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
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 blades
- Heavy-duty dust mask
- 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
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
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
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!
Request a Free Boat Removal Estimate!
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- Tara Piech
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This company is not just professionals at their work but also very kid and hardworking. During the scheduling the staff was very helpful and were able to work with my last minute call with no issues. I received a reminder of my appointment witch was very helpful. The team that arrived to the job took care of business before I knew it it was all done. Very respectful and hard working team. Will definitely recommend anyone and will definitely use this company on my next project.
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I would highly recommend them they did a great job and the men were very hardworking and very nice I intend to get them back for more at another time
- Elaine Hungarter
Three men came and took everything I wanted to get rid of. They were professional and very nice. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you. I'll be calling again.
A+ is a first-rate, highly professional outfit. They offered courteous, efficient, same-day service at a more-than-fair price. I recommend them with great confidence.
Kyle and Joe were wonderful! Very efficient process. I called and gave brief information to a very professional person. They came out the next day. Wiped their feet, quoted me a very fair price, and removed my furniture. I’m very pleased with their service and friendliness. I will definitely recommend them to my family and friends! Meredith R.
I was looking for someone to haul away some things from a home remodeling project. I called A Plus and within 10 minutes I received an email and was able to call the owner right away. He sent his crew out the next day and took care of my hauling needs with a great price. I cannot tell you how pleased I am at the prompt, courteous service I received from both the owner and the crew. I highly recommend them. Mary Gadomski
They cleaned out my grandmas house today in under 6 hours. And we had a lot of stuff! Friendly guys and great work!! Definitely recommend.
Sal was great to work with. I was so stressed about a large deck in the back of my house that was collapsing. Sal came right over and gave me a very fair price and two days later the job was done. And a really good job. He even hauled away a piece of junk for me at the last minute. I highly recommend this company and plan to use them again as the need arises
- Maurice Oates
The price was amazing and the workers were professional. They completed the job within a short period of time and I’m having them come back for more work. Thanks A plus
I never leave reviews but Sal (I think his name is) was great. Both times we used them they showed up the next day on time and did a fast and efficient job. Personable and reliable. Highly recommend.
5/05/2019Lou Ann Naughton
I highly recommend A+ Enterprises. Sal the owner called and was great. Joe and Richard were prompt, efficient, honest, respectful, kind and took their time listening to what I wanted done. They really went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied. I couldn't believe they came, did the estimate started the job and were out of my house in under two hours! And I had lots of stuff to get rid of...lol!!! I will DEFINITELY recommend to others and use again. Thanks for a job well done!