When the gas prices started the recession in 2006, I lost my boat because I had to leave to get work. (High gas prices hurt the advertising business bad! No tourism, so no one in the tourist dependent places had money to spend. Businesses closed. People lost jobs and couldn't pay mortgages. The housing crashed. I think everyone suffered from the gas prices going up!)
The marina that I was paying to look after her, "confiscated" her, stripped her of all the electronics and anything else they could sell, and then gave her to a friend of theirs to sell.
I didn't get her back until last year, so yes, the gas prices had a definite impact!