The sea cadets said they are ‘absolutely devastated’ at the theft of their rigid inflatable boat and boating equipment which was taken sometime between April 28 and May 4, police said.
Without the equipment, the cadets can’t begin their boating season on the River Lune, where they would usually learn skills such as safety and level 1 and 2 powerboating.
The cadets said on their Facebook page: “The hull (base) of the boat has been found. The rest of our equipment is still missing.”
The stolen equipment includes 60 Yak Curve Buoyancy Aids, 1 Mercury 40hp Outboard Engine, 2 Suzuki 60hp Outboard Engines, a boat trailer and two rowing oars.
Police said the theft was of a significant value and that the thieves would have had to use a vehicle to steal the boat and equipment.
Call police on 101 quoting crime number 04/80836/22.