Gibbs ready to expand after successful Quadski launch

Autoblog Editor Jeff Ross said of the Gibbs Quadski "[Gibbs] is looking to create an entirely different experience when it comes to powersports." The Auburn Hills, Michigan-based manufacturer of aquatic ATVs is apparently succeeding, as it has announced plans to expand before its sole product has even gone on sale.

With its 54,000-square-foot factory aiming to build 1,000 Quadskis this year, Gibbs is currently in the process of signing on dealers to sell the ATV/PWC hybrid before its November on-sale date, according to a report from M Live. It's unclear just how many powersports dealers have signed on, but Gibbs is aiming to have 100 authorized sales locations by the end of next year.

This follows estimates that it'd be taking on 200 additional employees while on the auto and boat show circuits. It's currently unclear if this remains true. Sales will be focused in the powersports-hungry Midwest, along with New York, Texas, and the South. Retailers in California are being targeted, but Gibbs is still trying to please the Golden State's bureaucracy.

The Quadski should retail for $40,000 when it hits dealers in November.

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