Advice wanted in working with boats as career?

Hi there, want to get a job working with boats, not fishing boats though. Am looking for what opportunities are open to me anywhere in the world, or here in the u.k. Did hear the u.s. coastguard offers training, what possibilities are there for a person with average boating experience. Want a more interesting life! Can travel, have a bit of money but not rich!, want to learn?? Ideas please? Ideas like train for yachtmaster and move to the med? Any institutions offering training ect? Please help, thanks

Asked By: eliot e - 4/16/2007
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Contact the Royal Yachting Associtaion, they are based in the UK and they offer all sorts of boating related training. I took a powerboat course with them in Poole, Dorset for three days and attained powerboat level two, the instructors were great and its a lot of fun
Answered By: simon j - 4/16/2007
Additional Answers (10)
Glasgow College of Nautical Studies, Tel:0141-565-2500.
Answered By: cufty mcdade - 4/16/2007
UKSA on the Isle oFwight offer training for people like yourself. Also have overseas centres. tip - get the bits of paer first.
Answered By: Mark J - 4/16/2007
If you want to work on boats you need as a minimum a Captain's License... a Merchant Marine Deck Officer's License... More
Answered By: captmhunt - 4/16/2007
Here's a couple of links you might find helpful:
Answered By: luminous - 4/16/2007
my fiancee is looking for a driver and to help him with his ever growing marine elctronics business. He is an indiviual person doing the work and needs help with it. Do you live nearby?
Answered By: linda d - 4/16/2007
The British equivalent of the U.S. Coast Guard (at least the life-saving aspect of it) is the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The link for their job openings web page is below, as well as the Wikipedia entry about the organization.
Answered By: Richard D - 4/16/2007
Check out Norwegian Cruise Lines web site. The ship I'm on here in Hawai'i is moving to the Med in Feb. The work is'nt too bad, but the pay is. You'll at least get your foot in the door and meet people who can point you in the right direction for finding better work/training.
Answered By: thor - 4/16/2007
Hullo their Eliot. My advice would be to do your RYA Yachtmaster exams with commercial endorsements. You will get work easy but nothing is paid very well and you may do best to look out for a large sailing boat needing permanent paid crew. Read the ads in the magazines - they are Yachting Monthly and Sailing... More
Answered By: Professor - 4/19/2007
A bit of a vague question really - the qualifications you need to have and the type of work available varies enourmously depending on what type of boat you are on about... More
Answered By: Sailor Dan - 4/19/2007
Get real man... More
Answered By: MICHAEL A - 4/19/2007
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