The apprentices at Sunbeam Yachts in Mattsee do their work with full joy, great conviction and also have the necessary sportsmanship. The apprenticeship training to become a boat builder is demanding and versatile at the same time. The Flachgau district sheets get an idea of the situation on site.
Mattsee. As an Austrian company, “Sunbeam Yachts” in Mattsee has been developing and building high-quality sailing yachts for more than 70 years. The company’s philosophy is to perfectly combine functionality, aesthetics and comfort. The apprentices at “Sunbeam Yachts” do their job with full joy, great conviction and also have the necessary sportsmanship.
The apprenticeship training to become a boat builder is demanding and versatile at the same time. Anyone who wants to build a boat needs a lot of know-how. Different materials have to be processed. This means that the apprentices who are trained in boat building are made with the materials wood, plastic and familiar metal in the very first year of their apprenticeship. The apprentices at the company in Mattsee are also privately interested in sailing.
Over 60 years of sailing yachts
The spirit of discovery, the desire for adventure and the enthusiasm for sailing play a major role in “Sunbeam”. That is why the company is always striving for the “ideal sailing boat”. The yachts should combine functionality and aesthetics. True to this philosophy, “Sunbeam” has very high quality standards for the yachts.
Enthusiastic about sailing
Different types of boats are manufactured at “Sunbeam Yachts”. Wolfgang Hollerer trains the apprentices in wood construction, for example, and works in the carpentry shop. He explains: “We build the furniture like in a carpenter’s business. Our apprentices take care of the joinery, metal and plastic sectors. In the first year of the apprenticeship the apprentice is in the wood department, in the plastics department, in the metal department and also in the assembly department I’ve been with the company since March 2020. Sometimes I paint so that everything is watertight, sometimes I help with gluing. Sometimes I grind The apprenticeship is a lot of fun because it is varied. What is special as an apprentice in boat building for me is that I used to work actually didn’t have that much to do with boats, I have some engine technology with me and that is fun. I am fascinated by working with different materials “. The second apprentice is called Sebastian and will soon finish with the apprenticeship examination. He previously trained as a chef / waiter and office clerk and just wanted to do something new. He is also personally very interested in sailing because he is also involved in water rescue. For the apprentices, the joy of sailing is the foundation of their success.
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