Recreational Boating

What is it?

Boating is a leisure activity involving travel or fun via a boat, powerboat, sailboat, rowboat, or paddleboat. Want a career in the recreational boating field? Take a look at the jobs below.

“The outdoor recreation economy is a $22.2 billion industry and recreational boating comprises the largest portion of this economic powerhouse. Recreational boating means more than $4 billion (Hebert number) for our state. Whether it’s stand-up paddleboards or superyachts (and everything in between), boats of all shapes and sizes either visit our state or are moored here permanently (238,000 recreational boats are registered in Washington state in 2014). Why, you ask? That’s because we have the 1,427 boating businesses (providing employment for 15,438 marine tradesmen and women) to complement the world’s most beautiful cruising grounds for our residents, anglers, and marine tourists.” [Source: WA Maritime Federation]

Some Jobs Include
  • Boat Sales Manager

  • Service Manager

  • Service Writer / Advisor

  • Licensed Yacht Brokers

  • Customer Service

  • Boat detailer and technician

  • Marine Technician

  • Marine Mechanic

  • Marine Service Office Help

  • Painter & Varnisher

  • Marine Fiberglass Repairer

  • Truck Driver/Boat Hauler

[Source: Salty Jobs]

Retail Stores
  • General Manager & Assistant Manager

  • Cashier

  • Inventory Specialist

  • Operations Manager

  • Sales Associate

  • Sales Expert

  • Sales Manager

  • Stock Associate

  • Store Manager

  • Team Leader

  • Truck Crew



Youth Maritime Collaborative

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Guiding youth toward adventurous careers in the maritime industry through paid internships, experiential learning events, and thoughtful career exploration with a specific focus on equity and inclusivity.

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