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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.

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