GIBBS Introduces First High-Speed Amphibian


The world’s first high-speed sports amphibian — the GIBBS Quadski — recently debuted at the Miami International Boat Show in February. The Quadski transitions from land to water in less than 5 seconds and reaches planing speed just as quickly. 

It’s a one-of-a-kind in the marketplace, company founders maintain. “Quadski represents an entirely new form of transportation,” says Alan Gibbs, founder of Gibbs Technologies  and Gibbs Sports Amphibians and one of the two entrepreneurs behind the engineering and production of the vehicle. “It’s the only sports amphibian in the world capable of reaching speeds of 45 mph on both land and water.”

Developed and built right here in the Great Lakes (Auburn Hills, Michigan), it took an investment of more than $200 million and nearly 2 million man hours to bring the Quadski vision to fruition. The Quadski features a durable, yet lightweight (1,300 pounds) composite hull, patented water-jet technology, and BMW Motorrad engine and transmission and is available in five colors — red, yellow, blue, silver and black. 

And the price tag for this revolutionary craft? Around $40,000.

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