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Bessacarr By Design 580


Subject to 545 manufacturers delivery charge

If you want a handsome fixed bed single axle luxury touring caravan the Bessacarr By Design 580 deserves to be given serious consideration.

  • 4
  • Grade 3
  • Single
  • 1741kg

With its stylish exterior and contemporary looks internally Swift Group have created along with Couplands Caravans a winning combination.

With the stunning exterior profiling, together with its safety features it not only looks good on the road but allows you to tow with confidence.

Built using Swift's renowned Smart 3 construction the 580 Bessacarr By Design can almost certainly be described as one of the most luxurious single axle fixed bed caravans on the market.

Features including Alde Heating which may be used in the autumn and winter months allowing you to arrive on site with a warm interior. Moisture Sensitive rooflights (automatically closing sensitivity) and Bluetooth radio coupled with the Swift Command System must surely mean the Bessacarr By Design is one of the market leaders in its field.

10 Year Bodyshell Integrity Warranty


(4 berth)

580 Floorplan
Berths 4
Numbers of Axles 1
Internal Length
(at bed box height)
5.93m / 19'5''
Overall Width# 2.28m / 7'6''
Overall Height
(inc. TV Aerial)#
2.59m / 8'6''
Maximum Internal Headroom 1.95m / 6'5''
Overall Length# 7.54m / 24'9''
Awning A/A Dimension 10.05m / 33'0''
Mass in Running Order
(inc. tolerance)
1585kg / 31.2cwt
Maximum Technical Permissable Laden Mass
(Lower Limit)
1741kg / 34.3cwt
Maximum Technical Permissable Laden Mass
(Higher Limit)
1800kg / 35.4cwt
Total User Payload 156kg / 3.1cwt
Personal Effects Payload 156kg / 3.1cwt
Tyre Size 205/70 R15C 106 R
Thermal Insulation Grade Three

Bed Sizes

Front Double 200cm x 163cm / 6'7'' x 5'4''
Front Single (Nearside) 163cm x 67cm / 5'4'' x 2'2''
Front Single (Nearside) 163cm x 67cm / 5'4'' x 2'2''
Rear Double 182cm x 133cm / 6'0'' x 4'4''
Side Single (Offside)
Side Single (Nearside)
Side Bunk (Offside) 4 berth only

* Estimated weights

# The dimensions given are approximate due to slight variations in suspension ride heights, loading conditions and tyre pressures.

Exclusive Bessacarr Features

  • New Vision plus seeker aerial booster
  • New Additional Alde sensor in bedroom area (Model Specific)
  • New "Boutique" style deeper headboard in fixed bed models
  • New Thetford oven
  • New Dometic Series 10 fridge with duel opening door (Model Specific)
  • New ABS sunroof surround
  • New Oyster Grey decorative inlay to washroom and wardrobe doors (Model Specific)
  • New 850 layout for 2020
  • Additional awning light on offside
  • 100w solar panel
  • Omnivent in washroom (Except 850 & 646)
  • Truma Duo comfort crash sensor change over regulator and hoses and Enroute Heating
  • Electric Midi Heki (fixed Bed Models)
  • Winter fridge vent covers
  • Lighting in under floor storage areas
  • All single axles with heavier LI 106 tyre
  • Provision for motor mover in battery box
  • Bespoke graphic scheme
  • 2 oven shelves
  • Branded entrance mat
  • Extra socket in doorwat table stowage (495 and 525)
  • Back up Alde water heater lead
  • 'Faux' Roman blind in washroom
  • 'Full' Roman blind over side window fixed bed models
  • Additional spotlight on mid seat locker
  • Thermostatic shower valve
  • Acrylic shelf in washroom
  • Wi-Fi system
  • Alde constant water system
  • Kitchen extractor hood
  • White Fenix sink top
  • Shaver socket in washroom
  • Bespoke upholstery scheme
  • White kitchen and bathroom doors
  • Specialised Bessacarr branded Tow Pro+ cover
  • Bessacarr branded wine glasses (x2)
  • Truma mains waterline

Gallery & Addt. Features


  • European Whole Vehicle Type Approval ensures compliance with strict weight, dimension and safety regulations
  • EN1645 Grade 3 classification for heating and thermal insulation
  • Overall body width 2.26m/7'5''/li>
  • AL-KO galvanised steel chassis with Euro-axle
  • SMART 3 construction

    - The third generation of totally timberless SMART caravan construction featuring a NEW revolutionary floor construction and comes with a lifetime water ingress warranty;
  • Strong, moisture proof 'PURe' Polyurethane timberless framed bodyshell with polystyrene insulation core
    (22mm in sidewalls, 28mm in roof)
  • Robust GRP inner and outer balanced side walls
  • NEW45mm 'sandwich' floor construction with GRP inner and outer skins, and engineered structural foam core
  • SRIM corner jointing system
  • Hail resistant exterior GRP roof, fully bonded for extra strength and flatness
  • Full height curved GRP rear panel
  • Sweeping front panel in GRP with completely sleek, triple flush fitting opening window design and LED front marker lights
  • Full height GRP rear panel with exclusive LED rear light clusters, LED high level marker and brake light which provide better visibility in poor weather
  • Streamlined aerodynamic profile with panoramic sunroof design
  • Stylish graphics scheme
  • LED side marker running lights
  • Chrome effect two part grab handles to front and rear
  • Wide access gas locker door with single lever three point locking
  • Fully double-glazed opening windows (no single-glazed cold areas)
  • Surface mounted impact resistant skirt system
  • Semi-recessed body colour awning rail both sides
  • External service doors (access under nearside front bed and fixed beds)
  • Heavy duty corner steadies
  • Rear view camera for improved all round vision
  • 'Edge' alloy wheels
  • 13-pin 'Jaeger' 12V car connector
  • Shock absorbers for a smoother towing experience
  • AL-KO Euro overrun device with two-way assisted handbrake
  • AL-KO side-mounted jack
  • AL-KO carabineer breakaway cable
  • Step-on hitch cover for easy cleaning of front windows
  • Bulkhead mounted regulator suitable for use with either propane or butane bottles
  • LED awning lights
  • Key fob control for LED awning light
  • Flush fitting one piece exterior door with magnetic stay, interior moulded liner, window with blind and bin
  • Aerial point in battery box for portable satellite dish connection
  • Exterior access battery box with mains electric inlet (battery not included)
  • BBQ point
  • External 230V socket
  • External cold water shower point
  • Entrance step
  • Fixing bars for optional Thule rear mounted two cycle rack


  • 1.95m (6'5'') headroom
  • Panoramic front sunroof with NEW soft touch surround incorporating recessed lights and speakers
  • NEW soft furnishing scheme
  • Wide front chest featuring a soft close drawer with concealed drawer inside and convenient slide-out extending top
  • Front binnacle design incorporating chrome effect sockets surround and audio jack plug to speaker
  • Luxury curtains with full width fabric on all side and centre front windows complemented by fabric covered wall pads
  • Twin curtain track for improved hanging and ease of use
  • Curved upper locker doors in high gloss 'Aralie Sen' woodgrain with gloss Smoked Oak effect inlay
  • Decorative 'Ocean Drive' wall covering in specific models (495 & 525)
  • Injection moulded SRIM covers on rear corners
  • Positive overhead locker catches for secure storage on the move with chrome handles
  • Soft close drawers throughout for smooth operation
  • Lightweight, strong composite furniture construction
  • Seat bases featuring spaceframe construction with full front access and space for larger items
  • Overhead locker doors with injection moulded spaceframe construction
  • Front corner opening lockers for extra storage Chrome effect sockets and switches
  • Chrome effect sockets and switches
  • Thermoformed seat and backrest ventilation boards with bevelled back for better cushion angle and heating performance
  • Cast foam bedding for improved comfort and durability
  • Fixed bolsters either side of front chest with integrated rear heating vents
  • Sectioned removable carpets for flexibility
  • 'French Oak' effect, high impact, scratch resistant floor lino
  • Four scatter cushions and two bolsters
  • Beech slat seat and bed bases for extra comfort and sprung hinged tops for easy access
  • Bed make-up system with slats retained on track (Mid bed uses the table)
  • Deep fully padded headboard to fixed bed with LED lighting
  • Exclusive Duvalay Duvalite Apollo Luxe mattress containing Freshtec - a market leading high spec foam offering maximum airflow for a cool, comfortable good night's sleep (model specific)
  • Fixed beds with aluminium bed frames to maximise strength and storage space (model specific)
  • Areas under beds and seats and washroom areas warmed by Alde perimeter radiators
  • Large dining table for full-size place settings
  • Midi-Heki rooflight with flyscreen and adjustable concertina blind in lounge
  • Electric Mini-Heki rooflight with flyscreen and adjustable concertina blind in bedrooms
  • Domestic style kitchen with soft close drawers and doors with positive catches for secure storage
  • FENIX NTM® kitchen worktops (resistant to scratches, hygienic and easy to clean) and underslung stainless steel sink
  • Removable drainer and food grade nylon chopping board nestle together for easy storage in dedicated location
  • Kitchen illuminated splashback
  • Foldaway kitchen worktop extension
  • Cutlery drawers on smooth-action steel runners (model specific)
  • Two pull-out wire baskets in kitchen cupboard
  • Chrome finish crockery rack
  • Chrome effect swivel spout kitchen and vanity taps for improved use
  • 32mm thick washroom doors with domestic style locks and handles
  • Decorative inlay to washroom door (model specific)
  • Dedicated washroom incorporating 'illuminated' shower console and durable shower tray
  • Shower bi-fold door retained on track for improved access (only 495, 525, 565, 580 & 645)
  • One piece 'Vellamo' shower cubicle with curved sliding door (560, 635 & 650)
  • Folding washroom ceiling mounted garment hanging rail (model specific)
  • Dedicated storage shelf in shower area of rear washroom (model specific)
  • Shaving mirror in washroom (model specific)
  • Omnivent or Micro Heki rooflight in washroom with flyscreen and concertina blind (model specific)
  • Door flyscreen with easy concertina action
  • Pleated blinds and flyscreens to all windows
  • Retained embroidered entrance mat


  • Exclusive Swift Command control system

    Comes with larger 7" LCD colour touchscreen panel with improved user interface and functionality featuring;
  • Integrated DAB and FM radio tuning and sound setting control
  • Simplified controls for monitoring and managing:
  • Power: Battery selection, battery level meter and power usage, 230V AC load limiter (settable between 5 amps & 16 amps), Solar panel charging levels (where fitted)
  • Heating control of Alde system
  • Environment monitoring with internal & external temperature and internal humidity levels
  • Lighting control
  • Water system controls and tank levels (when fitted)
  • Fridge control and status monitor
  • Swift Command App with interface that is easier to use and more intuitive, enabling you to manage and monitor key vehicle functions from your mobile device including power, lighting and heating.
  • Incorporates a simpler connectivity selection with Bluetooth connectivity when with the vehicle and Wi-Fi / GSM connectivity when away from the vehicle
  • Includes the useful 'Places of Interest' feature including 'Campsites' from the Camping & Caravanning Club and Swift dealership locations
  • ALDE radiator central heating and water heating with daily programming with LCD touch screen control and choice of 1kW, 2kW or 3kW setting
  • Boiler mounted heating circulation pump with manual override to assist with system air bleeding
  • ALDE washroom radiator in all modelsDigital programmable controller for heating and hot water with ability to be remote controlled via Swift Command
  • Digital programmable controller for heating and hot water with ability to be remote controlled via Swift Command
  • NEW Thetford Oven
  • Ventilated microwave oven with digital controls built at an easily accessible level
  • Under counter Dometic 110 litre electronic ignition fridge incorporating 12 litre removable freezer compartment in 530
  • 190 litre Dometic electronic ignition double door fridge freezer with 35 litre freezer capacity in twin axles
  • NEW Series 10 tall slimline Dometic electronic ignition fridge with dual opening door in 495, 565 & 580
  • Omnivent three speed, two way roof fan
  • Ecocamel Orbit shower head with on/off button for a powerful shower that uses less water
  • Thetford C260 toilet with electric flush and 18 litre wheeled waste tank
  • 30 litre internal fresh water tank with additional external pump for filling or direct feed to taps in all models
  • Addition of water tank gauge and filling function on Swift Command power supply unit
  • High flow rate in-board pump with chrome effect taps for reliable, high performance water supply
  • Inboard semi-rigid fresh water pipes
  • Large bore underslung rigid waste pipes
  • Isolation taps for gas appliances
  • Fully protected mains electric system
  • 25 amp switchmode charger/transformer
  • TV station with 230V, 12V and aerial sockets (two in selected models)
  • TV bracket including a travel lock where applicable
  • Status 570 directional Digital / Analogue TV/ FM aerial and booster
  • NEW Vision Plus Seeker
  • 100W roof mounted solar panel
  • Low energy LED lighting system throughout with over-locker lights, dimmable task lights and low level night lights
  • Feature lighting to front 'A' pillars
  • LED downlights set in plinth over kitchen locker
  • Illuminated pelmets above side windows
  • LED back-lit acrylic sink splashback
  • Adjustable under locker LED spotlights
  • Illuminated washroom mirrors
  • Premium quality speakers in washrooms (model specific)
  • NEW LED lighting strip in robe header
  • A minimum of four 230V sockets throughout (not including cooker and microwave) and two NEW twin USB points for easy charging of portable devices
  • 25 metre mains hook-up cable
  • Thatcham Category 6 approved pro-active tracker fitted as part of Swift Command system (subject to annual subscription)
  • Convenient one-key high security locks
  • AL-KO ATC trailer stability control fitted as standard
  • Passive infra-red alarm system with tilt sensor and key fob operation
  • AKS 3004 stabiliser
  • AL-KO Secure wheel lock(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • CRiS identity number labels on windows and caravan chassis
  • VIN CHIPTM identification system concealed within construction to deter theft and aid quick recovery

  • Wrap-around front seating in addition to drawer chestWeight plate upgrade (model dependent)
  • Dometic Freshjet air conditioning unit
  • Oyster satellite system (model dependent)
  • Thule Elite G2 Two cycle rack

  • Swift Connect Direct

    Exclusive online Connect Direct account with direct access to Swift
  • Access to information 24/7
  • Ability to report faults directly to us
  • Product upgrades and notifications
  • Live chat direct into our experienced retail team
  • Upload service history records
  • Service history reminders

  • Our first premium completely timberless caravan range offering 8ft wide space, the ultimate in luxury living
  • Three completely sleek, flush fitting front opening windows with NEW wider central window
  • Extra wide access gas locker door with single lever three point locking
  • Wider front chest with soft close drawer and concealed drawer inside with convenient slide-out extending top (model specific)
  • Easy Accuride bed make up system on front beds with beech slat seat and bed bases with fully opening hinged tops for extra comfort and easy access
  • Larger front bed sizes

Smart 3 (Hi-Tech) is the most exciting breakthrough in caravan construction since their inception in the 1960's. It features patented technology and takes caravan construction to a new level.

It uses a number of revolutionary, innovative materials and technologies not seen in the caravan industry before.

It has been in research, development and testing for five years and takes the recently launched SMART intelligent construction system to a new level with the use of hi-tech materials.

Such is the advance in design and construction many elements have been filed with the UK patent office.

Computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting, driven by 3D CAD data, is used in the manufacturing process to provide accuracy and consistency time after time.

This produces a high quality engineered product, with automotive standards of build technology, designed to give you a lifetime of SMILES.

Some elements of Smart 3 are:

At the Swift Group we're continually looking for ways to enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors. Swift Command is a real innovation designed to make your touring experience even more carefree.

The perfect tool for touring, Swift Command technology includes a smart LCD control panel that has enhanced functions.

There is also an exciting, free downloadable 'app' that links to the Swift Command unit, so you can be in control wherever you are with the convenience of your mobile device.

Access the clever onboard interface when nearby with Bluetooth or via your internet connection when remote.

Track system levels like water, power, temperature, humidity and monitor the location of your vehicle as well as adjusting your lighting and heating remotely.

Custom notification settings keep you informed of functions such as battery levels, frost alerts and alarm status.

For even greater peace of mind you can subscribe to the pre-installed Thatcham Category 6 approved pro-active tracker to add extra security to your vehicle.

Swift Command Tracker by Sargent is monitored by an approved monitoring centre which operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week and provides European coverage and direct police liaison.

This system is ready for use, all you need to do is purchase a tracking subscription by visiting www.swiftcommand.co.uk or calling Sargent on 01482 881655.

Head to the Apple or Android store and search for 'Swift Command'.

What is Connect Direct?

Connect Direct is an online system which personalises each customers experience of owning their caravan. The system is available in the Bessacarr by Design range.

How does it work?

Once you have logged on and created your profile, you will be able to access a whole host of information, specific to your caravan. In addition you will be able to have a direct line into the retail team, with the launch of a live chat facility.

Should a problem occur, you will be able to report a fault to us directly, enabling us to react quickly and work together with your dealer to take the problem away from you the owner and resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Product upgrades and notifications will be sent via Connect Direct keeping you up to date over the coming years.

This online system provides a direct route for you into the Swift Group, and enables us to provide you with proactive Customer Service support, enhancing your experience.

Connect Direct is in addition to the traditional methods of contacting us.

The key benefits of Connect Direct are:

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Specification Meanings

Weights: The masses are calculated in accordance to EU regulation 1230/2012 and NCC code of practice 304.

The Mass in Running Order (MRO) comprises:

1. The mass of the empty caravan as supplied by Swift including loose items such as the hook-up cable, kit bag, entrance step, manuals etc

2. 10kg allowance for LPG

The MRO is calculated with the fresh water tank, toilet flush tank and water heater empty. If you travel with water in the fresh water tank, toilet flush tank and the water heater the payload will reduce accordingly.

The personal effects is based on the number of berths and the length of the caravan and includes an allowance of 20kg for a leisure battery, The Maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM) is the maximum mass allowed when the caravan is fully laden.

Warning: Under no circumstances should the MTPLM be exceeded.

Please Note: Any dealer fit options will reduce the overall payload available to the user of the caravan.

If you require additional payload it is possible to upgrade the MTPLM to the upper limit. Please contact your Swift caravan dealer for more information.

Bed Sizes: Please note that the front double bed sizes quoted are for seating configurations without a chest of drawers. The front double bed width for a layout with a chest of drawers fitted, will be reduced by 0.4m (1'4") from that stated.

Awning Sizes: Due to varying awning designs and sizes the awning sizes given are approximate only. Specific awning sizes must be confirmed by your dealer or awning manufacturer prior to purchase.

Customers should verify the actual dimensions of their touring caravan before committing to anything that could be impacted by these dimensions.

LED Road Lights: Certain vehicles may require a secondary fuse box when towing models fitted with LED road lighting.

To arrange a viewing of the latest Bessacarr Caravan models,
contact Couplands Caravans on

01507 603496
01522 686996 (Brayford Leisure)

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