Boat Charter Administrator

Occupation Information table
Overview: Marina boat charter administrators contract for the use of sailboats and yachts to be chartered out to vacationers or business persons for brief periods of time. They determine what type of maintenance and repairs are needed for each boat in their fleet and manage the maintenance employees.
Duties: They negotiate financial arrangements with persons willing to purchase a new sailboat or yacht in order to secure the use of their boats for a charter fleet.

Charter or rent sailboats and yachts to vacationers or business persons on a weekly basis. Provide customers with training and instructions on the use of boat equipment. May provide a captain.

They maintain the boats for their owners such as the care of boat engines, sails, appliances and mechanical equipment. They check out each boat after a charter for damage or missing equipment.

They make contractual arrangements for return of boats to original owners after a fixed period of charter usage. They decide on the design of new boats needed for future customers.

Degree(s): A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration 
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing) 
Job Outlook: Employment in this field is expected have little or no change from 2018 to 2028. For comparison, the average growth rate for all occupations over the same time period is projected to be 5% to 8%.
Starting Salary: Assistant administrator salaries are for a nine-month season with free lodging at a marina. Senior administrators, operating year-round marinas, earn a base salary plus about 15% commission on boat charter contracts.
Salary Range (National Average): $28,000 to $32,000
Education Level: Training for this occupation generally requires a High School Degree, plus additional coursework in a vocational or technical school. In some cases, employers may require an Associate Degree.
Additional Training/Education: An associate or bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, or business management is the usual educational background for this occupation. Courses in statistics, human resource management, business contracts, accounting and computer applications are important. Skill and knowledge in boating and boat maintenance are essential.
Recommended Skills:
  • Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • The ability to make appropriate use of equipment and materials to get a job done.
  • The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
  • Being aware of the reactions of others, and understanding why they react the way they do.
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
Recommended Values:
  • Having a routine job where the duties are very predictable and not likely to change over a long period of time.
  • Having a job where you can spend a significant amount of time outside.

* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.