AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gibbs Sports Amphibians (Gibbs) is announcing at the International Jet Sport Boating Association (IJSBA) 2013 Hot Products World Finals (October 5th-13th, Lake Havasu AZ) that it has received approval from California Air Resources Board (CARB).
The Gibbs Quadski is the world's first personal High Speed Amphibian. The technology that went into its creation took 15 years and over $200 million to develop. It can go 45 mph on both land and water and can transition between the two modes in less than 5 seconds.
CARB approval allows the Quadski to be sold in California, which is anticipated to be one of the larger markets in the USA. Select dealers from California and the west coast have been invited to see the Quadski at the IJSBA event next week.
Neil Jenkins, chairman of Gibbs Sports Amphibians commented, "Achieving CARB approval is another step towards achieving our goal of having quality dealerships covering the USA by the end of 2014. California is potentially one of the biggest markets for Quadski within the USA."
"California is a great place for the Quadski," said Alan Gibbs, founder of Gibbs Sports Amphibians. "With the right business partners, who are enthusiastic about High Speed Amphibians and are able to meet the levels of customer, and technical, service expected, we can make a big impression on the market there."
Gibbs will be displaying its Quadski in Performance Alley with its first dealer RIVA Motorsports. RIVA has had a very successful year with Quadski and will have its dedicated sales team on hand to answer questions and take retail orders.
About Gibbs Sports Amphibians
Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc. has developed its High Speed Amphibian technology to create Quadski, the world's first sports amphibian, which operates at 45 mph on both land and water.
The privately held business, founded by Alan Gibbs with Neil Jenkins, consists of two companies – Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc., which designs and manufactures consumer sports amphibians such as the Quadski, and Gibbs Amphitrucks Inc., which designed the Humdinga and Phibian commercial amphibians for first responder and military applications. Based in Auburn Hills, Mich., Gibbs currently has more than 150 employees.
For more information about Gibbs and its High Speed Amphibian technology can be found at www.gibbssports.com.
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