This may sound callous but a boat is a responsibility just like any other responsibilities this person has. A boat doesn't go from a weekend sailer to something I want to scuttle in a week or perhaps even a year.
This was something he's had responsibility for and still has responsibility for. The first step is to get it out of the water
. He hasn't been able to donate it, now he has to think about paying someone to scrap it.
Step one is to strip the boat of all fittings and fixtures. Haul this stuff to the dump if he doesn't want to craig's list it. This is basically sweat labor.
Then when the hull
is stripped find a salvager and find out what they want to haul it away. Borrow the money
if he has to. It's really the right thing to do.
In the end it is really his conscience at play. It is certainly doable and possible to haul it to deep water
and scuttle it. If I were to consider this approach I certainly wouldn't want anyone talking about it on the internet