Bailey touring caravans stole the limelight at The Caravan Club Caravan Design Awards & Lightweight Trailer Awards Evening when the results of the 2013 Competitions were announced during the recent Motorhome & Caravan Show at the NEC.
Four of the eight Bailey entries submitted in the two competitions were category winners and a further four were placed second. The Company has been fortunate enough to enjoy a certain amount of success in these in previous competitions but even by those standards the receipt of eight awards this year is unprecedented.
Every range in the portfolio has been recognised with an award, highlighting the strength of the current model line up both in terms of product design and value. The star of the night however was the Bailey Olympus range which claimed three category awards with the Olympus 530-4 retaining its Best Caravan with Dedicated Bed(s) £14,000 – £17,000 title plus the Small Family Caravan £14,000 – £17,000 prize, whilst the Olympus 540-5 also won the best Large Family Caravan £14,000 – £17,000 class.
A great night for Bailey was completed when the company’s recently launched second-generation Unicorn range received its first major honour with the Barcelona winning the Any Caravan £21,000 – £25,000 category.
The full competition results were as follows:
The Caravan Club Caravan Design Awards 2013
Orion 430-4 2nd Place Any Caravan Under £14,000
Olympus 530-4 WINNER Caravan with Dedicated Bed(s) £14,000 – £17,000
Olympus 540-5 WINNER Large Family Caravan £14,000 – £17,000
Olympus 530-4 WINNER Small Family Caravan £14,000 – £17,000
Pegasus Genoa 2nd Place Two Berth Caravan £14,000 – £17,000
Unicorn Cadiz 2nd Place Any Caravan £17,000 – £21,000
Unicorn Barcelona WINNER Any Caravan £21,000 – £25,000
The Caravan Club Light Weight Trailer Awards 2013
Orion 400-2 2nd Place Caravans Between 750kg and 1100kg.
All Bailey caravans are built with the ground-breaking Alu-Tech bodyshell construction system. Providing genuine innovation this a design technology so unique that it has five new patents registered and one which has required the creation of over one hundred new bespoke component parts to build it. As a result Bailey leisure vehicles are now some of the best engineered and the most technically advanced products on the market and ones which offer real and tangible benefits of ownership to our customers.
The aim of the Awards is to provide Club members, and caravanners in general, with fair and objective assessments of the vehicles submitted for scrutiny.
The panel of independent judges and Technical Researchers for the Caravan Design Awards follow rigorous scoring checklists and assess everything from sitting comfort, standing headroom, kitchen design, storage, switches, wiring, security, specification of tyres, repair and warranty arrangements to general safety.
Bailey would like to thank The Caravan Club for running this annual competition, particularly in light of the amount of organisation required, and is very grateful for any recognition received for its touring caravan ranges.