Unscrupulous owners who get in financial trouble rather frequently will sell the boat for whatever he can get for it and, at the same time, report it stolen and try to collect the insurance. The bank or finance company will then have a financial interest in the boat. Other: Stolen with 2001 Caravan dual-personal watercraft trailer. They will tell you if the trailer has been reported stolen. Call the builder and ask about it. Take preventative measures that would force a thief to make noise in order to steal your boat.
As advertising in most boating magazines and journals shows, you can finance a single item e. These stickers usually have a decal number that can be followed up on with the state. Again, thanks for the effort and hope this leads to some solved crimes. Not Just Trailers While most boats are stolen on their trailers so they can be driven to a hiding place, a good percentage of stolen boats are taken with the vessel tied to its slip or, occasionally, from a dockside lift. Most boat owners keep good records and there's no reason why they should not at least let you see them. Think about any markings, dings, etc that would help you identify it. Other: Motor in very good condition.
Contact them to confirm that they sold the boat to the person selling it. I hope i can get more info soon. The serial number may also be stamped into the frost plug that is located in the block of the outboard motor. Examples are turning a 1 into a seven, a 5 into an 8, and so on. He called and the description fit his engine. Goes to Queensland Department of Transport, to register the rig in Queensland. Contact: quoting Report 19650360 Picture not Available 1988 Les Bateaux Peterborough Peterboro Dynasty 3100 Est.
On this site we present the currently largest listing of missing boats and yachts. By far the largest category of stolen vessels is in the range between 20 and 29 feet, typically on twin-or triple-axle trailers, and usually fitted with outboard motors. Other: Motor in very good condition. Remember the same things that attracted you to the boat in terms of flashy graphics also attract thieves. A core part of our business is consigning and buying late model trailer boats to on sell. Richard Re: Check serial number to see if stolen? Accept only originals and not photocopies.
Other: Rips in seat upholstery, pre-loss damages to engine; may have been stolen with a trailer. The number at left is not a bad picture, but a number on a stolen boat. With very few exceptions, all motorboats must have a registration number located on the forward part of the boat. He notified the police and a plain cloths officer went with him to the guys house. This scam has become so widespread that both insurance companies and state agencies are very much on the alert. Transactions resulting from this search may be shared with law enforcement agencies upon request. There should be no ripples or waviness around the numbers.
But what about other identification numbers such as engine serial numbers, you may ask? Other: Motor in very good condition. Either way, it's a process that a thief can quickly and simply accomplish. Don't get caught in a divorce situation where one party completes the sale by means of theft from the other. Many states have a provision in their titling law that allows for the reassignment of a hull and registration number. Non-titling states create an opportunity for fraud.
Contact: quoting Report 19650327 Picture not Available 2001 Mercury 9. I am very much interested in comments and suggestions. But don't bother to use the serial number as it will likely have been removed anyway. That engine may change hands a couple of times in between but the trail could lead back to the thief. Another is there seems to be a ready sale for this size of outboard motors.
Other: Stolen with fuel tank and battery. I know one fishing equipment related sales rep who was getting ready to go on vacation. Please contact us if you wish to add a stolen boat to this list; there is no charge for this service. The Boat And Trailer Locks, locks, and more locks. Inspect the entire shaft looking for a small set of etched numbers and letters or for a small metal plate riveted to the shaft.
Most people who purchase a stolen boat are never aware of the fact that they own one unless its discovered by a state title agency, or the small army of bounty hunters commissioned by insurance companies that are searching for them. When older boats have been repainted, often the numbers are painted over so that they're difficult or even impossible to read. To search this list of stolen boats: You can use your browser's Search function usually under Edit: Find. The odds are high that there is a problem. Let us face facts it is just a rivoted on bit of ally.