Is that a Linssen 500 AC Variotop®? That’s a logical question if you see the new 450 AC Variotop® approaching in the distance. The similarity with our top model is striking, both inside and outside. The differences can be summed up as follows: 2.70 metres in the total length and only 2 metres in the hull length. That’s the biggest difference compared with the 500.
There are, of course, differences between the new Linssen 450 AC Variotop® and the 500 AC Variotop®. But the DNA of both Grand Sturdy models is identical. We made a very deliberate choice to use the 500 as a basis when we started designing the 450. With a length of 13.75 metres and a width of 4.65 metres, the 450 is shorter and narrower. However, these are the perfect dimensions for applying our Variotop® concept. The 450 will be the smallest member of our Variotop® series and that will remain so in the future.
tress-free from the north to the south of France
Many boating enthusiasts and yacht owners have it high on their bucket list: ‘taking the shortcut’ from the Netherlands to the Mediterranean. And rightly so. It is a fantastic experience, particularly with a Linssen, to sail from north to south through a splendid system of canals and more than 225 locks. From the Meuse to the Canal de l’Est (Branche Nord), Canal de l’Est (Branche Sud), Petite Saône, Saône and Rhône. Thanks to its ideal dimensions, you can make this voyage with the new 450 comfortably and entirely stress-free. That is the big advantage of downsizing: your sailing area is extended. The 450 means living the high life in France, free and without a care.