Rewarding working environment., Apprenticeships could be offered to suitable candidates., Variety in work - a diverse range of vessels constructed annually..

Q-West is a boat building company with modern facilities and an excellent national and international reputation.  We have been in business for 27+ years crafting all manner of aluminium vessels such as catamarans, fishing and charter craft, mono hulls, ferries, high speed foil assisted catamarans, work boats and pleasure craft.

Q-West have an exciting year ahead with construction of multiple new builds about to commence.

We are looking to recruit for the following positions immediately:

  • Fabricators
  • Aluminium Welders
  • Engineers
  • Electricians (marine/domestic)

While a qualification is an advantage, it is not essential when applying if you believe you have the skills to fill the position.

The successful applicants will need to:

  • Be honest, trustworthy and reliable
  • Have great people skills both with fellow workmates and clients; and be team players
  • Take pride in their work 

Q-West offers a rewarding work environment.  We are active members of NZ Marine and offer Boat Building, Engineering and Electrical apprenticeships through this organisation.

If you are looking to work for a company that has a diverse range of projects underway and offers an environment that will allow you to grow apply online with an accompanying CV, or send your CV to:

The Office Manager

Q-West Boat Builders Limited

PO Box 862


Email:    [email protected] [link removed]   


Applications for these positions should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Looking for a lifestyle change?

Q-West Boat Builder?s facilities are located on the banks of the Whanganui River in the picturesque town of Whanganui. Centrally located, Whanganui is on the West Coast of New Zealand?s North Island offering an easy drive to Wellington and is the gateway to the North Island Ski Fields, Whakapapa and Turoa.

Whanganui is a place steeped in history, art and culture. Big enough to draw crowds and small enough to be intimate.  Our vibrant community prides itself on its parks and reserves, cycle and walkways and an abundance of creativity.