At first glance the Buccaneer Cruiser looks as if little has changed in the brand’s 2015 offering since the preceding model year, but there have been significant improvements to Explorer Group’s flagship – get the full story in the Practical Caravan Buccaneer Cruiser review. 

The most obvious is its size. At 8ft, it’s 6in broader than the outgoing model, making it the widest UK-built tourer on sale. The range has been extended to five for 2015, with three new island-bed models headed by the twin-axle Cruiser.

The thought of towing a van that’s more than 8m long, nearly 2.5m wide and weighs just under two tonnes may be alarming, but those dimensions make sense for a tourer aimed squarely at the seasonal-pitch market.