IMHO, I think most of these recovered boats are really "Discovered",,,, or stumbled upon when they are stripped and left after the theft. It is very hard for the authorities to trace, follow, etc. a stolen boat. They are recovered when the neighbors, or some other public citizen starts to complain to the police about the boat that is in his way. Or when the landlord of a rented building or storage space does not get his rent and goes there to try to collect. The moral of this story,,??? Don't leave your boat is a unprotected space, make sure it is locked more then one way,, don't make it easy for it to get stolen,, when leaving it for the winter block it in with another Vehicle,, or dump a load of stone in front of it, as we have read, the Spectre stolen in NJ from Pro-rock was very hard for the thieves to get out of the lot, Like Sharkey said, the lot was packed with other boats, and there was a chain at the exit,, but the boat got stolen anyway... make it hard, and the thieves will go look elsewhere.