If you have an old junk boat on your property, scrapping it may be an option to get rid of it.
What to do with an old junk boat
Many boats over 30 years old have become unusable. The reason for this is typically due to a few factors:
- Mechanical Issues
- Hull Damage
Boat Mechanical Failure
There are many sayings and analogies talking about boats being “money pits”. The unfortunate truth is that many boats can quickly become one.
Did you know the cost to replace an engine on a boat can be over $5000? Combine that with replacing the prop or jet and it can cost over $10,000 for a boat engine overhaul.
If your old boat has been neglected, it can quickly deteriorate in less than one year! We have many customers that forgot to winterize their boat and realized in the spring the interior was destroyed by animals.
A boat that has been damaged by neglect can be salvaged, but will cost a lot of money to reupholster, etc. In addition, any damage to the wiring of the boat can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars to repair.
Junk Boat Hull Damage
Another common cause of boats being scrapped is hull damage. Even if a boat has been well-cared for and not crashed, hull damage can still occur. Fiberglass boats have a tendency to rot out after 20-30 years especially if left near moisture.
Wood boat hulls can crack over time and leak water. If the hull on a boat is damaged, that typically means the boat is totaled.
Scrap a boat
If your boat has been rendered unusable, you may be wondering how to get rid of it. There are many options for boat removal & disposal.
Many of these options depend on where the boat is located. If you live near the shore, there are many boat salvage yards that can take your old boat for scrap.
On the other hand, you may store your old boat inland away from marine areas. Getting rid of an old boat in these types of areas is tricky, but can be done.
Did you know that regardless of the condition of the boat, it has some type of salvage value?
Items of value from a junk boat:
While the amount of items you can recover from a junk boat depend on its condition, most boats have some items of value.
Value of old boat
Most boats possess between $200-$1,000 worth of parts, depending on what condition they are in. Boat salvage yards make money from stripping down old boats and reselling the parts. Most salvage yards won’t pay you for an old boat, but won’t charge you to get rid of it either.
Inland Boat Disposal
If you live inland, like mentioned before, getting rid of a boat is difficult. There are typically no salvage yards local to dismantle the boat. In addition, most people won’t take an old boat even for free.
Boat Removal Cost
The cost to have a boat removal service remove your junk boat depends on what type of boat you have and where you are located. The average cost for boat removal in Scranton, PA is $800.
A legitimate junk boat removal service will remove your old boat from the property. From there, they will haul it back to their facility and recycle anything they can. Finally, they should properly dispose of the hull in a landfill or recycling center.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Boat Removal
If you are within 100 miles of Scranton, PA and have an old boat you wish to have removed – call A+ Enterprises. We specialize in removing old junk boats regardless of size or location. We do all the hauling, recycling, and disposal for you.
Request a FREE Boat Removal Estimate
Call us today! 484-658-3333
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
6/04/2020Mark Van Dyke
I can't say enough about Sal. He was very patient, knowledgeable, and went out of his way to ensure my company was taken care of. I absolutely recommend anyone to use this company. They get in and out very quickly and offer a great price. They also stick to their word which is very rare now-a-days!
Very nice to deal with. Showed up promptly. Worked throughout the entire day. Did a fabulous job! Would highly recommend.
- Lynette Villano
One of the best companies I have ever dealt with. Professional, courteous, reasonable and efficient. Highly recommend.
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.
Called A + enterprise junk removal to have a few items removed from my apartment. Sal and his team were GREAT!!! Fair price and fast service plan on using them again.
- Pam cortese
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
Sal and his team were fantastic to work with. They were professional and arrived on time. Our scope of work was larger than originally estimated and they immediately dispatched an extra truck to finish up our job in record time. I would highly recommend them for all your removal needs.
I got a 100% accurate estimate from the owner and he dispatched a crew to clean out my house the next day (!). The guys were professional and very nice and personable, making a tough situation much easier to handle. Moreover, they worked until the job was done way over my expectations. This company has the best prices in our area and they are complete pros. I would recommend them to anyone...don't hesitate and call A+ first! They will be my first call in the future!Added 3/1/2020: So 18 months later I had to clean out a 2nd floor apartment and 3rd floor attic. This attic was stuffed floor to ceiling with junk and the apartment full of furniture. Sal had a crew there within 24 hrs of my call and cleaned it out in ONE DAY! They even swept up and went through with garbage cans to completely clean the house. I value good service and A+ always delivers...I recommend them to my friends and family and have now used them 3 times. Each time the price is far less than I expected and the work is way better than I'd expect. If you have a job that you're afraid to deal with...call them!!!!! It is the best call you'll ever make! They have always come through for me. Thank you!!!!
- T Seidel
Fast service, excellent price. Picked up on the same morning that we called.Will definately recommend and call again. Sal was very professional.Guys who showed up at our home were professional as well.We prefer to use local companies and this is one we expect to keep on our list.
Top notch. I called and spoke with a Guy named Sal. Very friendly and excellent Customer Service, 100%. I was set up in minutes. The pricing was great. Delivered it next day. When it was time for pick up I advised that I would be working and not able to hear the door so just knock hard. I went out on my Lunch break wondering what the heck? And the Dumpster was gone. Great service. Great Price. I called about 6 Dumpster Rental places and of all of them, A+ Was definitely the best and Props to Sal. Great Service. Truly is A+
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.
- Tara Piech
I would rate over 5 stars if I could. A+ Enterprises is definitely A+! When we called them we were surprised to hear that they do same-day service, and they arrived quickly. The owner, Sal, is a wonderful guy who is honest and friendly. Everybody works very efficiently and is professional. Can't recommend them enough!
The A+ Crew led by Joe G were very courteous and professional.I highly recommend A+ without any hesitation
EXTREMELY PLEASANT AND PROFESSIONAL! Gave them a call to remove some old furniture and assorted boxes of junk. They said the had a crew in my area the next morning and could be here at 9am. Arrived right at 9 on the dot and got straight to work. They battled through all my cobwebs and work quick and efficiently. No trouble or damage from moving some big items in narrow areas. The price they quoted was great value for all the work they did. I have already and will continue to HIGHLY recommend them.