Following the introduction of the new generation Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® exactly 1 year ago at the Linssen Yachts Boat Show in November 2017, the 10th model is already being built. What’s more, during the Linssen Yachts Boat Show 2018, its smaller sister, the Grand Sturdy 450 AC Variotop®, was unveiled.
Eight Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® models have now been sold to proud owners. An interesting detail is that many of the new owners are exchanging a larger yacht for the Grand Sturdy 500. And what is their reason for doing so? It’s a pocket-sized superyacht that you can sail without a crew!
The conclusion is clear: the Linssen Yachts team has excelled itself. This third generation of our Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® means that in our market, we have raised the bar to unprecedented levels as regards sailing characteristics, comfort, equipment level and interior. The new Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® has become what we intended it to be: an improved version of a perfect boat. This is confirmed by the fact that number 10 is being built just 12 months after the presentation of the first renewed model.
In 1996, the Grand Sturdy 500 Mark I was presented to the public at large. Nothing to compare with it existed at that time in Dutch yacht building. Six years after the introduction of the first model series, we launched the second generation Grand Sturdy 500. It was larger than its predecessor, with a more luxurious finish and more equipment. With the experience and learning curves from 22 years of development still fresh in the mind, we embarked in 2016 on the next generation. A new model that still has its roots firmly set in the past. However, it has been improved, refined and embellished in many ways. The Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® is impeccable!
The list of innovations, accessories and further exceptional features on board the Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® is impressively long. Here is just a sample of the complete range of equipment:
Even after 25 years, the Linssen Variotop® is still a unique feature. You open the Variotop® with a single press of a button. If you have opened the Variotop® and lowered the bench as far as possible, you will be comfortably sheltered by the front windows. In the bench's highest position, you can enjoy the fresh breeze.
Thanks to the Linssen Variotop®, the weather may vary during your voyage, but your comfort remains the same.
The Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® has as its basis the extremely strong SPH® (Softchine Prestressed Hull) hull shape. This ensures initial stability and excellent sailing characteristics.
The engine room has a layout and accessibility that is spacious, tidy and convenient. It features the latest proven technology.
The interior and finishing of the Grand Sturdy 500 AC Variotop® also leaves nothing to be desired. Every space has everything you need, everything that makes your stay on board more pleasant and everything that makes the total experience splendid and stylish.
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