“It’s the build quality of the vehicle that did it for us,” explained company owner Alistair Bayliss. “We had a Volvo 9700 back in 2007, but our new B13R is a much better all round vehicle because a lot of the technology has been simplified”.
The new Bayliss tri-axle coach features 57 leather trimmed passenger seats, with leather head rests and three point safety belts, an internal toilet, two TV monitors, servery, CD/DVD player, reversing camera and satellite navigation.
“Passenger safety and comfort is our number one priority,” continued Alistair Bayliss. “The B13R is the ideal vehicle for our club class travellers. It has all the features we required and its currently running on our cruise terminal contracts in Dover, but we’ll also be using it for private hire”.
The coach is supplied in clean white and features the Bayliss company logo on the livery. It features Volvo’s fuel efficient Euro 5 compliant, 13 litre diesel engine, rated 460hp, coupled to the Volvo I-Shift gearbox.
“Bayliss are rightly proud of their club class travelling experience,” explained Volvo Bus Regional Sales Manager, Jo Standbridge, “The B13R met their requirements, both in terms of aesthetic appeal and performance”.
“Operators and drivers alike all seem to really like the B13R,” continued Jo. “Keeping it fully Volvo with 9700 body means that they know exactly the quality they’re getting and they have the backup and support that comes as part of the Volvo package”.
6 September 2011
Caption for image: Kent based, Bayliss Executive Travel recently took delivery of a new Volvo B13R 13.8 metre tri-axle 9700 bodied coach.