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What do boat builders and shipwrights do?

  • assemble shells of boats and erect hull sections of ship
  • install masts, frames, decking, fittings, machines, shafts and safety equipment
  • build and install structures such as cabins, machine mountings, propeller supports and rudders
  • erect and prepare launching platforms, conduct pre-launch tests and supervise launching procedures
  • determine repair requirements and procedures
  • may make hull moulds and fabricate and repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass, reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, Kevlar, fibreglass and concrete

Very low

projected job openings

$52-$65k

qualified full-time wage

85%

employed full-time

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