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BoatU.S.: Yamaha PWC Most-Stolen

January 26, 2006
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Seaworthy, the damage avoidance newsletter from BoatU.S. Marine Insurance, recently culled recreational vessel theft data from claims filed during the past five years.
Personal watercraft top the list while less mobile vessels such as sailboats and heavy, slow trawlers were decidedly unattractive targets for thieves.
Here’s the “BoatU.S. Top Ten List of Most Frequently Stolen Boats” and the chances of it being stolen:
Manufacturer – Chances per 10,000 Units
Yamaha (PWC) – 15.30
Kawasaki (PWC) – 12.80
Bombardier/Sea Doo (PWC) – 8.19
Mako – 7.00
Chaparral – 5.22
Regal – 4.92
Wellcraft – 3.70
Boston Whaler – 3.36
Four Winns – 3.06
Chris Craft – 2.80
Bayliner – 2.57
Sea Ray – 2.25

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