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

We are looking for passionate and positive people with a keen eye for precision and quality, Berthon has positions available for experienced Shipwrights/Boatbuilders to join our highly skilled team of Shipwrights and their Apprentices on private yachts and commercial refit and repair projects.


The following attributes are essential for this role:

  • Recognised Level 3 Boatbuilding Apprenticeship
  • Excellent working knowledge of High-quality composite build and complex repair processes.
  • Ability to work competently with a range of materials including wood and metals
  • Excellent working knowledge of exterior and interior fit out processes
  • Ability to work unsupervised to exacting standards
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings
  • Be motivated
  • Reliable
  • Have a good eye for detail to produce top quality work
  • Proven Marine industry track record

The following attributes are desirable for this role:

  • Eye for colour matching for gelcoat repairs
  • Ability to supplement yacht varnishing and finishing processes


  • Reading and interpreting drawings
  • Assembly of steering systems
  • Keel fittings
  • Skin fittings
  • Deck gear and teak deck installation
  • Window, portlight and hatch Installation
  • Drive chain propulsion system assembly
  • Shaft fitting
  • Fitting of hatches
  • Lazerette fit-out
  • Fitting various fibreglass components
  • Levelling boats
  • Some laminating tasks
  • Fitting a variety of boat furniture
  • Fitting ply bulkheads
  • Fitting cabin sole bearers and cabin doors
  • Cladding bulkheads with polished veneered ply
  • Fitting various fibreglass components
  • Fitting sole boards

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 company that values its staff, now and into the future, 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


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