Boat Captain

Ride Sales & Support · Fort Myers, Florida
Department Ride Sales & Support
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

WHAT YOU’LL DO

There is a reason we say, “once you feel it, you’ll never boat without it.” Seakeeper Ride is an experiential product that many must feel to believe, and that is where you come in. We are looking for a Boat Captain to join our Sales & Support team to provide those “wow” Seakeeper Ride moments to potential customers within the Southeast, Northeast, and Great Lakes regions, with the possibility to expand into other regions in the future. As our Boat Captain, you will:

 

  • Operate the boats as needed in support of driving new sales at boat shows, private events, OEM partners, and Seakeeper events, among other opportunities that may arise
  • Maintain the boats including scheduling and managing service as well as cleaning the boat before and after all events with impeccable attention to detail
  • Work in partnership with sales leadership to introduce Seakeeper technology to customers and educate them on the product
  • Tow the boats between event locations as necessary and ensure the company vehicle is maintained by a certified dealer
  • Attend other events as a knowledgeable Seakeeper representative as needed
  • Support other internal teams as needed such as engineering with boat testing for new product development


WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

Do you have a positive attitude, an eagerness to learn, attention to detail, and the ability to hustle in a fast-paced environment? Then Seakeeper is the place for you! Here are a few other things you’ll need to succeed.

 

MUST-HAVES

  • 2+ years in the marine industry
  • A valid 25/50/100 Ton Masters Captain’s License
  • Will be required to complete a certified DOT physical once per year
  • An outgoing people-person who thrives talking to new people and making new connections
  • Be professional, responsive, resourceful, flexible, and self-motivated
  • Experience presenting to large groups within a professional setting
  • Strong verbal communication and customer service skills
  • Familiarity with boats and a comprehensive understanding of how to work on and service electronics, engines, and other equipment on the boat
  • The ability to make sound, timely, and accurate judgment while supporting reasoning for decisions
  • Proficiency in Outlook and other Microsoft Office applications

 

NICE-TO-HAVES

  • Sales and/or customer service experience
  • Experience working for a consumer-facing brand


MORE DETAILS YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW

  • Our ideal candidate will be located within a commutable distance to our Fort Myers, FL facility
  • You will be expected to travel ~80% of the time, including on nights and weekends to various Seakeeper and customer locations
    • Locations may include, but are not limited to the following regions: Northeast, Southeast, and Great Lakes
  • You will be provided with a truck, boat, and trailer, which you will be responsible for maintaining
  • You’ll report to our Business Development Manager, based remotely


YOUR TEAM

Our Boat Captain is part of a small, passionate group of individuals with widespread skills within our Seakeeper Ride Sales & Support team responsible for supporting new product development and growth. We all wear many hats and work together to accomplish a range of responsibilities. We’re looking for a versatile team player who wants to learn and grow within Seakeeper, finding their own niche to command ownership within the department.


WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT HERE

It’s true that we make extraordinary products, but our favorite part about Seakeeper is our people! We believe in participative leadership. That means you have the freedom to make a difference and contribute to the larger goal, regardless of your position. Great ideas can strike at any moment, and when you have one, you’re empowered to speak up!

 

We are constantly pushing (or crushing) boundaries. Stagnant or bored are about as opposite from Seakeeper as you can get! We move quick and if there is something that can be improved upon, we jump on it.


WHO WE ARE

71% of our Earth is covered by water and we want everyone to make the most of it. That’s why we are committed to creating products that transform the boating experience with an organization that employees want to work for, customers want to buy from, and vendors want to partner with. Seakeeper Ride, a Vessel Attitude Control System, eliminates underway pitch and roll, making time on the water safer and more comfortable for everyone on board.

 

Seakeeper was founded in 2008, growing from a start-up operation to the worldwide leader in stabilization thanks to its popular line of gyrostabilizers. Seakeeper Ride launched in 2022 and is the first product deviation from that line, bringing the magic of Seakeeper to boats while underway. There’s a long runway of growth ahead as more and more OEMs adopt Seakeeper Ride as standard equipment and we work to make aftermarket refits a reality. 

 

Ready for a new challenge in a fast-paced environment? Want to help us disrupt an industry...again? Come on and apply, we are ready for you!

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  • Location
    Fort Myers, Florida
  • Department
    Ride Sales & Support
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level