If you have an old junk boat on your property, scrapping it may be an option to get rid of it.

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Junk Boat Removal

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
  • Neglected/Dirty
  • 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.

Neglected Boat

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:

  • Motor
  • Outdrive
  • Electronics
  • Upholstery
  • Trailer/frame

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.

The best option for boat removal is to hire a Junk Removal Service. Not all junk removal companies remove boats, though.

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.

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Demolishing an old boat on-site

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.


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