Question?How can you disssuade someone from...•Pinching your accessories?•Stealing your engine?•Vandalising your boat?•Taking your boat or dinghy?
Looe Boat Watch
AnswerJoin Looe Boat Watch to…•Get advice on securing your boat•Have your boat and engine details registered with the police•Benefit from LBOA’s partnership with other organisations
Looe Boat Owners Association was formed in 2002 and soon became well established in the town and surrounding area.Then, after a series of boat related crimes in 2007 the club started Looe Boat Watch, formed after consultation and in partnership with Devon and Cornwall Police. Looe Boat Watch is fully supported by Looe Harbour Commissioners, Cornwall County Council and boating businesses within Looe and we have over 20 Boat Watch warning signs all around the Harbour and the river. Join UsBy joining LBOA for just £15 family membership per annum, you are automatically enrolled in Looe Boat Watch at no extra cost.The details you provide of your boat and equipment when joining will be added to a register of owner’s boats. This register is also copied to the police so that owners can be identified and suspects challenged.We provide:•Boat Watch decals for your boat (or car)•Hi-viz Boat Watch vests for members to wear whenever possible, to reinforce our presence.•Guidance notes on what to do if you spot anything suspicious or problems on moorings. So JOIN NOW to protect your boat and help keep Boat crime out of Looe.
Do you need to update your boat details?We operate Looe Boat Watch in conjunction with Cornwall Police. If we have your up to date boat details, we will share them with them with our Police contacts so should anything be stolen, or if any suspicious activity is reported in the river, the affected boat owners can be identified and hopefully be able to reclaim any recovered property. Since the introduction of Boat Watch in 2007 the boat related crime in Looe has dropped to virtually nil. However, the increased frequency of reports of boats being stolen around the Cornwall area means the need for Boat Watch and increased vigilance is now greater than ever.