Legend Yacht Transport, a leading global yacht transport specialist announces its title sponsorship of the S97 2.5 stock hydroplane. Legend moved into powerboat sponsorship in September 2022 with its sponsorship of the U11 Unlimited Hydroplane at the San Diego Bayfair and since then has signed with the U11 for the 2013 Season and has been appointed as the Official Logistics Supplier to Class 1 Powerboats. The S97 will be driven by Grant Liddycoat who at 14 years old, was the youngest ever driver in APBA to achieve being APBA National Champion, Summer National Champion, North American Champion and Eastern Divisional champion in his two short years behind the wheel.
Dave Holley, CEO of Legend Yacht Transport, said “Having been a long-term supporter of Powerboat racing we had been looking to venture back into the sport as a sponsor. I’ve always been a believer that it’s just as important to focus on grass roots racing as well as boats running at the Pinnacle of the sport. We are so happy to be supporting Grant in his campaign and excited to watch him grow in the sport.”
Legend’s sponsorship is fitting given that Grant is following in his Father’s footsteps having won the UIM World Championship in Unlimited Hydroplanes along with multiple National Championships and as an inductee in the APBA Hall of Champions. The Liddycoat’s will partner with Lupton Motorsports for the 2023 season giving Grant the chance to be the youngest driver in the HRL series to pilot a 2.5 Stock.