Irizar UK scores the AFC Bournemouth team coach
Solent Coaches, a subsidiary of Lucketts Travel, has ordered a new Irizar i8 Integral to serve as team coach for Premier League club AFC Bournemouth. This order confirms the luxurious i8 Integral as the coach of choice for Premier League football clubs, as well as many other leading sporting organisations.
The fabulous 14.07-metre, tri-axle will have a custom interior conversion to team coach specification by AD Coach Systems, but has been supplied by the factory with a host of luxury features including 36 full-leather seats with leather armrests, and lateral displacement, a centre toilet with electric hand-dryer, Bosch Professional Line audio and video systems, and a fully-carpeted saloon. There’s a vacuum cleaner system too.
Black-tint windows and stylish aluminium profiles to the luggage compartment add a further touch of class, while wheel-spray suppression aids safety and external cleanliness.
The powertrain is a top-of-the range DAF MX-13 390 530 hp engine driving through the advanced ZF Traxon automated manual gearbox.
Lucketts Travel managing director, Tony Lawman said: “For our Bournemouth-based firm, Solent Coaches, it doesn’t get much better than transporting your city’s Premiership football team to all of its away games.
“With a busy season ahead, we’re looking forward to working with the team and know they’ll enjoy travelling in ultimate comfort on our brand-new VIP Irizar i8 Integral coach. Solent Coaches has seen significant growth since moving to Bournemouth earlier this year and we’re pleased to add this state-of-the-art vehicle, which features Sky TV and its own kitchen, to our growing fleet.”
Irizar UK sales director Julie Hartley said: “Lucketts Travel is a long-established customer of ours, and we are delighted that they have returned to us with this order for their subsidiary Solent Coaches.
“The opportunity to supply the team coach for AFC Bournemouth confirms Irizar (UK)’s position as the premier supplier of premium coaches to the UK’s top operators…and football teams!”