$1m motorhome decked out like a superyacht hits Aussie market

$1m motorhome decked out like a superyacht hits Aussie market

Got a client who wants the adventure of a road trip but can’t live without the luxe trimmings of a five-star hotel?

Introducing the Dreamliner, which claims to be Australia’s first luxury motorhome, is fitted to the standard of a superyacht and with a price tag to match, retailing for $1 million.

The price per square meter, about $30,000, eclipses the priciest abode to sell in Sydney last year, which fetched $18,372 per square meter.

Built on the toughest truck body in the Australian market, a Kenworth T410, this five-star apartment-on-wheels is the brainchild of Queensland-based commercial truck body specialist STG Global.

The motorhome features two bedrooms, a sofa sleeper, kitchenette, dinette and bathroom with toilet, shower and vanity, along with a lift system that allows a car and motorbikes to be stowed in the bedrooms, eliminating the need for towing.

According to STG Global managing director Ross Yendle, pricing and demand for on-road real estate had jumped over the past year, as a result of changing lifestyle trends due to COVID-19.

“With international holidays off the cards for the foreseeable future, people are investing in motorhomes – and in some cases trading their primary residence – for a luxury home on wheels and the opportunity to travel again,” he said.

“Just as bricks and mortar real estate has skyrocketed, people are prepared to spend more on a luxury motorhome, because they are not just paying for an asset, they are paying for the freedom to get out and explore our beautiful country.”

Yendle said the company had taken inspiration for The Dreamliner from the recreational vehicle capital of the world – America.

“We visited the United States in 2019 to research what they were building, as they are the market leaders in five-star luxury RVs globally,” he said.

“We took the best elements of what we found to create The Dreamliner, which will deliver a luxury motorhome experience not available before in Australia, with the durability of a truck and the finesse of a luxury yacht.”

The Dreamliner measures 2450mm in width and features up to 33sqm of internal floor space.

“Keyless entry and a ‘one touch’ system is included for easy control of lights, pumps and awnings, while a convertible rear patio means you can comfortably sit outside and enjoy the view that is yours for the day and night,” Yendle added.

“Every little detail has been considered when it comes to fittings and finishes to provide a luxury experience, such as heated floors and a cleverly designed kitchenette with slide out systems and high-end appliances from Gaggenau and Bosch.”

The Dreamliner will be on show at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, Gold Coast, from May 20 to 23, before setting off around the country with well-known Aussies.

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