|Published:||Jul 17, 2012 5:00 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 17, 2012 5:15 PM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla.- A mystery is brewing at a Naples marina. The city's Harbor Master says someone slipped a 30-foot Catamaran into the Naples City Dock in the overnight hours of June 7th.
Forty-one days later, the Catamaran, which is estimated at $50,000, is still sitting in the same slip.
Now, FWC and the City of Naples are trying to locate the man who owns the boat, 57-year old Wayne Ball. His last known address was traced back to Georgia.
"We've done prison checks. We've done hospital checks. We've done jail checks. We've tried next of kin," Naples Harbor Master Roger Jacobsen said Tuesday.
Records show the boat's tags are up-to-date and it isn't registered as stolen.
"There's no lien on this vessel, whatsoever. So there's no reason for a repo company to look for it, and it's a valuable boat," Jacobsen said.
GPS on board shows Latitudes last trip was from the Keys to Naples.
In the meantime, the mystery is racking up slip fees of nearly $1,500.
"We're not looking at it as a violation yet. We're still looking at it as, 'Where are you Mr. Ball? We don't know where you are," Jacobsen said.
The city will impound the boat if they can't locate Ball within the next 30 days. It will then likely go to public auction.
If you have any information on Ball's whereabouts, you're asked to call the Naples City Dock at 239-213-3070.
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