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Stolen Boat - Two Accounts in Highbourne Cay
By Jamie Rose
Apr 6, 2009 - 3:06:03 PM

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APRIL 7, 2009 - (From The Triton, Nautical News) " This report comes from two separate captains in The Bahamas . They ask that we send this to other captains, if only to make you aware. Obviously, any help in recovery is welcome.

Sometime after midnight this morning, April 6, a 28-foot Intrepid with twin Yamaha 225s was stolen from behind a megayacht anchored off Highborne Cay. The boat has a white hull, red boot stripe and gray T top with frames out to the side decks.

At the same time, inside the marina at Highborne Cay, a 32-foot Regulator with twin Yamaha 250s was also stolen. That boat is light green (possible seafoam green) with a white T top and a picture of a clown/jester on the side with the name Freak Show.
Highborne officials said this morning's thefts were the first in 11 years. Send any information about the boats to the folks at Highborne.

One captain reported that last week, his 30-foot tender with twin Mercury 250 HP engines was almost stolen, again in the early morning hours. The would-be thieves punched out the ignition keys and attempted to hot wire the boat but were unable to start the port motor, the captain said.

A few nights later, another boat was stolen a few slips away. It was a 35-foot twin console with twin Yamahas.

A news article in the Nassau Guardian reported that a boat belonging to the prime minister of The Bahamas was also stolen, and used in the theft of another boat."

MARCH 14, 2009 - A boat was stolen Friday night (March 6th) in Hope Town, Abaco, The Bahamas.

34' Venture
Color: White
Registration #  FC 1812 AJ
Tower with upstairs controls
250 HPDI Yamahas

No picture available

Please keep a sharp lookout, and report all sightings to your local police station

from February 17th:

This boat was stolen at approximately 2am last night from Sugarloaf Cay, west side, near the Eastern Shore of Marsh Harbor, Abaco, The Bahamas.

Any sightings please call Woody or Margaret Rice, 242-375-8609 Bahamas or Bo Paty 561-641-14990 USA.

Register your boat in case it is stolen. Email StolenBoat@yahoo.com  




About the Boat Registry:




In an attempt to slow down the escalating boat theft problem in The Bahamas, and possibly catch those responsible, we are asking all boaters to participate in a community based mariners network.

The ultimate goal is to stop theft, and help minimize financial losses for everyone. We are asking that all boat owners keep a digital picture of their boat on file, along with a description of the boat. The description should include, make, length, model, type and quantity of engines, color of hull and deck, serial numbers of hull and engine(s), details of accessories, home port and contact information.

If a boat is stolen, we are asking that the owner or agent send an alert e-mail with the picture and details of the boat and theft to the following: stolenboat@yahoo.com Please make sure that the subject says: boat stolen

This e-mail address will be checked throughout the day, and in the event a boat is stolen, the alert will be sent out in a mass e-mail. The more people that know about the theft, the greater the chances are of recovery.

If a stolen boat is seen, please alert your local police station, with the information, or send an e-mail to stolenboat@yahoo.com  .

We are asking that you forward this e-mail to anyone you know who owns a boat and would like to participate in this community effort.

PLEASE - send us an e-mail to have your address added to our mailing list. You will receive a reply to confirm receipt.. (Use EMAIL THIS ARTICLE option at the top of the page)

Thank you,

Jamie Rose Administrator StolenBoat@yahoo.com

"Service above self"

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