Marine Tech / Sailboat Rigging
Irish Boat Shop

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Marine Tech / Sailboat Rigging

Irish Boat Shop
Charlevoix, Michigan
$20.00 - $30.00 / hour
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

Irish Boat Shop has been in the business of selling and servicing boats since 1961.

This position is responsible for making appropriate repairs to rigging, sails and sailing components and systems as directed by the Service Manager/Service Writer.  Using tools, equipment knowledge and resources as necessary the Rigger will effect quality repairs to customer and stock boats. Position requirements include mechanical aptitude, the ability to work with hand and power tools the ability to read and understand reference materials and keep a record of work performed.  This position must have the ability to communicate well with others while functioning as a team member.


  1. Diagnose and make repairs to customer boats and various on-board sailing systems.
  2. Commission rigging and systems for use upon delivery or at the beginning of the season.
  3. Decommission, unrig and store rigging and sailing components and systems.
  4. Operate customer boats, both sail and power including maneuvering in close quarters.
  5. Operate workboats on the water to retrieve/deliver customer boats or tow/assist disabled boats.
  6. Install new components, accessories and hardware as requested by the owner.
  7. Perform routine maintenance on boats and equipment.
  8. Perform major overhaul and repair to components and rigging systems. 
  9. Perform “winter work” including, but not limited to, paint, varnish, P&V repairs and buff/wax.
  10. Operate yard equipment including crane, Travelift, trucks and forklift to assist in the moving of boats through the yard, repair and storage facilities.
  11. Participate extensively in the launch and haul out of all types of customer boats.

Dave Irish started the Company in Harbor Springs, Michigan and added Stover Marina in 1971, then growing again in 1978 with the addition of Ferry Avenue Marina, both in Charlevoix, Michigan. We are a full service marina and boat yard for sail and powerboats promoting recreational boating by delivering quality and value in boats and services while meeting our obligations to our customers, our employees, our communities and our environment. We are proud of our past and present success and always strive to give our customers high quality service in a friendly and professional manner.

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