We are currently seeking a rigger/general boat yard technician. Candidates must have a basic, if not a full knowledge, of sailboat rigging. We are also looking for employees for an entry level rigger position, who may have sailing experience, but never worked in a boatyard setting. If rigging work is unavailable in the offseason, the employee will assist in other departments in the yard such as painting, boat moving, detailing, etc.


  • Boat handling sailing experience
  • Knowledge to properly inspect rigging, furling and steering systems for safety and functionality
  • Experience with wire swaging equipment and splicing
  • Familiarity with rig parts such as spreaders, shrouds, furlers, turnbuckles, mast head gear, etc
  • Working knowledge of 12 volt systems
  • Ability to lift fifty pounds when needed, move around a dock, on a ladder, or in a tight space while remaining safe and without damaging property
  • Either possessing a forklift certification or willing to train in Forklift Operation
  • Ability to shift between multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Bring boats in/out of slips
  • Bend on and unbend sails. Install and remove canvas
  • Bring masts in and out of storage
  • Assist stepping and unstepping masts
  • Inspect boats for worn or broken equipment
  • Keep a clean and organized work area
  • Miscellaneous rigging projects such as working aloft, servicing winches, replacing equipment, cleaning gear, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement

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More than a place to dock your boat: We offer an incredible facility complete with full retail store, the most comprehensive service facility on Lake Michigan, and we are just steps away from downtown Manitowoc offering great dining and nightlife with small town charm.

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