Hennings Yacht-Vertrieb in Papenburg celebrates its 25th anniversary on 1 April 2016. In 1991, Heinrich Hennings took the plunge into self-employment and founded Linssen Yachts Center Nord. This was the first Linssen dealership in Germany and today he is probably one of the most successful Linssen dealers anywhere in the world. His company has sold over 500 Linssen yachts to date.
To celebrate the big anniversary in 2016, as many boats as possible are expected to find their way back to Papenburg. They are set to turn this small town on the river Ems, which is known for the large ships from the Meyer-Werft shipyard, into a centre for the Dutch steel displacement yachts from Maasbracht. This will probably be the biggest Linssen Yachts meet-up in the world – be there!
From 6 to 8 May 2016, Linssen owners with their yachts will meet in the port of Papenburg in the town centre. But owners who arrive without their yacht are also very welcome! All skippers, owners and friends of the large Linssen family will be offered an exciting programme of events.
After arriving on the Thursday (Ascension) or Friday, you should take advantage of the opportunity to explore Papenburg. You’ll find out about Germany’s oldest and longest fen colony and wander along the main canal or through the wonderful municipal park, in which the regional garden show was held last year.
The official welcome takes place on the premises of Hennings Yacht-Vertrieb at 5 pm on Friday, 6 May. With a glass of beer in your hand, you will look round the exhibition and renew the acquaintance of many Linssen owners.
Saturday is a piece of original East Friesland. Starting at 3 p.m., you will get to know the small village of Emsdorf Mitling-Mark, the birthplace of Heinrich Hennings. Taking part in a typical East Friesian Bosseltour along the Ems will let you into the secrets of this traditional Friesian sport and, of course, also into North Germany’s culture of food and drink…
The sporting theme continues on Sunday! Players will compete for the Linssen Sturdy Cup on the 18-hole course at Papenburg’s Gutshof Golf Club. Those who feel more at home on the water than on the fairway can join a completely individual VIP tour of the BIG-TIME shipbuilding scene at the world-famous Meyer-Werft shipyard.
The Hennings crew looks forward to your registration and promises you an amazing event with a quite special Father’s Day weekend.
Following the company’s proud tradition, the first highlight of the anniversary year is the Papenburg Boat Show on 23 and 24 April 2016. As well as a colourful programme of events, new members and their yachts will be admitted to the large Linssen family in a traditional launching ceremony on the Saturday.
Linssen’s new product range can be viewed and sailed for the first time during the Papenburg Boat Show. The Grand Sturdy 290 Sedan, Grand Sturdy 350 AC and Grand Sturdy 410 AC will be making their debut in Papenburg. Also featuring in the covered exhibition space will be the Grand Sturdy 530 AC Wheelhouse.
Hennings Yacht-Vertrieb has pre-ordered these models as demonstration vessels, so you could be one of the first owners of this new Linssen series of yachts. There’s no waiting – you can start the season with a new yacht from Hennings from 25 April. And it’s still possible for potential buyers to have their personal requirements included in the specification!