Caravan Design Awards 2016

Take a look at this year's winners and entrants of the annual Caravan Design Awards.

Five judges have marked vehicles against specific criteria to help to determine which caravan you should consider buying in 2016.

This year, a total of 77 caravans entered the competition within 13 different categories.

Any pop top caravan over 1100kg

Winner: Silver Trend 420

MTPLM: 1200kg | MIRO:  960kg | Number of berths: 4
Layout:  end kitchen / centre dinette / rear fixed double bed
Shipping length: 5.85m (19’ 2”) | Price as entered: £16,500
Delivery charge: TBA
 
Judges' comments:

“Fantastic 4-berth you can keep in a garage”
“The interior demonstrates a good use of space”
“Attractive exterior, easy to tow and stow!”

Read more about the Silver Trend 420

2nd: Eriba Touring Triton 430GT

MTPLM:  1200kg | MIRO:  840kg | Number of berths: 3
Layout:  either end dinette / centre kitchen / centre washroom
Shipping length:  5.28m (17’ 3") | Price of entrant: £14,240
Extras fitted:  weight upgrade to 1200kg @ £330; Pico fabric @ £170; rear seating @ £370; Cristal silver @ £750; GT package @ £1,510; spare wheel including bracket @ £150; autonomy package @ £420; sprung mattress @ £220; shower equipment @ £110;
Price as entered:  £18,270 | Delivery charge: £995.00

Judges' comments:

“An amazing package for such a tiny footprint”
“A style icon – it’s enduring appeal is built on quality and innovation that has stood the test of time”
“U-shaped lounge is cosy and appealing”

Read more about the Eriba Touring range

3rd: Eriba Touring Troll 540

MTPLM:  1300kg | MIRO:  980kg | Number of berths: 3
Layout:  end dinette / centre kitchen / centre washroom
Shipping length:  5.76m (18’ 9") | Price of entrant:  £15,530
Extras fitted:  Nottingham fabric @ £170; single bed seating @ £320; external storage flap @ £260; door mosquito net @ £240; spare wheel including bracket @ £150; sink cover with chopping board @ £30; autonomy package @ £420; sprung mattress @ £220; shower equipment @ £110;
Price as entered:  £17,270 | Delivery charge: £995.00

Judges' comments:

“The interior exceeds all expectations”
“Spacious layout for a pop-top”
“Not an inch of wasted space”

Read more about the Eriba Touring range

Eriba Touring Troll 542GT

MTPLM:  1300kg | MIRO:  940kg | Number of berths: 3
Layout:  end dinette / centre kitchen / centre washroom / fixed double bed
Shipping length:  5.76m (18’ 9") | Price of entrant:  £15,350
Extras fitted:  Pico fabric @ £170: Cristal silver @ £750; GT package @ £1,510; spare wheel with bracket @ £150; autonomy package @ £420; shower equipment @ £110; additional cushion @ £90;
Price as entered:  £18,550 | Delivery charge:  £995.00

Judges' comments:

“Strictly couples only – but one of the best fixed beds in the business in an appealing, compact package”
“Great for touring around and for living outside in warmer climes”
“Looks good in smooth silver”

Read more about the Eriba Touring range

Eriba Touring Triton 420GT

MTPLM:  1200kg | MIRO:  830kg | Number of berths:  2
Layout:  end dinette / centre washroom / end kitchen
Shipping length:  5.28m (17’ 3") | Price as entered: £14,420
Extras fitted:  weight upgrade to 1200kg @ £330; Pico fabric @ £0; multi-functional seating @ £320; Cristal silver @ £750; GT package @ £1,510; underfloor spare wheel @ £150; autonomy package @ £420; sprung mattress @ £220; shower equipment @ £110;
Delivery charge: £995.00

Judges' comments:

“Cheeky good looks, practical layout, easy to tow, iconic…. What’s not to like?”
“Great build quality”
“Compact washroom but very well made”

Read more about the Eriba Touring range

Any caravan under £16,500

Winner: Bailey Pursuit 530-4

MTPLM:  1377kg | MIRO:  1222kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / end washroom / fixed rear double bed
Shipping length:  7.38m / 24' 3" | Price of entrant:  £14,205
Extras fitted:  Premium Pack (including exterior door fly screen, floor mounted steel spare wheel and retainer, AL-KO AKS 3004 stabiliser, stainless steel  800W microwave oven, radio/CD/MP3 player with iPod/MP3 player connection point) @ £405; sunroof @ £360; Amaro upholstery @ £199;
Total price as entered:  £15,169 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £565

Judges’ comments:

“Pursuit has gently evolved to become a highly desirable caravan”
“Spacious even with a fixed bed”
“Practical layout for 2 or 4.  Finish good for an affordable price”

Read more about the Bailey Pursuit 530-4

2nd: Weinsberg CaraOne 500 XU

MTPLM:  1350kg | MIRO:  1130kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre washroom / centre kitchen / island bed
Shipping length: 7.24m / 23' 7" | Price of entrant: £14,695
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £14,695 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £400

Judges’ comments:

“Huge fixed island double bed with a superb memory foam mattress”
“Fantastic island bed caravan at a terrific price”
“Roomy with good day and night space”

Read more about the Weinsberg CaraOne 500 XU

3rd: Venus 570/4

MTPLM:  1350kg | MIRO:  1165kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / end washroom / island bed
Shipping length:  7.368m / 24' 3" | Price of entrant:  £15,199
Extras fitted:  none | Total price as entered:  £15,199 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £525

Judges’ comments:

“A great couples caravan with additional family flexibility if required – generous, hassle-free comfort for two”
“A low-cost, lightweight caravan that belies its price tag and weight. Feel much more expensive”
“Simple and uncluttered”

Read more about the Venus 570/4

Adria Altea 472 DS Eden

MTPLM:  1500kg | MIRO:  TBC | Number of berths:  5
Layout:  centre kitchen / centre washroom
Shipping length:  not available | Price of entrant:  £15,935
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £15,935 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  Included in price of caravan

Judges’ comments:

“Up-specc’d interior is modern and innovative – standard sunroof and ambient lighting boost appeal greatly”
“Delightful family caravan in compact and easy-to-tow package”
“Lovely U shaped front lounge”

Read more about the Adria Altea range

Knaus Deseo Transport

MTPLM:  1500kg | MIRO:  977kg | Number of berths:  2 (4 as an option)
Layout:  front washroom / front kitchen
Shipping length:  5.92m / 19' 4" | Price of entrant:  £14,295
Extras fitted:  Loading ramp @ £168; alloy wheels (4) spare stays steel @ £498; Washroom pack (including roof light (28mm x 28mm), 78 fresh water tank, Truma thermal water heater, extended washroom size, shower tray, mixed head) @ £530;
Total price as entered:  £15,491 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £399

Judges’ comments:

“Another glimpse of the future of caravanning for a more adventurous generation”
“Wonderfully versatile for all kinds of hobbies and for people with diverse abilities”
“Storage is what the Deseo is about”

Read more about the Knaus Deseo Transport

Xplore 586

MTPLM:  1350kg | MIRO:  1155kg | Number of berths:  6
Layout:  side dinette / centre kitchen / end washroom / separate shower / fixed rear bunks
Shipping length:  7.29m / 23' 11"
Price of entrant:  £15,399 | Extras fitted:  SE pack - £420
Total price as entered:  £15,819 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £495

Judges’ comments:

“Bright and breezy.  Contemporary with no frills”
“A great starter caravan for a young family”
“Good family layout with spacious washroom”

Read more about the Xplore 586

Any caravan from £16,000 to £19,000

Winner: Knaus Sport & Fun

MTPLM:  1500kg | MIRO:  1020kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  Fixed front double bed / centre kitchen / end washroom
Shipping length:  6.25m / 20' 5" | Price of entrant:  £14,495
Extras fitted:  Nearside garage door @ £229; upgraded MTPLM from 1200kg to 1500kg @ £325; flat screen TV holder @ £109; automatic gas swap over @ £216; remote gas level display gauge @  £97; decoration pack (including table cloth, cushions, pillows and blanket) @ £116; exterior gas point @ £137; additional 12V socket @ £40; leisure gel battery, automatic battery charger, transformer unit, dedicated storage, master switch and water level indicator @ £671;
Total price as entered:  £16,704 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £495

Judges’ comments:

“One of the most thought-provoking caravans of 2015”
“Amazing.  Awesome use of space”
“Can be adapted for use and carriage of bikes etc…”

Read more about the Knaus Sport & Fun

2nd: Coachman Vision 450

MTPLM:  1158kg | MIRO:  1043kg | Number of berths:  2
Layout:  centre kitchen / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  6.25m / 20' 6" | Price of entrant:  £16,765
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £17,310 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  Included in price of caravan

Judges’ comments:

“Probably the most efficient 2-berth layout for folk who don’t use site facilities”
“A washroom with wow!  Fantastic wardrobe”
“A well-specc’d, well-built couple’s caravan”

Read more about the Coachman Vision range

3rd: Elddis Avanté 554

MTPLM:  1403kg | MIRO:  1250kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / fixed rear double bed / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.37m / 24' 2" | Price of entrant:  £17,799
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £17,799 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £495
 
Judges’ comments:

“Feels more expensive than it actually is – great interior décor, excellent lighting and a quality finish”
“Bright and breezy interior”
“Good transverse bed and front sunroof”
 
Read more about the Elddis Avanté 554

Adria Adora 612 DL Seine

MTPLM:  1600kg | MIRO:  1430kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen /centre dinette / end washroom
Shipping length:  8.36m / 27' 4” | Price of entrant:  £18,235
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £18.235 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  included in price of caravan

Judges’ comments:

“A totally different approach – much more stylish, modern and contemporary with great lighting and some innovative use of space”
“Feels bright, light and roomy”
“Good looks”

Read more about the Adria Adora range

Bailey Pegasus Verona

MTPLM:  1450kg | MIRO:  1281kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / fixed rear double bed / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.17m / 23' 6" | Price of entrant:  £17,999
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £17,999 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £565

Judges’ comments:

“A few subtle tweaks in the kitchen improve on a proven layout”
“Appealing”
“Good ‘wrap-around’ layout”

Read more about the Bailey Pegasus Verona

Compass Corona 576

MTPLM:  1479kg | MIRO:  1307kg | Number of berths:  6
Layout:  centre kitchen / centre dinette / fixed rear bunks / end washroom / separate shower;
Shipping length:  7.30m / 23 '11" | Price as entered:  £18,799 (October 2015)
Extras fitted:  None | Delivery charge:  £495

Judges’ comments:

“An authentic family caravan with a touch of luxury”
“A superb caravan for a growing family.  Recommended”
“A family-sized dinette at last.  Well done Compass!”

Read more about the Compass Corona 576

Lunar Quasar 574

MTPLM:  1390kg | MIRO:  1213kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / island bed / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.39m / 24' 3" | Price of entrant:  £17,899
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £17,899 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £525

Judges’ comments:

“A very compelling luxury tourer for couples with all the refinement of a more expensive model and flexibility for the occasional family trip”
“Fantastic shower!”
“Good transverse island bed with lots of storage”

Read more about the Lunar Quasar 574

Small family caravan from £19,000 to £22,000

Winner: Elddis Affinity 554

MTPLM:  1403kg | MIRO:  1250kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / fixed rear double bed / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.37m / 24' 2" | Price of entrant:  £20,399
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £20,399 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £495

Judges’ comments:

“Space-efficient transverse island bed with easy-to-use, pull-out mechanism”
“Well-executed with a quality finish and traditional feel”
“Good use of space”

Read more about the Elddis Affinity 554

2nd: Knaus Lifestyle 550

MTPLM:  1500kg | MIRO:  1330kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / end bathroom | Shipping length:  7.50m / 24' 6"
Price of entrant:  £18,899 | Extras fitted:  None
Total price as entered:  £19,564 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £399

Judges’ comments:

“Throws out the caravan design rule book and embraces an exciting new future for caravan manufacturing. Kevin McLeod would approve!”
“It made me say ‘wow’ when I walked in”
“Great innovative space”

Read more about the Knaus Lifestyle 550

3rd: Compass Rallye 530

MTPLM:  1470kg | MIRO:  1330kg | Number of berths:  3
Layout:  side kitchen / side dinette / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.12m / 23' 4" | Price of entrant:  £21,399
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £23,399 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £495

Judges’ comments:

“Roomy rear washroom with quality finish”
“Attention to detail in its design makes this caravan very easy to live with.  A great choice”
“Great lounge and dinette”

Read more about the Compass Rallye 530

Bailey Unicorn Cadiz

MTPLM:  1491kg | MIRO:  1337kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / fixed rear bunks / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.372m / 24' 2" | Price of entrant:  £21,055
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £21,055 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £565

Judges’ comments:

“Generous front double and two fixed twin singles at back”
“Great lounge and front window”
“Comfy twin beds”

Read more about the Bailey Unicorn Cadiz

Coachman Vision 570

MTPLM:  1525kg | MIRO:  1361kg | Layout:  centre kitchen / centre washroom
Shipping length:  7.33m / 24' 1" | Price of entrant:  £19,140
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £19,140 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  Included in price of caravan

Judges’ comments:

“A very usable, flexible layout which works for families and couples”
“A proven layout with some innovative tweaks which make it even more family-friendly – something of a departure for Coachman”
“Innovative layout”

Read more about the Coachman Vision range

Lunar Lexon 580

MTPLM:  1455kg | MIRO:  1271kg
Layout:  side kitchen / rear dinette / fixed rear bunks / end bathroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.32m / 24' 0" | Price of entrant:  £19,999
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £19,999 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £525

Judges’ comments:

“Lunar seems to be setting a new benchmark in the style and décor stakes with family design, clever lighting and usable layouts”
“Great bunks and wardrobe”
“Slightly bigger shower compartment than rivals”

Read more about the Lunar Lexon 580

Large family caravan from £19,000 to £22,000

Winner: Coachman Vision 580

MTPLM:  1510kg | MIRO:  1346kg | Number of berths:  5
Layout:  centre kitchen / centre dinette / fixed rear bunks / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.38m / 24' 3" | Price of entrant:  £19,140
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £19,140 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  Included in price of caravan

Judges’ comments:

“Quite an achievement to make this layout work on a single axle – with significant weight loss this offers”
“Fantastic family layout”
“One of the best fixed bunk layouts I’ve seen”

Read more about the Coachman Vision range

2nd: Compass Corona 566

MTPLM:  1514kg | MIRO:  1341kg | Number of berths:  6
Layout:  centre kitchen / centre bathroom / separate shower / fixed rear bunk beds (4)
Shipping length:  7.28m / 23' 11" | Price of entrant:  £19,449
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £19,449 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £495

Judges’ comments:

“A genuine dual-purpose family/couples caravan that can be used as 2 semi fixed bed couples tourer or a family holiday caravan with a separate kids’ zone”
“Ideal if caravanning with teenagers”
“Great day and evening caravan”

Read more about the Compass Corona 566

3rd: Elddis Avanté 636

MTPLM:  1610kg | MIRO:  1432kg |
Number of berths:  6
Layout:  centre kitchen / centre dinette / fixed rear bunks / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.85m / 25' 9" | Price of entrant:  £19,799
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £19,799 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £545

Judges’ comments:

“A flexible all-rounder which will accommodate larger families with kids up to the age of 16”
“Family caravan with a summery feel”
“Good sized dinette”

Read more about the Elddis Avanté 636

Two-berth caravan from £19,000 to £22,000

Winner – Coachman Pastiche 460

MTPLM:  1325kg | MIRO:  1202kg | Number of berths:  2
Layout:  centre kitchen / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  6.25m / 20' 6" | Price of entrant:  £20,190
Extras fitted:  none | Total price as entered:  £20,190 (October 2014)
Delivery charge:  Included in price of caravan

Judges' comments:

"The classic couples tourer for those who prefer lightness, space and flexibility to the fixed bed approach"
"Another washroom with wow!  Fantastic 2-berth tourer"
"Really modern, distinctive Coachman body shell is still a cut above the competition"

Read more about the Coachman Pastiche range

2nd: Elddis Affinity 482

MTPLM:  1298kg | MIRO:  1175kg | Number of berths:  2
Layout:  centre kitchen / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  6.42m / 21' 1" | Price of entrant:  £18,999
Extras fitted:  none | Total price as entered:  £18,999 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £495

Judges' comments:

"Elegant and understated"
"Acres of storage space"
"Beds are viable as twin singles or a generous double"

Read more about the Elddis Affinity 482

3rd: Bailey Unicorn Seville

MTPLM:  1369kg | MIRO:  1242kg | Number of berths:  2
Layout:  centre kitchen / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  6.47m / 21' 3" | Price of entrant:  £19,820
Extras fitted:  Trafalgar soft furnishings - £199
Total price as entered:  £20,019 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £565

Judges' comments:

"Super 2-berth"
"Good, spacious couple's caravan"
"Very impressive"

Read more about the Bailey Unicorn Seville

Lunar Clubman CK

MTPLM:  1265kg | MIRO:  1142kg | Number of berths:  2
Layout:  centre kitchen / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  6.18m / 20' 3" | Price of entrant:  £21,299
Extras fitted:  none | Total price as entered:  £21,299 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £525

Judges' comments:

"A great couples' tourer with some attractive detail finishing that really boosts its showroom appeal"
"Delicious 2-berth with stacks of living space"
"Fab end washroom"

Read more about the Lunar Clubman CK

Caravan with dedicated beds

Winner – Elddis Affinity 550

MTPLM:  1457kg | MIRO:  1304kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / centre bathroom / separate shower / fixed rear island bed
Shipping length:  7.40m / 24' 3" | Price of entrant:  £20,399
Extras fitted:  none | Total price as entered:  £20,399 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £495

Judges' comments:

"His n hers wardrobes in bedroom are desirable and practical"
"Fab central washroom"
"Retractable rear bed maximises space"

Read more about the Elddis Affinity 550

2nd: Adria Adora 613 RT Isonzo Silver Collection

MTPLM:  1800kg | MIRO:  tbc | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / rear fixed island bed / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  8.25m / 27' 0" | Price of entrant:  £19,935
Extras fitted:  none | Total price as entered:  £19,935 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  Included in price of caravan

Judges' comments:

"Adora really underlines the greater options available in the wider bodyshell - has a huge visual impact and massive practical benefits"
"Wide body gives luxury feel"
"Well designed storage"

Read more about the Adria Adora range

3rd: Lunar Lexon 560

MTPLM:  1440kg | MIRO:  1267kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / rear fixed island bed / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.32m / 24' 0'' | Price of entrant:  £19,999
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £19,999 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £525

Judges' comments:

"Some lovely detail touches, especially in the washroom"
"Excellent spacious shower"
"Very plush lounge"

Read more about the Lunar Lexon 560

Bailey Unicorn Valencia

MTPLM:  1493kg | MIRO:  1339kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / fixed rear double bed / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.37m / 24' 2" | Price of entrant:  £20,955
Extras fitted:  Trafalgar upholstery £199
Total price as entered:  £21,154 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £565

Judges' comments:

"A comprehensively equipped tourer with all the mod-cons"
"Practical layout, luxury feel, well-executed"
"Good fixed bed layout"

Read more about the Bailey Unicorn Valencia

Coachman Pastiche 470

MTPLM:  1295kg | MIRO:  1171kg | Number of berths:  2
Layout:  front fixed double bed / centre kitchen / centre dinette / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  6.33m / 20' 9" | Price of entrant:  £18,195
Extras fitted:  Impala fabric - £295 | Total price as entered:  £20,190 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  Included in price of caravan

Judges' comments:

"Unique layout"
"Fixed double at the front, I have not seen this layout before"
"Spacious shower"

Read more about the Coachman Pastiche range

Compass Rallye 554

MTPLM:  1521kg | MIRO:  1368kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / rear fixed island bed / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.35 / 24' 1" | Price of entrant:  £21,799
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £21,799 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £495

Judges' comments:

"Island bed, end washroom AND a good kitchen - the Holy Grail of couples' caravanning?!"
"Bright caravan with a luxury feel"
"Good transverse bed and end washroom"

Read more about the Compass Rallye 554

Any caravan from £22,000 to £27,000

Winner – Coachman VIP 575

MTPLM:  1615kg | MIRO:  1460kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / fixed rear double / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.45m / 24' 6" | Price of entrant:  £24,470
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £24,470 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £495

Judges' comments:

"Fabulous exterior design - most distinctive on tourer market"
"Luxury touring, done very well"
"Very open and spacey caravan"

Read more about the Coachman VIP range

2nd: Adria Astella  613DT Amazon

MTPLM:  2000kg | MIRO:  1805kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  front kitchen / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  6.64m / 21' 7" | Price of entrant:  £24,135
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £24,135 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  included in the price of caravan

Judges' comments:

"Elegant contemporary design, good use of extra width.  Superbly equipped - a real luxury tourer or well-appointed seasonal pitch caravan"
"Wow by the bucket load"
"Very nice indeed - I can imagine using it"

Read more about the Adria Astella range

3rd: Bailey Unicorn Cartagena

MTPLM:  1717kg | MIRO:  1554kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / fixed rear double / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.92m / 26' 0" | Price of entrant:  £23,135
Extras fitted:  none | Total price as entered:  £23,135 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £565

Judges' comments:

"A really pleasant caravan which is thoughtfully designed and well executed"
"Unicorn models are consistently good"
"A well-appointed transverse island bed layout with a fab front window.  Good storage too"

Read more about the Bailey Unicorn Cartagena

Compass Rallye 636

MTPLM:  1762kg | MIRO:  1583kg | Number of berths:  6
Layout:  side dinette / side kitchen / rear bunks / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.96m / 26' 1'' | Price of entrant:  £25,399
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £25,399 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £495

Judges' comments:

"All the ingredients of a multi berth family tourer with a big enough washroom and kitchen to be self-sufficient on basic sites"
"Massively appealing family caravan"
"A family caravan that can accommodate all the family.  Great!"

Read more about the Compass Rallye 636

Elddis Crusader Storm

MTPLM:  1740kg | MIRO:  1581kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / rear fixed bed / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.96m / 26 '1" | Price of entrant:  £25,399
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £25,399 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £495

Judges' comments:

"A really nice open-plan layout with a good kitchen and roomy washroom"
"Uncluttered and spacious living area"
"Very, very spacious feel inside"

Read more about the Elddis Crusader Storm

Hymer Nova 470

MTPLM:  1700kg | MIRO:  1490kg | Number of berths:  2
Layout:  centre kitchen / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  6.88m / 22' 5" | Price of entrant:  £22,190
Extras fitted:  Weight upgrade to 1700kg @ FOC; Pico fabric combination @ £220; warm under floor heating @ £680; Eriba smart multimedia system @ £1,195;
Total price as entered:  £24,285 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £2,000

Judges' comments:

"A spacious tourer for two with a superb washroom - great for rallies or off-the-grid caravanning"
"An amazing 2-berth tourer"
"A great washroom in washroom"

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Knaus Sudwind Exclusive 590 UE

MTPLM:  1600kg | MIRO:  1450kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / centre washroom / fixed rear single beds
Shipping length:  8.04m / 26' 3" | Price of entrant:  £25,495
Extras fitted:  Alde heating and hot water system @ £1,499;
Total price as entered:  £26,994 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £399

Judges' comments:

"Well-built and roomy - a superb option for long-distance, long-term touring"
"Another innovative layout"
"The most spacious caravan on the market?"

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Lunar Delta RI

MTPLM:  1710kg | MIRO:  1550kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / centre washroom / separate shower / fixed double island bed
Shipping length:  7.88m / 25' 10'' | Price of entrant:  £26,199
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £26,199 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £525

Judges' comments:

"A novel approach which gives a truly separate sleeping area"
"Innovative layout"
"Fab living space"

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Tripbuddy Escape

Judges' comments:

"Arguably the best designed and executed product at the Show"
"Comfortable, compact, cosy and very clever"
"Lots of wow"

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Any caravan from £27,000 to £33,000

Winner – Coachman Laser 620

MTPLM:  1830kg | MIRO:  1671kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / centre dinette / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.87m / 25' 10" | Price of entrant:  £27,470
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £27,470 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £545

Judges’ comments:

“Possibly the best large family tourer at the show”
“Lovely luxury feel”
“Lots and lots of living space”

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2nd: Knaus Sudwind Exclusive 590 UK

MTPLM:  1600kg | MIRO:  1450kg | Number of berths:  6
Layout:  centre kitchen / centre washroom / fixed rear single beds
Shipping length:  8.04m / 26’ 3” | Price of entrant:  £25,495
Extras fitted:  Alde heating and hot water system @ £1,499; active stain resistant upholstery @ £199;
Total price as entered:  £27,193 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £399

Judges’ comments:

“Another example of how extra width can radically alter the range of layout options available”
“Appealing”
“Innovative layout for UK market”

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3rd: Buccaneer Clipper

MTPLM:  1956kg | MIRO:  1797kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre bed / fixed rear single beds / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  8.14m / 26' 8" | Price of entrant:  £30,899
Extras fitted:  None | Total price as entered:  £30,899 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £495

Judges’ comments:

“A novel approach using a new 8 foot bodyshell really opens out habitation”
“Love the pull out rack in the shower!”
“Lots of presence”

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Hymer Nova 620

MTPLM:  2300kg | MIRO:  1850kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  8.23m / 27' | Price of entrant:  £26,550
Extras fitted:  weight upgrade to 2300kg @ £190; Eriba smart multimedia package @ £1,195; Truma mover @ £2,260; GRP roof coating @ £520;
Total price as entered:  £30,715 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £2,000

Judges’ comments:

“Quality fittings, extra width and solid build quality combine to justify the high price tag”
“Luxurious tourer with some delightful design features and built to last”
“Stylish exterior”

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Any caravan over £33,000

Winner – Vanmaster V640 TB

MTPLM:  2300kg | MIRO:  1875kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / fixed rear double beds / end washroom / separate shower
Shipping length:  7.94m / 26’ 0” | Price of entrant:  £54,950
Extras fitted:  Corian in kitchen/bathroom @ £1,400; diamond alloys @ £500; hob upgrade @ £100; crockery @ £475; paintseal G3 coat @ £650; extra awning light @ £50; clock @ £100;
Total price as entered:  £58,225 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  Included in price of caravan

Judge’s comments:

“Opulent, bespoke tourer for discerning folk who want to buy the best of British”
“Uncompromised luxury”
“Definite wow!”

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Runner up: Airstream International 684 2.5

MTPLM:  2499kg | MIRO:  2099kg | Number of berths:  4
Layout:  centre kitchen / fixed rear double bed
Shipping length:  8.25m / 27' 3/4” | Price of entrant:  £65,700
Extras fitted:  Zip Doe Sun Canopy @ £1,490; Corian Gallery worktop @ £1,375; Leather upholstery @ £1,985; Avtex 24” TV/DVD @ £595; Avtex 18” LED TV/DVD @ £525; Window solar rock guards @ £1,295; motor mover @ £3,180
Total price as entered:  £82,335 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £4,000

Judges’ comments:

“The coolest, most stylish caravan on the market”
“Touches such as a wall-mounted shower gel dispensers demonstrate Airstream’s exemplary attention to detail”
“Iconic exterior”

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Two-berth dealer special caravan

Winner – Glossop Caravans Coachman Festival 450/2

MTPLM:  1300kg | MIRO:  1177g | Number of berths:  2
Shipping length:  6.25m / 20' 6" | Based on:  Coachman Vision 450
Price of entrant:  £17,890 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £545

Judge's comment:

"Coachman quality in a two berth caravan"

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2nd: Glossop Caravans Swift Celebration 480

MTPLM:  1314kg | MIRO:  1192kg | Number of berths:  2
Shipping length:   6.11m / 20’ 0” | Based on:  Swift Challenger 480SE
Price of entrant:  £19,390 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £545

Judge's comment:

"Nice styling touches with a hose of dealer extras"

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3rd: Glossop Caravans Elddis Chatsworth 482

MTPLM:  1273kg | MIRO:  1150kg | Number of berths:  2
Shipping length:   6.42m / 21' 1" | Based on:  Elddis Avanté 482
Price of entrant:  £17,790 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £495

Judge's comment:

"Great couples' caravan"

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Broad Lane Leisure Fairway 480

MTPLM:  1314kg | MIRO:  1192kg | Number of berths:  2
Shipping length:   6.11m / 20’ 0” | Based on:  Swift Challenger 480SE
Price of entrant:  £19,450 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £545

Judge's comment:

"A good range of dealer upgrades"

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Kimberley Caravans Coachman Kimberley 450/2

MTPLM:  1300kg | MIRO:  1177g | Number of berths:  2
Shipping length:  6.25m / 20' 6" | Based on:  Coachman Vision 450
Price of entrant:  £16,995 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £545

Judge's comment:

"Very good washroom"

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Preston Caravans Elddis Supreme 482

MTPLM:  1273kg | MIRO:  1150kg | Number of berths:  2
Shipping length:   6.42m / 21' 1" | Based on:  Elddis Avanté 482
Delivery charge:  £495

Judge's comment:

"Plush, quality feel"

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Ropers Caravans World Bailey Jive 400/2

MTPLM:  1090kg | MIRO:  918kg | Number of berths:  2
Based on:  Bailey Pursuit 400/2 | Shipping length:  5.41m / 17' 9"
Price of entrant:  £14,995 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £565

Judge's comment:

"Great Ropers’ touches with fab extras"

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Three-four berth dealer special caravan

Winner - Couplands Caravans Bessacarr Cameo 645 by Design

MTPLM:  2000kg | MIRO:  1721kg | Number of berths:  4
Shipping length:  7.95m / 26’1” | Price of entrant:  £32,234 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £545

Judge's comment:

"Equipment levels and standard of finish is incredibly high"

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2nd: Glossop Caravans Coachman Festival 520/4

MTPLM:  1445kg | MIRO:  1296kg | Number of berths:  4
Shipping length:  6.92m/ 22' 9" | Price of entrant:  £18,840 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £545

Judge's comment:

"Good furnishings"

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3rd: Glossop Caravans Swift Celebration 580

MTPLM:  1550kg | MIRO:  1376kg | Number of berths:  4
Shipping length:   7.54m / 19’ 0” | Based on:  Swift Challenger 580SE
Price of entrant:  £20,990 | Delivery charge:  £545

Judge's comment:

"Good transverse island bed, attractive lounge"

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Broad Lane Leisure Fairway 580

MTPLM:  1550kg | MIRO:  1369kg | Number of berths:  4
Shipping length:   7.54m / 19’ 0” | Based on:  Swift Challenger 580SE
Price of entrant:  £20,990 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £545

Judge's comment:

"Good transverse island bed and reversible lounge"

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Glossop Caravans Elddis Chatsworth 554

MTPLM:  1459kg | MIRO:  1306kg | Number of berths:  4
Shipping length:   7.37m / 24' 2" | Based on:  Elddis Avante 554
Total price as entered:  £18,990 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £495

Judge's comment:

"Lots of light, great for a site with a view"

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Kimberley Caravans Compass Kensington 554

MTPLM:  1459kg | MIRO:  1306kg | Number of berths:  4
Internal length:   4.66m / 15' 3" | Total price as entered:  £18,995 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £495

Judge's comment:

"Lots of extras provided by Kimberley"

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Preston Caravans Elddis Supreme 554

MTPLM:  1500kg | MIRO:  1250kg | Number of berths:  4
Shipping length:   6.27m / 20' 7" | Based on:  Elddis Avanté 554
Delivery charge:  £495

Judge's comment:

"Great upholstery"

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Ropers Caravan World Bailey Jive 430/4

MTPLM:  1229kg | MIRO:  1036kg | Number of berths:  4
Shipping length:   6.47m 21' 3" | Based on:  Bailey Pursuit 430/4
Total price as entered:  £15,165 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £565

Judge's comment:

"Includes extras worth having"

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Over four berth dealer special caravan

Winner - Glossop Caravans Elddis Chatsworth 636

MTPLM:  1647kg | MIRO:  1469kg | Number of berths:  6
Shipping length:   7.85m / 25' 9" | Based on:  Elddis Avanté 636
Total price as entered:  £20,890 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £495

Judge's comment:

"Beautifully executed family caravan"

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2nd: Glossop Caravans Swift Celebration 590

MTPLM:  1650kg | MIRO:  1425kg | Number of berths:  6
Shipping length:   7.54m / 24' 7" | Based on:  Swift Challenger 590SE
Total price as entered:  £21,490 (October 2015) | Delivery charge:  £545

Judge's comment:

"Good family caravan"

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3rd: Glossop Caravans Coachman Festival 570

MTPLM:  1540kg | MIRO:  1376kg | Number of berths:  5
Shipping length:   Shipping length:  7.33m / 24' 1"
Based on:  Coachman Vision 570 | Total price as entered:  £19,490 (October 2015)
Delivery charge:  £545

Judge's comment:

"Dual living areas"

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Broad Lane Swift Danette

MTPLM:  1501kg | MIRO:  1334kg | Number of berths:  6
Shipping length:   7.47m / 24' 5"

Judge's comment:

Great family caravan

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Kimberley Caravans Coachman Kimberley 580-5

MTPLM:  1525kg | MIRO:  1381kg | Number of berths:  5
Shipping length:  7.38m / 24' 3" | Based on:  Coachman Vision 580
Price of entrant:  £18,995 | Delivery charge:  £545

Judge's comment:

"Includes bunks for small children"

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Kimberley Caravans Swift S-Line 630

MTPLM:  1600kg | MIRO:  1420kg | Number of berths:  6
Price of entrant:  £18,995 | Delivery charge:  £545

Judge's comment:

"Includes a fab solar panel"

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Preston Caravans Elddis Supreme 636

MTPLM:  1647kg | MIRO:  1469kg | Number of berths:  6
Shipping length:   7.85m / 25' 9" | Based on:  Elddis Avanté 636
Delivery charge:  £495

Judge's comment:

"Very family friendly"

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Ropers Caravan World Bailey Jive 540/5

MTPLM:  1394kg | MIRO:  1182kg | Number of berths:  5
Shipping length:  7.38m / 24' 3" | Based on:  Bailey Pursuit 540/5
Price of entrant:  £16,590 | Delivery charge:  £565

Judge's comment:

"A Bailey dealer special that's done well and comes with some "must have" extras"

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