Boat Builder

Kaihanga Waka

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Boat builders build, repair, fit out and sometimes design boats and marine components.

Pay

Boat builders with up to five years' experience usually earn

$16-$40 per hour

Boat builders with more than five years' experience usually earn

$40-$75 per hour

Source: NZ Marine and Composites ITO, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a boat builder are good due to increased demand for boats.
Sam Christiansen drills screws into hull of a boat frame

Boat builders work with wood, composites and metals to build boats

Last updated 16 January 2018