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Old 12 June 2019, 14:11   #1
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Stolen boat check !!

Hi guys Iíve just sold a lovely Avon jet rib, i originally won this from a guy on eBay all totally straight and Iím still in contact with him so nothing fishy, but I just sold the boat and the guy is trying a fast one on me I think, this was a week ago and now he said itís a stolen boat and basically thatís fine but he said he shouldnít of payed top money for it, so heís told me heís ordered some bits through a Yamaha dealer and itís on the database as stolen, Iíve got all the details of the rib so I done a check on stolenboat.org.uk and it came back all good with a green tick, is there anywhere else I can try !! Cheers Tim
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Old 12 June 2019, 14:25   #2
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He's after discount to pay for the bits play him along for proof you've checked and all ok your end IMO
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Old 12 June 2019, 14:29   #3
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He's after discount to pay for the bits play him along for proof you've checked and all ok your end IMO


Thatís what I think !!
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Old 12 June 2019, 14:46   #4
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Check the numbers yourself with a Yamaha dealer & you could run the numbers past the Police & see if anything comes up.

If he's claiming it's stolen but he doesn't mind & intends to hang onto it then you could point him in the direction of 'handling stolen goods' for which the penalty is up to 14 years imprisonment.
Theft Act 1968

Fingers crossed your checks come up clear or it could all get very interesting.
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Tim I think you should contact your local police station and explain the situation or somewhere down the line if the boat changes hands again you could be implicated, if the buyer thinks its stolen then they should be reporting that fact to the police and who they bought it from as in you. From you point of view you have sold this to him in good faith and have had no indication that it is stolen. The fact that the buyer thinks its ok if it is stolen should be a red flag.

If it were me I would be collecting all communications on the subject and would head down to see the police and get advice from them, thatway any comeback now or in future you have proof you contacted the police etc etc. Im sure they could give you some advice.

Hope it works out OK
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What happens when Yamaha flags it as stolen? Do they just say ďoh itís stolen, but hereís the partsĒ or do they report it to someone? How reliable do you think Yamaha are at updating the database when it is recovered? Or if there is a mistake (like a typing error on the serial no).
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Old 13 June 2019, 06:11   #7
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I doubt Yamaha would say "btw that boat is stolen". A pal of mine innocently bought a stolen motorbike a few years ago and went to a dealer for parts which they said needed ordered, took his contact details to notify when the parts arrived, only to pass them onto the police who knocked on his door and recovered the bike. I think the same as others its a try on to get some money back my reply to him would begin and end with an F
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Or you know, if the boat is "stolen", you could offer to do the right thing and inform the police of it's current whereabouts...

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Thanks guys I contacted the police today they have told me to go on the data base I was already on which shows itís all good, Iíve kept all messages from the buyer which they told me to do !! I think heís trying a fast one !!
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Thanks guys I contacted the police today they have told me to go on the data base I was already on which shows itís all good, Iíve kept all messages from the buyer which they told me to do !! I think heís trying a fast one !!


The next time the buyer contacts you, just drop it into the conversation that youíve voiced his concerns to the police. See what the reaction is.
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