Boat Disposal is a growing issue. At Boatbreakers we like to think we offer a personal approach to boat disposal in the UK. For many boat owners deciding to dispose of their end of life boat can be a tough decision.
This week the Boatbreakers team hit the road and headed for Essex to dispose of an old wooden yacht that was sitting in a couple's garden. The boat's position in the orchard area of the garden meant getting a hi-ab or any heavy lifting gear was out of the question.
There's nothing like a long haul road trip to welcome a team member back from a holiday. With Luke still enjoying the jet lag that follows a 12 and a half hour flight we set off at 5am and headed north for Scarborough to collect a Scrap Boat.
At Boatbreakers we always like the change of scenery of chopping up a boat on site as they usually mean visiting an interesting place where you wouldn't expect a boat to be. Often it will be a garden and we'll hear stories of how the owner has always planned to finish the project and go sailing but one thing led to another until we arrived with a disc cutter.
We were recently contacted by an Insurance company and asked to get up to Birmingham as soon as possible as there was a boat taking on water fast that needed to be disposed of. As you can see from the pictures when we got to her she was starting to resemble a Submarine.
At Boatbreakers, we were recently asked to answer some questions from Asia Pacific Boating Magazine for an article they are writing about boat disposal and end of life boats. Below is a copy of the questions and our answers.
Winter really is coming for Boatbreakers. With the conclusion of the Southampton Boat Show the summer season slams shut and it's now that boat owners face the decisions on what to do with their boat over the winter.
End of Life Boats are a problem that won't just go away. During the last sixty years, the marine industry has been churning out increasing numbers of recreational and working craft, the majority being fibreglass (glass fibre reinforced polyester).