Hey David... nothing is ever "chiseled in stone"... I'd suggest you take the job at Florida Marine Usa... you would learn how they refinish boats... and how they do business. I'm sure you would get a lot of the "starter"..... ie: " Sh!t jobs"... being the "new guy" and also inexperienced... but look at this opportunity as not being an "employee"... but a stealth spy in learning how they do business... how the work is performed.. where they buy their materials... any "secret processes".. these are the things no company will just "tell you"... you have to work there to learn these things... pay attention and keep your eyes and ears open.. if you want a career in boating or operating a marina this will be invaluable... keep your plans secret and your eyes open.Don't look at this job as the "end all" to a career in boating. If there are employees that have been there for years... you won't have an oportunity for advancement... but a great oportunity to learn. You can always go to work for a relative later... or choose another oportunity.