From Linssen Yachts: the deckbridge
Linssen Yachts, maker of steel displacement yachts of 8-to-16 meters, will debut its new a design developed in collaboration with the yard’s Swiss dealer Nasta Marine. Like a flybridge, the deckbridge offers an added helmsman’s position but also a whopping 15 square meters of extra upper deck space. Interestingly, access to the deckbridge is via the foredeck from which a few the hassle of narrow steps and .a tight gangway.
Standard deckbridge features include a helmsman station with a cockpit chair, an L-shaped sofa that wraps around a deck table overlooking a roomy upper deck. Options include a fridge/bar with glasses, a wet bar, a cooking grill and a set of sundeck cushions. At the HISWA in-Water show, Linssen will also display its Grand Sturdy 40.9 AC and a Range Cruiser 450 Sedan Wheelhouse.
Paul Beelen, head of marketing at Linssen Yachts: “We had been toying with the deckbridge idea for a while, but never fully developed it until Nasta Marine made a push for it. Swiss lakes have relatively small berths. The deckbridge renders a good deal of space. The forward stairway to the deckbridge was also a Nasta Marine suggestion. It leads to no loss of space, is easily accessed and not steep. Also _ and that works well anywhere, not just in Switzerland _ the deckbridge lets you steer inside when it rains and on the upper deck when the weather is good.” Beelen says Linssen Yachts is keen to work closely with its dealers on designs deemed to work well in their dealers’ regions. “We collaborate on developments together with our dealers as well as our charter partners,’ says Beelen.