31 Derelict Boats Found in Hidden Corners of the World

Boats weather all kinds of wicked storms, but some boat owners abandoned ship due to a bad economy. When the cost of maintaining and mooring a boat becomes too much, there are owners who try to sand off any identifying registry numbers and leave their boats behind as environmental pollution. The wood rots and the metal rusts on forsaken boats that will never rock again. They can be found in hidden corners and in plain sight all around the world. Sometimes a boat wrecks and decays until there is no float left in its soul. Some boats are stranded high and dry where they are left to die. Here are 31 boats scattered across the globe and tagged as “abandoned” and “interesting” on flickr.