Experienced Shipwrights/Boatbuilders Required

Due to further expansion and ever increasing demand for our high quality services, Berthon has immediate positions available for experienced Shipwrights/ Boatbuilders to join our highly skilled team on refit and repair projects on both commercial vessels and private yachts

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.


  • Time served Apprenticeship with City & Guilds Level 3
  • Evidence of good working knowledge of structural composite build and repair processes using epoxy and polyester based resins
  • Good working knowledge of wooden boat repairs and joinery
  • Interior and exterior fit-out experience
  • Stern tube, A bracket and P bracket line-ups
  • Through hull penetrations and fittings
  • Deck hardware fitting
  • Gelcoat repairs and finishing.
  • Ability to work unsupervised to exacting standards
  • Be motivated
  • Reliable
  • Have a good eye for detail
  • Proven leisure marine industry track record.


  • 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

  • Excellent rates of pay – £20.40 per hr
  • 33 days holiday per year (incl. bank holidays)
  • Notional dividend bonus scheme
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Company pension
  • Free on-site parking
  • The opportunity to progress your career in an excellent working environment in modern purpose built facilities for a progressive company.

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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