You must dispose of your unwanted vessel responsibly and legally. Abandoning your vessel or neglecting it so that it becomes a wreck is against the law. If you fail to properly recycle or dispose of your vessel, you may harm the environment or the safety of others.
An abandoned vessel or a wreck can cause problems:
- By blocking other vessels from navigating a waterway safely
- By posing a safety risk if left near public areas
- By harming the environment when it sinks or leaves debris
Contact your local or regional boating association to learn more about the best places to recycle or dispose of your vessel.