Overview

Boat owners are nuts about their boats, and while they enjoy being out on the open seas, they often hate keeping up with the maintenance end. After all, boating is about getting away from it all, right? Usually, your clients have a lot of disposable income, since they’ve invested a great deal of cash in the boat itself; that’s how you can be sure of your own earning potential. On a more practical note, this business is for you if you don’t mind a little grease under your nails and working out in the hot sun occasionally. Know your boat types (fiberglass, wood, steel, aluminum) and what type of chemicals you can use on each without causing any damage. Certification as a boat mechanic will be helpful but not required. Advertise where people buy dock space and at boat retailers. Try to get the businesses (such as restaurants) along the shore to carry your brochure.

What You Can Earn

What You Can Charge

 How Much Is It Going to Cost

What Equipment You Need

Who Will You Need to Hire

How You Can Make It Sweeter

 What You Will Be Doing

Boat owners are nuts about their boats, and while they enjoy being out on the open seas, they often hate keeping up with the maintenance end. After all, boating is about getting away from it all, right? Usually, your clients have a lot of disposable income, since they’ve invested a great deal of cash in the boat itself; that’s how you can be sure of your own earning potential. On a more practical note, this business is for you if you don’t mind a little grease under your nails and working out in the hot sun occasionally. Know your boat types (fiberglass, wood, steel, aluminum) and what type of chemicals you can use on each without causing any damage. Certification as a boat mechanic will be helpful but not required. Advertise where people buy dock space and at boat retailers. Try to get the businesses (such as restaurants) along the shore to carry your brochure.

What Qualifications You Need

 Who You Should Market To

How You Can Market This

 What Other Services to Offer

What You Need to Succeed

Where to Begin

 
 

Resources

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Education/Courses/Training/Videos

 
 

Social Media

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Facebook

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