Theft of boats is rare. Kind of hard to hide something 30' plus in length. The ones that are stolen seem to be drunks or crazies who just want to go for a sail. Unfortunately, in several cases it's resulted in grounding and eventual loss of the boat. A drunk crazy with no boating
experience got the idea he was going to sail off into the sunset on 50'/$200,000 boat in our marina. Broke into the boat but had no idea how to get the engine
started. Untied the lines and drifted out of the slip running into a few other boats on his way out of the marina. Some commercial
fisherman saw his antics and actually helped the guy fend off boats as he drifted out of the harbor. They did call the police but it took hours for them to launch a boat and go looking for the guy. By the time the police got their boat in the water
and found the guy, the boat was on the rocks a short distance outside the marina and ended a total loss.
There also have been individuals that get the bright idea to steal equipment
off of boats. Usually drug driven and short lived careers. Not much of a consolation for the victim when someone uses an axe to remove a piece of hardware
Fortunately piloting boats is intimidating for most of the dimwits who might think of stealing a boat. That's a good thing as stealing a boat is ridiculously easy. Most marinas
are ghost towns during the week and at night. No one there to stop a theft. Have done some work on boats and have never been questioned on what I was doing on a customers boat. Would have been no problem breaking into the boat. Wouldn't even have had to hotwire the engine
as the ignition keys were usually hanging on a hook inside, as are mine.