Experienced Shipwright and/or Painter/Finisher

  • Job posted:
  • Terms:
    Permanent for the right person
  • Employer:
    Butler & Co
  • Hours:
    Full-time for 2-3 months initially
  • Job Title:
    Experienced Shipwright and/or Painter/Finisher
  • Salary:
    £10-17/hour dependent upon experience
  • Location:
    Penpol, Cornwall, UK

Butler & Co are traditional shipwrights, based at their yard in Penpol, Cornwall. Their primary focus is on new build and restoration of traditional wooden vessels, but the skills found in their small team are extensive.

Current Projects

Butler & Co are currently building a 41ft traditional passenger ferry (Nigel Irens design, Iroko and Oak) for Tenby in Wales.

We have a structural re-fit in progress on a 1938 Dallimore cruising yacht, a RENSA dinghy re-build, maintenance and re-fit work on Mariette‘s tenders – Captain Nat and Wizard.

Up-coming projects including further restoration work on Rosemary III, a traditional wheel-house build and a International One Design refit.

Butler & Co are looking for an experienced individual to join their team. There may be opportunities for more than one person, dependant on applications.

The main requirement is for an experienced shipwright. However, other skills are also valued and Butler & Co are also looking for individuals with demonstrable painter/finisher skills.

The realities of working in a small boatyard mean that the ability to work in GRP, metal-work and/or having experience in general boatyard operations (haul outs, mooring servicing, boat movements and craning) is advantageous.

Location & Hours of Work
This role is based at Butler & Co’s yard at Penpol, on Restronguet creek, in the Fal estuary. Our address is: Penpol Boatyard, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6RT

Our team work Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. Some flexible working around tides may be necessary.

This role is offered as an immediate start.

It is initially for 2-3 months, however there is an opportunity for the job to be permanent for the right person.

The salary offered is in the region of £10-17/hr. This is negotiable dependent upon the experience you can bring to the yard.

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