The information has been cosolodated on the canal world forum by a kind member and here it is, as is, copied and pasted. From THIS
link which is a running thread which will be updated with more info...
Name: Que Sera Sera.
Owner: Carole and Tony
Make: Liverpool Boats
Size: 58 or 60 foot Cruiser Stern
Registration (or Index) #: 511284
Crime Number: XA-17173 2009 (Would assume West Mids but don't want to guess)
Initial call for help on forum: "HI ALL
LAST MONDAY 2ND MARCH 2009 OUR NARROWBOAT WAS STOLEN FROM STREETHAY MARINA
ITS A LIVERPOOL HULL, BLUE WITH CREAM COACH LINES AND THE NAME QUE SERA SERA ON IT
ITS 60FT IN LENGTH
IT HAS A MODERN BEACH INTERIOR WITH BLACK AND GREY THEME TROUGHOUT
WHEN IT WAS TAKEN IT HAD A LARGE FROG ORNAMENT ON TOP
IT HAS A CRATCH COVER ON THE FRONT IN BLUE ALSO
PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org IF YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP US OR KNOW ANYONE THAT MAYBE ABLE TO HELP US"
AND: IT WAS TAKEN MONDAY 2ND MARCH 2009 FROM STREETHAY MARINA AND WAS DUE TO RETURN FRIDAY 6TH MARCH 2009, SINCE THEN WE HAVE FOUND OUT THAT THE DETAILS LEFT WERE FRAUDULANT BY THE HIRERS.
NO THEY CANNOT BE TRACED AND PERSONAL DETAILS WE HOLD FOR THEM SEEM TO BE FALSE ALSO
Described as (from owner):
Cruiser stern cream coach lines
-Blue cratch cover and blue canopy round the cruiser stern
-When taken it did have a large frog ornament on the top
-Gunnel was undercoated dark grey with a blue edging
-The tiller pin is a brass frog
-It did have a metal yellow bucket on the front of the boat with coloured flowers in it.
-Looking closer on the ignition control panel outside several of the maintenance light covers are missing about the size of a ten pence next to the key hole.
-Back and front ropes are blue and the middle rope is a dull black
-The interior is all fitted in maple wood
-It had two bucket black chairs in
-It has a wood burner were flute is at the front of the boat
-Tiled around galley in dark grey small tiles
-Grey quarry tiles in galley (floor) the rest of the boat is all solid wood.
-It did have a black and white rug in the living area.
-The dinette covers are all black
-The dinette back panel moves across to face the tv to make a sofa when watching tv
-There was a nest of pine small tables in the living area
Further observations from members:
-Light wood cratch with two windows,
-Cratch cover has windows,
-Side hatch halfway down port side,
-Louvers at cruiser stern to vent engine,(looks like Lister Air cooling vents)
-Port holes look as if the top part flip/flops,
-4 x brass mushrooms,
-Fixed TV aerial at the front,
-louvered rear deck drains
The boat looks slightly unusual in having just one porthole either side. Most seem to have 2 or 3 either side now.
Also notice the (added?) three metal hoops either side above gunnel for the tube fender ropes.
Roof top pattern of smooth/rough sections might also be a help. Note there are 5 rough sections and 4 brass vents.
Also to point out from the photos in case it helps - the one of the interior looking forward shows the stove has NO flue pipe fitted. Is this because the photo was taken before the stove installation was completed or was it still like that when it left Streethay.
it would seem that only a skirt has been fitted to the rear deck as I cannot see any fixings for a separate tonneau cover - and that is very unusual. The three bungee fixings in the the side of the skirt is not very common either as most have two (if any at all as many cover fitters prefer other fixings) In addition, the drain cut outs in the handrail at the stern of the roof look more generous than normal - they appear to be at least four inches wide (although that might just be a consequence of camera angle)
Initially rented out VIA Distinctive Charters: "Distinctive Charters secures on its books privately owned craft. These are chartered from their existing moorings countrywide to discerning and experienced hirers (static charter is also an option), thereby providing owners with a way of covering their ownership costs and earning an income, as well as providing the hirer with the opportunity to use an exclusive private boat. As an agency Distinctive Charters will advertise, prepare and distribute information, arrange bookings, handle payments, and if necessary guide the owner through the steps to hire craft licensing, extra BSS regulations, insurance, breakdown services, hand over scripts etc., and generally smooth the path over for them. Distinctive Charters will also establish a hire charge price band relevant to the boat."
Last sighted near junction with Ashby heading towards Coventry at around 13:30hrs 15/03/09. At 09:30hrs 15/03 was seen at Shakerstone.
The first sighting was made by a live aboard boater who is reported to be a reliable witness and described the boat to a tee!
The last sighting - a couple on the towpath spotted it - she remembered it because she started singing Que Sera Sera! they had seen it 30 mins before talking to the owners - They drove to The Anchor Inn (bridge 28) just beyond Hartshill and Tony waited there while their son ran all the way back to the canal junction - he did not see any moving boats in that time.
This is why they feel the boat had turned around.
The speculation: The owners covered as much of that area of canal as they could on Sunday and felt certain that as they had not spotted the boat and it was unlikely to have got very far ahead of them at that time it was possible it had turned somewhere and headed back - possibly back up the Ashby?
Canal World Post
Ebay Listing, for vacation rental.
Description of crime / Perpetrators:
IT WAS A FEMALE AND MALE THAT HIRED THE BOAT AND TOOK IT ON MONDAY 2ND MARCH 2009 FROM STREET HAY MARINA. my dad went with them to Fradley to show them the ropes as you say and make sure they are equiped and ready.
MALE - AGE LATE 20'S EARLY 30'S, AROUND 5FT 8IN goes by the name of Shaun (but this maybe false) Stocky build short mid brown hair - quite a good looking chap. last seen wearing a wolly beanie hat in a light beige colour, beige long sleeved wolly jumper and dark trousers, wearing trainers (only remember white) sorry no make.
WOMEN - AGE APPROX LATE 20'S NO OLDER-SMOKES ALOT - AROUND 5FT 5IN - slim dark shoulder lenth hair straight - distinctive mouth when she smiles shows all her gums. last seen wearing black trosers high heels shoes dark sleeveless top not dressed for boating AT ALL.
WHEN MY MOM AND DAD GOT TO FRADLEY THEY STAYED FOR A CUP OF TEA WHERE TWO ONLY MEN GOT ON THE BOAT AND THE HIRERS SAID IT WAS FRIENDS SHOWING THEM ROUND - WE HAVE HAD FURTHER INFORMATION TO SAY THEY LEFT WITH THEM - SO THREE MEN AND A WOMEN ON THE BOAT - BUT THE CAR AT THE MARINA WAS GONE TOO SO SOMEONE MUST BE OFF IT TO HAVE COLLECTED CAR BACK.
DESCRIPTION OF OTHER UNKNOWN TWO MEN ARE
BOTH MEN WERE ABOUT 5FT 10 IN MUSCULAR BUILD SHORT BROWN HAIR LAST SEEN WEARING JEANS AND TIGHT LIGHT COLURED T.SHIRTS THE KIND THAT SHOW MUSCLE (we were a distance from these so it was hard to id them)
This was as much information as I could find in both threads. I apologize profusely for utilizing multiple quotes without giving credit but that would have taken to much time. Good Luck Carole and Tony!