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The Dead Boats Disposal Society

Research, education, inventory, removal, assessment, remediation, disposal of dead boats and marine debris, from our shores in British Columbia, Canada
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What We Do

Where do dead boats go to die?
dead boats research


We research and investigate the impact of marine debris and boats on the coastline to educate and inform.
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inventory dead boats


We catalogue the various locations and other information of abandoned marine debris.
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removal dead boats


Working with our partners at Salish Sea Industrial Services to provide assessment and removal services in order to safely dispose of abandoned boats and marine debris.
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What We've Been Up To

Real-time updates from our Facebook page
April 29, 2022
April 29, 2022

Need to build one of these

April 29, 2022
April 29, 2022

Wesley & John breaking bread with Honourable Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Murray has been a supporter and friend for a number of years.

Our Partners

We couldn't do it without the ongoing support of our incredible partners.
  • C-TOW Victoria - Sidney
  • Cadboro Bay Community Association
  • Royal Victoria Yacht Club
  • Municipality of Oak Bay
  • Municipality of Saanich
  • Northridge Excavating Ltd
  • Wallace Industrial Services
  • Surfriders Vancouver Island
  • Oak Bay Community Association
  • Province of British Columbia
  • MLA Andrew Weaver
  • MP Murray Rankin Mayor
  • Nils Jenson
  • Oak Bay Parks Management & Staff Saanich Parks Management & Staff
  • Capital Regional District Cleanup Fund Smugglers
  • Cove Bar and Grill
  • John Flanagan
  • Veins of Life Watershed Society The Dead Boat Society
  • Board of Directors of the Dead Boat Society
  • Songhess First Nation
  • Esquimalt First Nation
  • Penelakut First Nation
  • Capital Regional District
  • Transport Canada Reciever of Wrecks
  • DFO Coast Guard Vessel of Concern

Special Thank Yous

  • A special Thank you to Eric Dahli, Past Chair of Cadboro Bay Community Association 
  • Tim Johnston C_Tow and Crew
  • The 74 people who showed up to empty the boats and clean the Beaches May 13th 2017
  • The dozens that volunteered October 14 2017

In The News

A compilation of news articles in which we've been featured
May 9, 2021
Songhees teaming up with other nations to remove derelict boats

The Songhees First Nation is spearheading a drive to take more derelict boats out of the water while providing jobs and training for other nations on the South Island.

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December 1, 2018
Times Colonist: $6.85m Boost from Ottawa fro Removal of Derelict Boats

The federal government is taking aim at derelict vessels with $6.85 million from its Abandoned Boat Program, including $412,475 for B.C.

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October 17, 2018
Times Colonist: Eight sunken boats lifted from area around Oak Bay Marina

Five sunken boats and big pieces of three others were pulled from the depths around Oak Bay Marina over the weekend — drawing cheers from crowds on the docks and shore as some of the wreckage emerged.

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