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Old 01-08-2022, 12:44 AM   #1
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Where is no go for this?

Where would you not go in U.S. waters in this?

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Old 01-08-2022, 12:49 AM   #2
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Where would you not go in U.S. waters in this?

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I am aware that folks downplay these ratings from Europe but to answer your question I would look up the guidance found in this rating system for a CE-B rating/classification which this ship has. I am not sure you will get a better answer here.

BTW...nice boat!
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You can go anywhere in US waters in that boat.
But not every day.
Some days you will have to wait for a storm, or a forecast storm to pass, then another day or so for the seas to abate, and then go.
You wouldn't want to be at sea in 40kn and 13ft seas anyway, so no great problem.
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Old 01-08-2022, 06:41 AM   #4
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"Where would you not go in U.S. waters in this?"

Anywhere where you attempt to sell it.

If it has a Euro 220v/50cps electrical system there will always be concerns.

Not many folks are thrilled with Volvo service and parts.

If the hull is steel , the steel will scare USA folks not familiar with it.

The Grand Sturdy is a great cruising boat , for Europe , where it is understood and treasured.
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Where would you not go in U.S. waters in this?
Hawaii.
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If I recall correctly, a CE-B rating is coastal soooo out 250miles from the coast, weather dependent.
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If I recall correctly, a CE-B rating is coastal soooo out 250miles from the coast, weather dependent.
Technically, I believe the ratings are based on sea conditions. CE-B is Force 7 or 8. The Achilles Heel of most power boats is engine room vents and downflooding.

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Technically, I believe the ratings are based on sea conditions. CE-B is Force 7 or 8. The Achilles Heel of most power boats is engine room vents and downflooding.

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Old 01-08-2022, 09:59 AM   #9
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Based on size, draft, and air draft, it can go pretty much anywhere in North America that it has enough range for. It's not meant for major offshore work, but you can go a lot of places without needing that ability.
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Doesn’t look great for offshore, bow pushes a lot of water, promises to be a very wet ride!
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Probably a great boat for doing the loop. Not sure I'd take it to the Bahamas though.
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Old 01-09-2022, 09:42 AM   #12
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Seems like you could take it most places you could take other similar boats to..... probably everywhere.



Obviously, weather will always be a factor... in any boat.



Overall, looks like a nice boat, but not for me. Not fond of the layout and looks hard to single hand. Don't care for the "versi top". And, absolutely NO Volvo crap.



But some interesting features.
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Probably a great boat for doing the loop. Not sure I'd take it to the Bahamas though.

why not?


People run to the Bahamas is WAY less boat than that.



I would run that thing pretty much everywhere it has the range to go, weather will effect all boats, some more than others. Boats are rarely lost due to their design.. most of the time it's the decision's of the skipper that cause the loss.



I have always thought those boats have a niche, looks plenty capable to do the loop, canals etc and appears to have a low CG and fairly protected glass if it gets snotty off the coats.

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People run to the Bahamas is WAY less boat than that.



I would run that thing pretty much everywhere it has the range to go, weather will effect all boats, some more than others. Boats are rarely lost due to their design.. most of the time it's the decision's of the skipper that cause the loss.



I have always thought those boats have a niche, looks plenty capable to do the loop, canals etc and appears to have a low CG and fairly protected glass if it gets snotty off the coats.

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I agree. Dutch inspired boats are low due to canal restrictions. But assuming the props are reasonably protected and the windows don't leak, if this were my boat, I would not hesitate to take it from Maine to Alaska.

To the Bahamas? Actually looks like a nice boat for that run.

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I have sold maybe 7 Linssens. They all surveyed well and performed well. There is nowhere in the US that I would hesitate taking one, obviously in yachting conducive weather. She's a great boat for the Bahamas. All my owners were happy with their Linssen during their ownership.
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Might be a little high for the western Erie Canal Champlain Canal but should make it through Chicago fixed bridge if the mast lays down.
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Might be a little high for the western Erie Canal Champlain Canal but should make it through Chicago fixed bridge if the mast lays down.

They claim the air draft as 3.5 meters / 11.5 feet. Not sure if that's mast up or down, but either way, that leaves plenty of clearance on the Western Erie (minimum clearance is 15.5 feet).
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I have sold maybe 7 Linssens. They all surveyed well and performed well. There is nowhere in the US that I would hesitate taking one, obviously in yachting conducive weather. She's a great boat for the Bahamas. All my owners were happy with their Linssen during their ownership.
That's good to know. We're kind of liking the VarioTop the more we look at it. The boat is not overpowered for sure, but seems quite adequate for it's mission. The convertible top is nice but I imagine it would be up more than down, even if I wore a hat. It's cool nonetheless. A bigger galley would be nice if it's to be a live aboard. Although, people can live in a lot less.
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Stabilizers? It'll need them offshore. 600+ gallons of fuel? Go slow!
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I love the look of this boat, fit and finish on these Linssens. The Volvo diesels don't impress me and they seem a bit low on power if you're trying to out run a storm. Aspects remind me of my own Copenhagen-built Apollo 32 with it's centre cabin and Danish teak interior. Much more of a European flavour to these boats.
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