New Volvo B11R 9700 for Furey’s Coaches
Recommendations from fellow operators led Furey’s Coaches of Sligo to order its new integral Volvo B11R 9700. Furey’s required a new vehicle for its touring business in Ireland, the UK and Europe, and wanted a high quality interior specification including TV, USB sockets and wi-fi.
“The B11R 9700 is an impressive vehicle that fits the bill perfectly for our luxury coach travel service,” says Aiden Furey, director of Furey’s Coaches. “Our customers set the bar high in terms of their expectations and not only does the vehicle have the best interior comfort and convenience benefits, it really looks the part too.
“When we were seeking a new coach we spoke with some of our operator colleagues here in Ireland to get their thoughts on what would be a good choice and the B11R 9700 came thoroughly recommended.”
Furey reports that Jim Burke of GoBus.ie, who recently ordered eight of the same specification from Volvo, spoke very highly of the model. “We already have some Volvo coaches in our fleet that have given us great service so this, on top of all the recommendations, made it an easy choice for us,” adds Furey.
Volvo’s new Driver Support System (DSS) is fitted as standard on the B11R 9700, which also includes AEBS (forward collision warning and advanced emergency braking systems), LKS (lane keeping support) and ACC (adaptive cruise control). ACC will also be offered as an option on other Volvo B11R body types when specified with the I-Shift gearbox.
A family-owned business, Furey’s Coaches was established in 1972 and specialises in coach and minibus services for corporate travel, golf tours, school trips, sports events and guided tours around Ireland.