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The Singapore Boating Industry Association (SBIA) is the lead association for the recreational marine sector in Singapore. We represent Singapore at ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) the world trade body for recreational marine.

The Association started in 2011 to host the ICOMIA World Marina Conference in Singapore that year. From that beginning, it grew to encompass all sectors of the recreational marine trade. Most of the Association’s activity centre around the development of the domestic consumption sector, as manufacturing and export plays a small part of the Sector.

Singapore is a major seaport and maritime hub, with a multitude of stakeholders with overlapping interests competing in the same economic and physical space. This makes the need for a collective voice to represent recreational marine an imperative. Boating in Singapore is highly regulated with many public agencies involved. In our traumatic world with a fast-changing socio-economic landscape, policy changes come thick and fast (particularly since the Covid19 outbreak). The need to be at the table for consultation when policy affecting recreational marine is discussed, has never been greater.

Our Objectives

Promote recreational boating

Promote industry professionalism, training and development

Promote conservation of our marine environment

Represent the Singapore boating industry at home and abroad

Act as consultative liaison with public agencies

Lead and conduct business forums

Facilitate business networking

Conduct industry research and analysis

The Boating Industry comprises the following clusters:

Marinas and clubs

Boatyards, chandleries and after-sales services

Boat and equipment manufacturers

Training and education

Sports fishing and angling


Boat rental and charters

Brokers, dealers and distributors



SBIA hosted the 13th ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (WMC2011)
in Singapore in May 2011.

Representing the business behind the boat

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