ITALIAN BRAND MOBILVETTA is one of two Continentals currently imported into the UK exclusively by Marquis Leisure. The other is Benimar. Both of these brands, like Marquis, are part of the mighty Trigano Group.
The company’s offering stretches to three ranges of motorhomes back in Italy, but for the UK, it is currently restricted to two. Owing to the lockdown caused by the pandemic, for the 2021 season we are not going to see a great deal of change in either range, other than some slight cosmetic alterations.
The firm’s K-Yacht Tekno Line is a range of A-classes, which is, as its name implies, inspired by all things nautical. So inside, you can expect to find high-gloss white surfaces and plenty of smart chrome finishes for things such as shelf retainers.
There’s also room for some practical extras, too – such as an exterior BBQ point, mains socket, shower and skirt storage, all included as standard.
There are three models in the range: the 6.99m-long K-Yacht Tekno Line 80, with a transverse bed at the rear, and two 7.44-m-long models – the Tekno Line 79, with an island bed, and the K-Yacht 85, with two fixed singles.
The Kea P range, meanwhile, is a line-up of low-profiles with similarly inspired (if slightly sparer) interiors.
As with the K-Yacht range, three four-berth models are included: the 6.99m-long Kea P67, with a transverse bed, the 7.38m-long Kea P65, with single beds, and the P68, which has an island bed.
Both ranges are very keenly priced, and K-Yachts in particular are often among the most competitively priced A-classes you’ll find in any one model year. While all come with a 3500kg MTPLM as standard, chassis upgrades to as much as 4400kg are available to those who have the right licence.
Mobilvetta: A quick history
Unusually among motorhome manufacturers, Mobilvetta started out as a furniture company, rather than having an automotive background.
When the company did start producing motorhomes in the 1960s, the emphasis was very much on producing ‘travelling homes’, rather than furnished ‘vans. That probably explains the brand’s very elegant, highly designed interiors.
For a time at the turn of the century – when Mobilvetta was part of the now-defunct SEA Group – it was managed by Pierluigi Alinari, the legendary motorhome designer, who sadly died earlier this year.
Now the brand sits comfortably within the Trigano Group, which also includes a host of other great Italian names, such as McLouis, Roller Team and Kentucky Camp, as well as UK brands Auto-Trail and Auto-Sleepers, and dealer network Marquis Leisure.
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Both ranges are very keenly priced, and K-Yachts in particular are often among the most competitively priced A-classes you'll find in any one model year