At Berthon, we believe that our history and our people make us what we are today – a family-run business offering exceptional maritime services from our world-class facilities.

Berthon is an innovative and spirited company, committed to your individual development. We are proud to be able to present a compelling range of projects to work on, as well as a variety of career directions for our staff.

Our team takes great pride and satisfaction in the work they do, so bring your passion and skills, we can provide the rest, both now and well into the future.

Excellent rates of pay

Great career progression

Careers for life

The Role

Berthon are searching for determined individuals with experience in safe rigging practices and procedures to join our highly skilled workforce working on a wide variety of vessels on our marina and in our modern facilities. This is a highly responsible position that requires high attention to detail, safety, efficiency, and the ability to multitask in a busy marina environment.


  • 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
  • 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


  • Following up enquiries from customers
  • Pursuing sales leads
  • Fault finding and defect reports
  • Annual maintenance for yacht owners
  • Liaising withcomponent 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

Rewards and Benefits

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible hours
  • Training opportunities and support
  • Free on-site parking

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
Email: Keith.Longman@berthon.co.uk

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