Boats, like most items, have an expiration date. And at times, shelling out the money for repair and maintenance just isn’t worth it any more.
But as most boat owners know, abandonment is neither a wise nor legal option. Instead, you’ll need to either recycle the boat, turn it in, or dispose of it.
While this may sound daunting, there are several boat donation programs that will haul off your old boat free of charge.
Sounds too good to be true? Read on for several options.
Kars4Kids: If you’re tired of paying unnecessary docking and insurance fees, Kars4Kids is the way to go. Just fill out a quick online form, and they’ll call you to arrange a convenient pickup time (and a tax deduction!).
ScoutBoats: Whether you are close to a new purchase or simply want to explore options for getting rid of your craft, they’re here to assist you.
Barten Bros Junk and Clean Up: Don’t dump a boat, just speak to Barten Bros. In the past, they’ve handled derelict commercial boats, cabin cruisers, sailboats, and an array of large boats.
ItsDonated: They accept any boat in any condition, with or without a trailer, running or not. They do require a valid title or title-equivalent in your state, and proper storage.