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:
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.
Avon 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)
Hurston 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 2012-33121. (link to orginal stolen bulletin)
Stolen 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).
Stolen 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).
Stolen 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).
Stolen 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).
Sea 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.
Stillwater 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 RCMP (604-278-1212).
Stolen 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 is ongoing.
Abandoned Boat and trailer found in New Westminster identified as stolen from Vancouver
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.
Zeta stolen in West Vancouver is recovered in the Fraser River by Fisheries Officers
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)
Stolen Achilles inflatable recovered by VPD Marine Squad
On August 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. (link to original stolen vessel bulletin)
2004 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.
Owner 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.
Chilliwack 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 File 2011-15730
VPD 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 0T864074).
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. File Number 11-78659.
2011 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).
2006 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).
2007 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. (link to original theft bulletin).
2001 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 theft bulletin).
Polaris 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. (link to original theft bulletin).
Beneteau 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).
Stolen 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.
2004 Moomba Mobius stolen from Kelowna is recovered in Surrey
A 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).
2006 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 theft bulletin).
Thunder 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).
Mastercraft Prostar recovered in Abbottsford based on checks of Stolen Boats Canada
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.
Mastercraft 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.
Bayliner 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.
Boston 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.
Yamaha 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
Stolen 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
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.
2003 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 ongoing.
Sea 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 is ongoing.
Information 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.
Alumaweld 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
Bayliner 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
Stolen 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
Campion 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
Avon 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 778-878-4462.
Avon 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
Please Contact the VPD Marine Unit if you can assist in the identification of the
VPD Marine Unit 604-817-1946 or 778-878-4462 Cst Rich Jean or Cst Biant Padam
Titan Inflatable recovered by Delta Police after brief chase on Fraser River
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).
Bayliner 285 recovered at Coal Harbour Marina - vessel previously stolen twice
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)
Four 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.
2004 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)
Catamaran 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.
Mastercraft 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.
Sea 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.
Sport Fish Boat recovered by Vancouver Police Marine Unit
On 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 the
Stolen Bayliner recovered in Nanaimo
In 2004, 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.
Stolen Laser Pico Recovered by VPD
The 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 still active.
Stolen Sylvan Adventure recovered on Langley Farm
In early 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.
Charter ship Rosella III stolen from Granville Island and recovered in active Pass with suspect arrested
On September 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.
Recovered ZODIAC found by the RCMP Sunshine Coast Detachment
On August 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.
Stolen Clinker Pram recovered near Horseshoe Bay
On 2009 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.
Owner of 1992 Caribe located thanks to bulletin by Stolen Boats Canada
On August 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 Bulletin.
Chilliwack RCMP request assistance in identifying the owner of a recovered vessel
Constable 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 email@example.com
1992 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 ongoing.
2002 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 the vessel.
2001 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.
2005 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.
2005 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.
2004 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.
Necky 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 any information.
Aluminum 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or CST Rob Holland (email@example.com) at the VPD Marine Unit 604-817-1946 if you have any information.
2003 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 at 604-826-7161.
Stolen 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.
Regal 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.
Wellcraft 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.
Bayliner 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.
2008 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.
Bayliner 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 further.
2006 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.
Log 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.
17' 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 their assistance.
2007 Bayliner 185BR
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.
2000 Malibu Wakesetter
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.
2006 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.
2008 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.
1994 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.
2006 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