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RIVERFRONT YACHT sales & service

Riverfront Yacht Sales and Services

Riverfront Yacht - A Full Service Boatyard and Dealership for Back Cove Yachts, Sabre Motoryachts and Jeanneau Sailboats

Job Opportunities

Riverfront Yacht Services (RYS) has grown steadily for the last 30 years. As a small and closely knit full service boatyard, we pride ourselves in taking care of our customers boats. One of the most positive results of this service approach is our continued business growth and the demand for high quality, conscientious employees. They must posses good work ethics, a positive attitude and diverse capabilities in the many different areas of boat repair.

RYS offers good salaries, bonuses, 401K, vacation/sick/holiday pay benefits and more. We truly understand it is the employee(s) in this business that make the difference.

Please look over the following job titles and see if you want to give us a call to discuss possible employment with us.

Send inquiries to [email protected] or call 216-861-4904

JOB TITLE: Electronics Installer/Technician


Installing and troubleshooting basic navigational electronics; radar, GPS, autopilots, navigational instruments, VHF/SSB radios. Working on both recreational power and sailboats. Some installations of onboard computers and interfacing to different navigational electronics. Some use of a notebook PC to understand and install NEMA type interfacing. Must be capable and patient to complete quality and custom installations; cutting holes, wire runs, hydraulic work(both electrical and mechanical), possible minor glass work.


Supply own basic hand tools, cordless drill, vo meter.

Posses good customer PR and positive attitude.

Capable to fill out accurate time sheets, warranty forms and parts forms.

Keep customers boat and work area clean.

Communicate with management and/or customer as to job progress.

Communicate with parts manager of any parts or supplies needed.

Posses and maintain a valid drivers license.

JOB TITLE: Fiberglass/Painter/Carpenter


Repairs paint, fiberglass and wood on power and sailboats. Prep and repainting complete or partial deck and/or hull with epoxy primers and polyurethane/enamel paints. Prepping and revarnishing exterior wood work. Custom structural glass work, modifications and customizing including interior bulkhead relocations, stiffener repairs/replacements, cosmetic fairing, deck and hull modifications.


Perform all tasks required to repair all types of boat construction including but not limited to:

Fiberglass repair (both structural and cosmetic), painting of boats, grinding, sanding, filling, fairing and wood repair.

Keep customers boat and work area clean.

Communicate with management and/or customer as to job progress.

Communicate with parts manager of any parts or supplies needed.

Maintains and supplies own basic hand tools, cordless drill, etc.


Must have knowledge of fiberglass, cloth and fabrics. Must know proper usage of all types of resins, both epoxy and laminating. Job requires ability to prep and paint boats and to use hand and power tools safely and efficiently. Must understand all phases of boat repair in reference to fiberglass and wood. Must be capable of color matching and blending gelcoats and different acrylic paints. Must understand structural fiberglass lay ups and applications.

JOB TITLE: Laborer


Perform duties to support RYS staff members during peak seasons of the year which include periods before and after the peak recreational boating season. Duties include a wide range of activities in preparation for seasonal launching and storage of recreational water craft.


Boat cleaning, buffing, waxing, sanding, painting, grinding of boats, etc.

Moving, placement, shoring, lifting, launching, hauling of boats, etc.

Installation and removal of canvas or plastic protective covering required for off season storage.

Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Communicate with management and/or customer as to job progress.

General yard maintenance, clean up, garbage, etc. needed.


Ability to operate a tow motor. Must be able to work outside in sometimes adverse weather conditions. Must possess good written, verbal, language and comprehension skills. Ability to use hand and power tools safely and efficiently. Ability to work neatly and accurately. Familiar with operating and/or working with heavy machinery and working with other people around same equipment.


Job requires heavy lifting, considerable variance in routine and standing, bending, laying and crouching for long periods of time. Ability to lift and move sixty pounds unassisted is also required.

JOB TITLE: Marine Mechanic/Technician

Repairs all systems on pleasure power and sailboats. Diagnosing and repairing mechanical systems from diesel and gas engines to prop shafts, bearings, props etc. Maintains boatyard equipment and must be willing and able to move, shore, lift/launch boats.


  • Perform all tasks required to service boats per customer's requests, including but not limited to: oil changes, tune-ups, filter replacement, electrical and plumbing repair, diagnosis of all systems, installation of equipment.
  • Keep customers boat and work area clean.
  • Communicate with service and parts managers as to job progress.
  • Supply and maintain own tools.
  • Maintain boatyard equipment.

Must possess good written, verbal, language, math and comprehension skills. Ability to operate small hand power tools safely and efficiently, ex. grinders, drills, hones, polishers, saws, etc. Must have knowledge of repairing and diagnosis of gasoline and diesel powered engines, prop shafting, cutlass bearings, engine alignment, boat plumbing, electrical systems. Must understand and perform all maintenance from engine tune ups, oil changes, filters change, winterizing and commissioning on all ships systems.

JOB TITLE: Sailboat Rigger

Perform repairs, sailboat rigging, complete tuning, furling, sheeting systems, sail installation, basically complete sailboat rigging (reassemble & commission) and decommissioning and yearly inspections. Also requires basic installation of new electronics, electrical, hydraulic and plumbing systems.


  • Dismantle, prep boats for unstepping, and inspection for repairs
  • Reassembly and basic repairs of rigging, reassemble boat and spar, tuning complete for sail away condition.
  • Perform off-site inspections, tuning, etc. with customers.
  • To be able to diagnose basic 12V (DC mainly) nav lights and wiring.
  • To be able to do some basic electronic and electrical installations and complete some basic mechanical repairs.

Must possess good written, verbal, language, math and comprehension skills. Must have good customer PR due to working or reviewing repairs with customer on boat. Must be able to operate small hand power tools safely and efficiently, ex. drills, saws, sanders, polishers, etc. Must have good sound knowledge of sailing and boat handling to understand customer work requests and repairs. Must be able to work outside in adverse conditions. Must have own basic hand tools, cordless drill, vo meter etc. Must have valid drivers license to perform mobile repairs at various yacht clubs and marinas.

JOB TITLE: Marine Sales Consultant

JOB SUMMARY: Our offer is simple; excellent compensation & benefits packages, a premium product line for every power boating customer, and cutting edge tools to provide you with the support you need to reach new heights in your career.  If you have achieved excellence in your sales career and are ready to go even further, we invite you to come spend your days out on the water with us. 


·         Acquire full knowledge of our product line, features and accessories available for purchase

·         Show product in the showroom, at off-site displays or shows, and demonstrate boats on the water

·         Oversee the delivery of each unit sold

·         Professionally lead and support customer events including Getaways!

·         Actively participate in boat shows and other off-site promotions

·         Project a professional and knowledgeable image at all times  

Successful Sales Professionals have come from a variety of backgrounds.  What they all have in common is a talent for developing relationships, a passion for the water, and a desire to unite people with that passion.  


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Sales, Business or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.

·         1+ years related sales, luxury services industry, or customer service experience is desirable.

·         Successful track record of consultative selling and a demonstrated history of exceeding revenue goals.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

·         Experience using CRM software is preferred.

·         Experience with basic seamanship skills is preferred. 

Selling boats is one of the best jobs in the marine industry, and it could be your career choice for a lifetime.  

JOB TITLE: Bookkeeper

JOB SUMMARY: The bookkeeper position creates financial transactions and creates financial reports from that information. The creation of financial transactions includes posting information to accounting journals or accounting software from such source documents as invoices to customers, cash receipts, and supplier invoices. The bookkeeper also reconciles accounts to ensure their accuracy.


Purchase supplies and equipment as authorized by management

Monitor office supply levels and reorder as necessary

Pay supplier invoices in a timely manner

Take all reasonable discounts on supplier invoices

Pay any debt as it comes due for payment

Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants

Issue invoices to customers

Collect sales taxes from customers and remit them to the government

Ensure that receivables are collected promptly

Record cash receipts and make bank deposits

Conduct a monthly reconciliation of every bank account

Conduct periodic reconciliations of all accounts to ensure their accuracy

Maintain the petty cash fund

Issue financial statements

Provide information to the external accountant who creates the company’s financial statements

Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit

Calculate and issue financial analysis of the financial statements

Maintain an orderly accounting filing system

Maintain the chart of accounts

Maintain the annual budget

Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management

Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements

Process payroll in a timely manner

Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested

SKILLS/ABILITY: The bookkeeper candidate should have an Associate's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience, as well as a knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles. Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of the Peachtree accounting software package.