When Gibson first began in 1968, we wanted to
create a boat that could accommodate the entire family, with
cruising performance. When we put all the ideas on paper, the
30' Gibson was born. As time passed and the technology
developed, Gibson grew as well. Gibson now builds eleven
standard models of different styles and sizes as well as customized
floor plans to satisfy the boaters dreams. After forty years,
the Gibson name exemplifies tradition, quality and performance, and
is the fun way to keep the family together. When it comes to
comfort, livability and accommodations, nothing in its class will
beat a Gibson. Gibson provides a genuine difference; just ask
a Gibson owner. Be informed so that you will make the best
decision, because deciding to buy a Gibson is easy. Deciding
which model is the hard decision. Gibson is built to last, so
we know that tomorrow you will be glad you chose a Gibson today.
All of our boats range from 12 - 24 MPH cruise depending on size
and engine package. For example a 50' Cabin Yacht with 315 hp
Yanmar diesels, can obtain 24 MPH cruise speed. The same boat
with 8.1L 385 hp Crusaders (Gas) will cruise at 18 MPH, but
will have a higher top end than the diesel model.
Gibson recently did a test with a pair of 110 hp Yanmar in a 47'
Classic. Although it was no speed demon, it did maintain 9 MPH
at an amazing 3.6 MPG. Depending on what you want to achieve
and where you wish to boat, Gibson is sure we have the size and
engine package for you.