Linssen Yachts history; Since 1949

Linssen Yachts BV is a family business with a rich tradition. On 1 April 1949, Jac. Linssen founded the company, which began as a modest carpentry and ship repair company. Over the years, the company developed steadily and became an important player in Dutch steel yacht building.

Jac. Linssen - founder of Linssen Yachts
(* 24 January 1922 - † 19 March 2020)

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Read an interview with the founder of Linssen Yachts


In the spring of 2021 have presented the new Linssen 40 SL AC and Sedan. In the stylish new look of the Linssen SL Series.

During the Linssen Start Boating weeks in April, the Grand Sturdy 500 Sedan is presented. The biggest Sedan Linssen has ever built.

Linssen 40 SL Sedan


Linssen 40 SL Sedan

Linssen 40 SL AC


Linssen 40 SL AC

Linssen Grand Sturdy 500 Sedan Variodeck


Grand Sturdy 500 Sedan Variodeck


Linssen Yachts is known for its trendsetting developments. In just two years time, a complete new yacht series is introduced: the DOT Zero series. At this moment this series is very complete with yachts in 30.0, 35.0, 40.0 and 45.0 ft. in both AC (with Aft Cabin) and Sedan (with Open Cockpit) versions.

The flagship of Linssen: the Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® is launched in a completely redesigned engine room and interior. With the latest technology on board, and the Linssen ICCESS and LIPPCON systems.

In 2018 and 2019 a ‘smaller’ sister is introduced: the Grand Sturdy 450 AC Variotop® and the 480 AC Variotop®

2020 marks the new Linssen SL series. At BOOT Düsseldorf in January the first is introduced: the Linssen 30 SL Sedan. Then in May 2020 the Linssen 35 SL AC.

In September 2020 the new Linssen Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC INTERO and Sedan INTERO was presented at the pre launch.

Linssen Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC


Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC

Linssen Grand Sturdy 35.0 Sedan


Grand Sturdy 35.0 Sedan

Linssen Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC


Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC

Linssen Grand Sturdy 40.0 Sedan


Grand Sturdy 40.0 Sedan

Linssen Grand Sturdy 45.0 AC


Grand Sturdy 45.0 AC

Linssen Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop®


The next generation of the flagship Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® is presented.
New design and complete new engineering of al technical components with the ICCESS and LIPPCON system.

Linssen Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC INTERO


The 'smallest' Linssen available is the Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC INTERO. With 9,70 x 3,35 m remarkably spacious for its size.
With the new, more modern INTERO interior.

Linssen Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC INTERO


Also available in Sedan, this is the Grand Sturdy 30.0 Sedan INTERO.

Linssen Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan


The largest Sedan-Linssen at this time is the Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan

Linssen Grand Sturdy 450 AC Variotop®


The Variotop® becomes a real series of motoryachts with this second in line: the Grand Sturdy 450 AC Variotop®

Linssen Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC and Sedan


The Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC and Sedan become upgraded to the new INTERO line including the new technical ICCESS system

Linssen Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop®


The next Linssen with Variotop®: the Grand Sturdy 480 AC VAriotop®

Linssen 30 SL Sedan


Introduced at BOOT Düsseldorf 2020 is the first of the new Linssen SL series: the Linssen 30 SL Sedan

Linssen 35 SL AC


The Linssen 35 SL AC

Linssen Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC INTERO


The 40.0 receives the upgrade to the new INTERO: the Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC INTERO with ICCESS technology.

Linssen Grand Sturdy 40.0 Sedan INTERO


The Linssen Grand Sturdy 40.0 Sedan INTERO


These years again contain many new developments. The New Classic Sturdy series with the ‘cute’ small Classic Sturdy 28 Sedac, but also the robust Classic Sturdy 410 Sedan Deckbridge.

In 2011 the third generation of the Linssen family continue the family tradition and take their places in the management of the company.

The Linssen Boating Holidays network is growing. In 2013 it has over 70 yachts in 7 countries and 17 charter bases.

The complete furniture factory is moved to Echt; a location 5 km from Maasbracht. Here we have the space to build an efficient workflow for the complete interior and other (teak) wood parts.

Linssen Mark III


The yachts in the Grand Sturdy Mark III series are available not only with a traditional Classic Luxury interior, but also in New Comfort style.

Linssen Range Cruiser 450


Range Cruiser series is extended to include the 450 Variotop® and Wheelhouse models.

Three genreations Linssen Yachts


The third generation takes over at Linssen Yachts. Yvonne, Jac and Ruben Linssen continue the family tradition.

New Linssen Classic Sturdy


Introduction of the new Classic Sturdy series in traditional colours and materials and with a warm interior.

Linssen Collection showroom


Linssen Yachts opens a second showroom where pre-owned Linssen yachts are displayed

Linssen Boating Holidays


The Linssen Boating Holidays® network has 17 charter bases in 7 countries and includes as many as 73 yachts.

Linssen Classic Sturdy 36 Sedan Deckbridge


The Classic Sturdy 36 is also available in a Deckbridge version, which results in as much as 15 m2 extra space on board.

Linssen showroom Upper Deck


From the Upper Deck, you have an excellent view of the new and pre-owned yachts on display in the showroom.

Linssen Grand Sturdy Brilliant Editions


A brilliant offer. To mark the 65th anniversary, two special versions of the Grand Sturdy 30.9 AC and 40.9 AC Brilliant Edition are presented.

The furniture plant in Echt


The furniture plant in Echt undergoes a metamorphosis.

Grand Sturdy 530 AC Wheelhouse


There’s no end to the innovative power. The Grand Sturdy 530 AC Wheelhouse was presented at the 2014 Linssen Yachts Boat Show.

Linssen Classic Sturdy 410 Sedan Deckbridge


The Classic Sturdy 410 Sedan Deckbridge is the successor to the smaller 36 and will be presented in September.

The Grand Sturdy 470 Sedan Wheelhouse


The Grand Sturdy 470 Sedan Wheelhouse

Grand Sturdy 410 AC Variotop®


A new generation of Linssen yachts with the Variotop®. Now available from 36 feet.

Grand Sturdy 590 AC Wheelhouse


The successor to the 530, the Grand Sturdy 590 AC Wheelhouse Also available in Variotop.


The years from 2001-2010 mark the introduction of the very successful “9”-series. Starting with the 29.9 at the 2004 Linssen Yachts Boat Show, this series grew in this decade to a very complete series from 29-45 ft.

The Mark II-series was presented in 2005 with the Grand Sturdy 410, 430 and 470 AC Mark II.

Linssen Yachts viewed developments in the yacht-building market from a totally different angle. Serial construction, process technology, scale advantage, logistics and technology were aspects that were – and still are – important to the Maasbracht yacht builder.

Development of the three Logicam production lines for yachts from 30-35 ft, 40-45 ft and 45-50 ft, new shot blasting and spraying cabins, new CNC wood milling machines and expansion of the steel hull construction are just some of the many enhancements of the Linssen shipyard.

Finally the shipyard celebrated it’s 60th anniversary in 2009 with the Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop – Diamond Edition and the Grand Sturdy 60.33 and 60.43.

Linssen Floor Integrated System®


Linssen Yachts develops the FIS®, the Floor Integrated System®, to ensure the complete integration of cables and pipes.

Linssen 41 SL AC


The new SL series, the worthy successor to the famous series, continues in the 41 SL.

Linssen Grand Sturdy 430 Sedan Patrol


The most recent “boats for professionals” project is the Grand Sturdy® 430 Patrol, an open-cockpit variant for the Port of Brussels patrol service.

Linssen Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop Mark II


The new Grand Sturdy® 500 Variotop® Mark II is presented to the Dutch public at the ‘Hiswa te Water’ boat show.

Steel hull building @ Linssen Yachts


The new 2000 m2 steel construction plant is fitted out with the most innovative technical facilities.

The new Linssen 9-series


The new Grand Sturdy® 29.9 was developed and was successfully launched during the Linssen Yachts Boat Show in December 2004.

Grand Sturdy Mark II series


The Linssen Yachts Boat Show 2005 is dominated by a fantastic innovation, with the launch of as many as three brand-new models: the Grand Sturdy® 410, 430 and 470 Mark II.

Shot blasting cabin @ Linssen Yachts


A further extension is the construction of the most advanced blasting cabins and spray booths in the yacht-building industry.

Spraying cabin @ Linssen Yachts


A further extension is the construction of the most advanced blasting cabins and spray booths in the yacht-building industry.

Linssen Grand Sturdy 33.9 AC


No. 2 in the “9” Series was unveiled in 2006: the Linssen Grand Sturdy 33.9 Sedan and AC (10.35 x 3.40 m).

Linssen Logicam production


Shining example of Linssen innovation. Smart production: Logicam I. Unique in steel yacht building.

Linssen furniture CNC milling


All-new furniture production plant with state of the art CNC wood cutting, computerised ‘self learning’ panel feeder and edge trim gluing machine.

Linssen 40.9 AC and Sedan


Major premieres at the 9th Linssen Yachts Boat Show in 2007: Linssen Grand Sturdy 40.9 AC and Sedan.

Linssen Diamond Edition


To mark the start of the 2009 anniversary year, the Diamond edition was presented at the Linssen Yachts Boat Show.

Linssen Logicam II


Start-up of “Logicam II” production line for steel motoryachts from 40-45 feet.

Steel hull production


New steel assembly line production plant

Grand Sturdy 60.33 and 60.43


To mark the 60th anniversary, the 60.33 and 60.43 were presented for model year 2010/11.

Linssen Boating Holidays® network


The Linssen Boating Holidays® European charter network is set up by Peter Linssen.

Linssen 45.9 AC


With as many as 7 lengths (25' - 45') in both AC and Sedan versions, the Linssen "9" series is the most extensive and universal series of yachts.

Linssen Logicam III


Commissioning of the third Logicam hall that is used as a multi-functional unit for both building and refitting work.

Linssen Range Cruiser 430 Sedan Variotop®


Another new Linssen product innovation: the Linssen Range Cruiser 430 is the first of a brand new series of yachts.


1999 marks the 50th anniversary of Linssen Yachts. A great party and the beginning of the annual Linssen Yachts Boat Show.
Prins Willem Alexander visits the shipyard.

The grp Linssen DS 45 is presented in Switzerland and receives very high points from the international press.

Linssen 402 SX Patrol


The lake police in Thurgau on Lake Constance choose the Linssen 402SX Patrol as their patrol vessel. Yvonne Linssen shows interest in her fathers trade at very young age.

Linssen 402 SX Patrol for Ghent port


Linssen 402 SX Patrol “P1” for City of Ghent port authority.

Linssen 34HT


The Linssen 34 HT was launched in 1993

CAD-CAM milling machine


Full integration of CAD-CAM systems and CNC-controlled milling machine.

Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop®


The flaggship of Linssen: the Grand Sturdy® 500 Variotop® is presented to the public.

Dutch Sturdy  series


Dick Lefeber develops the first models of the Dutch Sturdy® series.

First spraying booth @ Linssen Yachts in 1996


A start is made on the construction of Europe’s biggest spray booth, 1,260 m3 in size (20 x 9 x 7 metres).

New showroom at Brouwersstraat in Maasbracht


The new building on Brouwersstraat housing the unique showroom with the raised jetty is opened.

Grand Sturdy series


One of the most successful model series ever, the Grand Sturdy®, is launched throughout Europe to great acclaim.

50 years anniversary @ Linssen Yachts in 1999


Another milestone: the company’s 50th anniversary is celebrated when the boatyard is opened to an eager public. The start of the annual Linssen Yachts Boat Show.

H.R.H. Crown Prince Willem-Alexander talks to Jos Linssen on his visit to Linssen Yachts


H.R.H. Crown Prince Willem-Alexander talks to Jos Linssen on his visit to Linssen Yachts to mark the company’s 50th anniversary.

Linssen grp DS45 Sedan Variotop®


The Linssen DS 45 Variotop® Cruiser, is presented to the world’s press in Switzerland.
Designed by Don Shead.


Linssen Rhenania 1220


The Rhenania 1220 and 1340. “A motor yacht of great class,” designed by Jos Linssen.

4 new vlets by Linssen


Launch of “4 new” vletten, designed by Jos Linssen.

Linssen St Jozefvlet / Classic Sturdy


Jos Linssen designed the St. Jozef vletten, which formed the basis for the later Classic Sturdy series.

Sturdy based workboat at Biesbosch postal service


Sturdy-based workboats for postal deliveries in the Biesbosch delta and Guinea-Bissau.

The successful St. Jozefvlet 950


The successful St. Jozefvlet 950

Linssen SL series


The renowned SL series, designed by Jos Linssen, provided Linssen Yachts with its breakthrough on the international market.

Linssen 115 SX


The 115SX. Linssen’s first semi-planing yacht, designed by Winfried H. Wilke.

Classic Sturdy 400


The legendary Linssen Classic Sturdy 400 was delivered in great numbers throughout Europe.

from St Jozef to Linssen Yachts


The name “St. Jozef” gave way to a name with greater international appeal: Linssen Yachts.

Linssen SE/SX in production


The Linssen SE and SX series were built in large numbers and ensured an international breakthrough.

CNC Plasma cutter @ Linssen Yachts in 1988


Linssen installs the first CNC plasma cutter to be used in the Dutch steel yacht building industry.

Linssen 115SX Patrol for police in Geneva


The lake police in Geneva choose the Linssen 115SX Patrol after a tough selection process.

the Linssen Variotop is developped


The first ideas for what is later to become the “Variotop®” are put on paper.


The beginning of Linssen Yachts in 1949


Just after the Second World War Jac. Linssen opened “Hout­industrie St. Jozef”, a wood­working business named after the patron saint of carpenters.

St Jozef steering wheels


Jac. Linssen developed St. Jozef ship’s wheels with the “patented boss construction” (Dutch patent 80001). Thousands of these wheels were supplied to European shipyards.

steering wheels with Linssen patent


Jac. Linssen ontwikkelt St. Jozef-stuurwielen met de 'patentnaafconstructie' (Nederlands octrooi 80001). Duizenden exemplaren worden aan
Europese scheepswerven geleverd.

Inland harbour Maasbracht in 1952


A shipyard of stature for inland shipping. Major renovations and refits form the professional foundation for what would later become Linssen.

Linssen Yachts rowing boats in 1954


Production of steel rowing boats.

St Jozefvlet 500


The first motor yachts are launched: The St. Jozef vlet 500, 600 and 700. Designed by Jac. Linssen Sr.

A St. Jozef steering wheel on the “Groene Draeck” for H.R.H Princess Beatrix.


A St. Jozef steering wheel on the “Groene Draeck” for H.R.H Princess Beatrix.

Linssen parlevinker


One of the first boats for professionals: a “parlevinker” (shop boat) for Maasbracht’s harbours.

Linssen Industrieweg new build


Premises on Industrie­weg during the earliest starting phase.

Jos Linssen steps into Linssen Yachts


Jos Linssen shows interest in his father’s trade at very young age

Linssen Limburgia


The Limburgia series sees the light of day. Designed by Jac. Linssen Sr.

Linssen Limburgia in series production


With the “Limburgias” (7.30 x 2.60 m) built, production in steel boat building becomes reality.

Limburg Kruiser AK


Limburg Kruiser AK marks the start of spacious, comfortable and yachts.

Supersix: sporty cruiser


Supersix: sporty cruiser. Designed by Gerard van Schaik Zillessen