The Quadski represents the third demonstration of Gibbs' HSA technology, following in the tire tracks of its Aquada and Humdinga vehicles. The Quadski is capable of travelling up to 50 mph on land and water and makes the transition, according to the company, at the flick of a switch.
"I know consumers will love the fun of driving a Quadski on land one minute and then head straight into the sea or river the next," said Alan Gibbs, founder of U.K.-based Gibbs Technologies. "But there is a very serious side to Quadski as well: Emergency services and aid workers will be able to reach areas and people no two- or four-wheel drive vehicle could reach."
Here, the Quadski takes flight.
The Aquada set the world water speed record for crossing the English Channel.
The Aquada enters the water via beach, boat ramp, slipway or directly from the water's edge. It is strong enough to tow a waterskiier.
The Humdinga by Gibbs was designed to access remote and hostile terrain. The company says the vehicle can comfortably transport five people complete with luggage and supplies.