Boat Canvas Maker and Installer

Lay out, assemble, and install parts according to customer specifications.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Boat Canvas Maker and Installers do?

Lays out, assembles, and installs custom and production model convertible tops, cockpit covers, and side curtains for boats according to customer specifications: Sketches design according to customer’s description of item desired. Measures boat for part to be made, using tape. Makes pattern from measurements, and lays out and cuts material, using hand shears. Sews material according to markings, using power sewing machine [SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR II]. Cuts and bends aluminum tubing to form framework, using metal-cutting saw and pipe-bending jig. Assembles framework, attaches material, and installs finished product on boat, using handtools, electric drill, and nuts and bolts.


Should I be a Boat Canvas Maker and Installer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Boat Canvas Installer, Bolt Labeler, Breaker Hand, Car Seat Maker, Chemic Mangler, Cloth Baler See More

    How to Become a
    Boat Canvas Maker and Installer

    Boat Canvas Maker and Installers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Boat Canvas Maker and Installer-related education!
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