About the industry
Marine Facilities covers two key areas – Marina Operations and Boatyards.
Marinas are locations with moorings, supplies, and facilities for yachts and boats. These facilities may include refueling stations, washing and repair facilities, haul out services, and slipways (boat ramps). Some marinas also include on shore services such as clubhouses, showers, marine retailers and more. Those working in marina facilities often have a lot of interaction with customers and visiting boaties.
Boatyards are often referred to as places where boats are built, maintained or repaired. Boatyards are usually larger and more industrial than marinas. Typical boatyard work includes, lifting and storing vessels, using equipment such as forklifts, travel lifts and dry docks, and pressure washing vessels.
Careers in the industry
National Certificate in Marine Facilities (Marina Operations, Boatyard Operations)(Level 4)
This qualification is for people who are currently employed in a marina or boatyard environment or for those who wish to work in a marina or boatyard environment. Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work unsupervised in marina operations or in boatyard operations, depending on which strand is completed.
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