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Buccaneer Barracuda - caravan review

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2019
  • Class : Twin Axle
  • Berths : 4
  • Internal Length (m) : 6.39
  • Shipping Length (m) : 8.16
  • MRO (kg) : 1831
  • MTPLM (kg) : 1990
  • Max Width (m) : 2.45
  • External Height (m) : 2.63

The Verdict

If you want the best regarding space and spec, a Buccaneer has to be considered. If you want a caravan that's clearly designed for entertaining and for movie and TV watching, the Barracuda has to be top of your list. We love the amount and style of lighting, the robust automatic levelling system, the gauge by the door that tells you how much water is in the caravan's inbuilt tank. Everything, it seems, is designed to make caravanning luxurious and comfortable!

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AT A GLANCE

A super-luxury caravan designed for entertaining and for cosy TV evenings

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2019
Manufacturer
Buccaneer
Class
Twin Axle
Range
No Range
Price From (£)
34294
Berths
4
Shipping Length (m)
8.16
MRO (kg)
1831
MTPLM (kg)
1990
Max Width (m)
2.45
External Height (m)
2.63
End Washroom
No
Island Double
Yes
Fixed Singles/Bunks
No
Triple Bunks
No
End Kitchen
No
Back & Front Dinette
No
Side Dinette
No
Caravan Test Date
Caravan Buyer Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

A super-luxury caravan designed for entertaining and for cosy TV evenings.

The Barracuda is like no other caravan. Whereas most tourers stick to layout patterns and fashions, this is one on its own. What makes the caravan named after an enormous fish (famous for its violent behaviour and super-sleek appearance) is that it has, instead of an offside window, a large television.

Entertaining

And there's more. This is a caravan designed for entertaining, be it just yourselves (cosy TV nights in) or many (many!) friends. They say the party is always in the kitchen; in the Barracuda you really can. Picture this: cocktails, nibbles and plenty of room for everyone to stand or sit.

Buccaneers are eight-feet wide, which means, in the Barracuda, a considerable space in the central kitchen area as well as a large lounge.

Cocktails will get the party started in style (after all, in a Buccaneer you have to things in a sophisticated manner!). The big fridge-freezer has more than enough space for a plentiful supply of ice.

The mixologist has his own dedicated raised area at the front of the kitchen to concoct the drinks; that's a new feature for 2019. The three-tiered shelving under the TV – the two lower ones are wave-shaped, following the maritime theme of the caravan's names – gives you ample places to put your glasses and bowls of nibbles.

Levels of luxury

The Buccaneer level of luxury is well documented; the Barracuda's lounge and kitchen take this to a new level. And the rest of the layout? A luxurious bedroom with en-suite shower and separate toilet-washbasin room. This is undoubtedly among the ultimate concerning caravanning excellence.

If you're accustomed to boutique hotel holidays and want the same standards on wheels, here it is. And you get an automatic levelling system made by E&P, that has two enormous axle stands as well as E&P's own beefy corner steadies, a water tank plus the luxury of the silent Alde heating system. And you also get two-floor level lights in the bedroom and by the entrance.

Verdict

If you want the best regarding space and spec, a Buccaneer has to be considered. If you want a caravan that's clearly designed for entertaining and for movie and TV watching, the Barracuda has to be top of your list.

We love the amount and style of lighting, the robust automatic levelling system, the gauge by the door that tells you how much water is in the caravan's inbuilt tank. Everything, it seems, is designed to make caravanning luxurious and comfortable!

Clwyd Caravan & Leisure Ltd

The Green
Wynnstay Yard
Wrexham
Denbighshire
LL14 6DP
http://www.clwydcaravans.com
[email protected]
Buccaneer, Elddis, Coachman, Lunar & Venus. Service & repair and huge accessory shop. Disabled access and facilities. Finance.

Ebor Leisure World


Malton Road
York
North Yorkshire
YO60 7SE
http://www.leisureworldgroup.com
[email protected]
New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Habitation servicing.

Tyneside Leisure World


Portobello Trading Estate
Birtley
Co Durham
DH3 2SN
http://www.leisureworldgroup.com
[email protected]
Elddis, Lunar, Swift tourers, plus Auto-Trail, Elddis, Burstner, Roller Team motorhomes. Habitation service. Caravan & motorhome storage.