Boat Builder & Shipwright

Boat Builder & Shipwright

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

Job Demand: Medium

Average weekly wage: $1,038

Where you could work:

Boat Building CompaniesRiviera Marine, Quintrex, Maratimo

MarinasGold Coast City Marina, Sanctuary Cove, Runaway Bay Marina

Boat Builders & Shipwrights do the following tasks:

  • 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