Bring your skills and passion to a growing team building the world’s finest bluewater cruising yachts, with the facilities and opportunities to match. For over 45 years our people have been designing and building luxury liveaboard sailing yachts, capable of sailing anywhere in the world in comfort and safety. We have a bold new vision for the future, and we want people with a desire to learn and grow to join us on the journey.

Why join Oyster as a Bench Joiner?

This is not your average Bench Joiner role. We build the world’s finest bluewater cruising yachts. We don’t just offer Bench Joiner jobs but the chance to be part of a proud family, to learn, to be the best at what you do, and to enjoy your work. Here are three big reasons to join us.

Take pride in using your joinery skills to create something truly unique and world-class – a Great British product, respected around the world. Our yachts set the standards in our industry, making life-enhancing adventures possible for our passionate international family of customers.

Under passionate new leadership Oyster is growing fast, with an order book that gives us security for years to come. It means that you can look forward with confidence and opportunities to progress both your skills and career, as we launch new yachts and innovate.

You will work as part of a highly skilled team with the finest materials, tools and facilities. We strive to build a family feel amongst our team and to provide the flexibility, training, benefits and support that you need to do your best work and to enjoy your work.

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We are hiring a number of Bench Joiners in Southampton and Wroxham to help us meet the growing demand for our range of luxury yachts. Vacancies range from junior level to highly experienced professionals.

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Our yachts are built to circumnavigate the world, so we are looking for joiners with a keen eye for precision and quality, and who enjoy working as part of a multi-skilled team to solve problems and meet deadlines. You will have at least two years’ experience, ideally in the marine industry, but you could also be working in related areas that require the same high levels of craftsmanship and quality.

Sailing Jobs Oyster Careers Trade 5


You will be making and fitting a wide variety of boat furniture across our luxury yacht range. Responsibilities include:

  • Reading and interpreting CAD drawings
  • Making internal and external yacht furniture
  • Making cabin doors and sole bearers
  • Occasional painting
  • Assisting colleagues within the department and throughout the Oyster Group where necessary
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  • Competitive rates of pay and overtime opportunities
  • 22 days holiday per year plus bank holidays, with the flexibility to purchase an additional three days, or sell two days if preferred
  • Employer pension contributions
  • Flexible shifts and working patterns
  • Training opportunities and support
  • Company's administered contributory sickness and accident insurance scheme
  • Occupational sick pay after six months service
  • Lifeworks employee assistance programme
  • Free on-site parking





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Oyster values

We are proud to build the world’s finest bluewater sailing yachts. Our success depends on our ability to bring together the best people and enable them to do great work. Living by our values every day ensures we enjoy and do our best work, feel valued, and grow personally and professionally. These are our values that make Oyster such a special place to work:

We focus on being the best and constantly getting better.

We care deeply, are accountable and take pride in all we do.

We do the right thing, act respectfully and keep promises.

We work as one team with heart, supporting each other and having fun together.

Our Mission

"We build and support the world’s finest bluewater cruising yachts, making life-enhancing adventures possible for our passionate international family of owners."

Handcrafted with pride

No two Oysters are the same. Each of our yachts is designed and handcrafted using time-honoured skills, insights and learnings gained over 50 years from a loyal group of visionaries including owners, staff, sales team and project managers. Working with the finest materials and an obsessive attention to detail, our craftspeople know how to translate your vision into a yacht that is an Oyster through and through, while making her unique to you.

Contact Us


If you are interested in joining us as a Bench Joiner then we would love you to take one of the two next steps:

FIND OUT MORE by emailing our people team on [email protected]