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Jobs at Berthon

All Berthon jobs are live at the time of publication. Jobs located at Berthon’s Boatyard and office facilities in Lymington unless otherwise noted.

An experienced facilities manager is required to run the infrastructure in our busy 10 acre boatyard and 8 acre yacht marina. This will include hard and soft FM, arranging servicing of equipment, maintenance of our buildings and running new procurement and build projects.

Job Description & Application

To supplement our team of highly skilled Marine Engineers and their apprentices on refit projects in our modern purpose built facilities and to service the needs of our marina client base working on a range of sailing and motor yachts as well as maintaining our own company vessels.

Job Description & Application

Due to increasing demand Berthon has an immediate opening for experienced Cleaners to join our yacht valeting team at £9.00 per hour (above minimum wage) and the availability of overtime which is paid at time–and-a-half. Branded Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided along with a fantastic setting at Lymington Marina, just minutes walking distance from the High Street and Lymington Town railway station.

Job Description & Application

Berthon is looking for an electronics sales manager: an energetic individual with the confidence to sell Raymarine, Garmin, Icom, KVH, Simrad and B&G, FURUNO, plus Mastervolt and Victron ad other leading marine electrical equipment manufacturers. The successful candidate will support existing customers in leisure, commercial and defence sectors, as well as expand the client list. They will work alongside other project managers on larger refits and new builds, to make sure the electrical/ electronic projects run on time and within budget, and ideally be able to perform a wider role within the Maintenance & Repair team.

Job Description & Application

An experienced marine sales professional is sought to join Versadock, a fast-paced, exciting and versatile company with an innovative docking solution which is used in both the leisure, commercial and military sectors of the marine industry.

You will be responsible for identifying & generating new leads, establishing new customers, and nurturing existing accounts, to meet sales plans and targets. A key aim is to grow direct sales to the UK market, as well as supporting your line manager in developing the international dealer network.

Job Description & Application

Managing Broker required by Berthon in France. We seek a motivated and experienced broker to work with us to build this business. The successful applicant will be ambitious, hard working and a team player with fluent French and English as a minimum. There is potential for serious growth in this business for the right candidate and for them to play a leading role in this growth including an equity package and long term career development.

Job Description & Application

Berthon are now inviting applications for apprenticeships starting in September 2021

Berthon has a long history of training apprentices and also supporting the development of apprenticeships across the industry. You will get the opportunity to benefit from a national and international award winning apprenticeship programme that will aid your progression.  As an apprentice you will ‘Earn as you Learn’ with competitive rates of pay as well as a notional dividend and a Berthon pension (both subject to qualification).

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Yacht Rigging and Boat Moving Manager

Berthon is a family business, and we have no bank debt, investing continuously in our plant, machinery & infrastructure from our retained profits, not by borrowing. We own our 10 acre shipyard and 8 acres of the river. We are creating a new position to manage and expand all our yacht rigging work, and also to manage our busy boat lifting and launching activities. Training will be given.

Reports to: Head of Yacht Maintenance and Repair Department

Overview

  • Working within a management team, assisting with the rigging element of refits
  • Sell and manage yacht rigging work
  • Manage team of yacht riggers
  • Manage lifts, launches & boat moving around the shipyard
  • Supervise safe storage of boats ashore
  • Manage team of boat hoist operators

Roles and Responsibilities:

Yacht Rigging

  • Following up enquiries from customers
  • Pursuing sales leads
  • Fault finding and defect reports
  • Annual maintenance for yacht owners
  • Liaising with component manufacturers regarding specifications
  • Viewing boats to draw up technical specification
  • Costing labour and materials
  • Quoting customers
  • Following up customers after quoting
  • Obtaining signed orders & deposit payments
  • Raising job instructions
  • Scheduling work
  • Managing labour, materials & sub-contractors
  • Technical support of skilled yacht riggers
  • Training and support of apprentices
  • Sea trials and rig tuning
  • Invoicing & the collection of payment
  • Cross-selling of other company services
  • Continuing service and maintenance

Boat Moving & Storage

  • Phone & e mail contact with owners and skippers
  • Quoting customers
  • Following up customers after quoting
  • Process customer instructions
  • Process project manager boat moving requests
  • Raising job instructions
  • Update and manage the boat moving schedule on BMAPP
  • Producing a daily lift/launch list for the boat hoist operators
  • Invoicing boat moves
  • Invoicing ashore storage, cradle hire, etc
  • Cross-selling of other company services
  • Producing a lift/launch dry sailing list for the riggers with the dry sailing manager

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Tom Wright
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form

Marine Distribution Sales

B2B selling of marine craft and products to existing boat dealers, boat builders and OEM accounts and creating new business, appointing and setting up new dealerships and commercial entities.

There is a diverse range of products in the portfolio including:

  • RIBs
  • Jet tenders
  • Inflatable boats
  • Aluminium boats
  • Outboard motors
  • Safety boats
  • Propeller guards
  • Associated products

The role

  • Visit customers and potential stockists in the UK and Ireland
  • Preparation and attendance at boats shows and trade fairs
  • Product demonstrations including sea trials
  • Quotation and Order administration
  • Liaison with manufacturers and placing stock orders
  • Work with the existing team

The package includes a good salary, generous commission and a car allowance.

The ideal candidate would have a track record of marine B2B sales, have the ability to travel and work away from home, and have experience in operating boats and small craft.

Applications to Ben.BradleyWatson@berthon.co.uk

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Ben Bradley-Watson
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form

Experienced Rigging Team Leader

Berthon has an immediate position available for an experienced Rigging Team Leader to join our highly skilled workforce working on a wide variety of vessels on our marina and in our modern facilities.

The following attributes are essential for this role:

  • Excellent working knowledge of running and standing rigging
  • Rig Tuning
  • Swaging
  • Splicing and ropework
  • Mast stepping and un-stepping using a variety of lifting tackle and cranes
  • A good head for heights
  • Sailing experience
  • Boat handling experience
  • Ability to work unsupervised to exacting standards
  • Be motivated
  • Reliable
  • Have a good eye for detail to produce top quality work
  • Ability to embrace and communicate a strong safety culture
  • Proven industry track record.
  • A good communicator able to work in a small close knit team.

The following attributes are desirable but not essential for this role:

  • Fabricating in S/S and aluminium
  • Knowledge of hydraulics

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Keith Longman
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form

Marine Electrical/ Electronics Engineer Required

Due to expansion and increasing demand for our high quality services, Berthon has immediate positions available for experienced Marine Electrical/ Electronic Engineers to join our highly skilled team on major refit and marina based projects.

Knowledge and skills

You must be Apprenticeship time served and have the following attributes:

  • Experienced in marine electronic installations and service support of market leaders including
    • Raymarine – the world leader in marine electronics for recreational boating and light commercial marine markets
    • Garmin – the leading GPS manufacturer, number two in the marine market
    • Navico – Distributor of the B&G, Simrad, Lowrance, Northstar, Eagle & MX Marine Brands.
    • Furuno
    • Victron
    • Mastervolt
  • Excellent diagnostic skills with the ability to work to exacting standards
  • In depth knowledge of Marine electrical DC and AC systems.
  • Candidates must be self-starters, motivated, reliable, have a good eye for detail and proven track record in the leisure or commercial marine industry.

Main Duties and responsibilities

  • A wide range of electronic and electrical installations, repairs and upgrades.
  • Fault diagnosis on a range of engine electronic management systems, navigation systems and battery monitoring systems.
  • Commissioning, dock side trials, sea trials and collection & delivery trips.
  • Able to work on own initiative to provide off-site support to commercial customers.
  • A wide range of instrument and wiring upgrades.
  • Working in a team with all trades to produce a quality product to budget and on time.

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Keith Longman
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form

Facilities Manager

Summary

An experienced facilities manager is required to run the infrastructure in our busy 10 acre boatyard and 8 acre yacht marina. This will include hard and soft FM, arranging servicing of equipment, maintenance of our buildings and running new procurement and build projects.

Skills required

  • Experience in all areas of Facilities Management
  • Good range of communication skills
  • Arrange equipment servicing
  • Building maintenance
  • Management of external sub-contractors
  • Directing internal staff
  • Liaison with others inside and outside the company
  • Time management
  • Ability to prioritise and organise the workload
  • Strong team player
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety, risk assessments etc
  • Experience with MS Office inc Word, Excel & Outlook
  • Documentation and record keeping

 

Desirable attributes

  • Project Management experience
  • Contractor Performance Management
  • Understanding of energy management and environmental issues
  • CAD ability
  • Working to tight deadlines within agreed budgets
  • Ability to work on multiple projects

Berthon is a family business. We have no bank debt, investing continuously in our training, plant, machinery & infrastructure from our retained profits, not by borrowing. We own our 10 acre Lymington shipyard and 8 acres of the river which forms our marina. Berthon is certificated to quality ISO9001:2015, environmental ISO14001:2015, and health and safety ISO45001:2018. Berthon is entering many new business areas, and we look forward to continued success with our latest expansion plans.

Applications to keith.longman@berthon.co.uk

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Keith Longman
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form

Experienced Marine Engineers Required

To supplement our team of highly skilled Marine Engineers and their apprentices on refit projects in our modern purpose built facilities and to service the needs of our marina client base working on a range of sailing and motor yachts as well as maintaining our own company vessels.

The following attributes are essential for this role:

  • Recognised marine engineering apprenticeship
  • Experienced on a range of marine diesel engines, ancillary equipment and propulsion systems
  • Ability to recognise and diagnose system faults
  • Strong mechanical fitting skills
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Reliable
  • Motivated
  • Ability to work unsupervised to exacting standards
  • Proven Marine industry track record

The following attributes are desirable for this role:

  • Good working knowledge of Volvo Penta, Yanmar and Cummins Marine diesel engines
  • Fabricating in S/S and Aluminium
  • Good working knowledge of hydraulic systems
  • Good working knowledge of electronic engines

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Keith Longman
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form

Boat Valeter

Due to increasing demand Berthon has an immediate opening for experienced Cleaners to join our yacht valeting team at £9.18 per hour (above minimum wage) and the availability of overtime which is paid at time–and-a-half. Branded Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided along with a fantastic setting at Lymington Marina, just minutes walking distance from the High Street and Lymington Town railway station.

Essential Attributes:

  • Team player
  • Strong work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Professional
  • Reliable

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cutting GRP surfaces using power tools and applicable PPE
  • Polishing GRP & painted surfaces with appropriate products
  • Washing down various size sailing yachts and motorboats within the marina
  • Full detailed valeting using appropriate products to create a professional finish (COSHH)
  • Other associated tasks as needed

The role also involves helping to keep our newly refurbished washroom facilities clean, maintaining fleet of pool vehicles and maintaining the ship yard works area

NB Previous successful applicants have found alternative long term roles and careers at the family-owned Berthon having proven their reliability after working industriously with good time-keeping and a disciplined approach to all tasks.

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Keith Longman
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form

Marine Electronic Sales Manager

Summary

Berthon is looking for an electronics sales manager: an energetic individual with the confidence to sell Raymarine, Garmin, Icom, KVH, Simrad and B&G, FURUNO, plus Mastervolt and Victron ad other leading marine electrical equipment manufacturers. The successful candidate will support existing customers in leisure, commercial and defence sectors, as well as expand the client list. They will work alongside other project managers on larger refits and new builds, to make sure the electrical/ electronic projects run on time and within budget, and ideally be able to perform a wider role within the Maintenance & Repair team.

Reports to

  • Directors

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Running a team of 10 electricians, including apprentices
  • Following up enquiries from customers
  • Liaising with manufacturers regarding hardware specifications
  • Viewing boats to draw up technical specification
  • Costing labour and materials
  • Quoting customers
  • Obtaining signed orders & deposit payments
  • Scheduling work
  • Managing labour & materials for all electronics installation jobs
  • Setting to work of the new equipment
  • Familiarisation of new equipment with owner
  • Invoicing & the collection of payment
  • After sales support
  • Diagnostics
  • Fault finding
  • Repairs
  • Software / firmware upgrades

Berthon is a family business. We invest continuously in our training, plant, machinery & infrastructure from our retained profits, not by borrowing. We own our 10 acre Lymington shipyard and 8 acres of the river which forms our marina. Berthon is entering many new business areas, and we look forward to continued success with our latest expansion plans.

Applications to dom@berthon.co.uk

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Dominic May
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form

Versadock Sales

An experienced marine sales professional is sought to join Versadock, a fast-paced, exciting and versatile company with an innovative docking solution which is used in both the leisure, commercial and military sectors of the marine industry.

You will be responsible for identifying & generating new leads, establishing new customers, and nurturing existing accounts, to meet sales plans and targets. A key aim is to grow direct sales to the UK market, as well as supporting your line manager in developing the international dealer network.

Key Responsibilities

  • Visit customers
  • Quotations
  • Sales negotiation
  • Close sales
  • Obtain payment
  • After-sales support 
  • Develop and manage relationships to include:
    • Marinas
    • Clubs
    • Commercial
    • Military
  • Overseas sales
  • Meet sales targets
  • Attend boat shows and trade shows
  • UK and overseas travel

Essential Attributes

  • 3 to 5 years of marine sector sales, preferably in both leisure and commercial 
  • Creative, innovative and adaptable with a positive approach
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to negotiate 
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in a pressurised environment
  • Self-starter, self-motivated and customer-focused 
  • Team player
  • Initiative to solve complex issues 
  • Adapt to different situations
  • Organise work effectively
  • Manage multiple priorities
  • Computer literate
  • Full current UK driving license & current UK passport

Applications via the Berthon website using the application form.

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Chris Davison
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form

Managing Broker required by Berthon in France

Overview of Position:

https://www.berthoninternational.com/about-berthon-international/berthon-jobs/managing-broker-required-by-berthon-in-france/

Role:

Managing all aspects of the office at Berthon France with the goal of creating a stable business with solid sales of new Windy Boats, new Pearl Motor Yachts and an effective brokerage operation. The Berthon Sales Group is a collegiate business which adopts a holistic approach to the yachting business; accordingly, team playing, not just in the French office, but with all Berthon’s international sales offices.

Reporting To:
Berthon UK – Sue Grant/Brian May

Duties:

  • Working with the in-place team to ensure the smooth running of the office including management responsibility for current book-keeper and statutory accounting plus other aspects related to the running of an SL in France.
  • Managing the Pearl Motor yachts dealership including marketing, sales and development of the brand in the territory and developing a good relationship with the builder.
  • Working with the current team on the Windy Boats dealership and further developing this aspect of the business including marketing, sales and interface with the builders.
  • Building the brokerage offering for Berthon France to develop this beyond the sales of second hand Windys and some other motor yachts to a rounded brokerage offering, working with the other offices to support them in the territory and growing staff putting in place the needed staffing to assist with this.
  • Focusing on the office environment and ensuring that this reflects the business mission of Berthon France.
  • Networking in the South of France and internationally to acquire the needed contacts to be successful in the brokerage and new yacht sales environment.
  • Building a team of contractors and contacts to focus on the destination proposition of Berthon France, encompassing service, berths, guardiennage, concierge services and other infrastructure that will build on the proposition of buying a new or a second hand yacht from Berthon France.
  • Building the profile of Berthon France via marketing, boat shows, advertising and original ideas, mindful of budget verses revenue. In this you will be assisted by marketing resource available from the UK.
  • Developing a 5 year plan for the development of the business based on its 3 revenue streams – Windy, Pearl and brokerage sales.

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Isabel Moss
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form

Berthon Apprenticeships

Berthon are now inviting applications for apprenticeships starting in September 2021

Berthon has a long history of training apprentices and also supporting the development of apprenticeships across the industry.  You will get the opportunity to benefit from a national and international award winning apprenticeship programme that will aid your progression.  As an apprentice you will ‘Earn as you Learn’ with competitive rates of pay as well as a notional dividend and a Berthon pension (both subject to qualification).

Once you have become competent with all the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours you will sit an end point assessment as verification that you have met the requirements of the apprenticeship standard. At this point you can gain professional recognition at Eng. Tech level.

If you feel you have the enthusiasm, drive and commitment to complete a 4-year apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a top quality environment here at Berthon.

Apprenticeships are available in the following disciplines:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Electrical
  • Shipwright
  • Painter/Sprayer

More information about our apprenticeships and how to apply can be found here 

www.berthon.co.uk/about-berthon/apprenticeships

Download Berthon Apprentice Case Study

Apply for Position

If you feel you meet the requisite criteria and want to work in a top quality environment, please apply in writing by sending a completed application form along with your CV to:

Keith Longman
Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3YL

Download Application Form

Apprenticeship Contact Information

Keith Longman
keith.longman@berthon.co.uk

Berthon Boat Company Limited
The Shipyard, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL

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