Gibbs Quadski XL


Quadski XL

Powered by the BMW Motorrad K1300 engine, the Quadski XL is capable of attaining speeds of 45 mph on both land and water. The performance and comfort of the ride are the result of a lightweight composite hull, wide track and low center of gravity, which gives the Quadski XL stability on land and water. The most advanced piece of Gibbs engineering is the suspension. It gives a superb ride and handling on land and retracts when on the water. The complete transition takes under five seconds, at the push of a button. Incorporating Gibbs High Speed Amphibian technology, the Quadski XL hull provides a stable planing surface and lateral stability for responsive handling on water. The proprietary Gibbs jet drive is lighter and more compact than traditional marine industry water jets and provides high levels of thrust and manoeuvrability on water, propelling the Quadski XL to planing speed in seconds.

TypeBMW K1300cc water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder engine
TransmissionSequential, electronically controlled with centrifugal clutch, electrically operated land reverse gear
Maximum power105 kW / 140hp water
Bore & Stroke80.0 mm x 64.3 mm
Lube systemDry sump
Power140 hp (105 kW)
Torque87 ft-lbs (118 Nm)
Fuel type98 RON. Premium plus unleaded
Cooling on waterClosed loop and open loop heat exchangers
Cooling on landClosed loop
Standard ColoursBlue, Red, Yellow, Silver
Land Features
Land speedUp to 45 mph
Brakes4 wheel disc brakes
SuspensionIndependent coil springs and hydraulic dampers
Drive layoutRWD
Marine Features
Water SpeedUp to 45 mph
Propulsion systemGibbs jet drive with reverse
Track width55.5 in / 1,410 mm
Overall width62.5 in / 1,587 mm
Overall length140.2 in / 3,560 mm
Overall height53.0 in / 1,345 mm
Wheelbase82.3 in / 2,090 mm
Ground clearance8.6 in / 215 mm
Weight (curb)1,437 lbs / 652 kg
Hull & Drive Unit
HullMonocoque dual skin composite
TypeSingle stage mixed flow
ImpellerStainless steel 5 blade
Stator11 blade cast aluminium
Wheels & Tires
Wheel size5.5J x 12
Front tire25 x 8.000 – 12
Rear tire25 x 8.000 – 12
Rider Capacity2 Person