Watch: Gibbs Quadski ATV and Jet Ski All in One

   09.16.16

Watch: Gibbs Quadski ATV and Jet Ski All in One

The Gibbs Quadski looks pretty cool. It’s an off-road ATV that looks wide enough to be pretty stable–and it’s also a speedy jet-ski-like personal watercraft.

Awesome: Drive your personal watercraft to the boat ramp. Drive it on down into the water. Convert it to water mode, which retracts the wheels. Take off and enjoy your time on the water!

Anti-awesome: They cost like $40 grand, and there’s already been a recall because “The handlebar can fail while the vehicle is in operation, causing the operator to lose control of the steering and braking system of the vehicle.”

Bummer.

Still, that cannot fully negate the cool factor. And if someday I become filthy rich, this looks like a toy I’d like to try.

Some manufacturer specs:

  • Engine: 4 cylinder 1300cc 16 valve DOHC
  • Fuel Type: 98 RON Premium plus unleaded
  • Ground Clearance: 8.9in (225mm)
  • Marine Propulsion: Gibbs jet drive with reverse
  • Brakes: 4 Wheel disc brakes (on land)
  • Drive Layout (land): RWD
  • Suspension: Independent coil springs/hydraulic dampers
  • Weight (curb): 1,333 lbs (605kg)
  • Hull: Monocoque dual skin composite
  • Overall length: 128.3 in (3,260mm)
  • Overall width: 62.5 in (1,587mm)
  • Wheelbase: 70.5 in (1,790mm)
  • Land Speed: Up to 45 mph
  • Overall height: 53.5 in (1,359mm)
  • Track width: 55.5 in (1,410mm)
  • Water Speed: Up to 45 mph
  • Colors: Red, Blue, Yellow, Silver, Camo (add $2500); custom colors available

There’s also an XL version, which is a two-seater (one behind the other).

Kinda sad that for this kind of money (way more than I paid for my 3/4-ton 4-wheel-drive pickup) you only get rear wheel drive. But hey, my truck’s not amphibious, either. So there’s that.

Anyhow, I kinda want one. You?

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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