Four Year Boat Building Apprentice Program


Van Dam Custom Boats has an opening in its Apprenticeship Program. If Shackleton’s ad from the early 1900’s resonates and gets you fired up, you may be our ideal candidate. It’s not an easy program, but if you are focused on becoming your best self and want to join a team of like-minded individuals who are intent on building the world’s finest wooden boats, this is the place for you. Supported and guided by an incredible team, you will join a rich company culture comprised of some of the finest craftsmen in the world.

Not everyone will make the grade and we look for those who are passionate about creating, have a drive to be the best, and have the vision and tenacity to excel during the learning process. We expect a great deal of effort from our apprentices.  In return you will be offered a paid position with benefits and generous wage increases throughout the apprenticeship.  Upon completion of the program you will be offered additional opportunities for your continued growth in both wage and position. And in case you missed them, we live our cultural fundamentals everyday – you can review them HERE.

Learn more about the position and the candidate expectations with FAQs found HERE.

Please email your letter of interest and history of experience to