We’re recruiting – experienced and trainee riggers wanted!

posted on 19th July 2019 within

Fox’s Rigging is the largest rigging company on the East Coast and one of the largest in the UK. We regularly rig some of the UK’s most prestigious sailing yachts and we’re proud of our reputation as one of the UK’s leading yacht riggers.  


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Yacht Rigger to join our existing team based at Fox’s Marina and Boatyard, Ipswich. All applicants must have a background in sailing with proven experience in yacht rigging. A passion for boats is desirable and a knowledge of a variety of boats is essential. This position will involve working outside all year round and working at heights.

The role:

  • Dress, step and tune yacht masts
  • Assist with direct labour involved with all rigging work, including splicing ropes
  • Check and record all rigging work
  • Monitor all stock levels and carry out stock checks
  • Maintenance of daily timesheets and completion schedules
  • Applicants must have a good awareness of health and safety procedures in the workplace and exercise good housekeeping at all times.

The key requirements for this role are:

  • Yacht rigging experience.
  • Keen interest in sailing.
  • Some knowledge of marine and rigging products.
  • Must be able to demonstrate some technical ability.
  • Ability to splice ropes would be an advantage.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be hardworking, have attention to detail and a very high standard of workmanship.
  • High degree of flexibility and initiative.



Do you have a passion for sailing and boats? Do you enjoy practical problem solving, working as part of a team and learning new skills? Can you demonstrate the following attributes?  If you can then please contact us.

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Willing and enthusiastic to learn new skills
  • Appreciation of technical and mechanical systems
  • Sailing experience

For either position, please apply in writing, enclosing your CV including details of any relevant experience and qualifications to foxs@foxsmarina.com or for more information please speak to Lucy Taylor on 01473 689111.

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Fox’s Marina & Boatyard. We look forward to hearing from you.