posting of stolen boat bulletins on this web site and the combined
efforts of various law enforcement agencies and concerned citizens
have led to the recovery of the following boats:
2007 Mastercraft stolen in Vernon recovered by Edmonton
On June 16th 2015, RCMP Auto Theft North-K Division in Edmonton
Alberta, identified a vessel believed to be stolen, as a 2007 Mastercraft
that had been taken from a compound in Vernon BC in 2009. The investigation
is ongoing. If you can assist with this file, please contact Constable
2014 Ab Inflatable recovered by Vancouver Police with
suspect in custody
On April 8th 2015 at 0600 hrs, a jogger on the seawall in False
Creek observed a male in a inflatable checking out other tenders
tied up under the Cambie Street Bridge. The jogger immediately contacted
the Vancouver Police. Patrol units set up on the bridges in the
area in an attempt to observe the suspicious vessel while the VPD
Marine units moved into the area. After a brief search of the area
between the Granville Street Bridge and the Cambie Bridge, marine
units located the male off loading property onto the seawall from
a 2014 AB Inflatable. The male was taken into custody. The vessel
was immediately identified as stolen from a vessel anchored in False
2011 Klamath stolen from Vancouver, BC is recovered
in Surrey - engine still missing
On March 6th 2015, it was discovered that a 2011 16 foot Klamath
equipped with a Yamaha 40 hp Outboard Jet drive had been stolen
overnight from a compound near the south end of Granville Street
in Vancouver. The vessel was recovered abandoned near Lien Road
and 124th in Surrey, The engine and controls had been stripped from
the vessel. Please forward any information that may assist in regards
to this incident to PC Jamie Gibson VPD Marine Unit. Engine: Yamaha
40 hp Outboard Jet drive Serial Number 1054043. If you have any
information on the theft of this vessel or the current location
of the engine then please contact your local police, Crime Stoppers
or Constable Jamie Gibson
of the Vancouver Police Marine Unit. Vancouver Police File 2015-39811.
Bayliner recovered in Gunderson Slough near Surrey-Delta,
On July 20th 2014, Marine Security Unit members of the Canada Border
Services Agency located a stolen Bayliner abandoned in Gunderson
Slough in the Surrey- Delta area. The Delta Police Department attended
and identified the vessel as being stolen from a Ladner area marina
on the Fraser River. The file is still under investigation.
2008 Mastercraft stolen from Surrey is recovered with
On July 1st, 2014, members of the Vancouver Police Auto Crime Enforcement
Unit, with support of both the K-9 and patrol divisions, seized
a MasterCraft X14. The vessel was later identified by the VPD Marine
Unit as a 2008 MasterCraft X14 stolen from Surrey in 2010. The vessel
had been repainted white and had been licensed using a fraudulent
Hull Identification Number. The investigation is ongoing.(link to original stolen bulletin).
Mastercraft X-15 with trailer recovered by Calgary
Calgary Police Service Auto Theft Unit members recently inspected
a 2007 Mastercraft X15. The HIN on the vessel was covered and the
VIN on the trailer had been removed. Investigators determined the
HIN was counterfeit. With the assistance of the manufacturer, investigators
were able to identify the vessel and trailer as being originally
reported stolen in 2010 from High River Alberta. The vessel appears
to have been resold and subsequently reported stolen again in October
of 2013. The vessel was originally black and yellow. If you have
any information that may assist, please contact Detective Curtis
McMurphy of the Calgary Police Service Auto Theft Unit at 403-428-2146.
2008 Lund stolen from North Vancouver is recovered
on Fraser River
On March 26th, 2014, Department of Fisheries and Oceans officers,
from the Langley BC Detachment, were patrolling the Fraser River
near New Westminster when they observed a 14 foot Lund tied to the
shore between the booms and shoreline. The officers recognized the
vessel as the possible stolen featured on a Stolen Boats Canada
bulletin they had received. Officers Clattenburg, McCrae, Klassen
and Aitken secured the vessel and confirmed it to be the 2008 Lund
that had been stolen from North Vancouver in early March. The vessel
was seized and secured for further investigation with the assistance
of the Coquitlam RCMP. (link to original stolen bulletin).
2011 Outlaw Lynx is recovered in Edmonton, Alberta
The 2011 Outlaw Lynx reported stolen in January 2014 has been recovered
“chopped up” in northern Alberta. The remains of the
vessel and trailer were identified with the assistance of Outlaw
Eagle. The 2011 350 hp Kodiak Jetdrive, serial Number 68667122710,
remains outstanding. If you are able to assist with any information
regarding this incident, please contact Cpl. Garret
Hoogestraat of the RCMP Auto Theft North Unit, Edmonton Alberta.
(link to original stolen bulletin).
2013 Harbercraft with trailer stolen from Gibbons
Alberta is recovered in Grande Prairie, Alberta
The Edmonton Police Auto Theft Unit has identified a 2013 Harbercraft
Extreme and its EZ Loader trailer that had been stolen from Gibbons
Alberta in April 2013. Investigators located the boat and trailer
during a search warrant in Grande Prairie Alberta where an additional
four stolen travel trailers were recovered. All VIN’s and
the vessel HIN had been altered. If you have information regarding
this investigation please contact Detective Alf Normand of the Edmonton
Police Auto Theft Unit.
2007 Four Winns stolen from Agassiz is recovered in
In early February 2014, Stolen Boats Canada received a call from
a member of the public that had located a 2007 Four Winns Horizon
for sale in Calgary Alberta. The caller advised that the HIN matched
a Four Winns listed on Stolen Boats Canada web page. The Calgary
Police Service attended and confirmed the vessel to have been stolen
from Agassiz in 2011. The engine for the vessel had been previously
recovered by members of the Vancouver Police Auto Crime Enforcement
Unit in 2012.
2001 Bayliner 2455 Cierra stolen from Sechelt Inlet
is recovered submerged near Powell River, BC
In late October 2013, a 2001 Bayliner 2455 Cierra was stolen from
Lighthouse Marina in Sechelt Inlet, Sechelt BC. In mid-January 2014,
the vessel was found partially submerged on the shoreline along
the Sunshine Coast Highway, 4 kms west of Saltery Bay Provincial
Park. (Powell River RCMP 2014-190). The white aftermarket steel
radar arch, Mercruiser 5.0 litre V8, serial number 0L787555 with
Alpha I stern drive, Quicksilver 8.9’ tender (HIN USA16641D405)
along with all electronics, hoses and wiring were stripped from
the vessel prior to it being set adrift. Please be cognizant of
anyone selling parts from this vessel or that has purchased a salvaged
similar vessel and recently completed a complete refit. (link to original stolen bulletin).
1994 Campion stolen from Nanaimo, BC is recovered
stripped in Duncan, BC
A 1994 Campion Explorer stolen from Anchorage Marina in Nanaimo,
BC on August 10, 2013 has been recovered by the Duncan RCMP. The
vessel had been dumped at the side of a remote gravel road in the
Mill Bay area after being stripped of the motors, instrumentation
and navigational electronics. The outstanding engines are a 2006
Yamaha 150 Hp Serial # 1027816 and a 2006 Yamaha 9.9 Hp Serial #
6G813437-55. Please contact the Nanaimo RCMP if you have any information
on this incident. (link to orginal stolen bulletin).
Stolen Sea Ray Bowrider recovered in Coquitlan with
suspect in custody
In the first week of August 2013 a 17.5 foot Sea Ray Bow Rider was
stolen from the Village of Belcarra. The theft was reported to Police
on August 13 2013. On August 14th the RCMP Coquitlam Rural Section
members located the vessel with the suspect inside working on the
engine. Charges are pending. Intelligence suggests that there is
a group operating on the lower mainland that is stealing vessels
for resale. This is the second vessel stolen from the Belcarra area
in the past 2 weeks. Please contact either Cst. R.SMITH or Cst.
C.KENT at 604-809-4407 if you have any information that could be
of assistance in this ongoing investigation. File 2013-23914.
2007 Centurion stolen from Nisku, Alberta is receovered
at storage facilty
A 2007 Centurion Air Warrior stolen from Nisku Alberta in early
June 2013 has been recovered. The vessel had been dropped off for
temporary storage at a site on the Yellow Head Highway. The site
operators became suspicious when the male suspect, who had been
driving a “decked out H2”, never returned for the vessel.
The RCMP was called and the vessel was subsequently identified as
stolen. The owners would like to thank everyone for keeping an eye
out for their vessel. (link to orginal stolen bulletin).
Herring Skiff recovered by Vancouver Police is identified
as stolen vessel
On June 5th 2013 Vancouver Police Marine Unit recovered a 28 foot
Herring Skiff near the Musqueam area of the Fraser River. It was
determined the vessel had been stolen approximately two years ago
from the south arm of the Fraser River. A Subject of interest has
been identified. If you have any information on this vessel that
you feel may be of assistance, please contact Constable Jamie
Gibson of the VPD Marine Unit.
Seasport recovered by Vancouver Police is identified as vessel stolen
from Richmond, BC
On March 21st members of the Vancouver Police Marine Unit and Auto
Crime Enforcement Unit recovered a 2001 Avon Seasport 400 DL. The
vessel had a Washington State registration number. With the assistance
of members from the US Homeland Security, Blaine Sector, the VPD
were able to identify the vessel as being stolen from Richmond in
2011. The investigation is ongoing. (link
to orginal stolen bulletin)
Glascraft stolen from Indian Arm is recovered near Deep Cove, BC
The Hurston Glascraft stolen from the waters of Deep Cove North
Vancouver BC in December 2012, has been recovered with the assistance
of members of the community. The vessel was subsequently recovered
near the waters of the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge. The owner is
greatly appreciative of everyone that assisted in the recovery of
his vessel. If you have any information on the theft of this vessel
please contact your local police, Crimestoppers, or the Constable
Les Wilch (604-985-1311) of the North Vancouver RCMP. File number
to orginal stolen bulletin)
2005 Malibu Bow Rider Recovered by Edmonton Police Service
The Edmonton Police Service Auto Theft Unit recently recovered a
2005 Malibu Bow Rider that had been stolen from Scotch Creek BC
in July 2009. Investigators were able to match the recovered vessel
to the Stolen Boats Canada listing which assisted in making the
identification. Please contact Detective Alfred Normand, Edmonton
Police Service Auto Theft Unit if have information regarding this
crime at (780) 423-4567. (link
to original bulletin).
2008 Ski Centurion Enzo SV240 Recovered by Kamloops RCMP
The 2008 Ski Centurion Enzo SV240 stolen from Surrey in September
2011, has been recovered by the RCMP Kamloops Detachment. Please
contact RCMP Kamloops or CRIME STOPPERS with any information on
this vessel. (link
to original bulletin).
2012 Zodiac Recovered by New Westminster Police
On September 17th, a 2012 Zodiac 340 was stolen from Captain’s
Cove in Ladner BC. At the beginning of October, New Westminster
Police recovered the Zodiac pictured below from the Fraser River.
Cst Roest of the New Westminster Police Marine Unit was attempting
to identify the vessel when he received the Stolen Boats Canada
Theft bulletin regarding the 2012 Zodiac stolen from Ladner BC.
Cst Roest’s investigation was able to confirm that the vessel
he had recovered was the Zodiac that had been stolen September 17th
from Ladner BC. The investigation is ongoing. (link
to original bulletin).
1928 Moresby recovered
Corporal Larry Jacobs of the South Island Integrated Marine Unit
advises that the Moresby III has been recovered and a person of
interest is in custody. The investigation continues. If you have
any information that could assist in the investigation, please contact
Corporal Jacobs at 250 380-6247. Thanks for the continued efforts
of all involved. (link
to original bulletin).
Doo Wake boat and trailer recovered by Kelowna RCMP
The Kelowna RCMP have recovered the Sea Doo Wake boat and trailer
that had been stolen from the Kelowna area between July 24th and
July 25th. It is still an active investigation and any pertinent
information can be forwarded to the Kelowna RCMP (250-762-3300)
or Crime Stoppers.
Catamaran recovered - fuel tanks still missing
The stolen Stillwater “Coaches Boat” has been recovered
in the North Arm of the Fraser River. The suspects appear to have
stolen several portable fuel tanks from the vessel. Any information
on this incident can be forwarded to the RCMP Richmond Detachment.
If you have any information on this theft please contact the Richmond
Brig recovered in North Vancouver
On January 28th 2012, a 2008 Brig Inflatable was stolen from a residence
in the River Road area of Ladner. On February 1st, the vessel was
recovered in North vancouver as a result of a project by the Vancouver
Police Auto Theft Enforcement Team and the Marine Unit. The investigation
Boat and trailer found in New Westminster identified as stolen from
On September 21st 2011, the New Westminster Police Service advised
Stolen Boats Canada that a 1980’s Cobra speed boat had been
found abandoned in New Westminster. A bulletin was fanned out and
subsequently posted on the web page. Constable Caedmon Nash of the
Vancouver Police Department received the Stolen Boats Canada bulletin
and began searching the internet where he located the vessel in
question on Craigslist associated to a “Stolen Vessel”
ad posted by the vessel owner. The owner and the New Westminter
Police were advised, and it was determined the vessel was stolen
in Vancouver on September 15th. A joint investigation into the incident
is ongoing. Contact Cst Russ Roest of the New Westminster Police
if you have information regarding the theft of this vessel. NWPS
604-525-5411 File Number 2011-17377.
stolen in West Vancouver is recovered in the Fraser River by Fisheries
On Saturday September 10th at approximately 7 pm, Department of
Fisheries officers from the Fraser Valley West Detachment were patrolling
the Fraser River in the Pattulla Bridge area. They spotted a vessel
tied to an abandoned wharf on the Surrey side of the river that
resembled the Zeta on a bulletin they had received from Stolen Boats
Canada. During their investigation, officers noted that the vessel
license had been changed to disguise the vessel. They were able
to determine the vessel license to be fraudulent.
Members reviewed the Stolen Boats Canada bulletin on their laptop
and confirmed the vessel to be the 19’ Zeta reported stolen
from Horseshoe Bay within the last two weeks. The vessel was seized
and the investigation continues. (link
to original stolen vessel bulletin)
Achilles inflatable recovered by VPD Marine Squad
18th Vancouver Police Marine Unit members were doing a search of
wharfs in False Creek in an attempt to locate an Achilles that had
been stolen a week previous from the area. The search resulted in
the recovery of the 2006 Achilles and engine located tied to the
pilings near Science World in the east basin. It appears the vessel
was still being used by the suspect and was possibly involved in
several vessel break and enters in the False Creek area. If you
have any information that could further assist in this investigation,
please contact Cst Jamie Gibson.
to original stolen vessel bulletin)
Sea Ray Sun Sport stolen in Quebec is recovered in Vancouver
At the conclusion of the fireworks display in English Bay on July
30th, a Sea Ray Sun Sport 290 caught the attention of members. The
HIN and engine numbers had been altered and the VIN had been removed
from the trailer. The vessel was seized by members for investigation.
Following a Joint Forces Operation between the Vancouver Police
Marine Unit and the Coquitlam RCMP Rural Enforcement Unit, the vessel
was identified as being stolen from Quebec in June of 2006. The
vessel had been re licensed in Ontario before being sold to a Delta
man. The vessel has been insured and operating in BC since 2007.
Anyone with information that could assist in this investigation
is requested to contact Cst Jamie
Gibson of the Vancouver Police Marine Unit.
of Southern Pacific Inflatable located after seeing post on website
On June 22nd Constable Greg Smith of the New Westminster Police
Service confirmed the identity of the owner of a Southern Pacific
inflatable that had been recovered from the Fraser River. The owner
of the inflatable observed his vessel on Stolen Boats Canada web
site and contacted Constable Smith. The tender had been stolen along
with the victim’s larger vessel from a marina in Richmond.
Following an investigation, Constable Smith was able to confirm
the vessel belonged to the caller. Link
to original post.
RCMP recover stolen PWC - owner unknown
The Chilliwack RCMP recovered a 1997 Bombardier Sea-Doo and trailer.
The HIN has been removed and the craft subsequently painted red.
It is believed that the original colour was white and purple. The
secondary HIN was located however it was last registered in 1999.
Please contact Constable Layne Penner of the Upper Fraser Valley
Regional Detachment Crime Reduction Unit at (604) 792-4611 if you
can assist in the identification of this vessel. RCMP Chilliwack
seek assistance in identifying Maxxon Inflatable
On May 24th 2011 a Maxxon Inflatable was left tied to a vessel in
the False Creek Harbour Authority docks near the Burrard Bridge.
The owner of the vessel that it was tied on to, awoke to find his
Brigg inflatable stolen and the Maxxon left in its place. The owner
of the missing Brigg searched False Creek and subsequently found
his vessel tied up at Stamps Landing in the False Creek east basin.
His 2006 15 hp Mercury outboard is still outstanding. (serial number
Constable Alan Mah (604-817-1946)
of the Vancouver Police Marine Unit is requesting assistance in
identifying the owner of the Maxxon Inflatable left behind.
Brig recovered on Bowen Island
On May 5th 2011, Brad Leaney of Westcan Inflatable Boats contacted
the Vancouver Police Marine Unit after seeing a Brig that was listed
as stolen on Stolen Boats Canada , being offered for sale on Craigslist.
Leaney had sold the vessel originally through his dealership and
was confident that the boat was one in the same. A joint project
involving the Bowen Island RCMP, Vancouver Police Marine Unit and
the Vancouver Police Anti Fencing Unit resulted in the identification
and recovery of the vessel on Bowen Island. It was determined that
the party currently selling the vessel was unaware it was stolen.
The investigation is ongoing. (link
to original theft bulletin).
Yamaha outboard recovered
On April 12th Stolen Boats Canada received a call from Rick Hammer
of the Pitt Meadows Paddling Club.
Hammer stated that a barge had arrived in the South Alouette River
over night and it had a new engine attached and a tender in tow.
The RCMP Coquitlam Rural Policing Unit attended to inspect the vessel.
The serial number plate was removed from the motor however, the
investigators located a secondary serial number, checked Stolen
Boats Canada web site on their personal “iPhone” and
determined that the 2006 Yamaha 20hp outboard was stolen from Pitt
Meadows Marina between April 1st and 8th 2011. (link
to original theft bulletin).
Rinker Captiva recovered in Pitt Meadows
On March 29th 2011, VPD Marine Unit members obtained a break in
a protracted investigation that lead to the recovery of a 2007 Rinker
Captiva that had been reported stolen in December 2010 from Sechelt.
With assistance from the Coquitlam RCMP Rural Policing Unit and
the Ridge Meadows RCMP, the vessel was successfully recovered in
the Pitt Meadows area near the Fraser River. An inspection of the
vessel has revealed that the vessel has been renumbered and repainted
prior to its theft from Sechelt. It is believed that the vessel
may have originally been stolen in June 2010 from the Kelowna area.
The vessel remains in the VPD Marine Unit compound while investigators
attempt to identify the vessel further. Please contact PC Jamie
Gibson at the VPD Marine Unit if you have information on this or
any other suspicious vessels. email@example.com. (link
to original theft bulletin).
Sea Ray recovered in Kelowna with stolen truck and trailer
On March 18th the Kelowna RCMP Property Crime Unit executed a search
warrant on a rural property situated between Beaverdell and Rock
Creek. Upon execution of the warrant a stolen 28ft. 2001 Sea Ray
and matching boat trailer were located hidden down an embankment
and behind some trees. The vessel had been reported stolen from
Kelowna in September 2010. A stolen 2008 Dodge ram and 35ft triple
axle trailer were also recovered. Anyone that may have information
on this or other crimes in the Kelowna area are asked to contact
Cst. Collier Henneberry Auto-Theft Coordinator Property Crime Unit
Kelowna RCMP Phone: 250-762-3300.
(link to original
stolen from Ladner is recovered in Langley
On March 16th 2011, a male contacted Chris Small of Chris Small
Marine Surveyors to state that he had been on a property in Langley
and had seen a 15’ Polaris that was listed on Stolen Boats
Canada web page as “Stolen”. Chris Small contacted the
VPD Marine Unit and advised them of the information. On March 19th,
members attended a farm in Langley and identified the 2003 Polaris
pictured below. The vessel had been stolen from Captain’s
Cove in 2007. The engine and trailer remain outstanding. Please
forward any information that can be of assistance to Cst Jamie
Gibson at 604-817-1946 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
to original theft bulletin).
473 Sailboat stolen from North Saanich is recovered by Delta Police
On March 14th, the 47' Beneteau "Merriweather" was reported
stolen from Canoe Cove Marina in North Saanich BC. As a result of
a combined effort of the staff at Canoe Cove Marina, Victoria Marine
Commercial Traffic and the RCMP, the vessel was determined to be
in a marina on the Fraser River in Delta BC. After an extensive
investigation by the Delta Police Department, the Merriweather,
now sporting a new name and numbers, was recovered on the afternoon
of March 18th. The investigation is ongoing. Please contact your
local police or the Sidney RCMP (250-656-3931) if you have any information
on this theft (File Number 2011-1250). (link
to original theft bulletin).
Bayliner recovered from residence in Abbotsford
Abbotsford Police seized a 19’ Bowrider from a residence in
Abbotsford during an investigation. The vesssel had decals representing
the vessel as a Maxum. The HIN had also been altered to replicate
a Maxum. With assistance from the Vancouver Police Marine unit,
the vessel was subsequently identified as a Bayliner 185 stolen
from the lower mainland in 2008. The investigation is ongoing.
Moomba Mobius stolen from Kelowna is recovered in Surrey
caller contacted Stolen Boats Canada after observing a vessel in
a field in South Surrey that the caller believed to be listed on
the web page as stolen. Wishing to remain anonymous, the caller
was given directions on contacting Crime Stoppers. The subsequent
tip through Crime Stoppers resulted in the recovery of a stolen
2004 Skiers Choice Moomba Mobius XLV by the Vancouver Police Marine
Unit early on February 23. The vessel has been identified as being
stolen from the Kelowna area in mid October 2010. The investigation
is ongoing. (link
to original theft bulletin).
Lund SSV Aluminum runabout stolen from Pitt Lake is recovered
Two outdoorsmen located a submerged 2006 Lund SSV-18' red aluminum
runabout in a slough off the Pitt River. The 2008 25hp Yamaha outboard
was located in the water close by. After salvaging the vessel and
engine, the men checked the Stolen Boats Canada web page and noted
the vessel listed as being stolen in late December from Pitt Lake.
There have been several cabin break and enters and vessel thefts
in the Pitt Lake area and police are reminding property owners to
monitor their assets on a regular basis. Please report any s suspicious
a activities observed on the Pitt to the Coquitlam or Ridge Meadows
RCMP. (link to original
Jet stolen in Maple Ridge and recovered in Fraser River
On December 31st 2010, Cst Mainwood of the RCMP Ridge Meadows Detachment
attended to a warehouse in the 23300 block River Road in Maple Ridge
to a reported break and enter. Between 1400 hrs on December 30th
and 1400 hrs on December 31st, suspects(s) broke into a commercial
building and stole a 22 foot 2009 Thunder Jet Rio Classic and trailer.
On January 2nd 2011, the vessel was recovered adrift in the Fraser
River near the Alex Fraser Bridge. The trailer remains outstanding.
Please contact Cst
Greg Mainwood (604-463-6251) if you have any information that
can assist with this investigation (RCMP Ridge Meadows file 2010-29506).
Prostar recovered in Abbottsford based on checks of Stolen Boats
On November 15th 2010, a male contacted staff at Chris Small Marine
Surveyors and advised that he had purchased a 1993 Mastercraft Prostar
from a male in late September. At the time the caller had given
the male a deposit but when the seller never returned for the balance
owing, the caller became suspicious and checked the Stolen Boats
Canada web page. The caller subsequently noted that his new vessel
was listed as being stolen from a residence in Abbotsford days before
he had purchased it. The vessel has been seized and the incident
is under investigation. Link
to original stolen boat bulletin.
and trailer recovered in vehicle stop by Kelowna RCMP
In May 2010, this 2002 Mastercraft and trailer were stolen from
a residence in Abbotsford. On September 4th, Constable Boffy of
the RCMP Kelowna Detachment stopped a vehicle as a possible impaired.
As a result of Constable Boffy’s stop, the trailer and vessel
being towed by the possible impaired driver, were identified as
stolen from Abbotsford and subsequently seized. The incident is
still under investigation.
Link to original
stolen boat bulletin.
Capri recovered in Maple Ridge based on checks of Stolen Boats Canada
In early 2010 an unknown male brought a 1995 Bayliner Capri into
a mechanic in Maple Ridge for some engine work. Once the work was
complete, the mechanic made numerous attempts to track down the
male to retrieve the vessel. When the male did not return for the
vessel, the mechanic checked Stolen Boats Canada and noted that
the vessel had been stolen from a residence in Maple Ridge in 2006.
The Ridge Meadows RCMP and insurance company are currently investigating
the matter. Link
to original stolen boat bulletin.
Whaler stolen from Surrey is recovered in Mission
The 2002 Boston Whaler Ventura stolen from a residence in Surrey
BC in mid October has been recovered in Mission BC with trailer
and engine. Members of the RCMP Mission Detachment in conjunction
with Chris Small of Chris Small Marine Surveyors will be inspecting
the vessel for leads to a possible theft ring operating on the lower
mainland. The investigation is ongoing.
8hp engine recovered in Abbotsford
On October 31st 2010, a gentalman contacted Stolen Boats Canada
to report that he had purchased a 2007 Yamaha 8hp outboard from
Craig’s List. He subsequently checked the listing for stolen
engines on the Stolen Boats Canada web page and to his horror realized
he had spent $1100 on a stolen engine. He immediately contacted
the Abbotsford Police Department to alert them to this fact. The
engine had been stolen in Abbotsford in April 2009. Monthly theft
updates forwarded by Cathee McLusky of Harlock Murray Underwriting
to Stolen Boats Canada and the honesty of the caller, made the recovery
engine recovered with abandoned boat in Coquitlam
On October 23rd 2010, concerned boaters in the South Allouette River
contacted Stolen Boats Canada regarding a suspicious vessel abandoned
in the river. Cst Poitras of the Coquitlam RCMP Rural Policing Unit
was notified and immediately attended to the vessel. Through his
investigation, he determined that the Yamaha outboard on the vessel,
had been stolen from the Fraser River in Maple Ridge during the
month of October. The vessel that was stolen with the engine is
still at large . A vessel theft bulletin will follow.
If you have any information on this engine or can assist in the
identification of the vessel that it was attached to at the time
of its recovery, please contact Constable Matt POITRAS at the Coquitlam
RCMP Detachment at 604-945-1550.
Larson recovered by West Kelowna RCMP
On October 18 2010, Constable Kent Hall of the West Kelowna RCMP
recovered a 2003 Larson adrift on Okanagan Lake. The vessel had
no documentation on board nor had it been reported missing. A consorted
effort by West Kelowna RCMP, Rayburn’s Marine World, the Pleasure
Craft Licensing enter in Fredericton New Brunswick and the Vancouver
Police Marine Unit, lead to the identification of the vessel and
the subsequent return to its lawful owner. The investigation is
Doo Recovered in Maple Ridge identified as Coquitlam stolen
Lengthy follow up conducted by Constable Tony Eeftink of the RCMP
Ridge Meadows Detachment into the Bombardier Sea Doo recovered from
the Pitt River in August 2010, has resulted in the confirmation
that it had been stolen in 2002 from Coquitlam BC. The investigation
Requested - AB Inflatable recovered by Ladysmith RCMP
The Ladysmith Maritime Society located a 10’ AB Inflatable
with an aluminum bottom. Vessel is powered by a 9.9 hp Yamaha. The
engine serial number and the HIN for the vessel have been removed.
The vessel has limited sea growth or water staining leading to the
belief that vessel is a tender from a larger vessel. Please contact
Cst Jo Anne RUPPENTHAL, Ladysmith RCMP Detachment 250-245-2215,
File # 2010-3116.
Talon recovered by Delta PD
On August 29th 2010, Chris Small Marine Surveyors received a call
regarding the location of a possible stolen Alumaweld Talon in Delta
BC. The Delta Police Department was contacted and the vessel was
subsequently seized. If you have any information that can be of
assistance to this investigation please contact Constable Schultz
at 604-946-441. File 2010-17957
Trophy Recovered by VPD in Fraser River
On August 28th members of the Vancouver Police Marine Unit were
patrolling the Fraser River near the Musqueum when they observed
a Bayliner Trophy aground in an adjacent slough. Their investigation
determined that the vessel had been stolen from Campbell River.
The vessel was seized and the investigation is ongoing. If you have
any information that could assist, please contact the VPD Marine
Unit at 604-817-1946 or 778-878-4462.
Vessels recovered in Shuswap Lake
On August 27th Chris Marrie of Transport Canada Marine contacted
Stolen Boats Canada to advise that a Joint Force Operation checking
anglers and boating safety checks on Shuswap Lake between Transport
Canada, Department of Fisheries, Conservation and Protection and
the RCMP, had resulted in the recovery of two vessels. The vessels
were found aground on two different sand bars near Sicamous Narrows.
It was determined that the ignitions had been compromised on both
vessels. The boats were towed back to Sicamous for an RCMP investigation.
Both vessels were stolen from local marinas. Any information that
can assist in these investigations can be forwarded to Cst. Ryan
Alexander of the RCMP Sicamous Detachment (250-836-2878).
recovered by VPD Marine Unit
The 1976 Campion reported stolen from the Mitchell
Island area has been recovered near the foot of Granville Street
on the Fraser River. The 2000 Yamaha 9.9 hp outboard remains outstanding.
If you have any information that may be of assistance please contact
Cst Graham Webb -VPD Marine
Unit 604-817-1946 or 778-878-4462
310 Inflatable recovered by VPD Marine Unit now identified
On July 1st 2010 Vancouver Police Marine Unit members
recovered a 2004 Avon 310 adrift in False Creek. The vessel has
subsequently been identified as being stolen from a vessel at berth
at Quayside Marina in False Creek between June 30th and July 1st.
If you have any information that may be of assistance please contact
Cst Rich Jean or Cst Biant Padam -VPD Marine Unit 604-817-1946 or
310 Inflatable recovered by VPD Marine Unit
On July 1st 2010 Vancouver Police Marine Unit members
recovered a 2004 Avon 310 adrift in False Creek. The vessel is equipped
with a 2004 Johnson 9.9 hp outboard. Please Contact the VPD Marine
Unit if you can assist in the identification of the vessel.
VPD Marine Unit 604-817-1946 or 778-878-4462 Cst Rich Jean or Cst
Inflatable recovered by Delta Police after brief chase on Fraser
On June 29th, 2010 Delta Police Department members
with the assistance of Air 2, Richmond RCMP and the New Westminster
Police Marine Unit, recovered the Titan Inflatable after a brief
chase on the Fraser River. Police believe the vessel may have been
originally stolen from the Vancouver area prior to being used for
committing vessel break and enters in the Delta and Richmond area.
If you can assist in identifying this recovered stolen vessel, please
contact the Delta Police Department (604-946-4411 File 2010-12850).
285 recovered at Coal Harbour Marina - vessel previously stolen
On 2010 June 26th Vancouver Police Marine Unit, acting
on information from staff at Coal Harbour Marina identified a 28’
Bayliner Cierra as reported stolen from Port Moody in 2008. Further
inspection of the vessel by VPD members confirmed beliefs that the
vessel had originally been stolen from Crescent Beach marina in
2007 when she was named “Coconut Grove”. An investigation
is ongoing in the matter. (link to
Original 2007 theft bulletin, link
to 2008 theft bulletin)
Winns stolen from Vernon is recovered by Coquitlam RCMP
On May 24th members from the RCMP Coquitlam Detachment
Patrol Division attended to a report of a possible impaired boater
on the Fraser River. Members of the RCMP Coquitlam Rural Section
attended to assist. The investigation determined that the vessel
and trailer in question had been stolen in 2007 from Vernon BC.
The investigation is ongoing. Please contact Constable Matt Poitras
or Constable Blakeman at the Coquitlam Detachment if you have information
on this vessel at 604-945-1550.
Tige stolen from West Vancouver is recovered in Kelowna
A 2004 Tige has been recovered by members of the Kelowna
RCMP. Members determined that the vessel had been stolen from West
Vancouver in 2007. The investigation is ongoing. If you have any
information on this vessel that may assist in the investigation,
please contact Constable Collier Henneberry at the RCMP Kelowna
Detachment, 250-762-3300. (Link
to original theft bulletin)
stolen in Mexico is recovered destroyed, suspects arrested
The 2000 Robertson & Caine 44’ Velero Catamaran
stolen from La Paz, Mexico, in November 2008 has been recovered
160 km north of Mazatlan. Unfortunately the vessel was destroyed.
The suspects were located in Florida.
Prostar stolen from Langley recovered in Abbotsford
The Abbotsford Police Department recently identified
this 1999 Mastercraft and trailer when members seized approximately
one million dollars worth of vehicles and heavy equipment. The vessel
and trailer had been stolen from Langley BC in late September. Several
people were taken into custody in relation to the seizures. The
investigation is ongoing.
Doo stolen in 2008 recovered in Mission
Cst. Cam KAMIYA of the Mission RCMP Community Response
Unit recovered a Sea Doo RXP that had been stripped of the engine
and dumped in a secluded waterway in the Mission area. Cst Kamiya
contacted Bombardier and traced the Sea Doo to the original owner
but was unable to obtain any details from the subject. On November
10 2009, Cst Kamiya’s investigation lead him to the Stolen
Boats Canada web page where he was able to identify the recovered
craft as being stolen from Surrey in August of 2008.
Fish Boat recovered by Vancouver Police Marine Unit
2009 October 12, Vancouver Police Marine Unit members located and
seized an aluminum sport fish vessel. The subsequent investigation
by members identified the vessel as being stolen from a Burnaby
bailiff’s compound a few nights previous. Alert residents
of the area where the vessel was located are being credited with
Bayliner recovered in Nanaimo
the Bayliner Cierra, pictured below, was stolen from Lynnwood Marina
in North Vancouver. Shortly after the theft, investigators with
the West Vancouver Police obtained information regarding the vessel
and the new altered HIN. The investigation led to the Nanaimo area
but then went cold. The vessel was subsequently added to Stolen
Boats Canada. On September 18th 2009 Stolen Boats Canada received
information that the stolen vessel was in Nanaimo Harbour. A consorted
effort involving the RCMP West Coast Marine Squad, RCMP Gabriola
Island, RCMP North Vancouver and the Vancouver Police Marine Unit,
resulted in the vessel being located and identified as that stolen
in 2004 from Lynnwood Marina.
Laser Pico Recovered by VPD
12’ Laser Pico Sailing Dinghy stolen from the Kitsilano Sailing
Club in early July 2009 has been recovered by Constables Ford and
Lee while on patrol in the Jericho area of Vancouver. The file is
Sylvan Adventure recovered on Langley Farm
August 2009, Langley RCMP members attended a property in the Langley
area to investigate a report of a suspicious vessel. On investigation,
members determined that the vessel was on file stolen with the Vancouver
Police Department. The vessel and trailer had been stolen in August
2008 from Vanier Park in Vancouver. The investigation continues.
ship Rosella III stolen from Granville Island and recovered
in active Pass with suspect arrested
4th 2009 at 4 pm, Ken Ashley noticed his 1958 Grenfell 52 footer,
the Rosella III was missing from her berth at Granville
Island. VPD Marine was advised and immediately enlisted the assistance
of Vancouver Coast Guard Radio. A broadcast was made on VHF 16.
Moments later crews of the Alison Nicole I and the Sea Span Commander
located a debris field of the Rosella III’s life
raft, life rings and other items off Sturgeon Banks. A full SAR
was entered into by JRCC in case the debris field was more than
a “Smoke Screen”. At approximately 7 pm, BC Ferries
vessel Bowen Queen reported that she was following the Rosella
III through Active Pass. The Spirit of BC also assisted in
tailing the Rosella III. A Canadian Forces Cormorant held
over head while members of the Ganges RCMP, with the assistance
of the CCG Life Boat Cape Kuper boarded the Rosella III
and took the suspect into custody. Police will be recommending numerous
charges in relation to the incident. VPD Marine would like to thank
everyone for their vigilance.
ZODIAC found by the RCMP Sunshine Coast Detachment
15th 2009 Cst Fran Moreau of the RCMP Sunshine Coast Detachment
seized an 8.5ft ZODIAC from the shoreline of Gambier Island. Cst
Moreau’s investigation led her to Stolen Boats Canada’s
web page where she identified the Zodiac as being stolen from False
Creek, Vancouver. The 2004 Yamaha outboard remains outstanding.
The investigation is ongoing.
Clinker Pram recovered near Horseshoe Bay
August 17th Jon Richardson contacted Stolen Boats Canada
to advise that his custom hand crafted Clinker Pram had been recovered
in the woods near Horse Shoe Bay. Jon wanted to acknowledge the
assistance of the staff at The Boat Center and that of Sewell’s
Marina for assisting in the vessel’s recovery.
of 1992 Caribe located thanks to bulletin by Stolen Boats Canada
10, 2009. minutes after sending out the request for assistance in
identifying the damaged Caribe pictured below, Stolen Boats Canada
received information from Pat Haliburton of HUB International and
Michelle Zimmerman of Inlet Marine, identifying the owner of the
salvaged Caribe. Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to
view the bulletins. Original
RCMP request assistance in identifying the owner of a recovered
Lane PENNER of the Chilliwack RCMP is requesting assistance in identifying
a vessel, trailer and engine recently seized in the Chilliwack area.
The vessel’s paint has been ground off and the HIN plate has
been removed. The engine is an older Honda. The vessel’s hull
may have previously been green in colour. Contact Cst Lane Penner,
RCMP Chilliwack Detachment. Office: 604-792-4611 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dart Catamaran Recovered
On 2009-05-30 at 0330 hrs, the St Clair County Sheriff’s
Office recovered the Dart 18 catamaran that had gone missing from
the Lakeport State Park in Michigan State. The investigation is
Baja Outlaw stolen from Coquitlam is recovered on Vancouver Island
On 2009-04-28 information was received that the 2002 Baja
Outlaw stolen from Coquitlam BC on March 1st (see
theft alert), has been recovered on Vancouver Island. The vessel’s
475 hp Mercruiser, serial number 0M050036 is still outstanding.
The RCMP is continuing to investigate the theft and recovery of
Bayliner 2858 stolen from Maple Ridge is recovered in Port Moody
On 2009-04-23 a Theft Alert was issued by Chris Small Marine
Surveyors regarding the theft
of the Bayliner 2858 pictured below. On April 27th, alert marina
staff in Vancouver Harbour spotted the vessel as it headed eastbound.
Recognizing the vessel from the Theft Alert bulletin, the marina
staff contacted the Vancouver Police Marine Unit who tailed the
vessel to Rocky Point Marina in Port Moody where Port Moody Police
Department members were waiting. Two males were subsequently taken
into custody. Thanks to the actions of the marina staff, the vessel
was recovered. The RCMP Ridge Meadows investigation is ongoing.
Titan Inflatable confirmed as stolen and returned to owner
With the assistance of Judy Vollbrecht at Mercury Marine,
Fond du Lac, WISCONSIN tracing down the owner of the 9.9 hp kicker,
the RCMP Richmond Detachment successfully identified and returned
the 2005 Titan 310 Inflatable found adrift in the north arm of the
Fraser River on 2009-02-02 (as previously
reported on this website). The investigation determined that
the tender had been stolen and is alleged to have been used for
several vessel break and enters in the area. A male is in custody
in connection to the incidents. The investigation is ongoing.
Bayliner Cierra 285 recovered in Burrard Inlet
On 2009-02-24 Port Moody PD and Vancouver Police Marine
Squad converged on a 2005 Bayliner Cierra 285 in Burrard Inlet.
Although the HIN had been altered and a new vessel license obtained,
police successfully identified the vessel as being stolen from Richmond
in 2007. The investigation is ongoing.
Sea Ray Sundancer 360 recovered
On 2009-02-23 members of the RCMP Ridge Meadows Detachment
converged on a wharf on the Fraser River near the Maple Ridge Mission
border where they identified and seized the Sea Ray 360 Sundancer
previously stolen from the Pitt River area. The investigation is
ongoing. This vessel had been posted as a stolen boat on this website.
Manitou Sea Kayak recovered
On 2009-02-03 this vessel was found floating in False Creek
by the Canadian Coast Guard crew from Kitsilano Base. The vessel
had a single rowing paddle aboard (not a kayak paddle), leading
police to belive it may be stolen. The VPD Marine Unit are attempting
to identify the owner. Contact CST
Steve Kempton or CST
Rob Holland at the VPD Marine Unit 604-817-1946 if you have
Dinghy "Fletcher Flagship" recovered
On 2009-02-03 this vessel was recovered by the VPD Marine
Unit and is believed to have been used in vessel Break and Enters
in the Coal Harbour area. This vessel is believed to be stolen and
the VPD Marine Unit are attempting to identify the owner. Contact
CST Steve Kempton (email@example.com)
or CST Rob Holland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
at the VPD Marine Unit 604-817-1946 if you have any information.
Bayliner 195BR with trailer recovered in Mission
On 2009-02-01 members from the RCMP Mission Detachment
noted a Bayliner that caused them to believe it may be stolen. On
further inspection they noted the Hull Identification Number had
been removed. The VIN had also been removed off the trailer. Further
investigation led members to identify the vessel as a 2003 Bayliner
195BR stolen from Surrey in 2007. The vessel and trailer were seized.
The Investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this vessel
is requested to contact Cst Samantha Audley, RCMP Mission Detachment
Vessel salvaged from Squamish River
On 2008-11-07 Jim Naylor, office of the Receiver of Wrecks contacted
the Vancouver Police Marine Unit requesting assistance in identifying
a vessel salvaged from the Squamish River. A subsequent investigation
determined the vessel to have been stolen. The RCMP Squamish Detachment
is investigating the theft.
Commodore recovered at Shuswap Lake
On 2008-09-23 a resident of the Shuswap Lake region contacted Superintendant
Jim Naylor of Transport Canada Receiver of Wrecks regarding a Regal
tied to a wharf in the lake. Superintendant Naylor directed the
caller to the Stolen Boats Canada web page where it was confirmed
that the vessel was stolen from Auction World in Kelowna. The truck
and trailer taken with the vessel are still outstanding. The owners
of Auction World appreciate everyone’s assistance in the recovery.
Excel recovered in Port Moody
An alert member of the Port Moody Police Department attending to
an unrelated file noted this 1993 Excel parked on a trailer in a
back alley. The member checked the vessel and determined the vessel
to be stolen from Langley BC. The member identified a party associated
to the vessel. The matter is still under investigation.
recovered on Coquihalla
This 2005 Bayliner 185BR taken from Kelowna in February 2008, has
been recovered from the tourist information centre on the Coquihalla
connector, near Westbank. The vessel was seized by the RCMP and
towed to a impound lot. According to Huston Grant Adjusters, the
vessel was later identified as stolen.
Titan AL310 recovered in Vancouver and returned to owner
On 2008-09-11 Vancouver Police Marine Unit recovered a 2008 Titan
AL310 Inflatable that had been wedged under the Main Street Pier.
With the assistance of Barrett Marketing and River Marine Supplies
and Distributers, the vessel has been identified as being stolen
from Seymour Creek Marina. The vessel has been returned to it's
owner. The investigation is ongoing.
Capri Recovered by Port Moody
On September 4, 2008 the Vancouver Police Marine Unit checked a
Bayliner Capri moored at Rocky Point public ramp. The vessel was
determined to be stolen from Nanaimo in mid August. Members of the
Port Moody Police Department attended and will investigate the incident
Thunder Jet Luxor Recovered in Hope
On September 3, 2008 the 2006 Thunder Jet Luxor stolen from the
Pitt River in Maple Ridge has been recovered by members of the RCMP
Hope Detachment. The vessel has been taken to TNT Marine to be inspected
as part of the ongoing investigation conducted by members from the
RCMP Hope and Ridge Meadows Detachments.
Salvage Vessel recovered at Receiver of Wrecks
On August 27, 2008 Transport Canada Marine Division analyst, Meaghan
Burform, made a link between the aluminum log salvage vessel missing
from Caroline Lake and a notification of a vessel forwarded to the
Receiver of Wrecks. The vessel has been located and the RCMP Detachment
covering Caroline Lake will be investigating the matter.
Hourston Glascraft stolen from Sewell's Marina
An alert log salvager on the Fraser River spotted the stolen Hourston
Glascraft in the Port Coquitlam area. The RCMP were called and attended.
The male suspect beached the vessel and fled up a tree before being
taken into custody by members of the RCMP Coquitlam detachment.
The Sewell’s Marina logo on both port and starboard had been
painted over. Eric Sewell of Sewell's Marina thanks everyone for
On 2008 July 23rd North Vancouver RCMP members checking vessels
at Kate’s Park boat ramp noted some inconsistencies regarding
a Bayliner 185BR and took photos prior to allowing the occupants
to proceed. A joint investigation with the RCMP North Vancouver
and Vancouver Police Marine Unit with assistance from Aaron Fell
of Olympic Boat Center, Surrey and Darrell Richardson of Service
Canada Pleasure Craft Licensing in Fredericton NB, determined the
vessel to be stolen from Coquitlam BC. On July 26th Members of the
Vancouver Police Marine Unit located the vessel in False Creek.
The vessel and trailer were seized and two parties placed into custody.
The HIN had been removed and the vessel’s blue trim had been
painted black. A Vessel License had been fraudulently duplicated
from an unrelated local vessel of the same model. A joint investigation
between North Vancouver RCMP and VPD Marine Unit continues.
On 2008-05-21 the Vancouver Police Marine Unit seized a 2000 Malibu
Wakesetter in Burnaby that had an altered Hull Identification Number.
With the assistance of Performance Watersports and TNT Marine, members
located a secondary HIN and identified the vessel as being stolen
from Kelowna in 2001. A joint investigation with the RCMP Kelowna
Detachment, VPD and Vessel Licensing Canada is ongoing. Four lower
mainland men are being investigated as a result of the recovery.
Sea Ray 320 “Princess Serphina”
Approximately 3 hours after receiving the theft bulletin on the
Princess Serphina, Mike Short of Vancouver Marina in the Fraser
River observed a Sea Ray Sundancer with two suspicious males at
his fuel dock. The vessel had a different Vessel license and was
not displaying any name. Mike contacted the Vancouver Police Marine
Unit who were able to locate the vessel in English Bay, board it
and confirm it to be e the stolen Princess Serphina. Two males were
subsequently arrested. As a result of Mike and his staff, the $250,000
vessel was recovered.
Thunder Jet Havasu Recovered
On 2008-05-06 Colette Bell of Marine Titles Canada observed the
Thunder Jet in the attached photo at # 1 Rd and Francis in Richmond.
Bell recalled the vessel from the “Theft Bulletin” in
late April. She was able to obtain a photo which she forwarded to
Stolen Boats Canada and the VPD Marine Unit. The vessel was confirmed
by Rivercity Marine as the vessel stolen from their dealership.
VPD forwarded the photo taken by Bell to Jim Jones of the Steveston
Harbour Authority requesting he keep a watch for it in the area.
On 2008 05 08, Jones contacted VPD Marine Unit and advised that
the vessel had just launched at his location. VPD Marine Units assisted
by Richmond RCMP members attended and took two males into custody
when the vessel returned to the boat ramp. The vessel and trailer
were identified and confirmed as stolen from Rivercity Marine in
Kamloops. Thanks for everyone’s continued vigilance.
Invader Reef Runner 183
Members of the Vancouver Police Marine Unit have recovered the stand
up console and other parts of an Invader Reef Runner from a residence
in Surrey. The investigation identified the vessel as being stolen
from Richmond BC in July 2007.
Arima Sea Ranger 17
On 2008-03-24 members of the Vancouver Police Marine Unit recovered
an Arima Sea Ranger from a residence in Surrey. The vessel had been
reported stolen from Skyline Marina in August 2007.