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OPEN POSITIONS

We are currently hiring all marine and boatyard trades positions. We offer comprehensive Premium Wages Please fax your resume to 954-927-6090 or by email to customerservice@gillenyacht.com

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Skilled Apprenticeship

We are taking active steps toward finding and retaining talented technicians and skilled laborers of Gillen Yacht Services’ future. With our on-the-job training, we pair apprentices with our management staff marine technicians to learn core skills and industry knowledge jump-starting their careers in the marine industry.

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OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

IN THIS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE COUNTS

When it comes to knowledge, our team has the industry experience to draw upon. Our management team has experience working on all types and sizes of vessels. Drawing upon years of actual jobs, this team can engineer and advise on the best solution or services for your yacht. Not only does this team service yachts – but as boat owners and previous yacht captains, we have the practical experience which allows us to relate to our customers.

DAVE GILLEN SR

- President -

45-Years Marine Experience, 100-ton Captains License, Commercial Multi-Engine Pilot

Kathy Gillen

- Marketing & HR -

25-Years Marketing Experience

Ralph Hall

- General Manager -

25 years experience in Yacht Repair

RICK BOWERS

- Parts Manager -

20-Years Marine Parts Ordering Experience

CARLO VICHES

- Project Foreman -

35-Years Marine Experience, Commercial Ship Chief Engineer

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WHY GILLEN YACHTS

OUR TEAM OF HIGHLY SKILLED TECHNICIANS & CRAFTSMEN, COMPREHENSIVE FACILITY WITH DOCKAGE, COMMITTED TO QUALITY.

What began as a diesel mechanic shop over 30 years ago in Fort Lauderdale; has evolved into a full-service yacht maintenance, yacht repair, and yacht refit company our customers have grown to know us for throughout Florida now with 2 locations to better serve you.

Our family-owned and operated company has the engineering and technical expertise to both analyze customer needs and fabricate solutions for boats ranging from sport fishing vessels to megayachts. Gillen Yacht provides customers with one-stop for all their yacht servicing and refit needs based in Fort Lauderdale with a new branch location in Palm Beach. Having skilled and experienced technicians in all of the marine trades is one of the many keys to our success. We not only know about the ins and outs of repairs, but we fully understand how boats are enjoyed, operated, and maintained. We are committed to providing most large boatyard services at a significant savings. Our convenient dock located just steps away from our in-house shop and parts department in Fort Lauderdale; provides a cost-effective solution for our customers. These are only a few reasons why GILLEN YACHT SERVICES IS THE BEST for your yacht repair, yacht refit, and marine diesel repair needs.

STAYING AHEAD OF THE YACHT INDUSTRY
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OUR TEAM OF HIGHLY SKILLED TECHNICIANS & CRAFTSMEN

COMPREHENSIVE FACILITY WITH DOCKAGE

OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY

See Our Latest WORK

It is our goal to not service the massive number of vessels in South Florida, but rather to provide a high level of personalized services to our family of customers. By maintaining a private client relationship, we get to know both you and your vessel to better respond to your needs.

See some of our recent work and happy captains.

Routine Haul Out Service
Delta T Control Panel
Lithium ION Battery Install
Laundry Room Install
Custom Flybridge Bar
Stern Thruster Install
New Helm Install
Wood Boat Repair
Glendinning
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job offers

We are looking for an experienced Marine HVAC Technician. Responsibilities include:

• Wire and connect various electrical components such as electronics, motors, pumps and switches, and various models of HVAC and Refrigeration systems

• Completes circuitry using testing equipment

• Troubleshoot various electrical systems

• Ability to follow blueprints, piping and wiring diagrams

• Ability to troubleshoot various manufacturers technology

• Documents work performed

• Identifies parts needed to complete job

• Reads wiring specs and diagrams

• Cleans tools and work area

• Works with other technicians as needed

• Able to cooperate with other departments to accomplish project goals

 

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Gillen Yacht Services has recently opened a branch location in Palm Beach and is looking for a working Job Foreman with experience on large yachts. The right candidate will oversee a crew of 5 technicians providing yacht maintenance and refit projects. The primary focus of this operation will be engine room ventilation, mechanical, thrusters, stabilizers, AC, and electrical services. The Palm Beach staff will be supported or supplemented by various technicians from the Ft Lauderdale headquarters as various project needs may dictate. This is a ground-floor opportunity to develop and participate in a growing operation. Visit www.gillenyacht.com to learn more about the company.

 

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We are looking for an experienced Marine Mechanic. Must have a thorough knowledge of various diesel engines and generators, troubleshooting, repair for a variety of marine power. Prefer mechanics with a certification in MANN, CAT, Yanmar, Detroit Diesel or Cummings Knowledge of boats electrical and mechanical systems Ability to install new engines and controls Cleans tools and work area Works with other technicians as needed Able to cooperate with other departments to accomplish project goals Follow defined instructions and procedures Can work independently

 

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We are looking for an experienced Marine Electrician. Responsibilities include: Wire and connect various electrical components such as electronics, motors, pumps and switches, and various models of HVAC and Refrigeration systems Completes circuitry using testing equipment Troubleshoot various electrical systems Ability to follow blueprints, piping and wiring diagrams Ability to troubleshoot various manufacturers technology Documents work performed Identifies parts needed to complete job Reads wiring specs and diagrams Cleans tools and work area Works with other technicians as needed Able to cooperate with other departments to accomplish project goals Follow defined instructions and procedures Can work independently

 

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