The Case of the Wayward Whaler

Richmond Yacht Club reports that a Boston Whaler and its trailer were taken by vehicle from the dry boat storage yard over the weekend, sometime between Friday evening and Sunday evening.

“We are asking the greater boating community to be on the lookout for our Whaler,” writes RYC’s general manager, Stan Korich.

Whaler #4
The wayward Whaler #4. The CF numbers shown on this photo are not the current ones. (These guys are yacht club volunteers — not the thieves!)
© 2020 Richmond Yacht Club

Here’s the info on the boat, engine and trailer:

  • 1987 17-ft Boston Whaler
  • CF 9064 KX
  • Hull number BWCM7886G091
  • The outboard is a 2017 Yamaha, T50LB
  • Serial # 6C2L 1025506
  • The trailer is a 1987 Calkins
  • License plate # 4DB1804
  • VIN 1CXBA1817HS729521

The club used Whaler #4 as a safety boat for big regattas and the junior program. The dry storage yard is now locked (even to members with key fobs) at 5:30 p.m. each day.

If you spot the boat and/or its trailer, please contact Richmond YC at (510) 237-2821 (office) or (510) 234-6959 (harbormaster).


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    Fran Stateler, BYC Port Captain 2 months ago

    Stealers will steal! Maybe keep the yard locked at all times. Those who need legal access will have a key.
    Why take chances?

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      Kimberly Paternoster 2 months ago

      The yard IS locked at all times. Isn’t that nuts?

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    Ken Brinkley 2 months ago

    I would start looking on Craigslist and other sites .the engine and trailer are most likely sold already and the Boston whaler tossed .

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