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Waterfront Services Manager- Royal Yacht Club of Victoria

Posted 2.3.17

The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria is a progressive yacht club with a proud history. The Club provides boating facilities, an extensive yachting program and a range of services for its members and the wider community.

An opportunity exists for an experienced, energetic and motivated person to lead our yard and marina team based at the club’s premises on the waterfront in Williamstown.

As a ‘hands on leader’ of a small team, the Waterfront Services Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the yard and marina operation, with the emphasis on member service and maintaining high standards in this important area of the Club.

In addition to working ‘hands on’ you will be required to;

  • Manage the daily operations of the boat yard including the travel lift
  • Manage the marina, including maintenance and berth allocation
  • Manage the use of all external areas of the Clubs grounds
  • Manage staff and contractors
  • Implement and monitor OH&S legislative requirements and Club policy
  • Manage labour cost, work to budget and Invoice all works completed

The successful applicant is likely to possess;

  • Significant operational/work yard experience
  • Experience and knowledge of boating or the marine industry
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to work the hours needed to meet the demands of the role
  • Basic computer skills
  • Current drivers and boat operator’s licenses.
  • Licenses for operating travel hoist and fork lift

A salary commensurate with the responsibilities and duties will be provided. Excellent facilities including on- site parking and supportive management coupled with a unique working environment make this role an attractive option for the right person.

Please send applications to by COB 16th March 2017.

Any questions, or if you require a copy of the Job Description please email to the above mentioned email address.

Yaringa Boat Harbour - Marina and Boatyard Supervisor

POsted: 13.2.17


Yaringa Boat Harbour is a busy marina and boatyard with over 500 vessels. Yaringa operates marina berths, 2 straddles carriers, hardstand storage, extensive trailer boat operations as well as a range of commercial tenants.

The senior permanent position of Marina and Boatyard Supervisor has become available. This position involves:

•Managing and supervising up to five boatyard staff including casuals.

•Operating a range of machinery and equipment including straddle carriers, forklifts, work boats and tractors.

•Maintenance and care of facility and all machinery and equipment.

•Interfacing and communicating with management, tenants and customers.

The following skills and experience are considered important for the position:

•Supervisory experience.

•Past marina, shipyard/boatyard experience.

•An extensive knowledge of all aspects of boats.

•Previous Marine Straddle Carrier, Tractor, Crane, Forklift operations experience.

•Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

•Physically fit.

Above all a positive and motivating attitude is required. This position is working in the recreational boating industry Monday to Friday; additional hours may be required in peak season including public holidays. A initial remuneration package of approximately $80,000 can be expected depending on skills and experience.

Please forward cover letter and resume to Mr Stefan Borzecki

Maintenance & Marina Attendant - RMYC Point Piper, Sydney

Posted 23.1.17

The Royal Motor Yacht Club NSW has been operating in Sydney Harbour for over 111 years. We are a private and exclusive club, offering the finest services and facilities to its members.

Currently we have a position available for a Full Time Maintenance & Marina Attendant. Reporting to the Marina Manger, we are looking for a team player who is a self motivated and task focused individual with excellent communication skills to join our unique and dynamic team. For this role you must be available to work a Tuesday – Saturday Roster.

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for facility maintenance;
  • All Club maintenance; and
  • All maintenance relating to our functions centre;
  • Responsible for actioning the maintenance schedule and daily tasks
  • Up keeping all external areas of the Club grounds; and
  • Ensuring all WHS requirements and Club Policy is adhered to at all times.

On Friday’s & Saturday’s you will be required to work full days on the Marina and your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Tender Service;
  • Assisting Vessels into their berths;
  • Assisting members with refuelling vessels;
  • Some administration and cash handling;
  • Actioning daily Marina tasks; and
  • Ensuring all WHS requirements and Club Policy is adhered to at all times.

The successful candidate must have the following:

  • Exemplary customer and interpersonal service skills;
  • Excellent time management & multi tasking skills;
  • Previous maintenance experience;
  • Current Boat License (not essential but willing to obtain);
  • Current BIA Card (not essential but willing to obtain); and
  • Confident working in a fast paced environment.

Should you require further information or if this role sounds perfect for you please email your resume with attached cover letter telling us a little bit about yourself to Emma Marks at Applications close 12 February 2017.

Detailer and Marina Yard Attendant- Marmong Point, NSW

Posted 20.1.17

Marmong Point Marina is a 245 berth marina with Dry Storage facilities for 35 boats & Hardstand space for up to 28 boats

Our Marina is set at the northern end of Lake Macquarie, 20min from Newcastle and five minutes to a Countrylink train station. It is the largest saltwater lake in Australia and twice as big as Sydney Harbour. To learn more about our special part of the world, please view our website

A full time position is currently available for an experienced Detailer and Marina Yard Attendant. Duties & requirements include:

  • All aspects of Detailing work with an eye for delivering excellence and a can do work ethic
  • Willingness to work in a team environment
  • Flexible work attitude
  • Antifouling and other work associated with boat maintenance & general yard duties
  • Grounds maintenance & fuel service
  • NSW Forklift ticket and Boat licence
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Commitment to safe work practices and WHS
  • High level of customer service

Applications via email only to: - Subject: Marina Detailer & Yard Attendant Position vacant

Marina Attendant- Horizon Shores Marina, Queensland

Posted 20.12.16

Horizon Shores Marina require enthusiastic, hard-working and team-orientated applicants to fill the part time roles of Marina Attendant.

These positions include weekend work at one of Australia's largest marina facilities located halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast at Woongoolba near Jacobs Well.

The role encompasses the following duties:

  • Tractor & Forklift operations of negative lift forklifts
  • Boat handling
  • General maintenance
  • Customer service/enquiries
  • Welcoming and assisting vessels into berths
  • Fuel wharf duties
  • Assisting boats into storage areas
  • Assisting in shipyard operations

To be successful in this role you must hold a current driver's licence. Forklift, Boat Licence and previous marina experience considered an advantage.

If you feel that you possess the necessary skills and enjoy being part of a hard-working team please send your confidential application and resume by emailing

Sailing Race Officer - RMYC Broken Bay NSW

Posted 6.12.16

Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay has gained the reputation of being one of Australia's most progressive and acknowledged yacht clubs.

Situated in Newport, 30kms north of Sydney CBD, the club overlooks the beautiful waters of Pittwater and has easy access to the Hawkesbury River and Tasman Sea. RMYC provides ideal boating facilities, including a floating marina, boat launching ramp, swimming pool, slipway, fuel and pump out services, restaurant, a pizzeria three bars and a variety function rooms and areas. The club has currently 3,500 members of which 50% are boat owners.

The RMYC has two sailing divisions one for mono hulls and the other for multihulls. The Club conducts more than 150 races a year. The Sailing Race Officer will be responsible for conducting safe and fair racing for all competitors.

The function maybe a shared role depending on the successful applicant’s circumstances and availability. The Race Officer will also assist in the processing of results in conjunction with the Series Co-ordinator.

The successful candidate, if required will have job support and training available. Training and upskilling of the race management volunteer base, would also be an important role in the job.

Key Skills:

  • Communicate effectively across all stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of sailboat racing, the Racing Rules of Sailing, Race Management and sailing administration
  • Power Boat Handling skills and basic knowledge of on board systems, boat management
  • First class customer/member service
  • Suitable tertiary qualifications
  • International or local experience in a similar role

This is a Casual Part Time Position which takes in most weekends throughout the year. Monday Twilights run from October through to April and Friday Twilights are conducted every week throughout the year except for public holidays. Sunday yacht racing takes place for nine months and multihulls race most Saturdays throughout the year.

Ideally we are seeking applicants with a sound knowledge of sailing and yacht racing and ideally that person will have experience in Race Management. Training in Boat Handling, Race Management, and other key areas can be provided for a suitable candidate.

The successful candidate will report directly to the RMYC Development Manager. He or she will liaise closely with the two sailing division committees and in particular the individual Race Series Co-ordinators.

From time to time, the RMYC conducts extra races, race series and regattas which may require the Sailing Race Officer to be involved with and will work directly with the event director, and club management.

An attractive remuneration will be offered to the best candidate.

Applications close at COB 3rd February 2017. For further information please contact:

The RMYC Development Manager

Mr Rob Brown OAM

46 Prince Alfred Parade NSW 2106


Phone: 02 9997 5511

Boating Safety Assistant / Watersports Instructor, Watsons Bay Pilot Station, Sydney

Posted 6.12.16

The Boating Industry Association (BIA) is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic person to assist the Centre Manager with the day to day operations at the Watson’s Bay Pilot Station. This is a casual position to meet the growing needs of the WBPS – in particular during the 2017 school holidays periods.

The Centre aims to educate young people on general boating safety, to raise awareness of the risks involved while learning new skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:

To assist with:

  • Delivery of on and off-water training activities under supervision
  • Careful control of all on-water activities within designated operating areas
  • Operation of the RIB support vessel as and when required
  • Collection of fuel, and refuelling vessels
  • Maintenance of craft and equipment
  • Wash-down and general care of vessels and safety equipment
  • Classroom and vessel set-up and preparation
  • Light cleaning duties following activities
  • Ensuring good order and discipline from groups using the site
  • Ensuring the groups are engaged in educational activities

The listed responsibilities should not be regarded as exhaustive or exclusive. It is intended as an indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of the Pilot Station.

Hours of duties:

Normal operating hours for the Centre is 9:00am to 5:00pm from Wed – Fri however, flexibility in working days and hours will be required especially during schools holidays. Occasional weekend work may be required.


  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Boat Licence (held for more than 2 years)
  • Valid Working With Children Check


Basic qualification in at least one of the following:

  • Kayaking or Canoeing
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Rowing
  • Powerboating
  • Dinghy Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Relevant teaching qualifications, either as a school teacher or instructor in a marine related activity;
  • Bronze, Silver or Gold Surf Lifesaving Medallions, or other lifesaving certificates;
  • Maritime Safety Education, Navigation theory and general boating safety awareness.

Person Specification

The successful applicant must be willing to work with a variety of customers, stakeholders and the local community, and be flexible with their working days. This is a physically active role assisting with training delivery on and off the water in recreational water craft and skills.

  • A flexible attitude and professional work ethic capable of dealing with the public – especially children every day;
  • The ability to adapt quickly to changes in the working environment;
  • Flexibility in working days;
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision, and be self-motivating;
  • Be organised with attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Can remain calm under pressure, with a professional manner and attitude.

Relevant experience:

An understanding of working in a marine environment and experience of handling vessels is required. Previous experience in a similar role is an advantage, as is experience of working in a face-to-face customer service role.

To Apply:

Please send completed applications addressing the selection criteria including a current resume and copies of current qualifications to: by Friday 6th January 2017.

Administration & Customer Service Guru, The Quays Marina, Sydney

Posted 22.11.16

Fancy working on the idyllic southern shores of Pittwater, north of Sydney, with a talented group of people? Multitasking come naturally for you? Have a passion and an understanding of boating life?

Well maybe there is a role for you here, so read on.

Below are a few things you should possess:

  • Strong, structured administration skills.
  • Customer Service skills that display finesse and calmness at all times.
  • The ability to prioritise and multi task.
  • Comfortable in a bustling work environment that requires articulate communication across all levels?
  • A love of all things boating with an understanding of the passion that it evokes.
  • Computer skills well be above average

If this sounds appealing and you feel you have the required credentials, please give us a call on 9997 2800

Team Leader Operational Compliance- WA DoT, Fremantle, WA

Posted 22.11.16

Level 5, $85,047 to $93,994 pa PSGOGA 2014

Position 14143

Closing date for applications Monday 5th December 2016 at 5.00 pm AWST

There has never been a more exciting time to join our team and be part of the future of transport.

We’re looking for:

  • An inspirational team leader to join our Waterways Safety Management branch based in Fremantle.

As Team Leader Operational Compliance you will provide training and mentoring to internal and external Compliance Officers. You will coordinate large scale aquatic events, and manage the annual budget and tender requirements for the state wide Patrol Vessel replacement program. You will also oversee the preparation and publishing of work and leave rosters and schedule patrols in line with operational requirements.

The role requires flexibility as you will be required to work weekends, public holidays and also participate on an ‘on-call roster’ (approximately one week in 5). You will also be required to work shifts at any location within the state, when required.

We need someone who can:

  • Provide an Australian Maritime Safety Authority National System Certificate of Competency (minimum unrestricted Coxswain or equivalent)
  • Lead, motivate and develop a team
  • Demonstrate substantial knowledge of recreational boating and commercial marine charter industries
  • Demonstrate budget and contract management experience
  • Plan and coordinate marine compliance and education operations
  • Coordinate control and command functions for large scale aquatic events
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours

Successful applicants will be required to hold or obtain a current National Police Clearance, a Western Australian marine offence history check and a current valid driver’s licence prior to commencement.

You can expect:

  • The opportunity to fully utilise your expertise and develop your career within a dynamic and forward thinking organisation
  • A friendly and supportive team
  • A safety conscious work environment
  • Work uniform supplied
  • A competitive salary, and 9.5% employer contributed superannuation and salary sacrifice options

Working for the Department of Transport (DoT) gives you the opportunity to play a part in connecting the people of Western Australia. We are a progressive organisation. We are leaders in providing safe, accessible, sustainable and efficient transport services and solutions that promote economic prosperity and enhance the lifestyles of all West Australians.

We have a great culture and live our values of Clear Direction, Fresh Thinking, Excellent Service and Great People.

For further information and to apply please click Here

Marina Attendant- White Bay 6, Balmain NSW

Posted 13.10.16

Love Boats? Enjoy working outdoors? Fantastic team environment & a great Location

Our Company

We are Sydney’s premier boat storage, service, maintenance and fuel facility. Located in the heart of Sydney Harbour at White Bay 6 and next to the brand new Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal, we offer safe and easy deep water access to hardstand and dry stack boat storage and a complete range of services for all of your boat maintenance and servicing needs. As Sydney’s only totally integrated marine service facility, our vision is to take all the hassle out of your boating experience and make boating simple.

The Role

We currently have a Marina Attendant position available within our premier marine facility at White Bay 6 in Balmain. As part of this lifestyle role you will be required first and foremost to provide superior customer service. You will also be responsible for the safe mooring of vessels and general operations of the docks by facilitating and assisting in coordinating the arrival and departure of vessels, maintaining a safe and clean environment and acting as the initial liaison between customers and the marina management team. You will also be required to assist in supporting administration duties as required. Training is provided on all areas of the business and you will have the opportunity for progression within the company.

The Person

At Sydney Harbour Boat Storage we pride ourselves on being the BEST at what we do. As a representative of Sydney Harbour Boat Storage we expect all our staff to behave in a manner that is professional, respectful, and inclusive. You must show maturity and strength of conviction to enable you to drive the best performance from yourself. You must have a hard working ethos and display respect toward your peers and the customers. In all your work activity and communications you must maintain sensitivity. You must show excellence in all your work activities and communications both internally and externally and be prepared to be flexible and innovative.

Advantageous to this role would also be the following:

° Customer service experience

° A keen interest in boating and marina experience

° Excellent verbal and written communication skills

° Demonstrated ability to prioritise and work unsupervised

° Excellent Phone manner

° Recreational boat licence

You must have the ability to work Thursday through Monday. This position requires you to work continuous weekends. If this is the role for you, please email your resume and cover letter to

Marina Forklift Driver- Gold Coast City Marina, Coomera,Qld

Posted 5.9.16

Gold Coast City Marina is the largest marine facility of its kind within the Southern Hemisphere, being located within the Marine Precinct at Coomera, Gold Coast, QLD, we have a vacancy for a specialised Marina Forklift Operator for IMMEDIATE START

Due to the operational expansion of activities on our busy shipyard, we require a keen and enthusiastic person to assist the shipyard team, with the daily tasks associated in hauling out a multitude of vessels for maintenance and storage purposes.

The ideal candidate must possess a valid forklift operator’s license, motor vehicle license, current first aid certificate and have previous experience with working in the marine and/or marina industry. Be fit, energetic and reliable.

A minimum of two years’ prior marine / marina industry experience is required.

Possession of a QLD Boat Driver’s license is also considered an advantage.

This position involves rotating rostered weekend work, working a 5 day working week, as our business operates seven days per week.

This is very much a customer service focused role and our applicant must possess the qualities that compliment such a position.

All Candidates to forward a covering letter & CV to

Marine Straddle Carrier Operator- The Yard, Brisbane

Listed 28.10.16

  • Permanent full time position
  • Remuneration will be based on experience.
  • Brisbane River front location

The Yard Brisbane is an Australian leading shipyard operating a 600t, 300t and 65t marine straddle carrier, making it the largest fleet of marine straddle carriers within the South Pacific, operating a 16ha marine park and largest undercover vessel sheds on the east coast. Catering to the commercial, private, super yacht and defense vessel as well as mining, construction and special projects.

Individuals with a strong customer service focus, capable of working independently and self motivated are encouraged to apply. The role reports directly to the Operations Manager.

The position offers growth prospects to a motivated, energetic marine straddle operator with previous experience.

Successful applicants will possess:

  • Past shipyard/boatyard experience.
  • Previous Marine Straddle Carrier operations experience.
  • MIA Marine Straddle Carrier accredited.
  • Forklift License
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Physically fit as heavy lifting involved.

Please forward applications and resumes outlining past work experience relevant to the position to

Boat Yard and Marina Assistant- Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, VIC

Posted 22.8.16

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron is a busy yacht club with extensive history in racing and cruising yachts. We require an enthusiastic person with initiative to assist in the operation of our yard activities including slipping boats on our slipway and providing boat maintenance service to members. Also included is involvement in the operation of our 250 pen floating marina. This is a full time position working Tuesday to Saturday.

The successful candidate will have a boat licence and some exposure to general boating. Skills in general and mechanical boat maintenance will be an advantage. You should have a friendly and co-operative personality combined with good communication skills.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a great environment and location within a dynamic and friendly team. Please apply in writing to the General Manager Matt Solly:

If you are seeking to progress your career, take a decisive step towards the ultimate in career opportunities, click APPLY to register your interest or to discuss the position confidentially please call Warwick Bartley on 02 4929 1666.

New Boat Sales/New Brokerage Opportunity- Soldiers Point, NSW

Posted 16.5.16

Soldiers Point Marina is looking to introduce another boat sales outlet at the award-winning marina and whilst a yacht sales office is the preference, the marina would consider all options.

  • Prestigious location and attractive rental package
  • Short/long term lease available
  • Two options available - see below : one is 14 sq meters and the other is 47 sq meters with a kitchenette in separate area in the back. Only one or the other is available so option for either but not both.

For more information please call Darrell 02 4982 7445, email or visit

Coxswain & Jet Ski Tour Operator - Hamilton Island, Qld

Posted 6.10.16

We seeking a qualified Coxswain & experienced Jet Ski Tour Operator to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to join our leading Water Activities team and to work within a rewarding environment offering ongoing coxswain opportunities.

Management opportunities available for the suitable candidate

Jet Ski Tour Operator

With a focus on safety while delivering an interactive guest experience, you will be responsible for introducing beginners and experienced riders alike to explore the Whitsunday’s waters by the thrill of personal watercraft.

Other duties will include:

  • Assist guests with boat and dinghy hire at the Marina
  • Maintenance of all boats including refuelling
  • Ensuring guests safety at all times
  • Front desk Customer Service – confirming bookings, cash handling, database management and assisting with guest enquiries
  • Knowledge and a passion for water activities and an interest in the ocean

The successful person will have:

  • Minimum open coxswain certificate
  • Current senior first aid and CPR certificate
  • Open Driver Licence
  • Experience driving Jet Skis & a variety of marine vessels
  • Management experience highly regarded in a similar role
  • Activities /Tourism Experience highly regarded

What will your life be on Hamilton Island? Apart from living in a tropical paradise.....

  • Full time hours – Live on island or commute from Airlie Beach
  • Living in basic and reasonably priced staff accommodation
  • Social and friendly community
  • Recently renovated staff cafe and bar
  • Over 60 activities to do on your days off
  • Easy access to travel to all major cities from our private airport, or a short ferry ride to & from Airlie Beach
  • Staff discount
  • Walk to work – forget city traffic and stress! Enjoy the outdoors and idyllic environment.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to live & work in paradise and develop your career with an exceptional team of professionals who are dedicated to excellence

Applicants for the position should email resumes and cover letter to: or contact: Taryn Hayler | Recruitment Specialist Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef Australia| Level 3, 100 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065 T 02 9433 3285 (ext 33285)

Coxswain – qualia, Hamilton Island

Posted 12.10.16

qualia is a luxurious and contemporary 5-star resort situated on the northern tip of Hamilton Island. Set amongst the back drop of the stunning Whitsunday’s secluded natural beauty, qualia is the epitome of elegance, taste and unique opulence.

Renowned internationally, qualia (voted best resort in the world) have been honoured by several of the world’s leading travel and leisure publications including Australian Gourmet Traveller and Conde Nast Traveller UK & USA. We are currently looking for a Vessel Master to join Activities team at qualia, who will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and all associated responsibilities of our luxury vessel, The Atomic.

Your Role:

• Create an exceptional experience for our valued guests providing outstanding local knowledge and outstanding customer service
• Conducting instructional lessons and assisting guests in the use of equipment and ascertain level of competency for use of all beach equipment
• Ensuring all supplies and equipment are maintained and in good working order, reporting any incidents and faulty equipment
• Setting up and closing the beach sports area and maintaining checklists
• Operation of our luxury vessels.
• General Maintenance of vessels
• Completing a daily log for vessel operation
• Running beach activities such as snorkelling, beach drop off’s, kayaking and sailing


• Master 5 highly regarded - Minimum requirement Open Coxswains
• Current open driver’s licence
• Current Senior First Aid Certificate and CPR
• Previous experience the tourism activity sector

What will your life be on Hamilton Island? Apart from living in a tropical paradise.....

• Full time hours
• Living in basic and reasonably priced staff accommodation
• Social and friendly community
• Recently renovated staff cafe and bar
• Over 60 activities to do on your days off
• Easy access to travel to all major cities from our private airport, or a short ferry ride to & from Airlie Beach
• Staff discounts
• Walk to work – forget city traffic and stress! Enjoy the outdoors and idyllic environment.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to live & work in paradise and develop your career with an exceptional team of professionals who are dedicated to excellence.

Applicants for the position should email resumes and cover letter to: or contact: Taryn Hayler | Recruitment Specialist Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef Australia| Level 3, 100 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065 T 02 9433 3285 (ext 33285)

Yard Hand, Fenwicks Marina, NSW

Fenwicks Marina in Brooklyn is currently seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking person to join its team as a Yard Hand.

Experience in the marine industry, including jet washing, antifouling, detailing and osmosis work is essential.

Travel lift & fork lift experience is an advantage but not essential.

Must be reliable and able to work in a team environment, and have a high level of attention to detail.

On the job training will be provided.

Please note that this is a physically demanding role. Applicants must have a NSW Powerboat licence .

Please email or fax CV. Fax 02 9985 7635