIP evening

Sunday 6 May.... (pictures will follow)

Monday 7 May.... (pictures will follow)

With our premieres in the showroom:

  • Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC
  • Grand Sturdy 30.0 Sedan
  • Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan

and in the water we have available for our river trials:

  • Grand Sturdy 35.0 Sedan (new)
  • Grand Sturdy 60.33 AC (Collection)
  • Grand Sturdy 40.0 Sedan (new)
  • Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC (new)
  • Grand Sturdy 45.0 AC (new)
  • Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop®


Saturday 28 April, the day after King'sDay, members of the 'Koninklijke Nederlandsche Motorboot Club' (Royal Dutch Motorboat Club) visited Linssen Yachts in Maasbracht. As part of the annual opening of the sailing season, the KNMC had opted for Maasbracht this year.

Saturday was marked by two interesting visits: the Maasbracht lock complex, with the control centre and the Linssen Yachts shipyard. The majority of the 100 members present visited both companies. Divided into groups of about 15 people, the guests were escorted through the facility.

Lunch in the afternoon was enjoyed together in the showroom of Linssen Yachts, where the delicious asparagus soup and sandwiches of caterer Thijs Wolfhagen were well received. After lunch, the programme continued with the guided tours.
The visit was a collaboration between the municipality of Maasgouw, Fransbergen Recreation and Tourism, Rijkswaterstaat, Rederij Cascade, the Maas Inland Waterways Museum, Linssen Yachts and Boulevard Nautique Roermond.

KNMC bezoekt Linssen Yachts

To accelerate both national and international growth, Linssen Yachts has appointed new exclusive dealers: Yachtstrade is the new representative for Italy and Nautisch Kwartier Stavoren for the north-east of the Netherlands.

Yachtstrade (IT)

“We haven’t had a distributor in Italy for some time”, says Yvonne Linssen, commercial director. “We are therefore delighted that Gianni Catto from Yachtstrade is the new representative for our brand. In addition to the head office in Lavagna (near Genoa), Yachtstrade has service centres in Cala Galera, Padova, Monfalcone and Ancona, so that not only new customers can seek advice, but also existing customers sailing in the area can be assured of excellent service.”

Nautisch Kwartier Stavoren (NL)

"Up until now, we have successfully served our customers in the provinces of Friesland and Groningen from the boatyard in Maasbracht. Many of them have found their way to Limburg. However, our regular participation at Motorboot Sneek has shown that a local Linssen partner has a positive influence. Nautisch Kwartier Stavoren is such a partner. With a splendid location directly on the IJsselmeer and excellent facilities when it comes to service and maintenance, this is an important addition to our sizeable dealer network."

Linssen Yachts new dealers in Italy and Friesland

Both new partners will be given extensive sales and service training at the boatyard in Maasbracht and updates on the latest developments at the annual Linssen Yachts Boat Show. It this way, they will continue to be provided with the most recent information and will be able to assist new and existing customers to best effect.

The second hull number of the newest generation Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® is on its way to Hennings Yacht-Vertrieb in Papenburg. You can visit their Open House (Hausmesse) this weekend, 21 and 22 April.

This Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® is the big premiere at the show and available for river trials.

If you like to have more information on the Linssen Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop®, fill out the form below to receive the hard cover book.

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The first in-water pictures of this beautifull Sand Beige Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop®:

Variotop sequence