In fact, that fine ocean-going center console may have successfully completed a round trip and then been abandoned in the Bahamas or Keys like many others. It might have even been recovered, but will it ever be the same? That's why GOST has focused on theft prevention lately.
Thus they've developed the Immobilizer that I tested with success on my 14-foot power catamaran (now dubbed L'il Gizmo and still in the fleet, though underutilized).
When activated by wireless fob, It simply prevents high current from starting an engine -- while passing through enough power to run stuff like stereos -- and it sets off a loud alarm if someone tries.
The Immobilizer usually sells for about $350 but right now is on Amazon for a surprising $121...