11/09/2017 - Lucketts rolls out the red carpet for £400,000 luxury coach

36-seater coach with many luxury features


Lucketts Travel has welcomed a VIP to its fleet in the form of a £400,000 luxury coach.

The Irizar i8 is the only vehicle of its type in the region, offering the type of VIP treatment that celebrities are used to.

The sleek and state-of-the-art Irizar i8 seats 36 people in the amount of space that would normally be used for a 53-seater coach, with reclining leather seats and tables. Features include a fully-fitted Neff kitchen, five flat screen HD TVs complete with Sky and the option of an on-board host.

The kitchen features a top-of-the-range oven, a coffee machine, microwave and instant hot water tap.

Naturally, the Lucketts VIP coach is fitted with the very latest technology, including Wifi, USB ports, power sockets, DAB radio and Chromecast for guests to stream entertainment from their phone to the screens.

It is now available for businesses, organisations and sports teams to hire. Portsmouth FC has already snapped up use of the coach for its players’ away travel and Lucketts is in talks with several south coast businesses about using it for corporate travel.

Paul Barringer, group sales and marketing director, said he expects the VIP coach to be popular among a wide range of travellers: “Ever since we announced we were buying the Irizar i8 we’ve been flooded with people getting in touch to find out more about it. There’s been a real variety of enquiries – from businesses looking to impress clients to brides wanting to lay on VIP travel for their guests.”

He added: “Our staff were itching to get on board and explore the coach when it arrived!  Between the blacked-out windows, luxury leather seats and option of an on-board host, it will be like travelling in celebrity style.”Lucketts 2017-13 VIP

The Lucketts VIP coach was built in Spain and arrived at Lucketts’ headquarters in Fareham after being adapted at a specialist conversion company in the UK. Its arrival brings the number of vehicles in Lucketts’ fleet to 130 and forms part of the company’s £7.5m investment in vehicles this year.

To enquire about booking the Lucketts VIP coach call Paul Barringer on 01329 823755 or email paul.barringer@lucketts.co.uk

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