i have a case where a yacht was stolen and we reported immediately. police went to where boat was taken and talked to people who said they went to get yacht for some back rent owed. the rent issue is clearly a civil matter. police out of the county did investigation and even pulled police report because boat was sold by these people to a man in north florida. when man in north florida was half way home (ft. lauderdale) he got call from me advising he was on stolen yacht. he immediately called 2 maritime attorneys who told him under florida law it is illegal for anyone to go take someones property on the claim of a civil matter such as rent without any cort paperwork allowing them to do so. he was in ft. lauderdale when he parked boat at marina to go see his attorneys. the police there although not in their jurisdiction clearly saw something fishy and did investigation. both police and sheriff sargents in ft. lauder looking into matter individually in a matter of an hour after seeing original polide report we filed where theft occured said it was clearly grand theft and the report even had grand theft from original deputy written all over it. again they are out of county of original theft but both come to same conclusion immediately. when man from jacksonville bought yacht he was given bill of sale wiith notorised letter saying they guarantted him title to my coast guard documented yacht. one week later the coast guard documentation center after reviewing said no title would be changed unless court papers from people who stole yacht showing they had cour authorisation to take yacht or bill of sale from original owners (us). the attorney for jacksonville notified attorney for people who sold yacht told him in no way could his client get title he was refunded his money in 2 weeks. i now have a trashed up yacht in ft. lauderdale and also was told there was fire on board while in these people posession. everyone outside the county of original crime-police-attorneys-etc look at this and within minutes definately grans theft but sheriffs in this town and state attorney refuse to prosecute saying its civil any help or advise appreciated.