Swift Motorhomes

Swift Leisure Group are a British manufacturer of caravans and motorhomes. The company was founded at Kingston-upon-Hull in 1965 and is currently based at Cottingham, East Riding, Yorkshire. Swift began with just one brand of caravans, named after the company, which had a triple front window design. The first Swift motorhomes were launched in 1986.

In the 1990s Swift began acquiring other brands of leisure vehicles, such as Abbey in 1992 and Sprite in 1994. The company wanted to expand their motorhome manufacturing operations as much as possible, seeing this as the way forward in the leisure vehicle business. Swift bought the Bessacarr Caravan company in 1996 and launched Bessacarr Motorhomes in 1997. Swift added the Ace brand of recreational vehicles to their portfolio in 2001 and launched Ace Motorhomes in the same year. The international arm of the company has business interests in Denmark, The Netherlands and New Zealand.

Swift began to take an interest in static holiday homes and lodges around 2004. They also relaunched Sprite caravans in 2004, but dropped the Abbey and Ace brands of touring caravans in late 2008. The Swift group continues to manufacture both high-line and low-profile coachbuilt motorhomes, which are powered by Fiat multijet engines. Popular ranges of Swift motorhomes include the lower price Swift Sundance, the medium price Swift Bolero, the luxurious Swift Kon-tiki, as well as the Swift Mondial and the Swift Escape models.