Boat Rigger

Install accessories in outboard or inboard motorboats.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Boat Riggers do?

Installs accessories in outboard or inboard motorboats: Drills holes, attaches brackets, and installs accessories, such as lights, batteries, ignition switches, fuel tanks, and guide pulleys, using handtools and power tools. May change propellors and adjust motors to obtain maximum performance. May install outboard and inboard motors and controls, using handtools. May load boats on trailers and make deliveries to customers.


Should I be a Boat Rigger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Book Jogger, Cable Rigger, Master Rigger, Outboard-Motorboat Rigger, Rejogger

    How to become a Boat Rigger

    Boat Riggers 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 Rigger-related education!
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