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Retired Navy Aerographer's Mate (AG)here. Here are a few jobs I know about, sure there are more:

IMHO you can learn as much as you want as a Boatswain Mate (BM) becoming a Coxswain possibly a tug operator after some years, it is a hard working rate, usually with many openings, you will go to sea, you will stand duties at the helm and if you hook up with a QM can learn navigation, Navy Special Warfare Boat Operator (SB), Quartermaster (QM), Engineman (EN), Machinist's Mate (MM).

US Army Watercraft Operator

Coast Guard Machinist

Navy Diver, Army Diver, CG Rescue Swimmer, these will put you in the water not sure would help with boating.

Search all the branches websites for job description, and use a little more than a grain of salt if they should to good to be true
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Hmmm, learning to live in small spaces with limited amenities, a small wardrobe, long periods of boredom punctuated by minutes of chaotic terror, developing the ability to make tools and weapons out of everyday household items and learning to eat with a spork...
Forget the navy, jail time is live-aboard prep school.

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