Royal Harbor Updates – Boat Theft Alert 12/08

For those of you who may find you need some boat work done here is an early Christmas present. Many of you will remember this as Royal Yacht Services up Haldeman’s Creek. For your information, North, the foreman, is there too, so those of you who knew him will see a familiar face and I am sure you will get the same positive results as before. George, the new owner is a former Royal Harbor resident.

Naples Boat Yard

2775 Bayview Drive

Naples, FL 34112

(239) 234-1999

Hello Terry,

If you will, please offer the members of the Royal Harbor Association a 10% discount on any of our services through February 2014.  Please have any member just show a copy of their association roster for the discount.

Naples Boat Yard (FKA Royal Yacht Services) is under new ownership and has recently opened up as a traditional boat yard.  NBY is hauling motor and sail boats up to 60 feet in length with a 60 ton travel lift and is currently doing bottom jobs, details, prop services, and loading/unloading.  All other repair and maintenance needs are available via the boat owner’s properly insured third party vendor (feel free to ask for a vendor recommendation if need be).  Additionally, NBY has a crane on site for any heavy lifting needs (motor/generator pulls).


George Atkinson

Some of you may have hears that a big Yellowfin was stolen in this area and tracked by GPS to Mexico. Although authorities know where the boat is and even have picture of it in Mexico, the authorities have been unable to get it back yet. So heed the following advice from the Sheriff’s department.


The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has received a report regarding a theft of a Yellowfin vessel that was docked in the area of the Isles of Capri.  The City of Naples has experienced similar thefts of vessels in  past years.  In general, thieves are known to target larger seaworthy vessels with multiple outboard engines, to be utilized for long range trips out of the country (Mexico).


The Naples Police Department encourages boat owners to take prevention measures to protect their property including:


    • Keep the cabin locked and curtains closed
    • Never leave the keys on board the vessel or in the ignition
    • Store your vessel in a well-lit secure area
    • Secure the boat to the dock with a locked steel cable
    • Disable the boat when not in use by shutting off fuel lines
    • Install a kill switch in the ignition system


Additionally, the Naples Police Department has received multiple reports regarding vessel burglaries within the Olde Naples area.  Thieves are targeting high end electronic items left on vessels while they are being stored.


Here are some burglary and theft prevention tips for vessel owners:


  • ·         Take photos or video of your boat and equipment for documentation
  • ·         Make sure your marine insurance policy includes your equipment, boat, and trailer
  • ·         Install an alarm system especially designed for boats
  • ·         Maintain a copy of your vessel registration and boat title
  • ·         Mark your boat and equipment with the vessel’s Hull Identification Number (HIN)
  • ·         Remove electronics while storing the vessel, if possible.


Community assistance and awareness is helpful to the officers in identifying suspicious people in your neighborhood. If you see suspicious vehicles, people, or suspicious activity in your neighborhood, please contact the Naples Police Department by calling (239) 213-4844.

You see in the paper the beach re-nourishment is nearly over. I am pleased with the result. Although it did not directly affect Royal Harbor traffic, good beaches are a big draw to those coming South to spend their money, so it does affect us as our money went to this project.. It was also a cheaper alternative than dredging.


I was told this weekend that someone stole a motorcycle  in Royal Harbor. It was reported to the police. Hopefully we have it on camera. It appears someone went into the drive and drove it off.


The Home decorating contest  is underway with several homes already lit with festive lights and Santa and reindeer. Our judge this year will be our neighborhood Police officer, Officer Tyrone Davis,  and his daughter. He will also present the awards at our banquet..Again three prizes will be awarded.


Our Christmas Parade / kid/ pet event we were trying to schedule for later this month has been tabled for next year. People just have too many things going on, but we will start planning earlier next year and hope for a Santa visit next year earlier in December.



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