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What We Offer

Your Professional Dragon Boat Partner

We are anything and everything about dragon boat.

– Singapore Dragon Boat Association –
  • Orientation Program
  • Boat Rental
  • Organizing of Events
  • Vessel ID Application/Renewal

Dragon Boat Orientation Programme (DOP)

The Dragon Boat Orientation Program (DOP) led by our experienced trainer and steersperson would be the best option for people who are interested in trying out the sport of dragon boating for the first time. Under the current Covid-19 restrictions, only 4 paddlers are allowed on each 12-crew dragon boat together with the trainer and steersperson.  Despite these limitations, the activity is still good for those who wish to have some fun time and a good laugh together.

During this period of the Covid-19 Pandemic, SDBA has put into place the DB-Safe Plan which has been approved by Sport Singapore for the safe return to the sport of dragon boating.

Please see the DB-Safe Plan document as well as the Terms and Conditions for the Rental of Dragon Boats for the conditions which must be abided by if you wish to rent boats for dragon boating activities.

Rates
Number of Paddlers per Boat Rental Rate per Boat per Session
(inclusive of GST)
Boat with 1 trainer & 1 steersperson
Boat Size Minimum Maximum Affiliate Non-Affiliate
12-crew Dragon Boat(note a) 4 pax 40
in 1-session
(10 boats)
$112.35 $144.45

* if there are more participants than the maximum, it is possible to deploy them in 2 separate sessions

Duration: 2 hours (20mins of safety briefing, 85mins of water practicing, 15mins mini race, if more than 2 boats)

Location: Kallang river

The hiring of dragon boat will be on a 2-hour per session basis and the time slots available from Tuesdays to Sundays (we are closed on Mondays and Public Holidays) are as follows:

  • 7 am to 9 am
  • 10 am to 12 pm
  • 1 pm to 3 pm
  • 4 pm to 6 pm

The 2-hour session includes the time taken for drawing out of equipment, inspection, launching and returning of the dragon boat and all accessories issued. It also includes the 20-minute safety briefing.

NOTES

a. Inclusive of a rudder, 4 paddles, 4 buoyancy-vests and 2 bailers

b. Participants may use their own paddles and ISO 12402 certified (or equivalent) buoyancy vests, if they have any

c. The disinfecting of boats and equipment shall be done by SDBA. Only boats and equipment that have been used shall be disinfected. The one hour break between each session denotes the period whereby the boats will be stood down for the disinfecting works.

Optional: Escort or Safety Boat

If you require additional safety provision, we can deploy a power boat (or more) to serve as a Safety Boat.

Alternatively, if you require a Media Boat (i.e. for photographer or videographer, etc. maximum of 2 persons), we can also deploy a powerboat to serve as an Escort boat.

The boat comes with 1 MPA-licensed driver and fuel.

§ $642.00 (inclusive of GST) for more than 6hrs of usage or more than 3 booking sessions (full day rate)

§ $481.50 (inclusive of GST) for 4hrs to 6hrs of usage or between 2 to 3 booking sessions (half day rate)

§ $160.50 (inclusive of GST) for 2hrs or 1 booking sessions (session rate)

Optional: Lifeguard

You may want to consider deploying a Lifeguard as additional safety provision if majority of your participants are non-swimmers. Note that deploying a lifeguard will also require the deployment of a Rescue Boat (separate charges apply)

Lifeguard at $128.40 (inclusive of GST) per 2 hr session

Booking
  • So if you want to do DOP, here is what you should do:
    1. Set your number of participants
    2. Identify a date
    3. Identify a time slot
    4. Decide whether you require Lifeguard and/or Escort/Safety Boat
  • For booking, please email the following information to admin@sdba.org.sg, at least 2 weeks (*) before your intended session:
    1. Company/organisation/individual’s name
    2. Date and time of your session
    3. Total number of participants
    4. Contact person’s name and mobile number

Boat Rental

Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA) has a fleet of twelve 12-crew Dragon Boats and twelve 22-crew Dragon Boats for rental at its operation centre located at Kallang Water Sports Centre (KWSC) @ No. 10 Stadium Lane, Kallang, Singapore 397774. Under the current Covid-19 restrictions, only 12-crew Dragon Boats are available for rental.

During this period of the Covid-19 Pandemic, SDBA has put into place the DB-Safe Plan which has been approved by Sport Singapore for the safe return to the sport of dragon boating.

Please see the DB-Safe Plan document as well as the Terms and Conditions for the Rental of Dragon Boats for the conditions which must be abided by if you wish to rent boats for dragon boating activities.

Rates
Number of Paddlers per Boat Rental Rate per Boat per Session
(inclusive of GST)
Boat with 1 trainer & 1 steersperson Boat Only (b)
Boat Size Minimum *Maximum Affiliate Non-Affiliate Affiliate Non-Affiliate
12-crew Dragon Boat(a) 4 pax 40
in 1-session
(10 boats)
$112.35 $144.45 $32.10 $64.20

The hiring of dragon boat will be on a 2-hour per session basis and the time slots are as follows:

  • 7 am to 9 am
  • 10 am to 12 pm
  • 1 pm to 3 pm
  • 4 pm to 6 pm

The 2-hour session includes the time taken for drawing out of equipment, inspection, launching and returning of the dragon boat and all accessories issued. It also includes a 20-minute safety briefing for those who are renting the boat with a trainer and steersperson provided by SDBA.

NOTES

a. Inclusive of a rudder, 4 paddles, 4 buoyancy-vests and 2 bailers

b. Please produce certificates of trainer and steersperson during booking

c. Participants may use their own paddles and ISO 12402 certified (or equivalent) buoyancy vests, if they have any

d. The disinfecting of boats and equipment shall be done by SDBA. Only boats and equipment that have been used shall be disinfected. The one hour break between each session denotes the period whereby the boats will be stood down for the disinfecting works.


Optional Add-Ins

Hiring of Power Boat safety escort comes with 1 power boat licensed MPA driver and fuel

  • $642.00 (inclusive of GST) for more than 6hrs of usage or more than 3 booking sessions (full day rate)
  • $481.50 (inclusive of GST) for 4hrs to 6hrs of usage or between 2 to 3 booking sessions (half day rate)
  • $160.50 (inclusive of GST) for 2hrs or 1 booking sessions (session rate)
  • Lifeguard at $128.40 (inclusive of GST) per 2 hr session 
Booking
  • So if you want to do DOP, here is what you should do:
    1. Form a crew (see table for number of paddlers per boat) or identify number of pax to participate)
    2. Identify a date
    3. Identify a time slot
    4. Identify trainer & steersperson (only for hiring of boat only)
    5. Read the Terms and Conditions for the rental of dragon boats, and Ready to book!
  • For booking, please email the following information to admin@sdba.org.sg, at least 2 weeks (*) before your intended session:
    1. Company/organisation/individual’s name
    2. Date and time of your session
    3. Total number of participants
    4. Number of boats (12 or 22-crew)
    5. Certificates of trainer & steersperson (if you are renting boat only)
    6. Contact person’s name and mobile number

* 2-week lead time is required for SDBA to source for trainer and steersperson, however if you are renting boats only, a shorter lead time is possible but subject to boat availability

Booking Process

Use the Contact Us button at the top right hand of the page if you have any queries
Controls
  • Payment must be made before dragon boat session.
  • We are closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
  • No Walk-Ins, all bookings must be via Emails.
  • No Refund due to Inclement Weather.
On Day of Dragon Boating
  • KWSC is a 10 minutes’ walk from Stadium MRT Station (please check with Station Control Office for direction if unsure).
  • Chartered bus can drop off/pick up from Kallang Wave Mall Taxi Stand.
    http://www.sportshub.com.sg/Directions/Documents/TrafficeBrochure_FA3flip%20copy.pd. KWSC is a 5 minutes’ walk from this drop off point.
  • Participants are advised to arrive 15 minutes early to change up.
  • Shower cubicles (no heater) are available at KWSC.
  • Avoid wearing ring as it may make contact with the paddle and cause hurt to your finger or damage to the paddle.
  • Avoid bringing valuables (such as laptop) to KWSC.
  • Sandals are the most comfortable footwear as your feet will get wet.
  • A dry set of clothing to change after paddling is recommended.
  • Bring along sunscreen, cap, long sleeved shirt and sunglasses to protect against the sun rays. It is impossible to retrieve the sunglasses that dropped into the water. Secure your belongings with you.
  • Do bring along a small bottle of drinking water into the dragon boat to prevent dehydration.
Have FUN 🙂

Organizing of Events

We conduct IDBF standard Dragon Boat Races for you!

Here are the types of races that we conduct.

National Competition & Races

Major Competition & Races

Custom Dragon Boat Competition
& Races for You!

National Competition & Races

National level competition to determine the best Singapore dragon boat team in their respective category, for the racing year.

  • The Nationals@Singapore Dragon Boat Festival
  • Singapore National Games
  • Singapore National Schools
Major Competition & Races

Co-organized with our partner/sponsors, these are world standard races, covering every spectrum of dragon boat racing. Open to Overseas Teams

  • AustCham 10km Dragon Boat Challenge
  • DBS Marina Regatta
  • Singapore Sea Dragon Cup
  • Singapore International Regatta
  • Sports Hub-SDBA Dragon Boat Century
Custom Dragon Boat Competition & Races for You!

So you want to organize your own dragon boat competition because you want to:

  • Brand and own a major sport competition
  • Raise funds for charity
  • Inter group, formation, department or unit games
  • Cohesion activity for your staff, students, beneficiaries, supporters, etc.

To explore how you can work with us to organise your very own dragon boat event, please use the Contact Us button at the top right corner of this page or you can also write in to admin@sdba.org.sg

VESSEL ID APPLICATION AND RENEWAL

All dragon boat owners are required to ensure that their boats have Vessel IDs, issued by PUB, which are not expired. Please read through the following flow-chart for the steps that you will need to take for the vessel ID renewal process.

RENEWAL OF EXISTING VESSEL PERMIT

Step 1

Inform SDBA in writing about your renewal intention

Step 2

SDBA will guide you on the renewal process as well as notify PUB to initiate the process.

You will need to submit the following documents:

  • Application Form
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety Plan
  • Annex 4 – Photos of your boat
  • Passed” Vessel Inspection Form (by your boat supplier)
  • Insurance (if you have any)

Step 3

Submit all documents to SDBA for verification & endorsement

Step 4

SDBA will forward to PUB to process

Step 5

PUB will inform boat owner in writing of the approve permit and an email acknowledgement (by the boat owner) to PUB’s term and conditions is required.

Process is then considered completed and the vessel permit is approved for the said period

REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING VESSEL

Dragon boats owners may do a 1 to 1 replacement of their existing boats if they are damage or beyond economic repairs. They need not wait until the expiry of their existing permits.

Boat owners must be certain which boat they want to replace as the existing Vessel ID will be deregistered and damaged boat scraped to make space when the new boat arrives

The process will be as follows:

Step 1

Inform SDBA in writing about your replacement intention. DO NOT make any purchases at this time until SDBA obtains an in-principal approval from PUB.

Meanwhile, you will need to project when your boat will arrive. Some factors to consider are internal procurement procedures, tendering & awarding process, manufacture & shipment. This may take 3 – 9 months to complete.

Step 2

SDBA will seek PUB’s in-principal approval for the replacement and advise when the boat could potentially arrive in Singapore. Only after approval is given then can the boat owner proceed with the replacement. There will be a time limit on the approval & SDBA will advise on a case by case basis.

Step 3

Notify SDBA on the arrival of the new boat and a new Vessel ID will then be assign by PUB (you cannot use back the existing ID no).

You will need to submit the following documents:

  • Application Form
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety Plan
  • Annex 4 – Photos of your boat
  • Passed” Vessel Inspection Form (by your boat supplier)
  • Insurance (if you have any)

Step 4

Submit all documents to SDBA for verification & endorsement

Step 5

SDBA will forward to PUB to process

Step 6

PUB will inform boat owner in writing of the approve permit and an email acknowledgement (by the boat owner) to PUB’s term and conditions is required.

Process is then considered completed and the vessel permit is approved for the said period

The following are the forms that will be required for the Vessel ID applications for both new boats and renewal of existing vessel IDs:

If you have any further queries, you may write in to admin@sdba.org.sg