This would stink!
Orange Beach police are looking for an $800,000 motor yacht that was last seen moored near the Intracoastal Waterway on Tuesday night, but was missing from its slip Wednesday morning.
The 55-foot vessel, named the Full Moon, was taken from its berth at a boat dealership, Gulf Coast Hatteras, at The Wharf sometime after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Lt. Steve Brown of the Orange Beach Police Department said Wednesday. The theft was discovered Wednesday morning, he said.
“We know for certain it was there between 5 and 7 yesterday and this morning it was gone,” Brown said. “We believe it was moved in the middle of the night, but can’t confirm that, yet.”
Brown said an object that may have been the boat was seen near the mooring site moving east late Tuesday night.
He said the vessel may have been untied and towed from the marina, but officials cannot confirm how the thief or thieves took the boat.
He said the case is under investigation by Orange Beach police and other agencies.
“At this point, it’s anybody’s guess,” he said. “We’ve notified the Coast Guard and everyone’s looking out for it.”
Hallie Brown of Gulf Coast Hatteras said the 1996 Fleming model motor yacht was moored at the brokerage firm’s dock.
The owner was negotiating the sale of the vessel, Brown said, adding that the owner was an out-of-state resident and she could not confirm his name.
Hallie Brown said the estimated value of the boat was $800,000.
The boat was described as being off-white with blue trim and having a flying bridge, salon and smaller boat mounted at the stern.