A Henty man awoke this morning to find thieves had stolen his "pride and joy", a newly bought F390 explorer boat worth $18,000.
The victim Adam Kleine has CCTV footage of the burglars in the act, pulling up to his Third Street house at around 3.30am on Thursday in their ute.
"They pulled up at the neighbour's house, walked back to my house, unsecured the boat from my vehicle, dragged it up to theirs and drove off," Mr Kleine said.
"I've only had it for three months. It was basically brand new. I used it here there, everywhere, predominantly Lake Hume, around Albury, Blowering, up past Tumut, the Murray, the Murrumbidgee."
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He has contacted police and is awaiting an investigation.
Mr Kleine said he was appealing members of the public for any information that might help them track down the criminals.
He said would drop the prosecution against the thieves if they put his boat back where they found.