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bamabonners

Stolen boat - keep an eye out

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bamabonners

2015 VLX stolen from Sunny Marine in Knoxville, TN. Please keep an eye out for it. Boat is platinum and metallic purple. If you have any info, please contact Zac at Sunny Marine.

Video footage (picture of the TV, sorry for the reflections...):

Theif truck

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Theif in white:

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ahopkinsVTX

Idiots... that isn't a unique looking boat at all...

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Afun

Man I went see that boat 20 times!!!! No doubt in my mind that this pushes the owner for new location ASAP!!

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UWSkier

Was thinking the same thing. Unless they wrap it, this should be an easy one to spot if anyone is out in it.

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Afun

Can anyone dowload Facebook Videos?!?

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DAI

Chopped for parts? Is that a thing in the marine industry? :dontknow:

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Afun

I tell you right now.....no way this boat is driven on a TN lake. No way it sells without paper. If it parts out...I could see the engine selling and the hull not selling.

The only possible way is straight to the port on a mixed container of goods going out of the country.

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oldjeep

Unless you have a nearly private lake, what in the world do you do with a stolen boat that you can't register? Sure you could strip some parts, but not enough to be worth the trouble unless you personally needed the drivetrain for another boat.

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Afun

Unless you have a nearly private lake, what in the world do you do with a stolen boat that you can't register? Sure you could strip some parts, but not enough to be worth the trouble unless you personally needed the drivetrain for another boat.

This is an export job. All channels already setup....all these ports lack security measures...very weak

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Deven

Unless you have a nearly private lake, what in the world do you do with a stolen boat that you can't register? Sure you could strip some parts, but not enough to be worth the trouble unless you personally needed the drivetrain for another boat.

Maybe. I haven't seen a single patrol on the water this year.

Just depends on where you go.

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TallRedRider

There was a Tige boat in Montana that was stolen from the dealer recently. I am not sure how they found him. This seemed like more small time drug money than an overseas job. It was found within easy driving distance and was being parted out at the time.

The guys in this video feed have the appearance of being ready to haul a long distance with the dually...could be more professional.

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RZRCO23

I can't tell from the screen shots.... was it stolen in the daytime or nighttime? Is the boat yard fenced? Just curious as a I work property crimes. Probably easiest to identify the truck and then scour the DMV files for it. Looks like a F350 Dually?

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Afun

I can't tell from the screen shots.... was it stolen in the daytime or nighttime? Is the boat yard fenced? Just curious as a I work property crimes. Probably easiest to identify the truck and then scour the DMV files for it. Looks like a F350 Dually?

The truck was stolen from a neighboring Tow Truck Service Business...the front of the boat dealer where the boat was is not fenced...also kind of an isolated area

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RZRCO23

The truck was stolen from a neighboring Tow Truck Service Business...the front of the boat dealer where the boat was is not fenced...also kind of an isolated area

Crap, that sucks. There's a rash of flatbed and enclosed trailer thefts going on here in Colorado. VIN's are being changed or grinded and are being ran to Mexico. My guess would be it's being parted locally or ran to the border. Unfortunate, I feel bad for the dealer.

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ibelonginprison

A friend of mine (who works for a dealer now, actually) had his VLX stolen 5-6 years ago. It was vapor blue and black, loaded to the hilt with every option.

We thought the same thing - it was either at the bottom of a lake somewhere or in Mexico.

about 3-4 years later, it popped up in Memphis. The HIN had been altered, and someone at the dealer noticed it was a little "off" when he was working on it. So they scraped it a little bit, got down to the original HIN and called the original dealership (which is where he worked) to research it a bit. The service mgr got the call and was like "wait, is that boat blue and black, and tricked out?" "yeah, actually it is." "... yeah, I don't even have to look it up, you're gonna want to call the police on that one." lol

Some dude bought it off of Ebay for next to nothing. *shrug*

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DocPhil

Doesn't this happen to cars every day? steal them, paint them or alter in some way, fake papers/VIN?

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saidainc

A friend of mine (who works for a dealer now, actually) had his VLX stolen 5-6 years ago. It was vapor blue and black, loaded to the hilt with every option.

We thought the same thing - it was either at the bottom of a lake somewhere or in Mexico.

about 3-4 years later, it popped up in Memphis. The HIN had been altered, and someone at the dealer noticed it was a little "off" when he was working on it. So they scraped it a little bit, got down to the original HIN and called the original dealership (which is where he worked) to research it a bit. The service mgr got the call and was like "wait, is that boat blue and black, and tricked out?" "yeah, actually it is." "... yeah, I don't even have to look it up, you're gonna want to call the police on that one." lol

Some dude bought it off of Ebay for next to nothing. *shrug*

That dude belongs in prison

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robbennett

I hope they catch them soon. I wonder why the boat was sitting outside unlocked for someone to just take? They made it pretty easy for them.

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Pnwrider

Wow. That really sucks.

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Afun

Doesn't this happen to cars every day? steal them, paint them or alter in some way, fake papers/VIN?

I don't think it happens everyday. It's a stolen Malibu that Platinum and Purple from a dealer. I would say this is quite unique.

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ibelonginprison

I don't think it happens everyday. It's a stolen Malibu that Platinum and Purple from a dealer. I would say this is quite unique.

Purple Malibu's are unique!

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Rednucleus

Anybody heard of using Lojack for boats? Car dealer in town puts it in every car they sell. Got a break on insurance with it too.

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nutoz

If that had nav map or GPS speedo. Can it be used to track location when the boat is powered on. Maybe?...

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