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Boat Builder

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Boat Builder
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€18 - 32 
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Last Updated: March, 2017

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At a Glance... header image

Constructs, repairs and restores the hulls and fittings of pleasure and small, commercial crafts including yachts, dinghies and narrow boats.


The Work header image

Boatbuilders work on all construction aspects of pleasure and small, commercial boats. They study designs and then carry out work to specifications. To do this they work with a wide variety of materials including wood, iron, steel, copper, aluminium, and glass reinforced plastics (GRP). They fix rudders and may add masts, riggings and may also install engines.  
 
For the internal furnishings they may use cloth materials. They select and match appropriate woods and use woodworking skills to make straight and angle joints. They may also make internal furnishings.  
 
They may also do electrical, plumbing and welding work. Depending on the size of the company boatbuilders may specialise in a specific area or they may complete an entire project themselves. Some boatbuilders also work in the design field. 


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As a boatbuilder you will need to be physically fit and able to work well with your hands. Attention to detail and an eye for shape is also important. You will have to be able to decipher plans and be able to work from precise instructions. Your work environment could be cramped, dusty or noisy and you will also need a head for heights because you may need to climb ladders.


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Organisation: International Boatbuilding Training College
  Address: Sea Lake Road, Oulton Broad, Lowesoft, Suffolk NR32 3LQ, UK
  Tel: + 44 1502 569 663
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