Published: Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Australian shipyard The Boat Works forms a new partnership with the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) for its 30th anniversary edition from May 24-27.

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(Photo: SCIBS - Tony Longhurst's new GT4)

It will see SCIBS branding painted across The Boat Works’ owner Tony Longhurst’s new GT4 motorsport team’s car for their debut entry at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-hour – Australia’s international endurance race – from February 2-4.

“We wanted everything first class and this partnership with the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is a perfect fit,” said Longhurst.

“We look forward to the exposure we can generate for the Sanctuary Cove event, but even more importantly the program is a terrific way to bring so many elements and members of the marine industry together.”

The partnership will continue throughout the year, with several activations planned leading up to and during the southern hemisphere’s boating event.

SCIBS is where the marine industry does business and is expected to have more than 300 national and international exhibitors and attract more than 40,000 visitors across four days.

A two-time winner of the Bathurst 1000 and the 12-hour, Longhurst has secured the number 30 for the 12-hour event where he will share his GT4 with Gold Coast drivers Matt Brabham and Aaron Seton.

Glenn, Seton’s father and who will be part of the program’s management team, carried the number through his touring car career which includes national championships in 1993 and 1997.

The GT4 was unveiled by SCIBS General Manager Johan Hasser, Longhurst, and Seton at Sanctuary Cove. It will be transported to Bathurst’s Mt Panorama next week.

Brabham will join the team in race week after competing in the first round of the International Stadium Super Trucks Series in California this weekend.

The Boat Works / Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show entry will compete in the GT4 category of the 12-hour which has attracted 50 entries in total.

Club Marine, Castrol, 3M, Gold Coast BMW, HVG and Raymarine also support the team.