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Gibbs in the press

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Wardsauto.com

October 19, 2012

“Alan Gibbs hasn’t abandoned his dream of taking to market his firm’s Aquada, a versatile vehicle that travels on land and water. But he’s had some wake-up calls.”

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NASDAQ: Video

October 19, 2012

"The Quadski vehicle is an ATV and a Jet Ski in one awesome package. Anybody who has had to choose between a jet ski and a quad knows it a tough decision. Most quads can be used all year, while jet skis are usually limited to the warmer months.”

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Luxpresso.com

October 19, 2012

“Scheduled for a mid-November launch is a badass amphibian that promises to take on land and sea with the same vigor. Before you run for the hills assuming a green-eyed monster is on the loose, we suggest you check out the BMW Gibbs Quadski that can go from a land drive to water sporting equipment within five seconds.”

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BMW Car Club

October 18, 2012

BMW's S1000 RR has contributed its 175hp 4-cylinder motor to the oddest vehicle yet  built to combine land and marine travel. It's called the Gibbs Quadski, and it's an amphibious ATV, which can do 45 mph on land and water, with an apparently seamless transition between the two environments.”

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Carsguide.com

October 18, 2012

“Soon there may be no need to stop at the water's edge, if the ultimate toy for the bush and the beach goes on sale here next year. Developed by Gibbs Sports Amphibian - founded and owned by Kiwi Alan Gibb - the Quadski single-seater is an all-terrain vehicle that transforms into something akin to a jetski.”

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SEA Vehicle

October 18, 2012

SEA Vehicle reports, “Developing a high-speed four-wheeler that could transform from an all-terrain vehicle to a watercraft cruiser had eluded engineers for decades.”

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AOL Autos

October 18, 2012

“Sufficiently offshore in about three feet of water, I press a toggle switch below the handlebars and the wheels retract into the fiberglass composite hull. Five seconds later, the ATV completes its transition into a jet ski, and we're skipping across the water. The Quadski is neither the world's most daunting off-road vehicle nor the most agile of personal watercraft--but it's the first to be enthrallingly adept at both.”

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Pistonheads

October 17, 2012

"As with the Aquada, the Quadski can be driven straight into water, at which point you press a button to retract the wheels and five seconds later you're off again, pushed forward by a jetski-style water jet propulsion. According to the company the top speed of 45mph is the same on water as it is on land. Power comes from a 1,300cc four-cylinder BMW motorbike engine making 175hp, and the gearshift is from a BMW bike as well.”

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TVNZ: Video

October 17, 2012

"Alan Gibbs’ experiments with amphibious vehicles over the last 20 years look to be paying off."

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WIRED

October 17, 2012

"You didn’t know you wanted this until now. But for the bargain basement price of around $40,000, you can get your hands on a BMW-powered ATV that blasts from land to water in a scant few seconds. Gibbs, who made its first amphibious car a few years back, has been developing the Quadski for the better part of two decades, and are now offering up the first 1,000 examples.”

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Outdoor Life

October 17, 2012

“Whenever we went on family trips while I was a kid I would stare out of the side window for hours. I would imagine that I was racing “Big Blue,” our baby blue family wagon, on a four-wheeler. If a bridge came, I would jump it. A fence — I would blast through it. Water? Well. My 4-wheeler would turn into a boat. Kids have great imaginations. We tend to lose that creativity when we grow up. The engineers at Gibbs Amphibians used a time machine, hi-jacked my brain and stole my idea back in 1982 and created the Quadski Does anyone know a good attorney? I want to take these guys to court for stealing my childhood fantasy.”

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Palm Beach Illustrated

October 17, 2012

“There are some things in life that just make you want to scream out: ‘I gotta have one!’ Just take one look at the awesome new Gibbs Quadski and can’t you just picture yourself blasting along the Intracoastal and heading out to the beach to frolic in the waves?"

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Autoweek

October 17, 2012

"I could go on. Part of the joy of the Quadski is coming up with off-the-wall things one could do with it—or other creative ways to employ its fast amphibian technology. Gibbs Sports Amphibians is dedicated to devising new applications for the tech as well, claiming that a reinvented, road-legal Aquada is in the works.”


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ATV.com

October 17, 2012

“The most notable feature of the Quadski is its wheel retracting system built into the suspension. While the suspension is said to provide “superb ride and handling” on land, it retracts at the push of a button on the water. When you want to go for a spin on the lake, you simply ride in and push the retract button and in four seconds you’re ready to go.”

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Auto World News

October 17, 2012

“The Quadski features top notch all-terrain tires and a BMW Motorrad K1300 engine to give it a boost in power. While out on water, the BMW engine is paired with Gibbs custom water jet propulsion system. The Quadski can reach speeds of 45 mph on both land and water, a stunning feet in itself.”

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Core77

October 17, 2012

“Alan Gibbs is an entrepreneur from New Zealand, and for years he's dreamed of mass-manufacturing an amphibious car.”

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TechCrunch

October 17, 2012

“Depending on how you look at it, this is either the first floating four-wheeler, or the first jet ski with wheels. Either way, it’s awesome from just about any perspective.”

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Gizmag

October 16, 2012

“After existing only in prototype form since at least 2006, the GIBBS Quadski is finally about to become a commercially-available product. The amphibious vehicle can be driven like a regular 4WD quad while on land, but it draws in its wheels and becomes a Jet Ski-like contraption upon entering the water – all within five seconds.”

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Engineering and Technology Magazine

October 16, 2012

“The Quadski, a one-person all-terrain vehicle that doubles as a personal water craft, will be on sale in the United States next month for around $40,000. New Zealand businessman Alan Gibbs, the 73-year-old founder of Gibbs Sports Amphibians, said he hopes the Quadski will be a stepping stone to selling full-size amphibious cars to the mass market.” 

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Digital Trends

October 16, 2012

“Off-road vehicles claim to be able to go anywhere, but they can’t. Cars, dirt bikes, and ATVs can’t fly, nor can they swim. The FAA might have something to say about the former, but Michigan’s Gibbs Sports Amphibians hopes to achieve the latter. The Gibbs Quadski is the mutant offspring of an ATV and a jet ski.”

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MTV Geek

October 16, 2012

“Aside form the awesomely ridiculous submersible Lotus we saw James Bond drive, amphibious rides that take to land and sea have, for the most part, been nothing more than a novelty. However, the gnarly looking watercraft you see above is much more than that. In fact, the Quadski can hit 45 mph on land and water and it could be on sale here in the U.S. as soon as November."

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Oakland Free Press

October 16, 2012

“Privately held Gibbs has already announced plans for a new factory in Auburn Hills to produce the vehicles, which will be capable of traveling both in the water and on land. It also signed an agreement to purchase 175 horsepower engines from BMW Motoradd, the German automaker’s motorcycle division, said Alan Gibbs, the company’s founder.”

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Heavy.com

October 16, 2012

“This is one cool ride that would make the most avid off-roader drool. The Quadski is powered by a BMW motorcycle engine that turns its wheels and drives its water jet propulsion. The vehicle is capable of going up to 45 miles per hour on land and water, and best of all only takes five seconds to convert to each.”

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Autoevolution: Video

October 16, 2012

“Just after word got out that the amphibian ATV prototype will make it to the dealerships in November and footage of mass-produced vehicles have been published around the web, it's time to meet Alan Gibbs, the creator of the Quadski.”

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LuxuryLaunches

October 16, 2012

“Ok we've been hearing about amphibious all-terrain vehicles for a long while now, but finally something will now hit the shelf. Dubbed as the Quadski, this is a one-person ATV that also functions as a "personal watercraft".”

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Autoweek

October 16, 2012

“Gibbs Sports Amphibians has unveiled the Quadski, an amphibious all-terrain vehicle that, according to company founder Alan Gibbs, obliterates the distinction between land and water transportation.”

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Associated Press: Video

October 15, 2012

"The Quadski, a one-person motor boat that also drives on land, is being billed as the first high-speed, mass-produced amphibious vehicle by its makers, Michigan-based Gibbs Technologies."

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Reuters

October 15, 2012

“Powered by a BMW motorcycle engine that turns the wheels and also drives its waterjet propulsion, the Quadski's backers say it is capable of 45 miles per hour (70 kmh) on both land and water, with just five seconds required to convert to each role.”

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CBS Local

October 15, 2012

“A local factory will soon start buiding what backers are calling “The world’s first high-speed sports amphibian.” The Gibbs Quadski is a cross between a personal watercraft and an all terrain vehicle. It has a top speed of 45 miles per hour on land, and 10 miles per hour in the water.”

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ATV Illustrated

October 15, 2012

"Whatever you are riding today we guarantee it can't do what the quad ski can. Today we're trying a new amphibious ATV and watercraft called the QUADSKI. Here are some sneak pics from the ride!”

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The Auto Channel: Video

October 15, 2012

“It’s not easy being the innovator. A company called Gibbs Sports Amphibians has been working for 15 years to bring to market several high-speed amphibious vehicles, including a car called Aquada, based on their patented technology that allows these vehicles to perform at amazing speeds on land and in the water, unlike just about all previous amphibians.”

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Slashgear

October 15, 2012

“There are plenty of amphibious vehicles already out there, but those tend to be large and bulky vehicles that might not be ideal for getting around in the tight confines of some off-road spaces like an ATV can. The new amphibious vehicle has surfaced that appears to be a combination of a four-wheeler, and a jet ski called the Quadski. The vehicle is designed to carry one person and will cost more than a nice new car."

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CNET

October 15, 2012

“It might not look as comfortable as James Bond's amphibious Lotus Esprit, but the Quadski has the advantage of not being fictional. Gibbs Sports Amphibians unveiled the amphibious recreation vehicle in Detroit today.”

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Recombu.com

October 15, 2012

“This one-person quad bike boasts the ability to drive on land at 45mph, but also floats, enabling it to function as a sea, lake or river-faring vessel. Simply push a button on the handlebars and it'll fold its wheels up out of the water in five seconds, helping it slip through the briny deep with ease.”

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The Telegraph

October 15, 2012

“The vehicle - called the Quadski - goes up to 45 miles (72 kilometers) per hour on land.To go in the water, the driver presses a button and the wheels fold into the sides in five seconds. The Quadski also goes 45 miles (72 kilometers) per hour in the water.”

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Slashgear.com

October 15, 2012

“There are plenty of amphibious vehicles already out there, but those tend to be large and bulky vehicles that might not be ideal for getting around in the tight confines of some off-road spaces like an ATV can. The new amphibious vehicle has surfaced that appears to be a combination of a four-wheeler, and a jet ski called the Quadski. The vehicle is designed to carry one person and will cost more than a nice new car.”

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Technabob

October 15, 2012

“I think like most people who grew up watching James Bond hoon that white Lotus Esprit around Greece and then drive it directly into and out of the ocean where it became a submarine, I’ve always wanted an amphibious vehicle. You still can’t buy a Lotus that transforms into a submarine, but pretty soon you’ll be able to purchase the Quadski.”

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Geeky Gadgets

October 15, 2012

“If James Bond ever had the need for an ATV, the Quadski would be it. This device is designed to carry a single rider and can convert between a four-wheeler and a Jet Ski style device. It converts at the press of a button for operation on land or water.”

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ninemsn

October 15, 2012

“The Quadski, a one-person amphibious vehicle invented by New Zealander Alan Gibbs, is set for commercial release in the United States.”

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Hindustantimes.com

October 15, 2012

“The Quadski, which is a one-person all-terrain quadbike that doubles as a personal watercraft and is scheduled to go on sale in the US by the end of this years for around 40,000 US dollars (49,000 NZ dollars), is being billed by its makers as the first high-speed, commercially available”

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The Guardian

October 15, 2012

“At the press of a button the four wheels fold up and tuck into the sides in five seconds. Another press of the button brings the wheels out again. ‘You just drive straight into the water, quite fast, and keep on going. It's sort of magic,’ said Alan Gibbs, founder of Gibbs Sports Amphibians.”

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RedOrbit.com

October 15, 2012

“We wouldn’t expect suave superspy James Bond to ride an ATV, but if he did, we expect it would be one that could do the unexpected, such as being able to shoot rockets or fly or drive across the water. Those looking for such a vehicle will have to bring their own rockets and give up any hopes of getting airborne, but the Quadski will be able to let riders take their off-roading off land as this newly announced quad ATV can indeed float.”

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The Associated Press

October 14, 2012

“With its all-terrain tires and four-cylinder, BMW-supplied engine, the Quadski can drive up to 45 miles per hour on land. To take it into the water, the driver presses a button. In five seconds, the four wheels fold up and tuck into the sides. The Quadski can go a brisk 45 miles per hour in the water before a press of the button brings the wheels out again.”

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