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Gibbs Sports Amphibians to reach powersports dealers

Aquada-1210

October 11, 2012
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Powersports dealers will be the target sellers of the Gibbs Sports Amphibians, set to be available for consumer purchase later this year. Gibbs Technologies will unveil the products at a demo event in the Detroit area on Sunday. Powersports Business Associate Editor Liz Hochstedler will be on hand to see what it’s all about, and more importantly, see how dealers can capitalize on the land-and-water-friendly vehicles. The high-speed Amphibians operate on both land and water, and a select group of powersports dealers have already signed on to carry the vehicles.

The Quadski doubles as an ATV/PWC. It’s capable of traveling up to 50 mph on land and water.

The Aquada resembles an open-top sports car on land and has enough power to pull a water skier when it takes on the water. It complies with appropriate marine and road safety regulations. Entry to the water is via beach, boat ramp, slipway or directly from the water’s edge. The wheels automatically rise with the press of a button. As the accelerator is pressed, nearly a ton of thrust pushes the Aquada onto the plane. The process takes less than 12 seconds, and the Aquada can plane at over 30 mph.

 

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3 Responses to “Gibbs Sports Amphibians to reach powersports dealers”

  1. FRED on October 11th, 2012 2:44 pm

    How do you find insurance for these?

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  2. Liz Hochstedler on October 12th, 2012 4:07 pm

    Great question, Fred! I’ll ask it of the Gibbs crew when I meet with them this weekend.

    - Liz Hochstedler, Associate Editor, PSB

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  3. NoBull on October 13th, 2012 8:31 am

    Oh and good luck with service maintenance, there won’t be anybody in the US that knows how to fix these suckers! The whole company is getting kicked back to the UK.

    Buy American man! These are wanna-be American British assholes! Both Alan and Neil.

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