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Coxswain - $500 sign-on bonus

New year, new career! Casual/Part Time/Full Time positions available with our vibrant and growing company!

A $500 sign-on bonus will be paid to the successful applicant (at completion of 90 day probation).

GoBoat has just launched in our fifth location in Australia, operating a fleet of electric picnic boats to the general public. We pride ourselves in making the water accessible to everyone, and respecting the environment by using electric motors, and boats partially constructed from recycled materials.

We're looking for a skipper with a Coxswain or EX38 to operate our patrol boat (RIB), provide guidance and assistance to guests, and become a valued member of our growing team.

Safety is our number one priority, with customer satisfaction a close second. We have exceptional guest reviews across all our locations, because we hire great people with positive attitudes and it rubs off on our guests!

For this role a Coxswain's ticket or EX38 is required, as you'll supervise on-water activities and respond to any potential incidents via on-water patrols with our brand new 5m support boat. You'll be supported by our Location Manager and other members of our large team to excel in the role, putting your skills to work, and learning new ones.

As a Coxswain at GoBoat Cabarita Point you'll be responsible for monitoring safety and compliance systems on our fleet of vessels, hiring of our picnic boats, and showing leadership in the areas of safety, customer satisfaction, and programmed maintenance. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Supervising and providing leadership to casual junior staff, focusing on a culture of safety, customer service and efficiency
  • Ensuring daily/weekly/monthly compliance checks and inspections are completed
  • Taking initiative to manage risks, solve problems, and troubleshoot issues
  • Practicing preventative maintenance on our fleet (training provided)
  • Safety briefings & demonstrations for guests
  • Assisting guests with departing and docking
  • Patrolling the waterway in support vessel from time to time and responding to any incidents or situations with the risk of incident
  • Maintaining boats to a high standard of cleanliness and to the GoBoat standard

GoBoat has a solid reputation for providing training and upskilling opportunities to our crew, and a great work-life balance.

We need someone to start right away, with an opportunity to begin as casual or part time and move to full time if desired.


Must have:

  • Coxswain / EX38 qualification
  • First Aid Certificate (prior to commencing)
  • Great customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Intermediate computer skills (emails, MS Word etc)
  • Love of the water and an enjoyment of hands-on work
  • Available to start immediately (even casual days to begin with)


  • Hospitality or tourism industry experience
  • Flexible availability (fixed shifts are difficult given weather variability)


*Above award rates paid*

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