But a 41-year-old man suspected in the heist at 4 a.m. Tuesday landed himself in court several hours later.
RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien says a caretaker at the marina called police after seeing the nearly 11-metre vessel steaming out at a high rate of speed.
O'Brien says officers used binoculars to spot the boat and kept track of it until a police vessel could be launched.
Several officers aboard the police boat caught up with the stolen vessel and arrested a man from Vancouver about an hour after the theft.
O'Brien says the beautiful white boat is in immaculate condition, expect for its faulty motor.