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Derelict boat removal and disposal (and/or recycling) is a fairly common occurrence in the state of Florida. This is obviously due to the fact the peninsula is surrounded by water. Hence, there are tons of private watercraft around. And, with so many vessels about, there’s bound to be more than a few that won’t receive the necessary time and attention to properly maintain. Of course, such neglect will inevitably lead to deterioration. Eventually, such instances create derelict vessels. Read on to learn more about your derelict boat removal options.

What Constitutes a Derelict Water Vessel in Florida

Different people have different definitions of what the term “derelict” memes. some people might think it simply means an abandoned vessel, others however, I might believe that it’s a vessel in a state of disrepair. But, in the state of Florida a derelict vessel is *…a vessel is considered derelict when it is left stored or abandoned in a wrecked, junked or demolished condition on public waters or private property without the consent of the property owner,” according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles or FLHSMV.

Florida has a derelict vessel program that is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which provides coordination for the removal of these vessels. The program includes legislation and procedures addressing the removal of derelict vessels from state lands and waters. — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

This means according to the Sunshine State, a derelict craft is both — in a state of disrepair and abandoned. So, both elements are necessary for it to need the legal threshold in the state.

Delray Beach Derelict Boat Removal Options

Now, if both those conditions are met, the vessel is considered derelict. wow that answers the question of its legal status, how to get rid of it still remains. here are some possible deerlick boat removal options:

  • DIY. You can remove the vessel from the water or from your property. But, you must have title to the craft to do so. However, if it’s considered a nuisance and/or a threat to public safety and/or poses an environmental hazard,
  • Request the owner remove it. If you know who the owner of the watercraft is, you can request him or her to remove the vessel, in writing. of course, someone who let the craft deteriorate and abandon it probably won’t be Keen to remove it.
  • Contact state authorities. another option is to contact State authorities, usually the FWC is the agency which will be the appropriate contact point. However, the FWC might not take on the responsibility of removing the craft.
  • Hire a boat removal service. usually, it is the property owner who must have the vessel removed from his or her land. it’s a good idea to speak with local law enforcement to ensure you have the right to remove and/or dispose of the vessel.

When you need a professional boat removal service, go ahead and phone 800-433-1094 or visit Boat Removal.com.


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