Swift Group was celebrating last night as the recently launched Sterling Eccles Sport 442 was crowned ‘Tourer of the Year’ at the prestigious 2014 Practical Caravan Awards. The Sterling Eccles SE Ruby also proved to be a winner with the judges, winning the ‘Best Caravan for Couples’ category.
The Practical Caravan Awards, recognise the best caravans in the industry each year and in awarding the Sterling Eccles Sport 442 ‘Tourer of the Year’ wrote, ‘For its new strong, timber-less body frame that’s more resilient to moisture, its crowd-sourced approach to styling, its healthy specification bump and its keen pricing, we couldn’t look past making the Sterling Eccles Sport 442 our Tourer of the Year overall winner.’
The stunning new interior and exterior styling of the Eccles Sport and SE ranges were based on over 600 responses received to the Colour Concept Caravan shown at the February 2013 Spring Caravan and Camping Show at Birmingham’s NEC.
Positive feedback for the hessian effect furniture with matt white locker doors and chrome handles, French oak vinyl floor covering with rugs, textured wall covering with rounded edge mirror, chrome sockets, new design kitchen and vanity taps and new colours for the interior walls and surfaces saw all these design features incorporated in to the new 2014 season Eccles Sport and SE ranges.
Swift Group continued their winning streak at the Practical Motorhome Awards 2014, with the Bessacarr E464 beating off strong competition to win the ‘Best Coachbuilt for Four’ Category. The Practical Motorhome Awards recognise the best motorhomes in the industry annually.
Nick Page, Swift Group Commercial Director, commented, ‘We are delighted to have received these prestigious awards as industry recognition for our continued approach to advance design, style and quality in the leisure vehicle market . The new Sterling range is unlike any other caravan brand with a more up-to-date look and the kind of feel found in many modern homes today. With our new SMART intelligent construction system and a host of exclusive and upgraded features the 2014, Swift Group ranges are the best yet to come out of the Swift stable.’
Summary of awards:
Tourer of the Year – Sterling Eccles Sport 442
Best Caravan for Couples – Sterling Eccles SE Ruby
Best Coachbuilt for Four – Bessacarr E464