Knaus Tabbert’s Knaus and Weinsberg brands won three category awards, and seven runner-up places, in the UK’s Caravan and Motorhome Club’s Caravan Design Awards 2019.
The impressive collection of awards included the Knaus Sport & Fun, which won the ‘Any Caravan £18,000 – £21,000’ price class, while the Knaus StarClass 695 won the ‘Any Caravan over £34,000’ category, and the Knaus StarClass 480 won the ‘Any Two Berth Caravan’ category.
Its Weinsberg CaraOne 400 came second in the ‘Any Caravan under £18,000’ price class, and the Knaus Sport Silver 540 came second in the ‘Any Caravan £21,000 – £24,000’ class. The Knaus StarClass 565 came second in the ‘any Caravan £29,000 – £34,000’ category and the Knaus Sport Silver 500 came second in the ‘Any Family Caravan’ award. The Knaus StarClass 695 was second in the ‘Any Large Family caravan’ award and the ‘Any Caravan with Dedicated Bed(s)’ category.
The Knaus brand beat many rivals from mainstream UK manufacturers, such as the Swift Group, Bailey of Bristol and the Explorer Group (owned by Erwin Hymer Group). The Knaus StarClass caravan models exported to the UK are specifically adapted for the market with the door on the nearside (for the UK) and specification enhanced to include items like an oven and grill.
The Knaus StarClass 480 has won its category three years in a row, which is a great achievement for a brand that is still relatively new in the UK touring caravan market.
The Caravan and Motorhome Club (formerly known as The Caravan Club) runs the Caravan Design Awards each year. They are judged by a team of experts during the Motorhome and Caravan Show in October. There are a total of 14 categories of awards, and Knaus and Weinsberg came either first or second in each of the 10 categories it entered.