GIBBS Quadski Begins U.S. Production

Dec 11, 2012

Gibbs Technologies and Gibbs Sports Amphibians, Auburn, Mich., has begun production of the GIBBS Quadski, the world’s first high-speed sports amphibian, at a new Detroit-area assembly plant.

The product of millions of research dollars and 15 years of development, the Quadski is capable of reaching speeds of 45 mph on both land and water, and can transition between the two in about five seconds, according to a GIBBS press release.

“The GIBBS Quadski is a quality product that has been specially designed for families and individuals who enjoy the outdoors, watersports, off-road travel, hunting and fishing. It offers premium powersports buyers a combination of power, comfort, versatility and freedom that has never been available before,” said Neil Jenkins, GIBBS chairman.

The GIBBS Quadski will initially be sold at major powersports dealerships throughout the Midwest and eastern U.S. in addition to locations in the Great Lakes and along the Gulf Coast.

The 54,000-square-foot plant that produces the Quadski is expected to employ 200 people when operating at full capacity next year. Jenkins said the company plans to build approximately 1,000 Quadskis through October of next year, and GIBBS has implemented a flexible manufacturing system that will support the production of a range of high-speed sports amphibian products in addition to the Quadski, the release stated.