In the face of the GFC, one New Zealand enterprise based in the sunny Hawkes Bay has maintained steady growth year-on-year, founded on the reputation for an outstanding and distinctive product.

Dickey Boats is a family-owned and run business producing very distinctive and acclaimed aluminium boats up to 60ft. Reviewers have likened their boats to seagoing Bentleys, such is the attention to detail, the overall finish and the ability to customise each boat to fit customer preferences.

They have a role available right now for an experienced marine mechanical fitter, which will focus on the offshore cruiser range of vessels (LRC58).

The ideal candidate will have experience in marine mechanical and general installations along with a knowledge of electrical installation, preferably in launches or bigger vessels. This may have included experience in ancillary marine systems, such as generators, water makers, drive lines, exhaust systems, sewage systems, hydraulics and steering systems.

At the top of the list of requirements are personal qualities to ensure you fit snugly into the operation: you’ll be someone who is highly self-motivated, energetic, organised and extremely professional, who enjoys working autonomously in a small, quality-driven team.

You will need to demonstrate a genuine commitment to continuous improvement of the product, systems, processes and your own abilities. You will also need to be comfortable talking to and providing service to clients.

For the right person, there is a very genuine opportunity to grow and make the most of what you have to offer. For the right person, Dickey boats is also happy to help with relocation to Napier, NZ. This is a wonderful place to live with great weather and lots to do. There are also a number of great schools if you have a family.

There is also an opportunity in the same team for an experienced fabricator / MIG welder, ideally with some prior boat building background.

If you would like to find out more about these positions, please give Rob Everall at Marinejobs a call on +64 (0) 21 996 796, or write to in the strictest confidence.

Applicants should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa in order to be considered.