(See UPDATE below)

Fire destroyed at least one boat and damaged another in a predawn blaze at the Molly Pitcher Inn marina in Red Bank Saturday.

Volunteer Red Bank firefighters, assisted by others from Little Silver, responded to the 6 a.m. alarm.

UPDATE: Borough Fire Marshal Tommy Welsh said the cause of the fire on the Sea Fox center console vessel – named the Cha-Ching – was accidental.

“The cause is undetermined, but electrical malfunction can’t be ruled out,” he told redbankgreen Monday.  

Above, Deputy Chief Nick Ferraro, left, and ex-chiefs Frank Woods and Alan Soden, examine the burning hull. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

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