Responsible Boat Disposal provides Re-Homing and Recycling services to boat and dinghy owners, who face the necessity to dispose of their beloved vessels either because of their age or condition. We operate all over the country, with yards near Plymouth, Devon, in Ipswich, Suffolk and in Greater Manchester area,
We don't just scrap boats sending them to landfills, but we care for them and search for new owners or other ways to reuse them. Where it is needed we remove the unwanted boats and yachts both from land and water. If no other options are available, we dismantle and scrap boats, disposing of the fibreglass through Waste-to-Energy plants,
* sometimes even we end up breaking them
These are the boats we currently offer for re-homing:
When a boat looks End-of-life, it is tempting to think that breaking her up is the best solution. But is it indeed?
We offer two complementary ways of disposing of old boats:
This is the most uplifting solution: a new loving owner, instead of actual disposal of the boat, and that is exactly what we do. She will be treated well, and cared for more years to come. And many unwanted boats which might appear scrap can actually be disposed, or better to say, re-homed, in this way.
Well, while this is clearly the easiest solution, it is hardly necessary to argue against this way of boat disposal - pollution, both visual and chemical, responsibility, both legal and moral, all goes wrong here.
The cost of disposal of a boat will depend greatly on its condition and location. If it is salvageable, it will be possible to find a new home for her, and then the cost is essentially zero (we do charge a brokerage fee in this case, so not exactly zero 🤷🏽♂️).
If a full scale disposal is needed, the recycling of a boat usually amounts to about £60-£80 per foot of LOA. That said, selling any recoverable bits (engines, etc) will usually cut the final cost to a certain degree.
We are getting quite a number of Boat Disposal requests, and here there are some highlights of the recent boats we have successfully re-homed. These boats were abandoned, or in urgent need of a new owner.
She has not been in the water since pre-covid and relocation forced passing the boat on.
The problems with the CRT licence and lack of funds for repairs called for Re-Homing.
A selling advert did not work even after over a year online, so the owner asked us for a different solution.
The boat has been removed from the property of the ageing owner, but instead of scraping a new happy owner was found
The owner has reached the age where the required annual maintenance became increasingly difficult to keep up with.
Her current owner was not able to sail her anymore, due to the age and health issues. Selling was not the option either.
08/2023, East Sussex
Bury Parish Council was cleaning the grounds. Re-Homing provided cheap and sustainable alternative.
The owner decided that the boat served him well and already paid him all the debts. New home found.
Unfinished project was doomed to scrapping but high removal costs forced looking for an alternative.
The owner asked for a quick solution to remove the boat. Done, and new home found.
Steel gaff rigged cutter by Percy Dalton required more attention than the owner could dedicate. Re-Homed.
Just an old sailing dingy, No to scrapping, yes to Re-Homing to a local sailing club.
Owner lived too far away to conduct viewings herself, and no local broker was willing to engage, hence the Re-Homing.
We work both with individuals and businesses. Among our most recent corporate customers, are such companies as
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