Fleet and Marina Manager

Annapolis Sailing School
7001 Bembe Beach rd
Annapolis, MD 21403
United States

Marina/Boatyard Employment
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Fleet & Marina Manager

The Annapolis Sailing School, founded in 1959, is the country’s oldest recreational sailing school. We offer a range of sailing experiences, from our KidShip programs on dinghies; to certifications in ASA 101, 103, 104 and beyond; to ongoing education and enjoyment with memberships in our KeelBoat Club. Located at the mouth of Back Creek, 1 mile by water from the Naval Academy, it offers great access to Chesapeake Bay. We are distinguished by our great fleet, great facilities and great employees. Our motto is “Seriously Fun”, which applies not only to how we teach students in a rigorous but relaxed manner, but also to the challenging but collegial environment we create for employees.

The Fleet & Marina Manager (FMM) is an important part of this team. This person will be responsible for the overall maintenance of 12 Rainbow 24’ keelboats; 5 30’-37’ keelboats with auxiliary power; 30+ dinghies of various types; 6 Power boats ranging from 16ft skiffs and ribs up to a 27ft Edgewater. The FMM will also be responsible for the marina and property maintenance – including floating docks, buildings, the areas for boat storage and equipment such as the 16 ton forklift and 3 ton hoist.

The ideal candidate will be good at project and people management, implementing a regular maintenance schedule, diagnosing what repairs need to be done, and whether they are to executed in-house or sent outside. As such the FMM will have to oversee other maintenance personnel, dockhands and vendors. Knowledge of sailboats and rigging is essential, knowledge of systems, mechanicals and engines a plus. The candidate will need to be physically fit, particularly for work in the off-season (November-March) when docks need to be hauled, refitted and splashed. Being an accomplished sailor is a plus, and depending on aptitude, interest and time, the FMM can be involved in teaching. The FMM will be part of the senior management team of the Sailing School, with input on decisions, helping guide the School as it continues its growth.


  • Rainbow fleet - cleaning bottoms; maintain rigging, sails, etc

  • Rainbow fleet (offseason) – haul, repair, fiberglass work & paint (or outsource)

  • Keelboats 30+ ft – simple repairs, maintaining systems, - contracting outside service when required

  • Dinghy fleet – regular repairs

  • Powerboats - maintaining engines, scheduling outside contractor work when necessary, ensuring that trailers are functional

  • Marina oversight – on select days, responsibility for dockhands and operations

  • Dredging – oversight of offseason work by outside vendors

  • Docks – maintain, clean

  • Docks (offseason) – haul, store, repair, build new floating docks

  • Property maintenance – tent, parking lot, storage areas

  • Shop - keeping shop organized and clean

  • Sheds/cottage - periodically going through contents to inventory, maintaining organization between sheds

  • Crane - safe operating knowledge

  • Forklift/truck - keeping up with required maintenance, certifications; reporting problems as they come up; contracting outside work when needed

  • Managing repair and property projects overall for cost and timeliness, creating processes to track progress accurately

  • Working one weekend day in-season

Job Requirements
Abilities, Skills and Experience

(Note – some required, some may be acquired)

Sailboat repair & maintenance experience, including fiberglassing and painting
Working knowledge of systems, diesel engines
Basic carpentry ability, handyman skills
Basic sailing skills
Small powerboat handling skills
Forklift operator license
Project management and tracking ability
Drivers license
High School degree
Team oriented
Self-starter, problem solver
Ability to manage small number of people
Rick Nelson
7001 Bembe Beach rd
Annapolis MD 21403
United States

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