Despite the troublesome times, Linssen’s production can continue. The yachts that come out of the production can be handed over to their new owner and transported to their destination. Today Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC 'Eilean' will go on to transport to her owner in Switzerland.

Monday 16 March 2020 was the handover of Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC 'Lady Gloria' formerly known as 'Henri Mer', the yacht of Yvonne and Paul Linssen-Smits. Despite the current situation, the new owners Kathy and Len from London, felt safe coming to Linssen for the hand over and staying on board their yacht.

These are turbulent and uncertain times. As a family business, we are very concerned about the developments surrounding the coronavirus and the impact it is having on our society. We therefore want to support everyone who is personally and/or professionally affected by this.

At Linssen Yachts, we strictly follow the advice of the Dutch government. For the time being, our showroom is open as usual to help you where and how we can.

Do you belong to a high-risk group, are you not allowed or unable to travel, or would you prefer not to come to Maasbracht as a precaution? We fully understand that, of course. Fortunately, you can also contact us remotely in various ways.

This can be done via our usual telephone number, but also via the direct number of your contact person. Or via skype, WhatsApp, video calls or the chat function on our website.

Let's get this situation under control together, so that in a while we can get back to our normal lives.

On behalf of the Linssen family, we wish you a safe journey in these stormy times.

Stay strong and healthy.

Since this year, the production of steel motor yachts at Linssen Yachts in Maasbracht has become even more efficient. The production lines and processes had already been redesigned and it was the turn of the warehouse during the holidays. Partly thanks to a new roller conveyor, the staff can work more efficiently, more ergonomically and more environmentally friendly. And more punctual than ever. However, the warehouse first had to be drastically modified.

The redesign of the central warehouse on Brouwersstraat street meant a major change within the Linssen boatyard, where some 30 to 35 yachts are continuously in production. The warehouse was converted into a 'Logimag', a warehouse (‘magazijn’ in Dutch) that is fully equipped for efficient logistics and operations. It fits in perfectly with Linssen Yachts' Logistics and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (Logicam) flow production technology.

Redesign was necessary
Logicam processes made the production of the yachts more efficient, faster and more sophisticated over the years. This meant that products and parts were increasingly needed just in time. A redesign was necessary. It was therefore high time to improve the warehouse and work processes and to make way for a large roller conveyor for packages and pallets.

Advantages of roller conveyor
The roller conveyor increases efficiency. As a result, incoming packages with materials can be unpacked, checked and booked in the order 'first in first out' (FIFO). That fact that the materials roll back automatically is convenient, as it means that the warehouse employees can store everything in the right place in one go. This saves a lot of time. Pallets with materials can also be unpacked, checked and booked in FIFO order on the roller conveyor. At the end of the conveyor, a lifting table has been built in. This allows warehouse employees to unpack the pallets at their own working height in an ergonomically responsible manner.

Other improvements
In order to create space for the new roller conveyor, obsolete materials were sold and a separate after-sales warehouse was set up. In addition, walls were moved and scaffolding was arranged more logically, also with a view to greater efficiency. All the materials needed for one yacht will be stored together from now on. This means that staff will spend less time having to search. For this reason, task-oriented working has been introduced in the warehouse. Only the materials for one specific task are brought to the production line and not all at once. This also results in less waste on the shop floor. In addition, a packing table has been placed in order to prepare materials for dispatch more quickly. And last but not least: we now work digitally – paperless – in the warehouse, which is good for the environment!

More punctual than ever
The more efficient design of the warehouse and the work processes allow the current crew to continue with the warehouse work. What's more, the work is now being carried out more punctually and in a more sophisticated manner than ever before!

Linssen Yachts Bodensee invites you to the name change celebration on Friday 14 February. Linssen Yachts Bodensee will then become 'Die Werft'.

André Vrecer and his team would like to toast to this occasion with you. Please register under: anmeldung@linssen-yachts.ch

Linssen Yachts Lake Constance
Friedrichshafnerstrasse 52
8590 Romanshorn

From 3 p.m.

Thank you very much that we could welcome you at our booth at the BOOT Düsseldorf 2020. We hope you got a good impression of our world first, the Linssen 30 SL Sedan and the other models from the Linssen Grand Sturdy and Variotop® series.

We hope that the world's largest motorboat and water sports event was as successful for you as it was for us. Do you have any specific questions? If you have specific questions or if you are already interested in a trial sailing in the near future, contact us or your local dealer

Didn't you bring any brochures with you? If not, request your copy here.

Linssen Boating Holidays®

The entire Linssen Boating Holidays® team was also represented at our stand. Are you looking for a unique boating holiday in a different sailing area? Then take a look at the LBH website.

If you book your boating holiday before 9 February, you will receive a delicious bottle of wine on arrival on board.

Spring boat shows at Linssen

As a registered visitor of Linssen Yachts at BOOT Düsseldorf we would like to draw your attention to our in-house exhibitions this coming spring. These will take place in our own showroom and harbour in Maasbracht. You are cordially invited to attend:

Linssen Yachts Boat Show - Season Opening: 6, 7, 8 and 9 March 2020
Our exceptional show featuring numerous pre-owned and new Linssen yachts.

Yes, I would like to register for the Season Opening in March

Linssen Yachts Boat Show - Spring Edition: 15, 16, 17 and 18 May 2020
An excellent opportunity for a trial sailing on the latest Linssen Yachts models. 

Yes, I would like to register for the Spring Edition in May


From Saturday the 18th of January you can visit us again at BOOT Düsseldorf. 'BOOT' has undergone a major transformation. At entrance South a completely new hall has been built - hall 1 - in which most of the motor yacht industry can be seen. Linssen Yachts and Linssen Boating Holidays® can also be found in this hall, directly at the entrance on the right-hand side at stand number B05.

We're here this year with 5 yachts, one of which is a world first:

  • WORLD FIRST: the Linssen 30 SL Sedan
  • the Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC
  • the Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC
  • the Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan
  • the Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop®


Yvonne Linssen would like to welcome you to our stand on Saturday 18 January to attend the presentation of the new Linssen 30 SL Sedan while enjoying a snack and a drink


DATE: Saturday 18 January 2020
TIME: start 4 pm; end 6 pm
LOCATION: BOOT Düsseldorf hall 1, standnr B05

Yes, I/we would like to be present at the presentation of the Linssen 30 SL Sedan on Saturday 18 January 2020.



Inland Waterways pavilion
In addition, the 'Inland Waterways Pavilion' is located in hall 13 on stand number D73. In addition to Linssen Boating Holidays, several other parties will be present here. These include Marec (marinas in Belgian Limburg), De Vlaamse Waterweg (management of Belgian waterways) and French Waterways (a source of inspiration for sailing in France). Yacht rental companies Linssen Boating Holidays® and Locaboat with a Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC and a Pénichette 950 Evolution by Linssen are also present, which you can view there.

See you in Düsseldorf!

Linssen family

Our anniversary year is almost over and we would like to thank everyone for the trust you have placed in us. For next year there will be several firsts in the pipeline, of which the new Linssen SL Series will certainly be the most striking. Perhaps you saw her during our Linssen Yachts Boat Show in November. If not, you should come to BOOT Düsseldorf in January 2020. The new Linssen 30 SL Sedan will be presented as a world first.

An important point of attention for BOOT Düsseldorf: Linssen Yachts is located in the new Hall 1, at booth number B05. Immediately after the SOUTH entrance on the right hand side. At our stand you can find all the information about our new and used Linssen yachts and your boating holiday for 2020 at Linssen Boating Holidays®.

On behalf of the entire Linssen family, the sales team and all employees, we wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a safe journey into 2020.

Your family Linssen

During the festive season, the Linssen showroom will be closed from Saturday 21 December 2019 up to and including Sunday 5 January 2020.

We will be at your service again from Monday 6 January 2020.

The partners of the Linssen Boating Holidays® network will be happy to help you with any questions you may have. Under the Christmas tree you can orientate yourself in peace and quiet. Feel free to ask for more information at the charter base of your choice or make an enquiry directly.

Recently, Linssen Yachts has invested in and installed a new hi-tech veneer edging machine  to use in their yard's internal furniture factory, where the pre-fabrication and assembly of the entire interior for all Linssen models takes place.

The new CNC machine - custom-built in New Zealand - is capable of automatically finishing the ends of the free-form panels, such as curves, ellipses and multi-formed shapes, with a 2 mm thick veneer strip. The machine delivers a high quality veneer to a standard that cannot be achieved by hand.

Linssen Yachts deliberately chooses to provide interior elements with curves. This not only creates a harmonious and stylish, quiet interior but in addition the rounded corners are functional . They ensure that the crew and their guests can move safely through the ship, even when the water is rougher.

The investment in the new CNC machine improves quality, safety and efficiency, making Linssen Yachts even more attractive.

Visit the Linssen Yachts Boat Show from 16 - 18 November.

Our anniversary year is almost over. It’s been a busy year, with many events celebrating our 70th anniversary, many boat shows with our firsts (the new Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC and Sedan and the 480 AC Variotop®) on display and many improvements and alterations to our production system.

This 21st show is again packed full of new things. The most important of these is the launch of this year’s firsts:

  • the Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC
  • the Grand Sturdy 35.0 Sedan
  • the Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop®
  • the PREVIEW of the new Linssen 30 SL Sedan
In our showroom are: In the Logicam I production are:
  • Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC
  • WORLD FIRST: Grand Sturdy 35.0 Sedan
  • WORLD FIRST: Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC
  • Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC
  • Grand Sturdy 40.0 Sedan
  • Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan
  • Grand Sturdy 450 AC Variotop®
  • WORLD FIRST: Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop®
  • Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop®
  • Grand Sturdy 30.0 Sedan
  • WORLD FIRST: the preview of the Linssen 30 SL Sedan

In the water for river trials:

  • Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC
  • Grand Sturdy 40.0 Sedan
  • Grand Sturdy 30.0 Sedan

More information: www.linssenyachts.com

Showroom Linssen Yachts
Brouwersstraat 17, 6051 AA Maasbracht (NL)

Opening hours:
Saturday 16.11 from 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 17.11 from 10 am - 4 pm
Monday 18.11 from 10 am - 4 pm

For this edition of our show we have some special trade seminars in store for you:

  • Raymarine seminar; Geert-Jan Smolders of Aquaplanning will give a seminar on the use of Raymarine navigation equipment.
    Sunday 17.11; time: 12 am; language: NL
  • Insight into costs; Jeanne Stukstette of Schippersdock gives insight into the costs of a.o. berth, engine servicing, winter storage, insurance, summer and winter preparation.
    Saturday 16.11; time 1 pm; language: NL; time 2.30 pm; language: DE
    Sunday 17.11; time 1 pm; language: NL; time 2.30 pm; language: DE
  • Shipyard tour; Our staff will be happy to show you our production in a guided tour of the site. Starts at 11 am, 1pm and 3 pm.

During the annual Linssen River Trials you can view ALL yachts from our range of models in the water - or in the showroom - including our world firsts: the Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC and Sedan and the Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop®.

Available for river trials: On display in our showroom:
  • Grand Sturdy 30.0 Sedan
  • Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC
  • Grand Sturdy 35.0 Sedan
  • Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC
  • Grand Sturdy 40.0 Sedan
  • Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC
  • Grand Sturdy 450 AC VT
  • Grand Sturdy 480 AC VT
  • Grand Sturdy 500 AC VT
  • Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC
  • Grand Sturdy 35.0 Sedan
  • Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC
  • Grand Sturdy 40.0 Sedan
  • Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC
  • Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan
  • Grand Sturdy 45.0 AC (production)

From the Linssen Collection:

  • Grand Sturdy 34.9 Sedan
  • Grand Sturdy 34.9 AC

Showroom and harbour Linssen Yachts, Maasbracht (NL)

Opening hours:
Friday 11.10 from 10 am - 8 pm (extra long opening)
Saturday 12.10 from 10 am- 4 pm
Sunday 13.10 from 10 am- 4 pm
Monday 14.10 from 10 am - 4 pm

The Linssen Grand Sturdy 35.0 Sedan has been nominated for European Powerboat of the Year 2020 in the displacement category.

This award is based on the opinions of leading international boating journalists from Germany, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands, France and Austria, who nominate products in various categories. They assess on the basis of quality, product innovation, price/quality relationship, sailing characteristics and construction.

The award will be presented during the opening ceremony of Boot Düsseldorf on Saturday 18 January 2020.

Our two in-house shows are probably already on your agenda: the Linssen River Trials (11-14 October) and the Linssen Yachts Boat Show (16-18 November).

During the River Trials you can get to know and test our previously announced new yachts, the Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC and Sedan and the Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop®, among other things. With its bright interior and modern, yet timeless design, the 35.0 is particularly popular. Exceptional quality workmanship, beautiful types of wood and high-quality leather upholstery make it a valuable and value-added investment.

I'd like to visit the Linssen River Trials.


(Inter)national boat shows

This autumn you can find Linssen Yachts at the following international boat shows. If you continue to visit our website or download the app, we will let you know in time which yachts are on display at each trade fair. Here is the overview of September:

  • 4 - 8 September. Hiswa te Water
  • 5- 8 September; Oslo Floating Boatshow (N)
  • 12 - 15 September; Seattle Boat Show (USA)
  • 13 - 22 September; Southampton Boat Show (GB)
  • 21 - 22 September; Papenburg Boat Show (D)
  • 21 - 29 September; Interboot (D)
  • 26 - 28 September; Trawler Fest Baltimore (USA)

Linssen River Trials 11-14 October

It will take a few more weeks, but very worthwhile are the Linssen River Trials. During the River Trials you will get a preview of our latest yacht from the Variotop® series: the Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop®. Together with the 450 and 500 AC Variotop®, she will be in the water for trial runs.

Click here for a complete overview of all the yachts that you can test with and that are in the showroom.

11 October SRC (Short Range Certificate) VHF radio course

  • The RYA SRC VHF Marine radio course is a one day training in the use of VHF, EPIRB, SART and DSC. On Friday October 11 you can participate in this SRC VHF radio course given by Aquaplanning at Linssen Yachts. This is the way to obtain your GMDSS VHF radio operating certificate. The SRC is accepted worldwide.
  • Location: Linssen Yachts conference room showroom
  • Cost: € 245,- (to be paid upon registration via the website of Aquaplanning.org) and examination and certificate costs: £60 (± €72), to be paid at the RYA on the course day.
  • This course is given in English!
  • All day: from 9 AM - 5 PM! including exam
  • You will receive a course book and the online preparation course.
  • Max 12 people 

I want to participate in the SRC Radio Course via Aquaplanning

In addition to the Grand Sturdy 450 AC Variotop® introduced at the end of last year and Linssen Yachts' flagship, the Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop®, this line will now be extended with the Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop®.

Perfect dimensions

With a length of 14.95 m and a width of 4.65 m, it is larger than the 450 so that three sleeping cabins are possible, but slightly shorter and narrower than the 500. Just like the 500, the Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop® has six permanent sleeping places in three cabins, a spacious saloon with an L-shaped bench and a large starboard galley. The port side features the dinette and a spacious cupboard unit. The dimensions of the 480 have been chosen in such a way that sailing on European inland waterways, as well as in coastal and marine areas presents no problem. It is shorter, narrower and lower than the 500 and therefore almost all inland waterways can be sailed with this imposing vessel. Without compromising on luxury, comfort and safety compared to the 500, the new Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop® is slightly more manoeuvrable on the various inland waterways.

The Linssen Variotop® – a steering salon that combines both inside and outside steering positions – is unique in yacht building. The concept that Linssen has been applying since 1996 has been technically developed to such an extent that it is not only being used in the 450 and 500, but now in the 480 too, making it a fully-fledged yacht series.


Linssen will be introducing the Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop® at its annual Boat Show in November (16, 17 and 18 November).

After we announced the new Grand Sturdy 35.0 (AC and Sedan) last month, we can present you with another scoop this month: the new Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop®.

The flagship of Linssen Yachts, the Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop®, has been the icon when it comes to motor yachts of around 15-16 metres since 1996. The Linssen-Variotop® - still unique in the market - gives it a very special appearance, but is also extremely fun.

For anyone who wants to cruise more on the inland waterways and and have the comfort of the Variotop®, the Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop® is now available. With 14.95 x 4.65 m it is just a little bit more compact than the 500, but it does have room for three sleeping cabins, a spacious saloon, a dinette and a galley.

We will provide more information in the coming months. Are you already interested? Request information here: I would like to know more about the new 480 AC Variotop.

Showroom open in summer

In our showroom we have the following yachts on display this summer:


  • NEW: Grand Sturdy 35.0 AC
  • NEW: Grand Sturdy 35.0 Sedan
  • Grand Sturdy 40.0 AC
  • Grand Sturdy 40.0 Sedan
  • Grand Sturdy 450 AC Variotop®
  • Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop®


  • Grand Sturdy 34.9 AC
  • Grand Sturdy 34.9 Sedan

Linssen merchandise

There is a high demand for merchandise items from Linssen Yachts. At this moment we offer you the possibility to pre-order Linssen polo shirts. Available in navy blue and grey in both men's and women's sizes.

Please note: this is a pre-order. The delivery of the polo's will take place at the end of August/beginning of September..

Go to: shop.linssenyachts.com


Last minute at Dutch Yacht Rentals

From the Dutch Yacht Rentals LBH base in Willemstad, the whole of the Western Netherlands is within your reach. Zeeland, the Biesbosch, Noord-Brabant and Zuid-Holland are all possible. A few weeks are still available for this summer. Decide quickly and benefit from a 20% last-minute discount.

Contact Dutch Yacht Rentals

70 years events

André Suntjens - retired salesman and very experienced skipper - organises the 'Tour Limbourgois' from 17 to 25 August. The start is in Mook (North Limburg) and goes to Maastricht. On the way several interesting places will be visited.

More information and registration 

Linssen Yachts will continue to lead the way as you've come to expect from us. The next generation Grand Sturdy 35.0 (AC and Sedan) is on the starting blocks. In an innovative, fresh INTERO style. A style in which everything revolves around light and space.

The flowing lines of the silhouette reveal themselves in the beautifully curved three-part window. These create a lot of light in the interior, so the color structure from floor to ceiling for an optimal spatial experience.

In the coming months we will provide more information. Are you already interested? Request information here: I would like to know more about the new 35.0.


Showroom opened


Come and visit our showroom in Maasbracht in the summer to talk about a used or new Linssen yacht.

Our showroom is open on weekdays from 9 AM 5.30 PM and on Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM.

The production will be closed in week 31, 32 and 33.

70 years events


You can still participate in some events on the occasion of our 70th anniversary
17-25.08.2019 - Tour Limbourgois
21.09.2019 Wine tasting on the Interboot in Friedrichshafen (Germany)
12.10.2019 Visit to Sluis Maasbracht during the Linssen River Trials

More information and registration

Summer is the time to be on the water. That is why Linssen Yachts delivers many yachts to their new owners in the spring. From January to the end of July, no fewer than 61 new and 26 pre-owned Linssen yachts were delivered, with 19 and 18 yachts in April and May respectively. Sometimes there were even two deliveries in one day.

Every new Linssen is officially commissioned before delivery. The engine or engines are adjusted and calibrated. The navigation equipment, depth gauge, GPS, etc. are adjusted and all the technical components are checked during a test sailing. The yacht is inspected in minute detail and everything is tested again. It is then thoroughly washed on the outside and the interior is thoroughly cleaned and the yacht is ready to be handed over.

The transfer of a new or pre-owned Linssen yacht always takes a full day, so that every detail can be properly explained and every question can be answered and every test can be carried out together with the owner. In addition to the technical explanation, there is also time for a pleasant lunch and the official handover with a glass of champagne and a photo. The transfer usually ends with a trial run on the Limburg Meuse, in which the sailing characteristics are also discussed.

Linssen Yachts builds approximately 70 steel motor yachts every year, which are delivered to customers throughout Europe and America. These yachts are developed entirely in-house and built at the boatyard in Maasbracht. Deliveries are not just made in the spring, but in principle throughout the year.

On 25 June, Yvonne Linssen and Ed Houben of Linssen Yachts BV signed the contract in Paris with Serge Naïm and Ophélie Barrière of Locaboat Holidays for a follow-up order of ten yachts. Production will start immediately after the summer and the yachts will be delivered from January 2020.

Locaboat is one of the largest players in the charter industry and now charters about 380 self-drive motor yachts from many magnificent locations across Europe. Since autumn 2017, Linssen Yachts has delivered 28 motor yachts of the jointly developed Pénichette Evolution type to Locaboat Holidays to strengthen and partially replace its European rental fleet. Confidence in the quality, reliability, dependable technology and excellent service were important reasons why Locaboat again opted for Linssen.


The first Pénichette Evolution from this new order will be presented at BOOT Düsseldorf in January 2020 at the Locaboat stand as part of the Inland Waterways Pavilion under the auspices of Inland Waterways International (IWI).

Rent a Pénichette Evolution? Visit www.locaboat.com

  • Are you interested in water sports, but don't know where to start?
  • 'Is cruising something for me?', 'How easy is handling a motor yacht?' etc.
  • Have you been looking for a motor yacht before, but have not been able to decide?
  • Do you already have a (Linssen) yacht, but are looking for a different model?
  • Are you thinking about switching from sail tot motorboat?

Then come to Maasbracht to the "Linssen Start Boating week" from Monday 1 up to and inclusive 5 July!

During the 'Start Boating' week we give you all the information you need about cruising and owning a Linssen motor yacht. While enjoying a bite to eat and a drink, you can orientate yourself in our showroom. You can also go on a river trial during the Start Boating week. In addition, you can participate in various seminars and presentations every day:

Monday 1 July; 11 a.m. (NL) and 2 p.m. (GB)
Seminar Raymarine equipment combined with basic information VHF (by Geert-Jan Smolders of Aquaplanning.org).

Tuesday 2 July; 11 a.m. (D/NL)
Boating training for women by Alexander Worms of Yacht Akademie

Wednesday 3 July; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (D/NL)
Seminar with tips and tricks about harbor maneuvers, ropes, etc. using practical examples. By Alexander Worms of Yacht Akademie.

Thursday 4 July; 11 a.m. (NL) and 2 p.m. (GB)
Seminar Raymarine equipment combined with basic information VHF (by Geert-Jan Smolders of Aquaplanning.org).

Friday 5 July; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (NL)
Lecture/presentation: 'Switching from sailing to motorboat' by Henk Janssen (owner Linssen Grand Sturdy 40.0 Sedan)

There are continuous shipyard tours in which we show you our production. You do not need to register in advance for this.

Start Boating week:
Monday 01-07-2019 thru Friday 05-07-2019
Daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Register your visit here.