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$1,602 per week


Boat Builders and Shipwrights construct, fit out and repair boats and ships.


  • studying plans and specifications, and preparing templates and scale plans for fabrication and cutting of hull sections
  • marking reference points and lines on dry docks and slipways
  • checking position and functioning of slipway apparatus
  • assembling shells of boats and erecting hull sections of ship
  • erecting and preparing launching platforms, conducting pre-launch tests and supervising launching procedures
  • installing masts, frames, decking, fittings, machines, shafts and safety equipment
  • building and installing structures such as cabins, machine mountings, propeller supports and rudders
  • determining repair requirements and procedures
  • may make hull moulds and fabricate and repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass, reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, Kevlar, fibreglass and concrete.


  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

To become a Boat Builder and Shipwright

Skills employers are looking for

  • Interior Design

  • Repairing

  • Communication Skills

  • Vessel Maintenance

  • Welding

  • Hand Tools

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