Always ask for ID
One of two boats stolen by an unidentified thief at the Sydney International Boat Show
Courtesy The Daily Telegraph
The security crew at the Sydney International Boat Show is most likely feeling some heat under collar after Monday's exhibition at Darling Harbor: A single man with truck, trailer hitch, false phone number and (to put it politely) some gusto drove off with a stolen Sailfish aluminum outboard catamaran - twice. As yet unidentified, the man left Stand 501 at 1am the first time during a semi-frantic closing period at the end of the show. Offering the phone number and verbal credentials for Webbe Marine (Sydney, AUS), he was able to pull off the same maneuver a second time only an hour later.
One boat was a dark blue and white 19ft Reefrunner, with two 60-horsepower Honda engines; the other an 18ft black and white Reeffish'r with a single 90-horsepower outboard. The insurance company for the vessels is reportedly offering a "substantial" reward for information regarding the incident. The combined value of the boats is approximately $150,000 - a hefty price to pay, especially for not verifying who is driving off with a boat, or boats.