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Posted by:Jan 30th 2004, 02:48:24 pm
Fig Tree News TeamThank you to EVERYONE who assisted the cause!

"Rare" boat stolen in U.S. found in Grand Bahama
By TAMARA McKENZIE
Guardian Staff Reporter

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials at the private Running Mon Marina in Freeport, Grand Bahama Wednesday, found a "rare" stolen sailboat valued at $750,000.

A statement issued Thursday from the United States Embassy, outlined that the 57ft. Beneteau sailboat, registered in Charleston, South Carolina, was reported stolen from the Charleston Harbour on Jan. 8. The boat is the only of its kind in North America, and is one of 40 in the entire world.

According to the Embassy, the boat was found by acting on information supplied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation office in Charleston, the Royal Bahamas Police Force, its DEU unit and U.S. Embassy DEA personnel.

"The RBPF took control of the vessel and is taking steps to return it to its rightful owner. The investigations into the boat's theft are continuing," the Embassy stated.

The Embassy further claimed that the FBI in Charleston and law enforcement officials in The Bahamas have the names of two men suspected to have committed the crime and plan to fully investigate the theft of the rare boat.

The boat was towed to the Bradford Marine facility, Freeport where it is being held for security, pending its release to the owner, Glen McIntosh, D.D.S, of Atlanta or his insurance company, Todd & Associates of San Diego.

The Embassy also claimed that the insurance company offered a $10,000 reward for information on the whereabouts of the sailboat, which was stolen shortly after Dr. McIntosh had purchased it.
Posted by:Jan 15th 2004, 06:23:48 pm
sandcastleHeads up Briland - this boat might be off your shores tomorrow. A boat closely matching the description was seen off Elbow Cay, Abaco this afternoon heading south. There was unfortunately no positive identification. The USCG has been advised accordingly.
Posted by:Jan 9th 2004, 12:29:10 pm
KimberlyKeep your eyes open:

A long-time Abaco boater needs your help to search for his brand-new boat, which was stolen yesterday out of Charleston Harbour and appears to be on its way to the Bahamas:

"We still have Latitude Adjustment II in Marsh Harbour Marina. Our new
boat, Latitude Adjustment III was stolen this morning from Charleston City
Marina- the dealers dock. The only theory so far from the Coast Guard and
the insurance investigator, is that it will be on it's way to Bahamas or
Caribbean due to some of it's unusual identifying features. They doubt it
could have stayed in the states, especially since an air search revealed
nothing when it should have still been within a hundred mile radius of
Charleston.

Here is the scoop- it is a dark blue hulled new Beneteau 57, sloop, center
cockpit, no name on it yet. Teak deck, and white fiberglass cabin top.
The reason it is likely headed out of the country is that it is a brand
new model for Beneteau, and the only one that was in the U.S.- therefore, they
think it would not stick around because too easily identifiable. We
closed on it and took possession only 8 days ago. It is somewhat suspicious
because it was still on the dealer's dock and the dealer was still working
on it daily, so the investigator suspects an inside job.

Anyway, we cruisers are close knit, and if you would kindly spread the
word on the Abaco net and to the Abaco marinas to be on watch for a blue
Beneteau 57 arriving within the next week, I'd much appreciate it. If you
also have ham contact with the Georgetown net and the Carribean net, any
distance you could spread the watch word, it would also be appreciated.

Thanks so much,

Glen McIntosh
Latitude Adjustment
email: 102136.111@compuserve.com
phone: (770) 314-6196

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