Fareast was founded in 2001 as an Optimist builder.  In just 3 years we grew to become the largest Optimist builder in the world and in turn added production of the International 420, pram and 3 models of RIB coach boats.

By 2010 our Optimist accounted for more than 30% of the world wide market and we’d built over 15,000 dinghies of various designs.  On demand from our customers in the Asian market we began production of keelboats that year.

The first, the FAREAST 26, was the beginning of a great design/build partnership with Simonis Voogd, who have designed all the boats in our yacht line.

Over 100 FAREAST 26 were built and delivered in just the first two years.  The success of the 26 was followed by the 18 and 18R with over 100 boats sold in year 1.

Fareast Boats USA was founded in 2013 to introduce the Fareast yacht line to North America and provide sales and service support for the complete line of dinghies, RIB’s and yachts produced by Fareast.