A boat builder’s income is usually based on his work experience and is compensated on an hourly basis. The total US market size for the boat building industry includes all public and private companies. For the first-time boat builders, there are certain specific types of boats that can be built easily. Boat building industry’s revenue during 2009 was approximately $9.6b. America exports $1.6b worth of merchandise to 170 countries. The total domestic demand is 8.8b. The annual wages of a boat builder works up to $48,000.