Boat Builder

Kaihanga Waka

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Boat builders make and repair sailing, fishing, pleasure and motor boats. They may also design vessels or assist naval architects with the design of vessels.


A qualified boat builder working for a boat building company usually earns

$18-$30 per hour

A self-employed boat builder usually earns

$40-$60 per hour

Job opportunities

Opportunities for boat builders are average, with the boat building industry only slowly recovering from the recession.
Sam Christiansen working on he internal framing of an aluminium boat

Boat builders need a wide range of technical skills and the ability to work with many different materials

Last updated 6 June 2017