RIMTA | Why a Career in Marine Trades?
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Why a Career in Marine Trades?

The recreational boating industry provides a fun, lifestyle-based career path for all skill levels. And Rhode Island is the place to be to launch your career.


The R.I. marine trades accounts for nearly 5% of the state’s economy and includes over 1,700 businesses that employ over 13,000 people. These companies are continually looking for employees who want to work around boats.

A career in the marine industry can be in boatbuilding and repair, retail boat and equipment sales, marinas, marine construction, manufacturing and supply, diving and salvage, charter and cruise services and even professional service firms. And you don’t need boating experience to start on a career pathway.

Learn about our Training Programs and review current Job Postings.