PRODUCTION editor Will Coe spends a lot of time behind the lens of a camera but he has never seen anything quite like this.

The Cairns business owner got to work on Monday morning and realised the battery charger was missing off the back of his beloved boat which he has parked at the back of the building.

He checked the security cameras and when he spotted two people removing items his blood was boiling.

But as the video continued the pair's antics took a turn for the amorous as the camera captured a lengthy tryst in the hull of the six-metre vessel.

"The first time I saw it I thought "surely not". I was shocked," he said.

"When you've got a boat that's so nice and you spend so much time looking after it and someone will come along and do that to your boat, it's pretty disgusting."

Two people broke into a yard, stole from inside a boat and then decided to have sex inside the cabin of the boat at Earlville in Cairns.
Two people broke into a yard, stole from inside a boat and then decided to have sex inside the cabin of the boat at Earlville in Cairns.

He said it had been several months since he had been able to take it out on the water and in the last few days he had begun preparing it to take out to sea again.

Those plans may be put on hold now.

Will Coe looks over the security footage at the back of his warehouse where the boat was parked. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN
Will Coe looks over the security footage at the back of his warehouse where the boat was parked. PICTURE: STEWART McLEAN

"There's some cushions at the front there where they were and I'll probably have to disinfect them, or replace them."

Mr Coe is yet to figure out exactly what has been taken apart from the battery charger, but police are investigating with a forensics expert dusting it for fingerprints yesterday.

Caught on camera.
Caught on camera.

Mr Coe's tale of "woah" has spread across the country with a huge reaction after pictures and video of the couple were posted online.

"Nothing like rolling around in old bait & fish guts to get you feeling amorous," one reader commented on the Cairns Post's Facebook page.

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