Anybody seen a 40-foot trailer with a ‘military prototype’ boat?

January 22, 2013 at 9:31 am | In Crime, South Park, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

Every so often, a thief makes off with a boat on a trailer. The one reported in South Park over the weekend is not your everyday stolen boat on a trailer. We just called Seattle Police to follow up on an over-the-air “be on the lookout” heard on Monday, and here’s what Det. Mark Jamieson told us: The “fast-attack prototype” boat was on a three-axle, 40-foot boat trailer with a red and white 1987 Freightliner cab, taken from a fenced area on the east side of a commercial building in the 1400 block of South Henderson (map). The report says it had been parked there since March of last year and was believed to have been stolen Sunday night; the gate lock had been cut. Asked if there were any other identifying features we could mention about the stolen boat, Det. Jamieson says the trailer was reported to say “Maaco” on the side, and the trailer “might have a white, yellow, orange, and blue cargo box on the back.” As with all stolen vehicles, if you think you’ve seen this, call 911.

3 Comments

  1. I’m curious. Who was the owner of the boat? The U.S. government? It’s gonna be tough for the thief to sell this thing on Craigslist…

    Comment by skeeter — 11:11 am January 22, 2013 #

  2. If it had some big high performance diesel engines, with surface drives (big $$$$$) someone probably wanted them to repower their boat. Seen a few big expensive playboats on c-list lately that needed engines rebuilt or repowered.

    Comment by wetone — 12:20 pm January 22, 2013 #

  3. The military is also fond of aluminum. Forty feet of aluminum boat weighs several thousand pounds. Hopefully a large and heavy piece of the boat falls on the tweaker cutting it up.

    Comment by eric1 — 7:24 pm January 22, 2013 #

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