The Quadski, a one-person all-terrain vehicle that doubles as a personal watercraft, will be on sale in the United States next month for around $40,000.
Powered by a BMW motorcycle engine that turns the wheels and also drives its waterjet propulsion, the Quadski’s backers say it is capable of 45 miles per hour (70 kmh) on both land and water, with just five seconds required to convert to each role.
The Quadski goes on sale next month in Florida and by the end of the year will also be available in Texas, the Great Lakes area, and the New York area, with California sales to follow next year. Gibbs wants to sell the Quadski around the world by 2014.
The price tag will keep sales volume low, Gibbs admitted to reporters at a press conference last Friday.