Boat destroyed by fire in Marshfield

A fire destroyed a 48-foot boat in Marshfield Thursday evening, officials said.

When crews arrived at Green Harbor Marina around 9:30 p.m, the boat was “completely engulfed in flames,” said Fire Chief William Hocking.

No one was injured. Firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading to the dock, Hocking said.


The owner of the boat had been working on it earlier in the evening, but had left well before the fire started, Hocking said. The fire is not believed to be suspicious.

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The flames left the hull of the boat completely burned out, Hocking said. The boat was worth well over $100,000, he estimated.

The dock was difficult to access, forcing firefighters to carry their equipment a few hundred feet from the parking lot.

“It was highly labor-intensive,” Hocking said.

Because the boat was made with fiberglass, firefighters used a specially designed foam to put out the flames.


The boat fire was the department’s 20th call in 12 hours, and they responded to three more that evening.

“They deserve the day off today,” Hocking said.

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