Bring your skills and passion to one of our boat builder jobs in a growing team, working together to build 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 Boat Builder?

These are not your average boat builder jobs. Oyster builds the world’s finest bluewater cruising yachts. We don’t just offer boat builder jobs but also the chance to join us as part of a proud family, to learn, to be the best at what you do, and to enjoy your work. Our customers demand the highest standards and Oyster is renowned for its quality of workmanship, traditional craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. Here are three big reasons to join us.

Take pride in using your boat building skills to create something beautiful and unique – a Great British product, respected around the world. Our yachts set the standards in craftsmanship, 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 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’re hiring internal and external boat builders in Southampton and Wroxham to help us meet growing demand for our yachts. Oyster boat builder jobs offer a range of opportunities from junior level to highly experienced roles that will challenge you and expand your skills and expertise.

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Our yachts are built to circumnavigate the world, so we’re looking for people with a keen eye for precision and quality who enjoy working as part of a multi-skilled team. Taking responsibility for meeting deadlines to ensure each boat is completed to schedule for its new owners, you will be responsible for fitting various components across our range of world-class yachts. These boat builder jobs require precision and a close attention to detail to ensure the finish meets Oysters high quality standards. You will have relevant C&G qualifications and ideally at least two years’ marine industry experience, working with timber/GRP boats.

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External Boat Builder RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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
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Internal Boat Builders RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reading and interpreting drawings
  • 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
  • Some basic upholstery / vinyl work
  • Fitting sole boards
  • Occasional painting
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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 Boat Builder then we would love you to take one of the two next steps:

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