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I woke up this morning and I had a free boat in my yard :)

  1. Somehow overnight (who knows how long its been out there) this boat hull washed ashore and ended up stuck. Technically can I keep it? ie: salvage rights. how does this work if there was a boat at sea that has no occupants and ends up washing ashore, can you claim salvage rights?

    I can fix it up, put some paint on it and have a go at it. Nothing like a free boat in the morning.
     
  2. send pics, could be haunted...
     
  3. Was there any interesting cargo in it?
     
  4. I'd float the idea by the authorities.
     
  5. Nothing, it was just the hull no motor,electronics nothing just the fiberglass hull. No info on it like serial number or boat registration/tag label.
     
  6. I found a small boat floating by my house. There were no reg or hull numbers I could find. I put a lost and found ad (for free!) in my local paper and said something like "Found small boat near XX..." No response so I cleaned it up and still use it. I saved the ad for proof. AFAIK I get to keep the boat.