Dinghy Disposal Season for Boatbreakers
As winter and early spring arrives it is a busy time for scrapping boats. As the start of the financial year in April approaches and marinas send out their storage bills, people look for other solutions. In the last few weeks we have been asked to scrap lots of old dinghies.
All year round we collect and dispose of many dinghy hulls. People have them in their gardens, boat yards or sailing clubs. The boat breaking team collect most from people’s homes.
Northumberland and the Isle of Wight
So far in the last week we have removed abandoned dinghies from a boat park in Northumberland. We have had a storm damaged RS800 brought to us from the Isle of Wight.
As there were so many vessels damaged in the recent storms we have had enquiries from across the country. The boat collection team recovered a Flying Fifteen dinghy from the Lake District. Her owner simply couldn’t find the time to use her anymore and wanted to escape the financial commitment of owning a boat.
London and Mudeford Quay
The next scrap dinghy we were asked to collect was from Mudeford Quay in Dorset. In a similar scenario as the dinghy collection from the Lake District the owner just wanted to move on from ownership. The best part about choosing the scrap route is that there isn’t the same hassle as trying to sell.
Next the team headed up towards London. We had been asked to scrap two old dinghies from a home in Banstead. Their former owner had sadly passed away and his family needed the boats gone before selling the house. One of the wooden dinghies was easy for us to quickly chop on site. The second was a Gull which we decided to give one last chance at saving. We have shared the Gull on our Boat Scrapyard Facebook group to see if any of our members would like her.
Another Dinghy on the way
At the time of writing we are due to have another dinghy delivered to us in the next few days. To see what she is we would recommend keeping an eye on our Instagram feed (@Boatbreakers).