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Naval Architect

Kaihoahoa Tāruru

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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 17 July 2018