Linssen Grand Sturdy 40.9 AC "Abuela"
12,85m x 4,30m, 1,20m Tiefgang | 3 Kabinen, 8 Schlafplätze

Newsletter 2023 (English)

Dear Abuela Friends,

You're receiving this message because you've either already experienced unforgettable moments on the Abuela or have expressed interest in traveling with our Abuela. If you no longer wish to receive such updates in the future, please just let us know.

What a year!

We had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful people and gaining valuable experiences. It brings us great joy and is our motivation to see your shining eyes after you've spent a beautiful time on our beloved Abuela.

Here are some exciting improvements we've made on board the Abuela:

  • More power on board: We have installed numerous additional sockets and charging options. Especially handy is the new charging option at the helm, so you can charge your phone even while driving if you navigate with an app.
  • Cooling: A cool box with a 12V connection is now constantly on board to keep your drinks nice and cool. For those who need more cooling space, there is the option to bring a second box from home and connect it there as well.
  • Lighting: In the salon, we have installed an LED strip for cozier evenings. It is currently controllable via Siri, but we are working on integrating a switch for operation soon.
  • Better internet: Since I often work from aboard, a reliable internet connection was particularly important to me. We have installed a reinforcing external antenna to ensure good internet everywhere on the Abuela. If we are not satisfied with it, we are considering purchasing a Starlink system at the end of the season.
  • Tent: After some seams had come loose, we sent the tent to the manufacturer. It was not only repaired but also cleaned and newly impregnated, so it now looks like new.
  • Side windows at the helm: Unfortunately, while the tent was not mounted, the side windows at the helm were damaged by the wind. We are still coordinating with the insurance, but the new windows are already ordered. We hope they will be delivered in January and that the paint scratches will also be repaired before the start of the season.
  • Outdoor shower and SUP: For the bathing season, we have purchased an outdoor shower with hot water and an optionally bookable SUP - perfect for water sports fans!
  • Further improvements: We replaced the old radio antenna, placed a new high chair next to the helm chair, and stabilized the table on the aft deck, so it no longer wobbles.
  • Black Friday deal: A new fully automatic coffee machine! Now there's delicious coffee on board without all the capsule trash.

And a few more minor things that I don't consider particularly noteworthy at this point.

We have many ideas for the coming season and look forward to implementing them step by step. We are excited to see the new faces we will welcome in 2024 and hope to see some of you on board again.

Wishing you all a fantastic year 2024!

Warm regards,

Your Abuela Crew