Yacht Designer - Exterior Outfit in Wroxham

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Wed Aug 17 2022 · United Kingdom · Oyster Yachts Limited

Purpose of Role

Responsible for the delivery of production information for the exterior outfit of the yachts and support to the manufacturing staff for deck outfit and rig for Oyster 565 and 595 models primarily. To also contribute to the processing of other design information in the form of weight management and design development.

Key Job Responsibilities

· Produce and release design information to the production team for the fit out of the yachts

· Issuing of design information to external suppliers and fabricators

· Work with production team and fabricators to ensure corrections and updates are made where necessary – updating the designs and methods to make reduce lost time and complication where possible.

Maintain and update design information databases (drawings issue registers / weight estimates etc) Sail plans/ deck plans/ General Arrangements Deck fittings Specification of standard parts Design/ development of custom parts Custom fabrications Stainless steel fabrications Exterior mechanical designs and installations, e.g. Passerelles, biminis, deck hatches Cradle design, Docking plans and load calculations Rigging component design/ development in collaboration with suppliers Surface modelling and GRP tooling design desirable Input into Weight Studies and assistance with Naval Architecture as required.

Requirements Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications required to perform the role


· Practical Knowledge of Sailing Yachts and good general knowledge of yachts.

· Good understanding of stainless steel/aluminium and composite fabrication techniques

· Good understanding of the design / specification of sailing systems (hydraulic rams, furlers, winches etc…)


· Good knowledge of 3D parametric modelling (NX Preferred but not essential)

· 2d AutoCAD draughting

· Basic computer literacy (Microsoft Office – particularly Excel)

· Ability to read and produce technical information

· Good grasp of basic mechanical systems


· Practical experience within the marine industry

· Good knowledge of sailing yachts.


· Degree level qualification in some form of technical design or engineering (desired)

· Equivalent proficiency and experience in a related field.

Personal Characteristics

The right candidate will have a very strong yachting background. A proven track record in sailing yacht design and practical sailing knowledge is essential in order to maintain and develop the Oyster brand.

· Be self-motivated and have the initiative to work through problems and maintain momentum.

· Good ability to understand and produce design/production information in drawings.

· Attention to detail is important as well as an ability to make decisions.

The ability to communicate with other departments and with external parties to ensure tasks are completed to a good standard and delivered in good time. Driven and organised Excellent commination skills with the ability to both champion new ideas and work collaboratively with colleagues on group designs. Good time keeping, integrity, honesty Presentable Eligible to work in the UK Other Requirements

· This is a Wroxham based position with a requirement to travel to other sites on occasion.

· Estimating and planning own work schedule

Adhering to the constraints of the overall company production schedule Complying with the requirements of each individual project Master Work List (scope of supply) Maintaining deadlines and quality of departmental output Full time salaried position, 40 hours per week. Opportunity for limited working from home at manager’s discretion.

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