Naval Architect

Kaihoahoa Tāruru

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Naval architects plan, design and supervise the construction and repair of ships, yachts and boats.


New naval architects usually earn

$50K-$60K per year

Naval architects with more than three years' experience usually earn

$60K-$150K per year

Source: Able Ships and Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a naval architect are poor as roles are limited due to the small boat building industry.
A female boat designer stands on a gangway giving directions to a male boat builder

Naval architects direct boat builders on how to construct their designs

Last updated 16 January 2018