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Old 10-02-2019, 12:34   #1
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Convicted Boat Thief Mark Conner Opens New Business in New Port Richey Florida

Mark Conner, of New Port Richey (formerly of Treasure Island), a convicted boat thief and boat consignment defrauder has opened a new business called Westside Marine. The Hull Truth link below has all the information.

His website is: https://westsidemarine.net (updated, Pete7)

https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating...=#post12187441
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Interesting first post. I take it that you don't like the guy.

FYI, your link goes to West Marine, not Westside Marine.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Merkle.
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No, I don’t like thieves and swindlers and this guy is one of the worst. He has hurt a lot of fellow boaters and I take that personally.

www.westsidemarine.net is his site, not westmarine.net. Apologies.
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I took a look at the website & I can tell you that none of the pictures represent this area. His boat inventory has only 2 boats & one is in Texas. The other one is on a lift behind someone's home. Misleading at best.
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Re: Convicted Boat Thief Mark Conner Opens New Business in New Port Richey Florida

Agree with Scout, those pictures are not from the New Port Richie area. The map giving the location is familiar to me and isn't even close to the water, it is miles away..

However I can't condemn the guy as I have no personal knowledge. Just sharing what I do know.
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:16   #7
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Re: Convicted Boat Thief Mark Conner Opens New Business in New Port Richey Florida

Here's a link to his booking sheet:


Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Charge Report
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Here's a link for more info: https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating...recovered.html

Not sure what his address is but if it's in the city the NPR police might be interested to know he's doing business here.
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Mark Conner's name & phone number are on the Yachtworld listings. I though you had to be licensed to list on Yachtworld. If he's a felon convicted of steeling boats in Florida & shipping them overseas I wonder how he has a Brokers license to sell boats?
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If he's a felon convicted of steeling boats in Florida & shipping them overseas I wonder how he has a Brokers license to sell boats?
That was my thought. You have to have a license, issued by the state, to call yourself a boat broker in Florida. You cannot get such a license if you have been convicted of a felony. Either he was not actually convicted of a felony, or he is committing yet another crime by calling himself a broker.
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Whoo, buddy! I hope you have proof--Otherwise, can you say "lawsuit"?
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Whoo, buddy! I hope you have proof--Otherwise, can you say "lawsuit"?
If it is someone else with the same name that should be cleared up in this thread. I believe that the OP should either contact him & ask him or provide some other means of proof. If it is him I think the authorities should be notified.
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This all dates back to 2010. Give the guy a break.
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This all dates back to 2010. Give the guy a break.
You might not feel this way if you were one of the folks who he screwed when he was operating before.

I don't have any info about the situation other than what has been presented here, but if I was in the buying mood, I'd sure like to NOT deal with him.

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This all dates back to 2010. Give the guy a break.
Are you kidding me?
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