Niall Hampton
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There’s been something of a clearout in the Buccaneer lineup for 2011, with three tourers leaving the line up, and two new ones appearing.

Elan, Caribbean and Argosy models have been ditched to make way for two new models looking to find a place for themselves among those looking for luxurious accommodation with minimal

compromise.

The Corsair is a nearside fixed single axle with a rear washroom, while the twin-axle Clipper boasts two fixed single beds with a large rear washroom behind.

There’s been something of a clearout in the Buccaneer lineup for 2011, with three tourers leaving the line up, and two new ones appearing.

 

Elan, Caribbean and Argosy models have been ditched to make way for two new models looking to find a place for themselves among those looking for luxurious accommodation with minimal

compromise.

 

The Corsair is a nearside fixed single axle with a rear washroom, while the twin-axle Clipper boasts two fixed single beds with a large rear washroom behind.

 

In terms of other changes, much of the interior treatment has been tweaked rather than completely revamped from the 2010 lineup. Alde heating is now installed across all models in place of the Truma blown air system employed last year and uniquely, it can be controlled by text-message to ensure your Buccaneer is warm by the time you get to it. ‘Tagin’ upholstery is now standard with ‘Beaulieu’ and leather available at extra cost.

 

One area that has had a significant boost is security. With BPW Winterhoff Diamond wheel locks and a SureTrack tracking system as standard, insurance premiums for Buccaneer models will drop.

 

One thing that customers are sure to notice is the roof-mounted satellite dish. It’s not especially handsome, but if you are a telly addict, it’s a nice thing to have included.

 

Prices
Corsair        £22499
Clipper        £24999
Caravel        £24999
Schooner    £24999

 

Verdict

Very high specification but high prices and weights to match. Interesting to see how it fares against rivals from niche rivals Auto Sleeper, Stealth and Vanmaster

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