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Location: Paarden Eiland, Cape Town

About Us:

Founded in 1989, Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing is a global leader in the production of custom and semi-custom power and sailing catamarans. Based in the vibrant Port of Cape Town, we take pride in our commitment to innovation and excellence. We offer exceptional career opportunities for dedicated individuals who share our passion for the maritime industry.

We are committed to excellence in craftsmanship and innovation. To support our growing operations, we are seeking a skilled Upholsterer with experience in vinyl upholstery, ideally with a background in boat building or automotive industries.

Job Purpose:

As an Upholsterer in our Carpentry Department, you will play a crucial role in creating high-quality vinyl upholstery for our custom and semi-custom catamarans and luxury express cruisers. Your expertise will contribute to the luxurious and functional interiors that define our vessels.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform vinyl upholstery tasks, including cutting, sewing, and fitting materials to marine-grade standards.
  • Collaborate with the carpentry team to ensure precise measurements and perfect fits for all upholstery projects.
  • Work with various types of vinyl and other materials to create durable, aesthetically pleasing finishes for boat interiors.
  • Repair and replace upholstery on existing vessels as needed.
  • Maintain high standards of craftsmanship and attention to detail in all work performed.
  • Ensure all upholstery work meets safety and quality standards specific to the marine environment.
  • Assist in the selection and procurement of upholstery materials and tools.
  • Keep work areas clean and organized, maintaining all tools and equipment in good condition.
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure project timelines are met.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and new techniques in vinyl upholstery.

Desired Experience & Qualification:

  • Proven experience in vinyl upholstery, with a preference for boat building or automotive experience.
  • Strong skills in cutting, sewing, and fitting vinyl upholstery materials.
  • Familiarity with marine-grade materials and techniques is an advantage.
  • Excellent attention to detail and craftsmanship.
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings and specifications.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Commitment to safety and quality standards.

Qualifying Attributes:

  • Passion for the marine industry and a commitment to excellence in craftsmanship.
  • High level of integrity and ethical conduct.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive and results-driven approach to tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Effective time management skills and well-organized.

Salary: Negotiable, commensurate with experience.

Application: Please apply with your resume and a cover letter highlighting your experience in vinyl upholstery, particularly in the boat building or automotive industries. Please email your CV and covering letter to Kirsten at

Note: If you do not hear from us, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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