Fire tore through a 30-foot pleasure craft moored at a James Bay marina early Saturday.
Victoria Fire Department crews responded to the blaze in the marina in front of the Coast Harbourside Hotel on Kingston Street just after 1 a.m.
A resident of nearby Fisherman’s Wharf said there was heavy smoke in the area following a loud explosion about 1 a.m.
According to the fire department, the boat was “fully involved” when they arrived.
Firefighters used the deck gun of a fire boat on the flames, while a second crew applied water from the driveway of the hotel.
No one was aboard the vessel and there were no injuries.
A witness said the fire was extinguished by 1:35 a.m.
The fire department said the boat was a writeoff.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.