Thursday, 30th August 2018
Sligo based coach and bus operator Furey’s Coaches has taken delivery of a new fully integrated Volvo B11R 9700 to add to its fleet. This follows on from a B11R Jonckheere JHV2 delivered in March last year and a further Volvo 9700 in 2016.
Aiden Furey, Director of Furey’s Coaches, explains: “We needed a new coach for our fleet to work on our increasingly busy tour programme in Ireland.
“Our previous experience of Volvo quality, operational costs and reliable support network, meant we had no hesitation in selecting Volvo once again and this time we decided to switch to the fully integrated B11R 9700 which we have seen and heard such great things about.”
Destined for use on a range of private and touring work, the B11R 9700 is 12.3m in length and has passenger capacity of 51 seats.
Aiden Furey added: “This is a significant investment for our business and it was great to have our Volvo Coach Sales Manager, Dave Porter, who is always excellent to deal with, guiding us through the whole process from initial specification through to final delivery.
“Aftermarket support is also important to us and we have a good working relationship with our local dealership, Murphy Commercials of Galway, which was also a key consideration for us when choosing Volvo Bus.”
Dave Porter said: “The 9700 has a formidable reputation among operators for its excellent fuel consumption, appearance and overall performance.
“Furey’s Coaches has been a good customer of ours for many years now, having purchased a number of vehicles from us in the past. We’re sure they will be pleased with their new vehicle and in particular the fuel economy savings it will deliver for their business.”
A family owned and run business, Furey’s Coaches was originally established in 1972. The company specialises in coach and mini bus services for corporate travel, golf tours, school trips, sports events and professional guided tours around Ireland.