Sure, some boats are not worth saving. Most all old plastic boats are a financial nightmare: expensive to fix up and virtually worthless when you want to put it back on the market. All the gear
on those boats however is still useful and extremely valuable to some of us poor sobs who lack the 500$ to replace that broken winch
with a shiny new one.
I've literally been to every boatyard here in Belgium trying to get them to sell/give me some parts
from those derelict boats that have obviously been standing there for years and years (one boat that had the exact rope
jammers I needed had a tree growing through it that was obviously over 10 years old). They simply wouldn't let me get near the boats... It's a legal
nightmare, as the boats cost the yards thousands each year, but they don't have the right to touch/sell/demolish them as they're somebody's property, and the only way to get rid of them is to sue the owners which would cost a fortune.
That, in my opinion, is the big shame.