Hong Seh Marine sponsors Singapore Sailing Team
A leading Singapore dealer for multiple luxury yacht brands, Hong Seh has become a sponsor of the Singapore Sailing Team ahead of this year’s SEA Games and Asian Games, and next year’s Olympics.
Edward Tan, Executive Director of Hong Seh Group, addresses Singapore Sailing Team athletes
Hong Seh Marine has become a sponsor of the 35-strong Singapore Sailing Team (SST), with Asian Games gold medallists Cecilia Low and Kimberly Lim among over 30 athletes, coaches, Executive Board members and senior management attending the cheque presentation.
Edward Tan, Executive Director of Hong Seh Group, parent company of Hong Seh Marine, presented a cheque for SGD70,000 (about US$53,000) to Jevan Tan, Vice President of the Singapore Sailing Federation. Singapore Sailing Federation staff attending the event also included Executive Director Terence Ho and Chung Pei Ming, Head of High Performance and Coaching.
Jevan Tan, Vice President of Singapore Sailing Federation, presents a jacket to Edward Tan
Hong Seh Marine’s sponsorship will help cover costs for uniforms, technical and competition apparel for the sailors, coaches and support staff, with Jevan Tan presenting Edward Tan with an official Singapore Sailing Federation sailing jacket featuring the Hong Seh logo on the right sleeve.
Hong Seh’s boating division covers includes both Hong Seh Yachting, which represents Ferretti Yachts, Riva and Pershing, and Hong Seh Marine, representing Sunreef, Boston Whaler, Schaefer and Zodiac.
Hong Seh’s services include yacht management, chartering, repair and brokerage, while its recent representation of Sunreef represents the company’s entry into sailing catamarans including solar-electric Eco models.
Jevan Tan and Edward Tan with the cheque for SGD70,000
“We see this sponsorship as an opportunity to give back to the wider boating community by supporting the general interest and growth of sailing in Singapore,” said Edward Tan, who founded Hong Seh Marine in 2008 as a division of the Hong Seh Group, his family’s business founded in 1936 and one of the country’s leading distributor of luxury and electric automobiles.
“As a company that values dedication, teamwork and perseverance, we believe that supporting the Singapore Sailing Team is an excellent opportunity to align ourselves with a group of passionate and talented individuals who embody these values themselves.
“Through this partnership, we hope to not only help the Singapore Sailing Team achieve their goals but also to inspire our customers and employees to pursue their own passions and strive for excellence. We look forward to supporting the Singapore Sailing Team as they continue to make strides in their sport and make a positive impact in their community.”
The Singapore Sailing Team is preparing for this year’s SEA Games and Asian Games, and Paris 2024 Olympics
The Singapore Sailing Team’s upcoming competitions include the 32nd SEA Games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from May 5-17 and the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China from September 23-October 8, where Low and Lim aim to defend their 49erFX title. The Hong Seh Marine sponsorship also covers the Paris 2024 Olympics in France, with the sailing competition held in Marseille from July 28-August 8.
Dr Lincoln Chee, President of the Singapore Sailing Federation, said: “On behalf of the Singapore Sailing Team and the wider sailing community, I would like to express our sincere thanks to Hong Seh Marine for their generous support. With their partnership, we will be able to provide our athletes with additional resources they need to train and compete at the highest level.
“This sponsorship exemplifies the public-private partnership necessary to develop the mass participation and champions in our sport of sailing. Whether power boaters or sailors using our waters, what binds us is the life skill and character we learn from our chosen sport. We are proud to have Hong Seh Yachting as a valued member of our team and look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.”