Boat Builder / Shipwright


  • Transfer dimensions to marine plywood and other construction materials using a tape measure, square, and marking/layout devices. 
  • Make accurate cuts of wood and other materials using table and chop saws and other related power tools. 
  • Skilled in reading and interpreting blueprints. 
  • Troubleshoot leaks, squeaks, warps and make recommendations for appropriate repair. 
  • Layout, cut and assemble boat parts, such as doors, paneling, boxes, rails, and trim. 
  • Installs prefabricated/custom parts such as hatches, marine hardware, metal trim, seats and other parts. 
  • Apply caulking compound under spray rails, windshields, and around windows, using the appropriate material to specified lengths and cement, crimps, screws, or taps into place. 
  • Good working knowledge of woodworking joints in the marine industry, such as a scarf, sill splice, lap, finger, and dovetail. 
  • Skilled knowledge and use of epoxies and vinyl ester resins or other adhesives to bond parts and perform basic fiberglass repair. 
  • Must meet schedule and budget for projects. 
  • Understands yachting terminology, local and industry, e.g., port/starboard, and bung (wood plug). 
  • Use reading and writing, adding and subtracting of whole numbers and fractions. 
  • Experience in restorations and refits a plus. 
  • Follow prescribed safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe, clean work area. 
  • All work to be performed to Yachting Solutions quality standards. 
  • Perform other related duties as necessary. 


  • High school or general equivalency degree (GED) required. 
  • Course work in wood and/or metals preferred. 
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Knowledge, the operation of tape measures, square, hand saw, hand plane, table saw, and chop saw, planer, and set-up of a joiner, band saw, shaper, surface sander, router, vacuum pumps, and inverted router. 
  • Five years carpentry, plus 4 years boat building/repair experience including knowledge of various types of woods, finishes cabinetry attributes, and adhesives. 

Physical requirements:

  • Unlimited or unimpaired ability to walk, bend, stoop, climb and work safely around water on a ladder or in confined spaces 
  • Ability to lift 50lbs. (Maximum 100lbs with assistance of another employee) 
  • Physical requirements include frequent walking, climbing, twisting, kneeling, reaching, standing, squatting and bending. 
  • Position requires frequent repetitive motion 
  • Work well in non-structured entrepreneurial environment 
  • Ability to climb and be comfortable working on a ladder 

We offer 401k, vacation and healthcare, vision and dental insurance benefits and company paid life insurance. 


Job Type:



Required education: 

  • High school or equivalent 


Required experience: 

  • Boat building/repair: 4 years 


Required license or certification: 

  • Driver's license