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Student Technician Program

If you want to advance your career in an exciting industry, get started by learning from the best! MarineMax offers a Student Technician Program to help you achieve your goals by diving deeper into maintaining and servicing recreational boats and yachts of various makes and models. Besides being paid while learning at an actual marina, eligible students may choose a MarineMax location for permanent employment upon completion.

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Preparing the Next Generation of Marine Technicians

Be a part of an elite team at MarineMax, the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, with more than 100 locations worldwide, including 78 retail dealership locations, which include 57 marinas collectively worldwide. With our constant growth, we are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated technicians to enroll in our specialized program, where we will provide all the training needed to advance your career and continue the tradition of MarineMax excellence.

Program Details

Based out of Clearwater, FL, this hybrid six-month program is designed to enhance skills for those who already have a general understanding of working on boats. It includes top-notch instruction with hands-on work next to senior technicians at a marina. In addition, instructor-led and self-paced classroom training is involved, and focus areas include practical boat knowledge, water systems, air conditioning, generators, and Mercury, Yamaha, and Volvo diesel engine training. This program will also cover driving and trailering boats.

Program Benefits

Besides continuous learning and hands-on experience, participating in the MarineMax Student Technician Program allows for great benefits and compensation while in training. In addition, the package also includes the following after 60 days:

  • Health, medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Team member discounts
  • MarineMax tuition reimbursement
  • Permanent job placement assistance
  • And more!

Admission Requirements and How to Apply:

To be eligible for the MarineMax Student Technician Program, you must have one year of marine mechanic experience or a completed marine technician school certificate. If you meet those requirements, applying is easy and can be done by submitting a MarineMax employment application, a resume, a transcript from your marine technician program (if applicable), and one professional and one personal reference.

Don't wait. Apply today and secure your future for tomorrow! For more details, contact Chris Butts, Program Director, at (727) 287-4228 or via email at

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