I didn't hear about this one....probably because I don't read the newspaper, or watch the news (it's all too negative).
Interesting story. Doubtful that it was Pirates - not in those waters. Where the boat was found (the same general area) are some of the nicest beaches, and most expensive resorts in the country.
The torn sail sounds like poor weather. Maybe they were swept overboard while trying to repair it (or something else outside).
But wow, that boat would be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. No way I'm leaving it without a fight....