Shipwright – Commodore’s Boats


Currently Commodore’s Boats is looking for a shipwright or an experienced trades person familiar with the marine trades industry.

A shipwright builds, restores and repairs boats and ships of all sizes, from handmade canoes to large naval vessels. Depending on the size of the ship, shipwrights may use hand and power tools to construct the boat themselves, or they may work in conjunction with a team of shipbuilders and craftsmen.

Shipwrights must be highly creative and have knowledge of construction, physics, engineering, and math. Although a degree in none is required. Organizational skills and the ability to manage within a team environment are important for shipwrights. They must have communication skills to provide clear, concise instructions to tradesmen or other professionals, as well as highly developed team working skills.

Commodore’s Boats is a full service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and experience on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. We are a boat repair, maintenance and restoration company specializing in traditional wooden boat construction, classic working vessels, traditional tugboats, fishing vessels, aluminum and steel fabrication, fibreglass work and other projects.

Be part of the winning team. Commodore’s Boats is looking for talented employees to apply for rewarding work in the marine industry in Richmond, BC. Whether you’re a shipwright or tradesperson you’ll find a fulfilling career at Commodore’s Boats and are entitled to the following:

  • fair financial compensation that provides an excellent standard of living on Canada’s beautiful West Coast
  • training, mentorship and broad opportunities for advancement and skills development
  • a progressive work environment that supports health, fitness, safety and diversity
  • job security–currently Commodore’s Boats is experiencing a rapid growth phase and as a result we expect to be repairing and restoring boats for years to come

Commodore’s Boats is a family operated organization where “quality” of workmanship and service is mandated. If you are a hard worker and team player than Commodore’s Boats is the opportunity to build a new career in the boat industry.

To apply simply email your resume and a cover letter to or deliver it in person to our shipyard office at 6911 Graybar Road, Richmond BC. Address it to the attention of Hiring Officer.

Please no phone calls. Thank you.