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Linitop Yacht Vernis

Colourless, protective water resistant marine varnish with UV protection

Linitop Yacht Vernis Satin
  • Clear marine varnish available in satin or gloss finish
  • Formulated for use in harsh and humid environments
  • Provides excellent UV & bad weather resistance
  • Highly flexible to prevent peeling and flaking
  • Maintains and enhances the wood's natural beauty

Linitop Yacht Vernis is a clear marine varnish which has been specially formulated for use in harsh and humid climates. It provides excellent UV resistance and both protects and waterproofs the wood. Linitop Yacht Vernis is resistant to bad weather and damage caused by saltwater and is highly flexible so it moves with the wood’s natural movement and will not peel or flake.

Yacht Vernis is available in satin or gloss finish and enables you to maintain and enhance the natural beauty of your wood. It can also be used alongside Linitop Primer and Finish if you’re looking for a coloured rather than clear finish. This high performance product combines top quality with ease of application and is suitable for both interior and exterior wood, both new and previously varnished.

If you’re looking for top notch resistance to fog, rain, snow or seawater then you need to protect your wood surfaces with Linitop Yacht Vernis marine varnish.

What can I use Linitop Yacht Vernis marine varnish for?

  • Protecting and enhancing your wooden boat hull
  • Decorating hand rails and other marine surfaces
  • Keeping wood in damp rooms such as wet-rooms looking at its best
  • Enhancing the natural beauty of your wood
  • Waterproofing wood surfaces exposed to the elements
  • Providing UV protection for exterior wood surfaces


Except for use on Red Cedar and wood types containing an anti-oxidant e.g Iroko. Avoid wood types rich in resins. Contact us for further information.

Always read the Yacht Vernis Product Information before using and follow the instructions carefully.

Recommendations before application

  • Ready for use, do not dilute.
  • Shake well before application
  • Do not apply at an ambient air and wood temperature of less than 10°C and greater than 25°C. The relative humidity will be of the order of 50% for optimum drying
  • Protect everything that does not have to be treated
  • The moisture of the wood must not be greater than 12%
  • When using indoors, use in well ventilated areas

Surface Preparation

Use on wood whole usage, nature, quality, treatments and preparation comply with the applicable standards and DTU (DTU 59.1). The inspection and preparation of the surface are the responsibility of the user.

The wood must be dry, clean, sound, free on millglaze and prepared (degreased, sanded, dusted according to the standard practises for this type of work).

New wood surfaces

  • Prepare the surface (sand with coarse and medium grade according tot he condition of the surface). Then finish by fine sanding (grit 180) according to standard practices. This will encourage and optimise the opening of the pores.

Already stained wood

  • Meticulously roughen the entire surface to enable better adhesion (grit 280).

Previously coated surfaces

All previous coatings must be completely and thoroughly removed.

  • Oils and sealers: Strip with Aquanett or Prepdeck then neutralise with Net-Trol
  • Solvent (oil or alkyd based finishes): Strip with Dilunett then neutralise with Net-Trol
  • Acrylic finishes (Water-based): Strip with Prepdeck then neutralise with Net-Trol
  • Other finishes i.e. 2 pack epoxies, urethanes etc: Strip with DSP 800 then clean the surface to remove residual paraffin

Note: Hardwoods and woods rich in tannins e.g. Oak, Chestnut, Douglas Fir, Cedar, etc. may darken with Aquanett, Prepdeck and Dilunett, neutralising with Net-Trol immediately after rinsing will lighten and restore the woods colour.

Application Guidance

Application tools

  • Brush, roller, spray gun


Exterior wood

New wood surfaces

  • Sand (grit 180) to encourage and optimise the opening of the pores
  • Apply 2 coats of Yacht Vernis
  • Wait 24 hours between each coat
  • For a well crafted finish, lightly sand manually (grit 280) between each coat then dust off
  • For highly absorbent wood, apply 3 coats

Already stained wood

  • Meticulously roughen the entire surface to enable better adhesion.
  • Apply 1-2 coats of Yacht Vernis

Previously coated surfaces

  • Remove any previous coatings by using one of our strippers listed under ‘previously coated surfaces’
  • Apply a coat of Yacht Vernis
  • Allow to dry for 24 hours
  • Sand (grit 280) then clean meticulously
  • Apply a second coat

Greyed wood

  • Clean with Net-Trol wood cleaner.
  • Once clean and completely dry, apply 2-3 coats of Yacht Vernis depending on the porosity of the wood.

Interior wood

  • Once the surface has been prepared in the necessary way, apply 1-2 coats of Yacht Vernis.



  • Once the surface has been prepared in the necessary way, apply 2-3 coats of Yacht Vernis.


Minor regular maintenance

  • Apply 1-2 coats of Yacht Vernis depending on the condition of the surface after sanding.

Highly damaged surface maintenance

  • Make the wood bare by stripping and sanding, then apply 1-2 coats of Yacht Vernis. Apply 3 coats to porous wood.

Clean Up

Clean all tools and equipment with white spirit.

Tips from the Professionals

  1. Preferably use a short mohair roller.
  2. To fill small surface imperfections first apply a coat of dilute Yacht Vernis and allow to dry. Next apply a coat of Bouche Pores Grain Filler and sand lightly once hardened, dust off. Finish with a coat of Yacht Vernis and repeat if necessary.
  3. Apply Yacht Vernis in the direction of the wood grain, criss-cross the passes and even them out.
  4. To use a coloured basecoat before Yacht Vernis first apply a coat of Primer and Finish according to the recommendations. After drying and without sanding, finish with 2 coats of Yacht Vernis, sanding between the two coats.
  5. For an optimum finish, round the corners of the wood by sanding manually and dust off.
  6. Pay particular attention to grooves and butts.
  7. When applying by spray, always back-brush or back-roll to avoid runs and aid penetration of the finish.
  8. For the first coat, dilute with white spirit between 5% and 10% – same when applying with a spray gun.


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Coverage: 18m2 per litre
Tools: Brush, roller, spray gun.
Suitable for: Interior and Exterior use
Clean up: White Spirit
Drying Time: 24 hours
Suitable Surfaces: All woods used in a marine environment

Technical Data

Read the full technical information for Linitop Yacht Vernis including MSDS on our corporate website.