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Shady types making a note of boat names on dinghies at the dinghy dock - so out at the anchorage they hunt around and get the notepad out - "Here, this one's dinghy is at the dock, must be no one aboard...."
No dinghy tied to the back of the boat is a dead giveaway.
AIUI, the French can get awkward if your tender is not properly marked?
It should carry the name of the parent vessel or its own SSR.
A few places like Salcombe have had issues with people using small RIBs etc and taking up all the tender landing space while not paying anything.
There is an upside to having your boat name on it when the the painter fails....
>In the Caribbean it's not cruisers that break into boats it's the locals and they do look for boat names on dinghies ashore,
>>Just more claptrap urban myths.
It was you that made the original contention, and therefore it's incumbent on you to provide evidence.
And a tip: sweeping statements containing "nobody", "all"," everyone" and similar words are strongly suggestive that the utterer is a half-wit with little regard for accuracy.
Incidentally, if there is a reason why unmarked tenders are less frequently stolen than marked ones, I suspect it's simply because the marking itself would be suspicious on a stolen boat, and nothing to do with identifying the mother vessel. The notion that thieves planning to rob the mother boat use a parked tender to identify it rather than simply eyeballing the absence of a tender from it is, frankly, risible.
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If sailing in Europe, some countries require all motorised vessels to be registered, or all vessels LOA > 2.4m, or >7m. Depends on the country. So I'd recommend tenders to boats cruising Europe be marked T/T [Registration number]. This shows the tender is part of the mother ship's inventory.
And while you're at it, make sure your insurance identifies the tender - and it's motor.
As usual in Europe, policing such regulations is rare. Unless something goes wrong. Like a swimmer reporting use of a motor in a swimming zone.
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