POSITION FILLED: Full Time Boat Maintenance Staff Career Opportunity

We are seeking a full time employee to help maintain our growing fleet of sailboats in Cowpet Bay on the east end of St Thomas. The ideal candidate will have experience in the marine trades and maintaining and repairing sailboats. The sailing center expects this role and department to expand as we continue to see growing demand for sailboat access on the island.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Create and maintain a schedule of work to keep the fleet in excellent condition
  • Must be organized and capable of working independently with minimal supervision
  • Fiberglass and gelcoat repair
  • Maintaining, repairing, and replacing running and standing rigging on sailboats
  • Bottom work including repairing, fairing, and applying bottom paint
  • Replacing and repairing hardware including winches, cleats, tillers, rudder fittings, etc.
  • Open to taking direction and working with others on larger projects
  • Operate boats with an outboard motor
  • Hip tow and long tow boats on the water
  • Trailering, securing, and towing on land
  • Off season and hurricane preparation, securing boats, decommissioning
  • Diesel and outboard troubleshooting and maintenance


  • 12 IC24s
  • 8 Hobie Waves
  • 1 Hanse 385
  • 1 Hanse 445
  • 1 Mako 24
  • Multiple RIBs, 420s, and Optis


  • We have a complete workshop and will provide or purchase tools as needed
  • Employees have access to use the IC24s and Hobies as well as sailing instruction if interested
  • Work hours and personal schedule are generally flexible provided repairs are completed and boats are maintained in a timely manner


Call or email today to discuss. Please include “STSC Maintenance Position” in the subject line if you opt to email us. Opportunities may also be available for short term contract and project work for fully qualified candidates.