Deck and Hull Assembler

Join deck and hull sections of fiberglass boats.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Deck and Hull Assemblers do?

Joins deck and hull sections of fiberglass boats, using handtools and portable power tools: Positions deck on hull and seals seam with caulking compound, using caulking gun. Lays aluminum gunwale strip along deck and hull seam and hammers it into place with mallet. Places drilling template along gunwale strip and drills rivet holes through strip with portable electric drill. Rivets or bolts deck and hull together, using rivet gun or impact wrench. Forces rubber bumper rail into gunwale strip with special roller and cuts off surplus strip with hacksaw. Hammers protective and decorative aluminum channel trim around deck and cabin edges with mallet. May trim edges of transom opening with saw prior to installing protective trim. May sand edges and interior of decks and hull, using power sander. May install miscellaneous hardware, such as mooring cleats, toerails, bulkhead panels, and pulpits, using handtools [BOAT OUTFITTER].


Should I be a Deck and Hull Assembler?

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: Assembler, Deck and Hull

    How to become a Deck and Hull Assembler

    Deck and Hull Assemblers 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 Deck and Hull Assembler-related education!
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