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Aluminium Boatbuilder

Boat Builder

August 3, 2023
Aluminium Boatbuilder
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Aluminium boat-builder or ship-builder to join our industry-renowned fabrication team.

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Aluminium boat-builder or shipbuilder to join our industry-renowned fabrication team.

This is an opportunity for an experienced boatbuilder or aluminium welder/fabricator to take a vital position in one of New Zealand’s most progressive and respected custom boat builders.


About the Role:

Hull strength and integrity are vital to the offshore capabilities of our celebrated craft. The fabrication team is responsible for delivering the quality-controlled construction standard of every Dickey boat.

You will have variety every week.  The builds are months long and every stage of the build offers something different.

During our sea-trialling procedure, you will have opportunities to experience first-hand the on-water capabilities of the completed vessel ready for handover.  Wesee this as essential to understanding the role that structural integrity plays in our acclaimed blue-water performance.


About the candidate:

The following skills and experience are highly desirable:

·       A qualification in alloy boat building or relevant experience/trade

·       Aluminium welding and fabrication experience

·       Pride in your work environment and exceptional craftsmanship

·       Positive attitude and respect for awesome teamwork

·       Ability to work with vigilance and help problem-solve on new builds


Physical fitness is a prerequisite for the role. An enthusiasm for boats and the marine environment will contribute significantly to your success at Dickey Boats.

How to Apply:

If this role sounds like it could provide your next challenge, please apply by including a cover letter and CV. For further information, don't hesitate to contact Tris Dickey at Dickey Boats on 021 375981 or by email at for a confidential discussion.

About Dickey Boats:
Dickey Boats is passionate about the ocean, the marine environment and delivering world-class experiences for our customers.  

We are a focused, respectful group of people committed to our craft. We value the contribution of all team members to our mission of producing bespoke, award-winning vessels.


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