Swift

Swift

In 1964, Ken Smith built his first touring caravan, along with his partner Ken Day, called The Ten in Hull, which they retailed at £289. Swift was born, and two more models followed by the end of the year - the Clubman and the Valken. The following year, Smith bought out his partner and went it alone with wife Joan. Swift started building motorhomes in 1985.

Swift acquired the Sprite Leisure Group in 1994, which included the brand names Sprite, Eccles, Elite and Europa.  It added luxury tourer manufacturer Bessacarr to its stable in the late 1990s.  Further acquisitions in the early noughties included the Ace, Award, Monza, Manhattan and Brooklyn brands, following the demise of manufacturer ABI, and in 2007 the Autocruise Motorhomes brand together with its factory in South Yorkshire.

Today, Ken's son Peter Smith remains Chairman of the Swift Group, and their factory is still based at Dunswell Road in Hull, where they have been since 1970. 

 

"Loads of storage and space. Extra pannier locker a bonus. Fixed double island bed is very inviting. Brilliant motorhome"

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"A two-berth motorhome with four seats. Really decent tourer for two."

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"Decent bunks allow six to genuinely sleep. Very driveable length at 7.32m"

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"Ideal for a family with two areas with tables offering space. Like the use of shelving in the washroom giving much needed storage when on site. Smart upholstery in grey. Very bright and airy"

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"Good van for families."

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"Great all-rounder from Swift with innovative rear island bed."

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"Interior has an eye-catching look and those rear beds are very comfortable."

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"Stylish interior with some great idea, ideal for a big family."

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