An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire, which severely damaged the chandlery at the Deacons Marina and Boatyard overnight.
Forty firefighters attended the fire at the Deacons Marina and Boatyard, which started just before midnight on 12 June.
The blaze severely damaged the Force 4 Chandlery on the site at Bursledon, upper reaches of the River Hamble, Hampshire.
Crews from Botley, Hightown, St Marys and Fareham battled to contain the fire which started in the ground floor before spreading to the roof space.
Firefighters on the scene described the fire as “very smoky” and high pressure ventilation had to be used to cool the interior of the chandlery before officers could enter.
An aerial ladder platform and six pumps were also used.
The fire was put out at around 7am on 13 June.
No-one was hurt during the incident and no boats were affected.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue has now launched an investigation into the cause of the blaze.
On its website, Deacons Marina and Boatyard posted this message to customers.
“We have had a major fire on site at Force 4 Chandlery in the early hours of this morning.”
“PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHANDLERY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AT THE DEACONS BOATYARD SITE. WE WILL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE WITH ANY FURTHER INFORMATION”, concluded the message.
Deacons Marina and Boatyard has been serving the boating community for nearly a century.
Situated on the upper end of the Hamble River between Southampton and Fareham, the marina has 135 berths afloat and space for around 160 boats ashore.
It also has craneage facilities for boats up to 20 tons and 45 feet in length.
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