At Gibbs Sports Amphibians we are breaking new ground in the development of High Speed Amphibians. We strive to make our vehicles excel across a wide variety of terrain & conditions, and transition between land & water seamlessly. Whilst our latest innovations are still to break cover, we can share some of the innovations that have made the Quadski the benchmark amongst high speed amphibians.
HIGH PERFORMANCE BMW ENGINE
Quadski is powered by BMW Motorrad’s K1300 engine. On water the BMW engine is coupled with GIBBS patented water jet propulsion system. The Quadski is capable of attaining speeds of 45mph on both water and land. Excellent performance and comfortable ride are the result of a light weight composite hull, wide track and low center of gravity, which gives the Quadski robust stability on water and land.
Incorporating GIBBS HSA technology, the Quadski hull provides a stable planing surface and lateral grip for responsive handling on water. The hull is designed to be hydrodynamic in marine mode. The Quadski's hull is strong, durable, light-weight and is manufactured from a single-piece mould using current composite technology.
GIBBS jet units are lighter and more compact than traditional marine industry water jets and provide high levels of thrust and maneuverability on water. Water jet propulsion also provides responsive maneuverability at low speeds and reverse while providing power to cruise at planing speeds. GIBBS water jet technology can propel the Quadski to planing speed in seconds.
WHEEL RETRACTING SYSTEM
The suspension gives superb ride and handling on land and retracts when on the water. The complete transition takes four seconds, at the push of a button.