Valeting Manager

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.


Manage team of valeters with overall responsibility for providing high quality and efficient cleaning of boat interiors and exteriors, company vehicles, washroom facilities, marina pontoons, gantries and shipyard work areas

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage valeting team ensuring quality of finished product
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients including berth holders, brokerage, MOD
  • Prioritise and schedule work and issue job instructions
  • Liaise with clients, managers and brokers
  • Estimating, invoicing, collecting payment and record keeping
  • Increase client base by promoting available services
  • Manage stock levels of cleaning products and consumables
  • Ensure all equipment is maintained in serviceable condition
  • Provide training on cleaning products and processes
  • Ensure all Health & Safety measures are in place and maintained including Work at Height, Work on Water, COSHH, Safe operation of equipment and use of products
  • Ensure all fleet vehicles are maintained in serviceable condition
  • Cleaning of pontoons on Marina, Yard wall and Shipyard house
  • Cleaning of gantries and yard work areas
  • Cleaning of washroom facilities


High attention to detail

Customer relationship skills

Competent to run a busy team

Scheduling and prioritising tasks

Personnel management to direct, control, coach and support a range of personalities.

Safety, risk assessment and environmental awareness

In depth knowledge of equipment and product use (incl. hazardous substances)

Ability to operate company ERP system (training provided)

Competent user of Microsoft Office packages

Strong communication skills to manage staff



Proven track record in the leisure marine industry with minimum 5 years’ experience in similar role

Superyacht finish experience


For the right person the role will grow to include additional responsibilities in the Yacht, Maintenance and Repair department.


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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