Bailey has topped the readers’ polls in the Caravan Times Caravan & Motorhome Awards 2014, winning the Caravan of the Year (new Bailey Unicorn) and, for the second consecutive year, plus three other categories – Luxury Caravan of the Year, Lightweight Caravan of the Year and Used Caravan of the Year
The new, third generation Bailey Unicorn was a clear winner of the Caravan of the Year 2014 award with 35 per cent of the votes, nearly double that of the runner-up (with 17 per cent). It also won the Luxury Caravan of the Year 2014 category by a healthy majority, with 36 per cent of the votes compared to a score of 20 per cent for its nearest rival. These join several other awards already received for the Unicorn since its launch late last summer.
In addition, the new Unicorn’s standard 100W solar panel and extreme cold chamber test programme also achieved second and fourth places, respectively, in the Innovation of the Year 2014 category, while Alde’s central heating system, which is standard in the Unicorn, was named the Accessory of the Year 2014.
Commenting on the Unicorn’s success, Caravan Times editor, Joe Jeffrey said: “Bailey has proven that when it comes to luxury, the flagship, third generation Unicorn set the standard for 2014. With a market as competitive as the caravanning industry, Bailey should certainly be giving themselves a pat on the back.”
Caravan Times readers also voted Bailey caravans top in two other awards, with the entry-level Bailey Pursuit range comfortably winning the Lightweight Caravan of the Year 2014 (with 31 per cent), while in the Used Caravan of the Year 2014 category the highest share of votes (37 per cent) went to the long-running and still extremely popular Bailey Pageant.
Nick Howard, Managing Director of Bailey of Bristol commented: “This is an almost overwhelming number of awards from Caravan Times, and as they’re the result of public votes, they are also particularly important, so we’re extremely grateful to receive them.”