AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Gibbs Sports Amphibians says it's recruiting dealers, and plans to hire more employees and introduce several new products following the launch of the Gibbs Quadski amphibious ATV earlier this year.
The company is on track to build 1,000 Quadskis in 2013 and expects to have more than 100 major powersports dealers authorized to sell and service the Quadski by the end of 2014.
Gibbs also plans to announce the selection of its first Michigan dealer this summer.
"Our primary focus over the past 12 to 14 months has been a successful Quadski production launch and the establishment of a strong, premium U.S. dealership base, primarily in the Midwest, New York, Texas and the southeastern United States," said communications manager Graham Jenkins. "West Coast sales currently are on hold pending California regulatory approval."
The company is recruiting dealers and distributors to support high speed amphibian export sales in 2014 and will add jobs at its assembly plant as products are added to its lineup.
Europe, the Middle East and select markets in the Asia Pacific region are all prospective Quadski export targets in 2014 and beyond. (continued)