Cruisers Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-10-2017, 15:28   #1
Registered User
Cormorant's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Catskill Mountains when not cruising
Boat: 31' homebuilt Michalak-designed Cormorant "Sea Fever"
Posts: 2,100
Article on outboard motor thefts

I think most of the motors described here are probably larger than what we sailors might use as kickers or dinghy motors [for instance, the 41 motors stolen from the dealer in the lead paragraphs of the article were said to be worth $700,000, or about $17,000 each on average], but there are some interesting stats in the article:

"Florida, which ranks as the top state for boat thieves, does keep track of engine thefts. A CNBC analysis of records compiled by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Division shows a total of 811 engine thefts in 2016 compared with 643 in 2015. About half the stolen engines were Yamahas."
Cormorant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2017, 15:48   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Courtenay BC
Boat: Hunter 38
Posts: 277
Re: Article on outboard motor thefts

I made the mistake of leaving my Yamaha 4hp locked in its usual spot on the rear seat rails while I was bottom painting in the boatyard over a weekend. Bolt cutter made short work one night. After discussion with the boatyard, they compensated with a free haulout. Insurance adjustor told me that the vast number of thefts were of small portables and, in his 20+ year history he could count the number recovered on one hand.
desodave is online now   Reply With Quote

motor, outboard

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please be advised of boat thefts in St Michaels MD John Drake General Sailing Forum 7 09-09-2005 01:34

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:59.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.