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Posted on Friday 16 September 2022

Welcome to The Linssen Variotop®. A floating legend. Available to view for the first time in UK waters.

Southampton International Boatshow 2022

A yacht equipped with a Linssen Variotop® is actually a very special combination of an inside and outside helmsman’s position and a fly-bridge. With a Variotop® you are sailing ‘outdoors’ and you can combine the aft deck or open cockpit with the wheelhouse to form one big external space. If the weather gods are less well disposed towards you, just close the Variotop®, and you will actually be connecting the helmsman's position to the aft cabin, creating an impressive internal space. In this way the Variotop® unites the compartments and therefore the crew.

The Variotop® is a folding roof that covers the wheelhouse so that it is completely watertight and insulated thanks to ingenious locking and sealing systems. Close the Variotop® and the wheelhouse doors and the open helmsman's position is instantly transformed into a heated Variotop® wheelhouse where it is a pleasure to be. On a warm summer's day, just cruising along, the boat gently rolling at anchor or leisurely moored to the quay, the Variotop® – now like a fully fledged bimini top – provides wonderful cool shade. With sizes from the GS 450 to the 550 SL there is a size suitable for everyone.

Nothing is as changeable as the weather. Especially in our own wet country. Sun, rain, cloudy skies. They alternate faster than we’d sometimes like. In order to deal with these vicissitudes and fluctuations in an easy way, we developed our Variotop® wheelhouse system. Varying in order to adapt to the elements, that’s the thought behind it. With the arrival of the new Grand Sturdy 480 AC Variotop®, this is the perfect time to home in on this folding roof, which is much more than just a roof.

Come and see for yourself, we would be delighted to see you aboard on berth M425 at the forthcoming Southampton Boat Show 16th – 25th September 2022.

Kind regards.

Colin Watts

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