Linssen offers short AC, Sedan Grand Sturdy models

MAASBRACHT _ When a builder announces a new model, it is invariable the largest in his fleet. Linssen Yachts breaks with that tradition.

It has grown its Grand Sturdy steel displacement series by adding an Aft Cabin (in photo, left) and an open cockpit Sedan (right) that _ at 9.7m (30ft.) _ are the smallest in its Grand Sturdy series. Linssen now makes 10 Grand Sturdy models from 9.7 to 15m. (30 to 49 ft.).

The yard speaks of ideal starter yachts.

“If you are considering taking a first step in the world of boating, our smallest Grand Sturdy 30.0 is your perfect introduction,” says Paul Beelen, head of marketing at Linssen Yachts. “The Grand Sturdy 30.0 is suitable for exploring all the inland waterways, rivers, canals and lakes in Europe. Many towns and cities are traditionally located on water, which means you can often moor your boat right in the center.”

The 30ft. AC and Sedan models are highly maneuverable yachts. The choice between the 2 lets owners decide if they want to steer inside or outside. Or, you may pick the sedan if you want a sheltered seating area, near the water. Want to sit higher up and overlook the marina from the aft deck? Then go for the AC model.

Both the forward and aft cabins of the AC version have a double bed. In the Sedan version, the wide, double, outward-opening doors let you to transform the saloon and open cockpit into one large space.

Linssen Yachts, founded in 1949, sketches, develops and builds steel motor cruisers in its 45,000 sq. m. (484,376 sq. ft.) shipyard. Linssen prides itself in being a market leader in the steel yacht building sector by innovating and modernizing the yacht building process. The company will be exhibiting at these upcoming shows

Sept. 14-23: Southampton Boat Show (UK); Sept. 22-30: Interboot (Hamburg); Sept. 25-29: Trawler Fest (Baltimore, MD, USA); Oct. 11-14: US Power Boat Show (Annapolis MD, USA); Oct. 19-21: Nieuwpoort (B); Nov. 11-19: Linssen Yachts Boat Show (NL), Nov. 28-Dec. 2: Boot und Fun (Berlin) and Dec. 8-12: Salon Nautique de Paris.

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