Different yachts have different keel/hull types. The main reason we need to know what type your yacht has is so we can plan how to transport the boat.
For example, a Bilge Keel boat has two keels that the boat can sit on. This makes it easier to transport as it can sit comfortably on a flat-bed trailer.
A fin keel will require to be propped up by stands. Other types of keels include Lifting, Full, and Skeg. The type of keel also makes a difference when we get the boat unloaded at our boat scrapyard. Like on the trailer the Bilge keel boat will sit happily on her keels, whereas a single keel boat will need to be propped up.
The keel or keels is also where the majority of the weight is on lots of boats. People often think that a lead keel holds lots of value. It’s not always the case as inside the keels there is often a mix of materials in the metal which makes it less valuable.