Naval Architect/​Boat Designer

Kaihoahoa Tāruru

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Naval architects/boat designers plan, design and supervise the construction and repair of ships, yachts and pleasure craft. They may also be employed in the offshore industry, doing work such as design and construction of oil rigs.


Naval architects usually earn

$40K-$150K per year

Boat designers usually earn

$35K-$70K per year

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a naval architect/boat designer are average due to the small size of the industry – fewer boats are being built, but commercial work remains steady.
Richard McBride looking at a computer screen

Richard McBride working on a boat design

Last updated 20 September 2017