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Mallory09Mallory09 Posts: 41 Deckhand
I recently heard of boats and motors being stolen from Blue Marlin Cove on West End, Bahamas. Has anyone else heard of this. I was planning a trip there this summer but I am a little hesitant now. I find it hard to believe because this place is so nice and I figured they kept a pretty good eye on things there. Let me know.



  • CNTDRCNTDR Posts: 890 Officer
    Who told you about the alleged "thefts"? How often has this happened and when? I haven't heard anything and travel to that area nearly every month. They have 24 hour manned security at the marina. There is only one way out and one way in. They raise a cable out of the water each night that stretches from one side of the canal to the other. Seems like it would be impossible for any theft with those precautions.
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  • Serenity NowSerenity Now Posts: 442 Deckhand
    CNTDR, according to Joe they do not do the cable thing anymore. I asked since I wanted to go drop some baits at night.

    Mallory: stayed there month or two ago. I can't see how someone could tow a boat out without causing a BIG ruckus. I haven't heard of any thefts recently either. Security is 24 hrs and the slips and turns are tight. If you are worried you can always do what I do when I stay at Lucaya (a much easier place to steal a boat). Turn over hard cable lock the steering hard over. And use chain to lock to a cleat. Problem solved no matter where you are staying.

    Well worth the stay and extra work if you are nervous.
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  • dpdashdpdash Posts: 5,359 Admiral
    unfortunately, boats have been stolen in the past from both BMC and Bootle although I have not heard of anything recently. It is a fact of life ANYWHERE IN THE ISLANDS if you have a boat that fits the profile. It is not something to obsess about, take the necessary precations, insure properly and relax and enjoy the islands
  • Mallory09Mallory09 Posts: 41 Deckhand
    Thanks everyone for your input. I don't know if there have been any thefts as of late. I was talking to some friends who have made the crossing way more times than I have and they were the ones telling me about it. Could be complete crap, just a story passed on and on. Not sure.
  • 2amigo2amigo Posts: 9,105 Admiral
    The thefts occurred around 2007 or 8 at BMC I believe and it was 2 boats. Nothing since at BMC but other islands have had there thefts like DP said. Bootle had one boat stolen around 2007. It was a single with a Merc or evinrude and the theft was by Cubans. Not the usual scenario there. They found boat and thief same or next day.
  • dzankdzank Posts: 250 Deckhand
    The only problem we have ever had in three decades of going across was having a tackle box taken off the boat once when the boat was at Nealy's Harbour Hotel in West End when it was open. It's been closed for 10-15 years now. We we raised a fuss with Artis and the tackle box "reappeared" about 20 minutes later. We now stay at Bootle Bay which is pretty secure as far as I can tell. I actually feel more comfortable about theft problems in the West End area than I do back in the good old USA.
  • On Island TimeOn Island Time Posts: 205 Officer
    I've been going to BMC for the last 6 years, 4-8 times a year. I've never had an issue with theft. Whether it was Marvin and lil Matthew working the docks or Treason and Mr Moss.

    BMC is pretty much locked down. Plus I get all the thefts from the Bahamas. Most are from the Abacos, Berries and Nassau. But I haven't heard of ANY thefts from BMC
    Capt. Steve Beare
    USCG Licensed & Insured
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