Re-Homing Old Boats: A Sustainable Alternative to BoatBreaking

Finding a Foster Family for Your Boat

When encountering an old, green, and dirty boat, the immediate impulse might be to break the boat up, and scrap her. Fortunately for our wallet and the planet, in many cases the dirt is all but superficial. 

What is Re-Homing?
Re-Homing is a service designed to find a new enthusiast who will take on an old boat for free and restore it. This is not just another marketplace listing; we proactively search for a suitable new owner. Our process involves sifting through potential candidates to ensure they are responsible and ready to act now, thus saving you from the hassle of dealing with viewings, negotiations, delays and more delays.

Which Boats Are Suitable for Re-Homing?
Boats suitable for Re-Homing include:

  • Boats from stalled DIY projects due to changing circumstances.
  • Boats inherited by those who aren’t boating enthusiasts themselvees.
  • Boats that can no longer be maintained due to health or job constraints.

Often, selling these boats can be less than ideal—you might only net a small sum after months of dealing with time-wasters on social media and over the phone.

Our Solution 
We offer a seamless Re-Homing process. Through our extensive marketing network, which includes a large following of enthusiastic boaters, we find a new owner who is eager to take on a new project. This approach allows you to dispose of an unfinished project or an old boat with minimal cost. The new owner takes the boat for free but covers all related expenses, such as lifting and transport.

Re-Homing Listing Fees:

  • £250.00 for boats
  • £75.00 for dinghies and tenders

If you have a boat to re-home please fill in the online form following this link

If not Re-Homing?
Some boats are beyond restoration. In this case, unfortunately, they should be disposed off. We do offer the boat breaking services as well.

Please contact us at

Some of our Previous Boats

We are re-homing several boats every month. Big and small, from sailing dinghies to big motor boats. You can always see what we have on our Facebook page.

See also our Archive of Re-Homed boats.

Free Draco 25

A combination of overseas work commitments and recurring engine problems, forced the owner to give the boat away. 

02/2023, Bath

Free Nicholson 26

Abandoned ion its berth for many years this classical boat is now being restored by two students.

02/2023, Devon

Free Colvic 26

The approaching berthing fees and post-COVID need of clean up forced the owner to give up on the boat. Now sold to a new enthusiast.

02/2023, Brighton

Free Colvic 26

Fully functional boat if not for the non-running engine. New home found.

01/2023, Essex

Free Rowing boat

Small Rowing boat

Just a small rowing tender escaped the scrapping.

01/2023, Teignmouth

Joy Belle by Morgan Giles 1947

Old times wooden hull  believed to be Morgan Giles's passenger boat built in Teignmouth in 1947 and called originally Joy Belle.

01/2023, Brixham

Thompson 240

Thompson 240 Traveller

Inherited but unwanted motorboat was looking for a new home. Required trailer update and engine refurb.

12/2022, Bolton.

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