The Hobby Beachy caravan – a stripped down tourer with no fixed toilet or hob but a large lounge and sleeping area with a coastal vibe – has finally arrived in the UK, with two models currently on show at the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC.

The range was first launched on the Continent a couple of years ago, but initially failed to pass UK fire standards. This issue has now been resolved with the introduction of fire-retardant upholstery.

UK models will also come with a spare wheel with underfloor mounting, alloy wheels, a frame cover and a dedicated awning as standard.

Lounge in Hobby Beachy

Hobby says many of its dealers are committed to adding other extras such as a Porta Potti, water containers, and a solar panel.

Both models on display at the NEC, the 5.69m-long Beachy 420 and the 5.09m-long Beachy 360, feature a front kitchen with a front corner cupboard (large enough to house a Porta Potti) and a rear lounge that converts into a bed with a door in the back panel.

They both come in at under £20,000 too, with the 360 costing £18,995 and the 420 costing £19,595. The third model in the range, the longer 450, costs £21,595 OTR with a similar layout.

Other models on display at the NEC Show include the new all-electric Mink caravan, while Eriba has its two new layouts and three special editions on show. There are also models from Swift’s Challenger Exclusive range that are making their NEC debut.

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