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Now, led by Mrs. Demolar Du, Almost 200 colleagues in Far East Boats are making contributions to the development of sailing sports in China. Far East Boats is not just the only world-famous sailboat brand from China but also the pioneer enterprise in diversifying a sailboat brand. Far East Boats has over 60 dealers in the world covering 50 countries. Starting in 2010, the company began its involvement in club operations and sailing trainings, and succeeded in hosting a commercial regatta at Dishui Lake in Shanghai, opening up the field of commercial regattas.
Far East Boats is headquartered in Shanghai, and has its production base in Jiangsu Province. Its product line covers international class racing boats, centerboard sailboats, keelboats, multi-hulls and rib boats.
Far East Boats has accumulated powerful R&D strengths and professional quality, helping its manufacturing process meet the strict standards of the World Sailing. Collaborate with European famous boat design office Simonis Voogd, Far East has launched several keelboats, which also won the domestic market. Besides Far East Boats’s international racing sailboat, FAREAST 18/18R，FAREAST 26，FAREAST 31R, FAREAST 28R, FAREAST 23R and the newest FAREAST 19R have become the first choices of Chinese sailing enthusiasts and have won several awards in some famous international boat shows.
Professional teamwork ensures advances in all fields including massive manufacturing: the most outstanding examples are the company’s completion of 300 OPTIMISTOPTIMISTs for delivery to a Finnish race in 2008, and 234 flag boats completed within two months for the Shanghai Expo.
Sailing club and certification service
Far East Boats has been involved in sailing club operation, sailing training, and certification since 2010. Besides the Shanghai Sailing Club on Dianshan Lake, Far East Boatshas opened clubs on Shanghai’s Dishui Lake and Suzhou’s Dushu Lake.
The Shanghai Sailing Club mainly provides sailing experience, summer camp, team building, membership services, international sailing training, and support and operation of events both in China and abroad.Since opening, its summer camp welcomed over 2000 children, the number of club members has continued to grow.
To meet demand, Far East Boats introduced the ASA (American Sailing Association ) training system in 2012 and set up 7 branch schools throughout the country. Since then, the Shanghai Sailing Club has cooperated with Shanghai sailboat and sailboard associations, set up the SYA training system in 2012.. At this point, almost 3,000 people have been trained by the Shanghai Sailing Club.
Event operation and support
To date, Far East Boats has succeeded in hosting or providing equipment and technical support for over 50 international and national regattas, including the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, the 2010 Asia Games in Guangzhou, the 2010 China Cup International Regatta, the 2011 OPTIMIST Class World Championship Games in New Zealand, the 2012 OPTIMIST Class World Championship Games in Dominica, the 2013 LASER Class Championship Games for Women , the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, the 2015 HKODA National and Open Championship and the 2016 Cinnamon OPTIMIST Asian&Oceanian Championship. Excellent performance in the races helped the Far East brand achieve worldwide reputation.
Besides international regattas, Far East Boats begun to operate commercial regattas, and has hosted the China City Club Regatta at Dishui Lake with the support of CYA and local government. The company welcomed 14 fleets from all over the country and hosted an audience of 20,000. And several large scale regattas were held successfully in the next two years, including 2015 Shanghai Sailing Carnival & International Regatta Series, 2015 China Sailing Clubs Regatta & Lingang International Sailing Grand Prix and Shanghai 2016 FAREAST CUP International Sailing Regatta. Moreover, each year more than 10 races of Shanghai Sailing Club Leagues are carried on.
2017 FAREAST 28R World Championship
Supplier for the 2017 OPTIMIST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in Thailand
FAREAST 23R won nomination of Best Boats 2017 (Perfomance Monohull under 30 feet) of SAIL Magazine
FAREAST 23R won The Best Sailing boat （under 45 feet）of 2017 Asia Marine & Boating Awards
Far East Boats won Outstanding Organization of the Decade 2016 in China
FAREAST 23R won Performance Boat Of The Year(5-10m) in China
FAREAST 28R won The Best Dayboat (Dinghy / Sports Boat) of 2016 Asia Marine & Boating Awards
Hosted Shanghai 2016 FAREAST CUP International Sailing Regatta
Exclusive supplier for the 2016 OPTIMIST Asian & Oceanian Championship in Sri Lanka
Shanghai Sailing Club opened two clubs on Dushu Lake, Suzhou
FAREAST 28R granted as WORLD SAILING One Design Class
Hosted the 2015 Shanghai Sailing Carnival & International Regatta Series
Hosted the 2015 China Sailing Clubs Regatta & Lingang International Sailing Grand Prix
Exclusive supplier for the First National Youth Games
“China’s Leading lights—Media Special Awards” in 2015 CIBS
Listed as a high-tech enterprise
Listed as developing little giant enterprise in science and technology
Hosted the China City Club Regatta at Dishui Lake
Exclusive supplier for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing
Exclusive supplier for the 2014 OPTIMIST Class Asian Championship Games in Bahrain
Shanghai Sailing Club opened on Dishui Lake, Shanghai
Exclusive supplier for the 2013 LASER Class World Championship Games for Women in China
Exclusive supplier for the National Games
Exclusive supplier for the 2013 OPTIMIST Class Asian Championship Games in Japan
Supplier for the national fleet of China during the 2012 Olympic Games in London
Supplier for the Asian Beach Games
Supplier for the 2012 OPTIMIST Class African Championship Games in Tanzania
Supplier for the 2012 OPTIMIST Class World Championship Games in Dominica
Supplier for the 2012 OPTIMIST Class Asian Championship Games in Sri Lanka
Exclusive supplier for Jury RIBs in South America Championship
Exclusive supplier of 26th World University Games, Shenzhen
Supplier for OPTIMIST World Championship Games in New Zealand
Exclusive supplier of 234 flag ships and onsite-service in Shanghai Expo
Supplier of OPTIMIST and International 420 class boats for Guangzhou Asian Games
Dealer of Neil Pryde Ltd. In China Mainland
FAREAST 26 launched and highly praised in Dusseldorf Boat Shwo
Equipment and technical service supplier of National Games
Exclusive technical service supplier of Olympic Games in Beijing
Launched two new boats Speedbreed and Free Fly
Workshop size reach 10,000 m2, becoming the largest dinghy building base
Got certification of the International 420 class rules measured by ISAF
Licensed by ISAF to build International 420 Class Boats
Moved to new location in Fu Rong Economic Development Zone with a 7000 m2 workshop
Boat supplier of Asian OPTIMIST Championship Games in Fulong, Taiwan
Become dealer of LASER Performance in China Mainland
Workshop size expanded to 5000 m2
FAREAST OPTIMIST Racing Team was launched
Boats and technical service supplier of National OPTIMIST Championship Games since 2005
Workshop size expanded to 2200 m2
Annual boat sales hit over 1,000
Annual boat sales hit 230
The company was founded
Licensed by ISAF to build OPTIMIST
Boat supplier of Asian OPTIMIST Championship Games in Qingdao