What does that mean? Like adopt a dog, except it’s a boat? Essentially yes. These are boats that have been brought in for recycling that deserve a second chance. These aren’t boats you are going to drop in the water and go cruising this weekend (for the most part). These are boats that are going to need love, attention and WORK. While some boats are in suitable condition to return to the water for their repairs, most will require the boat to be moved to a boat yard or some other storage yard to be worked on. Much like adopting a dog or cat, there will be conditions to the adoption, such as not abandoning the boat and doing the necessary work before returning it to the water. We want these boats to be saved, but it is just as important to be sure they don’t become derelict ghost boats polluting our waters. Have the drive to do the project, but not the knowledge, we will be happy to help you find the resources needed to save one of these boats.

  • The Owens

    The Owens

    A cruiser waiting to be adopted by the right caretaker. This 33 foot Owens was made in 1950 and with a few projects, she will be ready to get back in the water.

  • 1977 Glasply

    1977 Glasply

    This 1977 Glasply still has a very 70’s interior. After sitting for many years waiting to be worked on this boat was pulled with hopes of getting to the engine work.

  • Black Raven II

    Black Raven II

    This 50 foot Canadian Fisheries Patrol Boat made in 1931 by the Walkem’s Ship Yard on Vancouver Island in British Columbia is a fully operational vessel.

  • Nautiwood


    Adopt an Express Cruiser! This is one of the better adoption boats you will find. A 1969 Chris Craft Cavalier Futura.

  • Endless


    Adopt a Flush Deck Cruiser! This is one of the better adoption boats you will find. A 1960s Chris Craft Constellation.

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