Linssen Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop

At a length of 14.95 metres, the Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop® is a good one and a half metres shorter than the 500. This makes it, like the 450, an extremely manoeuvrable boat that allows you to navigate European inland waters effortlessly.
While you might encounter challenges in ‘la belle France’ on a 500, you won’t on a new 480. The 480’s clearance height is just a bit higher than the 450’s, namely 3.44 m, but less compared to the 500. It doesn’t seem like much, but it will certainly open up a large number of waterways for you in France. Do you prefer sailing on the big rivers, along the coast or maybe even along the shore? Then the 500 AC Variotop® is the yacht for you.  

In 1996 we launched our first generation Grand Sturdy 500 including the Variotop® wheelhouse system on to the market. We kept that revolutionary yacht in mind when developing the Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop®. In fact, the new 480 has exactly the same dimensions (14.95 x 4.65 x 3.42 m) as the first 500. You might call it getting back to our roots. However, the new 480 AC Variotop® has much more interior space, three instead of two bedrooms and contemporary design and styling.  


Layout Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop

Master bedroom
In the aft cabin you will find the master bedroom for the captain-owner, which boasts a king-size double bed (1.80 x 2.00 m), lots of cupboard and storage space and an office corner. From this room you have direct access to your own wet room with electric toilet, washbasin and shower. You will find even more storage space in the hallway from the aft cabin to the saloon. This is also the ideal place to install extras such as a second refrigerator.

Guest room
The spacious guest room in the front of the ship has a large double bed with lots of storage space around it, and an en suite shower and toilet. All this is completely separate from the other rooms, guaranteeing your guests’ privacy.

Centre cabin
The centre cabin contains two single beds. It’s a functional space where, for example, you can let the youngest passengers sleep. You can also offer passengers who are only spending a short time on board a comfortable place to sleep in this cabin. The two single beds can be turned into a double bed in the blink of an eye. Feel free to ask about alternative layouts for this centre cabin. 


Pictures exterior

Pictures interior

Virtual tour of the interior


Basic specifications

Basic SpecificationLinssen Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop
LOA x beam overall x draft± 14,95 x 4,65 x 1,20 m
± 49' x 15'3" x 4'
Minimum air draft:± 3,44 m
± 11'4"
Headroom FC/saloon/AC/Steering saloon:± 2,00 / 1,98 / 1,98 / 2,00 m
± 6'6" / 
CE-classification:B (sea)
Tank capacity± 2x 750 ltr diesel fuel
± 2 x 198 gallons
Water capacity± 720 ltr
± 198 gallons
Holding tank capacity± 400 ltr
± 105 gallons
Weight/displacement:± 25.000 kg / ± 25 m3
± 55115 lbs
Engine Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop2x 4 cil. Mercury Diesel, type MD2.0L
2x 84 kW (115 PK), 3000 rpm
Emission compliance: EPA Tier 3, EU RCD Stage II, BSO II

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