Are you looking for spare parts or needed parts for a boat project? You may just find what you’re looking for at the Sailboat Wrecking Yard in Lynden, Washington at 210 Duffner Drive. They have everything from masts with complete rigging and sails, to ladders, cabinetry, rail fittings, winches, and much more. You can also find outboard motors, anchors, radar reflectors, and sometimes even trailers.
The Sailboat Wrecking Yard receives end-of-life boats from individuals who wish to dispose of their vessels and also from marinas which have determined boats to be abandoned or derelict. Boats brought to the Sailboat Wrecking Yard are kept intact until such time that dismantling seems appropriate. Keels made of lead are melted down and turned into weights for shrimp and crab pots, a popular retail item that helps support the wrecking yard.
So how do boats end up in such disrepair? According to Jeff, owner of Sailboat Wrecking Yard, it’s usually due to aging boaters who no longer have the energy, time, or ability to maintain their vessel. In dealing with an illness or the death of a spouse, the dream of one day cruising again lingers on, while the boat continues to deteriorate. Thankfully, there are still items found on these boats that can serve a purpose. When visiting the yard, you may find a special piece to re-purpose and provide a new home on your sailboat or power boat. Yes, the Sailboat Wrecking Yard has power boats too.
For more information, contact Jeff@sailboatwreckingyard.com or call 360-739-8748. The yard is normally open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., but it is best to call ahead to ensure that someone will be available to help you. Have fun, and happy hunting!