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

boat disposal services Scranton, PA Wilkes-Barre, PA
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.

boat disposal service Scranton, PA
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.


Book A Free Estimate

Request a FREE Boat Removal Estimate

Call us today! 484-658-3333


  • 5 star review  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

    thumb Regina Pokrifka
    8/11/2020

    5 star review  Professional Service and Very Affordable. Fast and Efficient. I highly recommend.

    thumb Doug Fedor
    8/25/2020

    5 star review  Sal really helped us out. We needed some junk removed right away and he got there within a couple of hours, was very professional and polite and did not charge an arm and a leg. He has a customer for life in us now!

    thumb Margaret Esopi
    12/24/2018
  • 5 star review  Absolutely amazing! Highly recommended! I recently moved to Pennsylvania and purchased a fixer upper in Luzern County. I had a large pile of debris from the house that I needed to get rid of. I called A+ Junk Removal and spoke with Sal. He was extremely professional and very personable. He was able to work with my schedule which was greatly appreciated. Sal also contacted me through text to remind me of my scheduled appointment. Joe and Andrew showed up on time to give me an estimate for my junk pile. They gave me a great price and got right to work. Both Joe and Andrew were very polite and extremely professional. Very friendly as well. They did an amazing job! I couldn’t have asked for a better crew to come and do this job for me. I am extremely appreciative for Sal, Joe and Andrew. I highly recommend this company and will definitely use them again on the future. Thank you so much A+ Enterprises!

    thumb Rebecca DeKonty
    3/26/2020

    5 star review  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.They did such a good job yesterday that I called them back again today for more revival. They’re very fast, efficient, easy to work with and professional. Joe and Kyle came both days and we’re incredibly polite and thoughtful in what was a hard situation for me. Bravo A+ Enterprises! Repeat business speaks for itself. Meredith R.

    thumb Meredith Rynkiewicz
    8/15/2019

    5 star review  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

    thumb Pam cortese
    4/10/2019
  • 5 star review  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!!!!

    thumb Daryl Williams
    3/02/2020

    5 star review  Would definitely recommend this company for anyone needing junk removal! Super nice owner. He and another young man came to my home and were very efficient getting rid of our junk in about 90 minutes. If you’re looking for a junk removal service, definitely check out this company. Thanks, Sal!

    thumb Shannon Meier
    8/10/2019

    5 star review  Very promote service. They came exactly on time for the appointment and I did not have to left a finger. I lost the invoice for the services and received a quick response and delivery for that as well. If you looking for reasonable priced service with a smile A+ is the way to go. Also to add I have used multiple junk companies and they by far are the best.

    thumb Kimberly Marriott
    8/21/2020
  • 5 star review  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!

    thumb Daryl Williams
    9/26/2018

    5 star review  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+

    thumb Baby Cakes
    6/10/2020

    5 star review  Can’t thank the guy we spoke to enough! He was wonderful to us! We were in a last minute crunch to get rid of stuff and he worked with us and even went way out of his way to accommodate our needs! He truly has great customer support and was beyond generous! Can’t thank this awesome company enough! It meant a lot to us!! We highly recommend!

    thumb Kaitlyn Szorady
    7/11/2020
  • 5 star review  One of the best companies I have ever dealt with. Professional, courteous, reasonable and efficient. Highly recommend.

    thumb Lynette Villano
    4/04/2019

    5 star review  Called for estimate for tv removal, good price came that morning I called, Sal is great, will use again.

    thumb Debbie Rumensky
    3/15/2020

    5 star review  Fantastic customer service. Sal was on time, very responsive to messages and professional. The price for the dumpster was very reasonable also. I have had issues with other junk removal companies in the past and wish I had found them sooner. I will definitely use them again in the future.

    thumb Erin G
    10/17/2019