How to dispose of an old boat for free
Free Boat Removal Options

All boats regardless of how well-maintained will come to the end of their usable lives at one point or another. Unlike junk cars, old boats have negative value which means it costs money to get rid of them.

For example, if you have an old car you no longer want, there are companies who will buy it from you for $100-$500 for the scrap value. Unfortunately for old boats, their hulls are very heavy and need to be disposed of at a landfill. This can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the size of the boat.

Free Boat Removal Options

Fear not, we will go over 3 different ways you can dispose of your old boat for absolutely zero cost! The only thing it will cost you is your time and a bit of elbow grease.

Option 1: Cut it up

Cut up old boat for free
Cutting up an old 26′ boat

The hardest option to dispose of your old vessel is to cut it up into pieces. This will be a multiple-weekend project, so be warned! The tools you will need are listed below:

  • Sawzall
  • Sawzall blades
  • Heavy-duty dust mask
  • Gloves
  • Protective goggles

To start, begin cutting the boat into small chunks. This will take hours to complete, so be patient! The best blade to use for this type of work is a heavy-duty wood cutting blade. It chews through the fiberglass hull like nothing else.

Once you get to the engine/propeller drive area, you can use a metal blade on your sawzall to cut the engine out of the boat. The engine/drive system can be scrapped, bringing in around $60 worth of scrap value.

To dispose of all the fiberglass for free, you will need a lot of patience. You can put 2-3 bags of the figerglass chunks out with your trash over a period of 2-3 months. While it takes time, you saved yourself hundreds of dollars by cutting up your boat.

Option 2: Donate it

Donate your old boat
Boat Donation Service

If your boat is still in good shape and runs, you may be able to donate it and use the deduction on your taxes! There are services out there that will remove your boat for free and auction it off, then use the proceeds for charity.

All you need to do is send them pictures & information on the boat. If they are interested, they will remove your old boat for you!

Sounds too good to be true? Many times it is, we have heard from many customers who have had poor experiences with these type of organizations.

With that said, it is still a legitimate option for disposing of your old boat with zero cost you you.

Option 3: Give it away

Dispose of your old boat absolutely free
Give old boat away for free

The final option to make your old boat disappear is to give it away to someone on Facebook or Craigslist.

There are mechanically-inclined people who will take your old boat off your hands for absolutely free! Even if it has a blown motor or damaged hull, they will take it and fix it. Other times, these individuals will strip the boat for parts.

One downside to this is many of these people want the title to the boat, so they can resell it. In addition, the trailer will need to be in roadworthy shape so they can tow the boat home.

A major risk to giving your boat away without transferring the title is if they strip the boat of valuables and dump the hull somewhere. Technically it is still your boat, so you will be responsible for getting rid of it still.

The Easiest Old Boat Removal Option

Boat Removal Service Poconos PA
Boat Removal Lake Wallenpaupack

If you have tried these 3 options or decided they are not worth the time or risk, A+ Enterprises is here for you. We are Eastern Pennsylvania’s largest and most reputable boat removal service.

Our company takes care of your boat from start to finish. Regardless of the condition of your boat or trailer, we have a solution to remove it and properly dispose of it for you.

If your boat is untowable, we have rollback rucks to haul the boat and trailer on to safely get it back to our processing facility. From there, we will remove any recyclable materials from the boat. Finally, your boat hull will be demolished and properly disposed of in a landfill.

This is much better for the environment than letting your old boat sit around leaking oil and collecting water.

Boat Removal Cost

The cost to remove & dispose of old boats is unique for each boat and situation. With that said, most boat removals start at $950 and include everything to make your old vessel disappear for good!


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