Motorboat Operators

Boat Operator, Launch Operator, River Pilot, Water Taxi Business Operator

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What they do:
Operate small motor-driven boats. May assist in navigational activities.
On the job, you would:
  • Operate engine throttles and steering mechanisms to guide boats on desired courses.
  • Direct safety operations in emergency situations.
  • Secure boats to docks with mooring lines, and cast off lines to enable departure.



  • customer service

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Controlled Movement

  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady


  • know where things are around you
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Independence


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

  • Echo sounder software
  • Radar software

Expert system software

  • Autopilot software

Mobile location based services software

  • Global positioning system GPS software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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