Shipwright / Boat Builder – Bermuda

07 December 2017
60451 / 18-001
  • Skilled Tradesman position for certified professional
  • Not less than 5 years’ work experience
  • Young and dynamic team

Overview of Role

We are seeking an experienced Shipwright / Boat Builder, skilled in working in fibreglass and composites, to head over to Bermuda early in 2018 to join the team at Spar Yard Marine Solutions Ltd.

Reports to: Senior Management team

Start Date: from Jan 2018 - immediate, subject to local work visa

Key Responsibilities:

  • The main focus of the role will be working with fibreglass, gelcoat and composite build materials and resins, demonstrating a sound knowledge of the range of current techniques and procedures available to deliver the right solution for the client
  • Lay out or design structural and skin repairs, both large and small, using appropriate materials and techniques  and then deliver that solution, completely independently if required
  • Perform advanced carpentry work, such as the design and construction of internal cabinetry or structural members, such as engine beds
  • Estimate new work
  • Demonstrate compliance with company workplace expectations, practices and policies at all times (a detailed employee handbook will be made available to all suitably-qualified applicants as part of the initial evaluation process)


Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience:

  • Recognised Marine Trade Certification as a Shipwright / Composite Boat Builder, working on service, maintenance and repairs to a range of power and sail craft in GRP, wood, metal and other build mediums
  • Background experience will ideally also incorporate experience working with carbon fibre and high-performance construction materials (a bonus but not essential)
  • 5+ years of post-qualifying work experience in the role which you were able to work independently, or with minimal management
  • Competent user level of standard IT applications
  • Valid Truck licence to be secured within three months of commencing employment


Personal Profile:

  • Self-sufficient approach to the demands of the role, with the ability to take a job and see it through to completion
  • Highly motivated, punctual, well organised and a disciplined approach to work and the daily routine in a busy jobbing yard
  • Personable manner with the interpersonal and professional skills to liaise with customers as part of working on their vessels and a readiness to act as an ambassador for the company at all times
  • Adaptable to the limitations of life within a small but sophisticated island community



Wage: negotiable according to experience (paid in Bermudan dollars, pegged to the US Dollar)

Probationary Period is for six months from start date.

Working Hours - 40 hours per week between 8am and 5pm weekdays with one unpaid hour break per day. 

NB: Weekly work hours may vary according to client demand and inclement weather conditions.

  • Company logo work shirts provided.
  • Company Health Plan plus Pension available according to eligibility.
  • Assistance will be given to secure the local work visa.


The Company:

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Contact Rob Everall of Marinejobs by writing to or call him on +64 21 996 796 for further information.  You can also apply directly to this job using the form on the right side of this page.