Gibbs Boat Co. (USA)

1975

Founded by Richard Gibbs (1929-2009), probably around the late 1950's? (Gibbs became a sailing luminary partly because of his later partnership with Rod Macalpine-Downie and the boats they designed for Chrysler Corp.))
Gibbs Boat Company was located near Toledo Ohio. They specialized in small one-design racing sailboats, and later, a premier builder of catamarans.
The company also had their own sail loft on the premises.
It was destroyed by fire in 1961 and then re-established at La Salle, Michigan.
Purchased by MFG Corp. (SailMFG) in the 1970's.

Sailboats Built By Gibbs Boat Co. (USA)

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
DINGO 15 15.00 ft / 4.57 m 1963
PHOENIX 18 18.00 ft / 5.49 m 1964
RHODES BANTAM 14.00 ft / 4.27 m 1945
SHARK CATAMARAN 20.00 ft / 6.10 m 1963


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