July 20, 2012

Detectives investigating boat burglaries, lower unit thefts

Islamorada – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a series of boat burglaries and lower unit thefts at an Islamorada marina.

The owner of Snake Creek Marina called Thursday morning to report someone had cut a hole in a perimeter fence and had stolen items from a number of boats in his dry storage facility. Deputies and detectives responded. They found seven boats had been targeted. Six high end GPS units had been stolen from the boats. Thieves had also taken five lower units; three from 350 horsepower Yamaha four stroke engines and two from 300 horsepower Mercury engines.

Investigations into these thefts are continuing.


  1. Stolen boats is a common case especially if boats are expensive and well class. Common problems of boat owners when their units are stolen expensive valuable items are target. Security and safety of your boat should be your top priority.

    Joan @ gun lake boat storage

  2. This is very bad and i think boat owners should do something about their boat safety as these lower units are very expensive and important part of boats.